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Lawsuit Filed for Victims of Catastrophic Tank Battery Explosion

Lamothe Law Firm, in association with the Shafner Law Firm of Denver, Colorado, recently filed a lawsuit arising out of a catastrophic tank battery explosion in Mead, Colorado that killed one worker and seriously injured three others. We are representing two of the injured workers, who sustained extremely serious, permanent injuries, including third-degree burns. The… Read More

LLF Attorneys at Justice Conference

Here are LLF attorneys Kristi Schubert and Richard Martin at the annual American Association for Justice Conference in San Diego. Richard was a speaker for the Admiralty Law Section on the topic, “Using FRCP 4(k)(2) to Obtain Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Defendants.” He is a veteran trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience handling… Read More

Child Sexual Abuse by Clergy Is a Scourge Upon the Land

Breaking news about child sexual abuse by members of various religious orders continues to emerge regularly. Besides shocking revelations within the New Orleans Catholic community, other recent stories throughout the country detail similar abuses. Pope Francis, the leader of the worldwide Roman Catholic church, recently issued an edict that institutes a detailed mechanism for reporting… Read More

Rape Survivors Not Billed for the Rape Exam Kit in Louisiana

LLF attorney Kristi Schubert: “Many states still allow victims of rape to be charged hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars to undergo a so called “rape kit” exam. These exams collect crucial evidence. They also benefit the entire community by helping to identify repeat perpetrators of sexual violence. Thankfully, Louisiana now covers all costs of… Read More

What Do Injured Seamen Need to Prove to Obtain Jones Act Compensation?

For most workers in non-maritime industries, receiving compensation from their employers for on-the-job injuries means applying for and receiving workers’ compensation benefits. This is a “no fault” benefit, meaning the employee gets the care regardless of whether he/she or the employer caused the injury. The trade-off is that the injured worker cannot sue the employer… Read More

CDC’s Plan to Prevent Sexual Violence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published an ebook called “A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence”. You can download the ebook HERE.  Segments included in the ebook include: Promote Social Norms that Protect Against Violence Teach Skills to Prevent Sexual Violence Provide Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women Create Protective… Read More

Information Every Parent Should Know to Protect Their Children

Sex offenders target minors because children are vulnerable, may not understand inappropriate behavior or touching, or are too frightened to report or tell someone about assault or abuse. It’s up to parents and caregivers to recognize the signs and know what actions to take. In “Child Sexual Abuse – Information Every Parent Should Know,” a… 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

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