Frank Lamothe

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2021 marks the official 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). There is an epidemic of sexual abuse in our country. Statistics reported by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) reveal that each year in the U.S., more than 433,648 people – male and female – are sexually assaulted or raped…. Read More

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April has been designated National Child Abuse Prevention Month by the Department of Health and Human Services. According to DHHS, the national number of children who received a child protective services investigation response numbered 3,476,000 for 2019. There are many types of child abuse including neglect, emotional and physical abuse, and sexual abuse. Our lawyers… Read More

Admiralty Law Firm of the Year in Louisiana for 2021

We are pleased to announce that Corporate INTL Global Awards has named the Lamothe Law Firm the “Admiralty Law Firm of the Year in Louisiana” for 2021. Corporate INTL’s annual awards mark excellence for the world’s leading advisers. The awards commemorate those who have been successful over the past year and who have shown excellence… Read More

Most Common Injuries in Oil Platform Accidents and Compensation: What You Need to Know

In 2018, the oil and gas rig industry employed over 140,000 people. The oil industry certainly pays well, but the high pay doesn’t come without risk. In any occupation, work injuries can occur. In the oil industry, severe work conditions can quickly turn everyday work into a life-changing or fatal occurrence. Several factors make working… Read More

Two New Orleans Archdiocese Clergy Accused of Molestation Can Be Deposed

2 Accused Predator Priests May Be Deposed Despite New Orleans Church’s Bankruptcy Case, article by David Hammer and Ramon Antonio Vargas, nola.com. The federal bankruptcy judge in the Archdiocese of New Orleans bankruptcy case has ruled that two priests accused of molesting minors decades ago, Paul Calamari and Lawrence Hecker, can be deposed regarding that… Read More

New Orleans Archdiocese Adds 7 Priests to Abuse List

Archdiocese of New Orleans prepares to add 7 Franciscan priests to their clergy abuse list, article by Ramon Antonio Vargas, Times-Picayune. Members of the Franciscan Friars chapter recently released a roster of 24 priests and seven religious brothers with “substantiated child sex abuse allegations against them.” Franciscan members were added to the list “if they… Read More

Massive Flaws in Catholic Church Abuse Prevention Plans

An independent two year study by USA Child details major inconsistences and gaps in standards for the development and implementation of safeguards against abuse in the Catholic Church. Instead of implementing an overall prevention and investigation plan, the Catholic Church has left the details up to the individual U.S. Archdioceses. Very few Archdioceses have an… Read More

Louisiana Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a criminal activity that steals the victim’s freedom for profit. Victims are tricked, defrauded, or physically forced to sell sex or work illegally under inhuman conditions. The International Labor Organization reports that this multi-billion-dollar criminal industry denies freedom to 40.3 million people globally. The International Labor Organization also estimates that each victim… Read More

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