Legal Update – August 15, 2022

Congratulations to our client, Maurice Landry, on his June 2022 Federal Employer’s Liability Act trial victory in federal court in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mr. Landry’s case was highlighted on page 19 of the New Orleans Federal Bar Association’s “The Advocate.”

Legal Update – February 24, 2022

On February 23, 2022, the Hon. Judge Sarah S. Vance of the U.S. District Court in New Orleans denied the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad’s effort to eliminate absolute liability claims brought by our client, Richard Cordes, who was injured while carrying out his duties as a railroad carman.

Legal Update – July 27, 2021

Congratulations to National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt on his well-earned retirement from government service. “The NTSB’s role is extremely important: by conducting thorough investigations, our work helps prevent accidents and crashes, reduces injuries, and saves lives,” said Sumwalt. “I’ve been honored to be part of this great agency and to have served with …

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Legal Update – May 26, 2021

The National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) issued an alert adding Railroad Worker Safety to its Top -10 list of Most Wanted Improvements. The NTSB’s focus on Railroad Worker Safety follows on the heels of Union Pacific and CSXT executives’ comments that worker safety “is not a problem.”

Legal Update – May 18, 2021

Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its Preliminary Report on the fatal Seacor Power capsizing on April 13, 2021 near Port Fourchon, Louisiana.  According to the NTSB:  “Investigators learned that at about 3:30 p.m., as the Seacor Power transited the open waters of the Gulf, a squall passed over the liftboat.  With visibility dropping and winds increasing …

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Legal Update – April 5, 2021

Founding partner of Davis, Saunders & Miller Law Firm, Ben Saunders, was interviewed this month by New Orleans Biz Magazine regarding the status of the courts reopening.  To view Ben’s comments on the effect the pandemic has had on the courts, see page 26 of Biz Magazine:

Legal Update – March 1, 2021

Last week, Rail Labor achieved a significant favorable decision in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The case centered on the validity of the Federal Railroad Administration’s [“FRA”] regulations that would “cancel” or preempt state laws mandating a minimum of two person operating crews on freight trains.  The Court ruled that the FRA violated the Administrative …

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