Richard Martin

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

Richard Martin’s Latest Article is on Jurisdiction

PERSONAL JURISDICTION OVER A FOREIGN DEFENDANT by Richard M. Martin, Jr. Your new maritime personal injury client, Bob, has presented you with the following unusual set of facts.  Do you tell him there is no jurisdiction?  Or do you file suit in a favorable jurisdiction? Let’s explore the facts first: 1.  Bob is from Mississippi,… Read More

Federal Court Doctrine Article Published

WHAT IS THE FEDERAL COURT FORUM NON CONVENIENS DOCTRINE? Published in the Louisiana Association for Justice, “Louisiana Advocates” by Richard M. Martin, Jr. Lamothe Law Firm, LLC With respect to defining the doctrine of forum non conveniens, the Fifth Circuit has explained: “Although the plaintiff’s choice of forum should not ordinarily be disturbed, the doctrine… Read More

Federal Court Motions to Dismiss and the Standard for Overcoming Them

Lamothe Law Firm attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience practicing in federal court. Richard Martin recently wrote an article for other attorneys on “Legal Standards for Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12 Motions to Dismiss” for the Louisiana Association for Justice publication, Louisiana Advocates. Here is the article in its entirety. LEGAL STANDARDS… Read More

New Article Published, “Taxing Costs in Federal Court”

Lamothe Law Firm attorney Richard Martin recently published an article in the Louisiana Association for Justice publication, Louisiana Advocates.  Mr. Martin is a veteran trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases including maritime, Jones Act, automobile, product liability, aviation and pharmaceutical claims.  Mr. Martin has tried and… Read More

New Maritime Article – LHWCA Suit Primer

THE LONGSHOREMAN AND HARBOR WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT AND ISSUES WHICH AFFECT DAMAGE RECOVERY BY THE PLAINTIFF by Richard M. Martin, Jr. The Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (“LHWCA”),1 allocates the costs of industrial accidents through a compromise between the rights of employees and employers that is typical of many workers’ compensation schemes: an injured… Read More

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