Legal Updates

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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Legal Update – January 24, 2022

Ben Saunders and Joe Miller are travelling to Hollywood, Florida January 31 to February 2, 2022 for the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys [“ARLA”] Winter Board Meeting. Ben Saunders is one of ARLA’s Past Presidents and Joe Miller currently serves on the Executive Committee as ARLA’s Treasurer.

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Legal Update – November 9, 2021

Happy Anniversary! Davis, Saunders & Miller Law Firm celebrates Joseph Miller practicing law for fifteen years – Loyola University New Orleans College of Law 2006.

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Legal Update – August 3, 2021

Yesterday, the U.S. Coast Guard began its hearing into the capsizing of the Seacor Power lift boat that occurred on April 18, 2021 south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The hearing is expected to last two weeks ending on August 13, 2021. The Coast Guard will then report its findings, which could take months. The hearing, being held at a hotel …

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