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Can a Maritime Employer Be Held Liable for Failing to Provide for Crew Safety?

For crew members and other maritime workers, tragedies like the recent capsizing of the SEACOR POWER off the Louisiana coast hit close to home. Unfortunately, many maritime and offshore catastrophes are compounded when crew members in an emergency discover safety equipment is missing, defective, or improperly maintained. Precious lost moments searching for safety gear or… Read More

Lafayette Diocese and ex-Father Michael Guidry Try to Shift Blame to Family

Lamothe Law Firm represented this family against the Diocese of Lafayette and Father Michael Guidry, and negotiated a substantial settlement on behalf of our clients.  As a condition of the settlement, we obtained a commitment that the Diocese of Lafayette would issue a public apology acknowledging that our client’s allegations against the priest were true,… Read More

Milestone Change in Louisiana Law Eliminates Deadlines for Child Sexual Abuse Survivors to Pursue Damages

A newly enacted state statute has reopened the courthouse doors for many Louisianans subjected to childhood sexual assault and abuse and removes restrictions to those who may seek justice in the future. This landmark change in the law is a massive victory for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The New Law Expands Child Sexual Assault… Read More

Archdiocese of New Orleans Bankruptcy Contacts Claimants Directly

Last month, the Archdiocese of New Orleans bankruptcy attorneys sent clergy sexual abuse survivors with claims against the Archdiocese three request for information letters. Instead of communicating with the survivors’ attorneys, these documents asking for information were sent directly to the claimants. Helen Lewis of Big Easy Magazine wrote an article about this, “Clergy Sexual… 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

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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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