Legal Updates

Legal Update – September 6, 2022

Davis, Saunders & Miller Law Firm had such a wonderful time hosting our second annual Railroad Worker Event at the Blue Crab Restaurant and Oyster Bar in New Orleans on Thursday, September 1, 2022. We are so grateful to all of our attendees, as well as to the Blue Crab for the great venue, delicious food, and excellent service!

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Legal Update – August 30, 2022

Davis, Saunders & Miller Law Firm was so happy to attend the New Orleans Chapter Federal Bar Association Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Congratulations to all of the award recipients and new officers!

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Legal Update – August 22, 2022

Joseph Miller and Ben Saunders enjoyed attending Louisiana Association for Justice’s High Stakes on the High Seas Maritime Law Conference at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans on Friday, August 19, 2022. This Continuing Education Conference provided an excellent opportunity for our partners to stay current on the latest developments in Maritime Law to aid our clients injured working in the oil and gas production field offshore.

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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.”

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Legal Update – July 1, 2022

Davis, Saunders & Miller congratulates our client, railroad conductor, Maurice Landry, in his successful jury trial against CSXT Transportation, Inc. this week in federal court in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Landry was injured on-duty when a rail car ladder broke causing injuries to his shoulder and back. On June 29, 2022, the jury returned a unanimous verdict in the amount of $400,000.00. DSM also congratulates our trial team for their work: Joe Miller, Ben Saunders and Trial Paralegal, Amanda Luc.

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Legal Update – June 17, 2022

At the May 2022 convention of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys in Sanibel, Florida, our partner, Joseph Miller, was elected and elevated to the position of Secretary of the organization. Joe looks forward to continuing his leadership role in the organization to promote and advocate for railroad safety and railroad workers’ rights. Congratulations, Joe!

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Legal Update – March 31, 2022

This week the United States Supreme Court held oral argument in the case of Ledure v. Union Pacific Railroad Company on appeal from the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

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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.

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