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What to Do After Someone You Care About Has Been Raped

Rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse are unfortunately all too common. According to the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA), there are 237,868 incidents of rape in the US every year. Only 40 percent of rapes are reported, and even fewer result in the perpetrator’s conviction. If someone you love has been raped or assaulted,… Read More

Understanding the R. Kelly Guilty Verdict

On September 27, 2021, a federal jury in New York found Robert Kelly guilty of one count of racketeering and eight violations of the Mann Act, a federal anti-sex-trafficking law. He faces the possibility of ten years to life in prison. The verdict comes after a six-week trial, in which multiple witnesses testified about a… Read More

If You Were Raped, You Still Have a Voice

Every 68 seconds, an individual in the US is sexually assaulted. Survivors of rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse are individuals of all ages, races, genders, and economic backgrounds. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, reports that one in six American women and one in 33 American men… Read More

Leadership in Law Honor for Our Attorney Kristi Schubert

Lamothe Law Firm attorney Kristi Schubert has been selected by New Orleans CityBusiness to be a member of the Leadership in Law Class of 2021. Honorees have been chosen because they have distinguished themselves within the legal community by their professional and community involvement, and achievements. In Ms. Schubert’s New Orleans CityBusiness feature article, she… Read More

Is the Catholic Church Subverting Civil Law to Avoid Compensating Victims?

Our attorney Kristi Schubert was interviewed by the Society of St. Peter Damian (SSPD) for their feature, “Is the Diocese of Lafayette Flouting Civil Law to Avoid Compensating Victims?” As we have mentioned, Louisiana passed a new law, H.B. 492, that went into effect August 1, 2021. This new law extends the state’s statute of… Read More

Boat Manufacturer Liability in Maritime Accidents

The recent capsize of the SEACOR POWER off the Louisiana coast has brought renewed attention to an important question related to maritime disasters. Who is liable when a vessel’s crewmembers are injured or lost? Multiple parties may have overlapping liability under the law for concurrent acts (or omissions) that contributed to the occurrence. These parties… Read More

The Catholic Church and the Art of the Coverup

Richard Windman, the President of Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse, wrote this interesting article, The Catholic Church and the Art of the Coverup, recently featured in the Big Easy Magazine. As a survivor who came forward publicly about his own abuse as a child at the hands of employees at Jesuit High School in New… Read More

Frank Lamothe – Best Lawyers in America Honor

Frank E. Lamothe, III has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 for Personal Injury – Plaintiff. This marks 37 consecutive years that Mr. Lamothe has been included, making him one of a select group of attorneys to receive this recognition nationwide. The Best Lawyers in America© attorneys are recognized by… Read More

Richard Martin in the News – Seacor Power Hearing

The two week U.S. Coast Guard hearing into the Seacor Power capsize in the Gulf of Mexico has ended. According to John Simerman’s article in The Advocate, “Hearing Reveals Troubling Details of Capsizing.” According to the article, even though the National Weather Service began issuing weather warnings about 9 am that morning and special marine… Read More

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2018 CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award

As of August 1, 2021, Louisiana allows survivors of child molestation a three-year window to pursue allegations in civil court – regardless of how long ago the misconduct occurred.

 

If you or someone you love was sexually abused as a child at church, at school, in a healthcare setting, while participating on a sports team, or as a member of an organization, please contact us today for a confidential consultation about your situation.

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