Richard Martin

Enjoining Foreign Counter-Lawsuits Against Clients

Lamothe Law Firm is pleased to announce a major U.S. Fifth Circuit decision which protects U.S. court foreign plaintiffs against a defendant’s retaliatory lawsuit in the foreign plaintiff’s home country. In Ganpat v. Eastern Pacific Shipping, PTE, No. 22-30168 (Fifth Cir., April 28, 2023), Lamothe Firm attorney and Proctor in Admiralty Richard M. Martin, Jr…. Read More

Lamothe Law Firm Files Lawsuit against Seacor Marine

On June 1, 2021, in the aftermath of the April 13, 2021 SEACOR POWER disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Richard Martin and Frank Lamothe of the New Orleans-based Lamothe Law Firm, LLC, filed a General Maritime Law Complaint for Damages on behalf of Dwayne Lewis against Seacor Marine, LLC. Seacor Liftboats, LLC, and Semco,… Read More

Who is Responsible for Oil Platform Injuries?

Working on an oil rig can be a hazardous occupation. Employees are pressured to move fast and produce quickly. They continuously operate heavy and sometimes faulty machinery, and they are often given little training beforehand, relying primarily on on-the-job training. It is not uncommon for oil rig employees to work abnormally long hours, leading to… Read More

Injuries Caused by Medical Device Plate and Screw Products

Patients rely on KLS Martin and other medical device makers to thoroughly test their products and ensure they comply with federal safety standards. Sometimes, because of design and manufacturing defects in interpositional screws, plates, and bone screws or due to medical negligence patients have suffered unnecessary injuries. Titanium is considered highly biocompatible, meaning that surgical… Read More

Lamothe Law Firm Files Opioid Lawsuits

Lamothe Law Firm represents towns and parishes with claims against opioid manufacturers and sellers. Here’s why we got involved. The “Opioid Crisis” arose from the misuse, abuse, and over-prescription of opioids which include brand-name prescription medications such as e.g., OxyContin, Opana ER, Vicodin, Subsys, and Duragesic, as well as generics such as e.g., oxycodone, hydrocodone,… Read More

Turn a Vessel Master into an Employee of the Foreign Management Company

LLF attorney Richard Martin recently published “Vessel-Master Questions” in the Louisiana Association for Justice publication, “Louisiana Advocates,” June and July, 2019 editions. This is Part 2 of a 2 part series. Vessel-Master Questions Louisiana maritime trial lawyers often encounter an overseas management company that operates blue-water vessels that visit our local ports. If a negligence… Read More

Vessel – Master Questions

LLF attorney Richard Martin recently published this article in the Louisiana Association for Justice publication, “Louisiana Advocates,” June 2019 edition. This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. Part 2 will focus on service under Louisiana law and how to turn a vessel’s master into an employee of the foreign management company. Can a… Read More

Federal Court Pre-Judgment Interest

Here is another article by Lamothe Law Firm attorney Richard Martin that was recently published in Louisiana Association for Justice’s publication, “Louisiana Advocate.” PRE-JUDGMENT INTEREST IN FEDERAL COURT by Richard M. Martin, Jr. Prejudgment interest “is not a penalty, but compensation for the use of funds wrongfully withheld.”1 By compensating for the loss of use… Read More

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