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Maritime Law

Maritime law is the major focus of the firm. The firm handles collision cases, tower’s liability, cargo, property damage, and cases involving marine insurance and all cases involving general maritime law jurisdiction.  As part of its maritime practice, the firm defends all claims by maritime workers including seaman’s claims, longshoreman and harbor workers claims, and other claims related to maritime employment.

Representative Cases From 2000 - 2010

Brown v. Cenac Towing Co., Inc., Slip Copy, 2010 WL 520492 (E.D.La. 2/12/10) (No. Civ. A. 09-105).

Felarise v. Charamie Marine, L.L.C., Slip Copy, 2010 WL 375229 (E.D.La. 01/26/10) (No. Civ. A. 09-6355).

Gabarick v. Laurin Martime (America) Inc., Slip Copy, 2010 WL 147216 (E.D.La. 01/11/10) (No. Civ. A. 08- 4007).

Ackerson v. Bean Dredging, L.L.C., 589 F.3d 196 (5th Cir. 2009).

Gabarick v. Laurin Martime (America) Inc., 635 F.Supp.2d 499 (E.D.La. 2009).

Gabarick v. Laurin Martime (America) Inc., 623 F.Supp.2d 741 (E.D.La. 2009).

Johnson v. Cenac Towing, Inc., 599 F.Supp.2d 721 (E.D.La. 2009).

Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc. v. Petrey, Slip Copy, 2009 WL 3834011 (E.D.La. 11/10/09) (No. Civ. A. 06-9688).

Butterfly Transp. Corp. v. Bertucci Indus. Services, L.L.C., Slip Copy, 2009 WL 3092469 (5th Cir. 09/29/09) (No. 08-31194).

Everett v. Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc., et. al., Slip Copy, 2009 WL 1668507 (E.D.La. 06/15/09) (No. Civ. A. 07-5302).

In re Ingram Barge Co., 2009 WL 1577687 (5th Cir. 06/05/09) (No. 08-30502).

Billiot v. Cenac Towing Co., Inc., Slip Copy, 2009 WL 1458265 (E.D.La. 05/22/09) (No. Civ. A. 07-7705).

Nunez v. Weeks Marine, Inc., Slip Copy, 2009 WL 1108890 (E.D.La. 04/24/09) (No. Civ. A. 06-3777).

Gabarick v. Laurin Maritime (America) Inc., 2009 WL 43096 (E.D.La. 01/07/09) (No. Civ. A. 08-4156).

Suazo v. Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc., 2008 WL 57832 (E.D.La. 01/02/08) (No. Civ. A. 05-6043).

Johnson v. Cenac Towing, Inc., 544 F.3d 296 (5th Cir. 2008).

In re Complaint of Ingram Barge Co., 517 F.3d 246 (5th Cir. 2008).

Raffield v. Y&S Marine, Inc., 558 F.Supp.2d 672 (E.D.La. 2008).

BP Oil Pipeline Co. v. Webb Crosby Tug, 2008 WL 5171555 (5th Cir. 12/10/08) (No. 06-30038).

Kevin Gros Marine, Inc. v. Weeks Marine, Inc., 2008 WL 4534382 (E.D.La. 10/03/08) (No. Civ. A. 07-1433).

Everett v. Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc., et. al., 2008 WL 4443047 (E.D.La. 09/26/08) (No. Civ. A. 07-5302).

Cenac Towing Co., Inc. v. Neal, 2008 WL 2623001 (E.D.La. 07/01/08) (No. Civ. A. 07-3794, 07-1458).

In re Ingram Barge Co., 2008 WL 906303 (E.D.La. 03/31/08) (No. Civ. A. 05-4419).

In re Complaint of Ingram Barge Co., 2008 WL 172216 (5th Cir. 01/15/08) (No. 07-30273, 06-30705).

Raffield v. Y&S Marine, Inc., 2008 WL 89006 (E.D.La. 01/07/08) (No. Civ. A. 06-10758).

Calix-Chacon v. Global Intern. Marine, Inc., 493 F.3d 507 (5th Cir. 2007).

Hebert v. Weeks Marine, Inc., 2007 WL 3076930 (5th Cir. 10/22/07) (No. 06-30783).

Nunez v. Weeks Marine, Inc., 2007 WL 2325339 (E.D.La. 08/15/07) (No. Civ. A. 06-3777).

Prestenbach v. Global Inter. Marine, Inc., 2007 WL 2031708 (5th Cir. 07/12/07) (No. 06-30941).

Nunez v. Weeks Marine, Inc., 2007 WL 2008105 (E.D.La. 07/05/07) (No. Civ. A. 06-3777).

Butterfly Transp. Corp. v. Bertucci Indus. Services, L.L.C., 2007 WL 1855061 (5th Cir. 06/26/07) (No. 06-30689).

Nichols v. Weeks Marine, Inc., 513 F.Supp.2d 627 (E.D.La. 06/07/07).

Cenac Towing Co., Inc. v. Southport, L.L.C., 2007 WL 1455853 (11th Cir. 05/18/07) (No. 06-15363).

Nunez v. Weeks Marine, Inc., 2007 WL 496855 (E.D.La. 02/13/07) (No. Civ. A. 06-3777).

Axis Reinsurance Co. v. Melancon, 2007 WL 274805 (E.D.La. 01/26/07) (No. Civ. A. 06-7539, 05-2712).

Johnson v. Cenac Towing, Inc., 468 F.Supp.2d 815 (E.D.La. 12/27/06).

Johnson v. Cenac Towing, Inc., 2006 WL 5499506 (E.D.La. 11/21/06) (No. Civ. A. 06-0914).

Weeks Marine, Inc. v. Rodriguez, 2006 WL 2792900 (S.D.Tex. 09/27/06) (No. Civ. A. H-03-2285).

Weeks Marine, Inc. v. Bowman, 2006 WL 2178514 (E.D.La. 07/28/06) (No. Civ. A. 04-0009).

Fontenot v. Diamond B Marine Services, Inc., 937 So.2d 425 (La. App. 4 Cir. 07/26/06).

Ducote v. Cenac Towing Co., Inc., 2006 WL 2022900 (S.D.Tex. 07/13/06) (No. Civ. A. G-06-211).

Calix v. Global Intern. Marine, Inc., 2006 WL 1207942 (E.D.La. 04/27/06) (No. Civ. A. 06-1645).

Latulas v. Montco Offshore, Inc., 2006 WL 1004980 (E.D.La. 04/17/06) (No. Civ. A. 03-3544).

Marquette Transp. Co., Inc. v. Zurich American Ins., 2006 WL 851399 (E.D.La. 03/14/06) (No. Civ. A. 04-2386).

Chouset Offshore Services, L.L.C. v. Superior Energy Services, 409 F.Supp.2d 757 (E.D.La. 2005).

In re Complaint of Fantome, S.A., 2004 WL 5642418 (S.D.Fla. 2004).

Bertucci Contracting Corp. v. M/V ANTWERPEN, 353 F.Supp.2d 722 (E.D.La. 2004).

Atlantic Sounding, Inc. v. Sullivan, 2004 WL 2066727 (E.D.La. 09/02/04) (No. Civ. A. 04-0508).

In re Broussard Bros., Inc., 2004 WL 1900519 (E.D.La. 08/20/04) (No. Civ. A. 04-929, 03-1428).

Holmes v. Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc., 2004 WL 5570463 (W.D.La. 07/21/04) (No. 2:303CV2320).

Holmes v. Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc., 2004 WL 5570464 (W.D.La. 07/01/04) (No. 2:303CV2319).

In re Broussard Bros., Inc., 2004 WL 1375303 (E.D.La. 06/18/04) (No. Civ. A. 03-1428).

Tidewater Marine, L.L.C. v. Red Circle Transport Co., 2004 WL 1349000 (E.D.La. 06/16/04) (No. Civ. A. 03-0942).

In re Complaint of Dann Marine Towing, L.C.I, 2004 WL 74481 (E.D.La. 04/06/04) (No. Civ. A. 01-3044).

Associated Terminals, L.L.C. v. Electro-Coal Transfer Corp., 2004 WL 414819 (E.D.La. 03/03/04) (No. Civ. A. 03-1282).

Mobley v. Montco, Inc., 2004 WL 307478 (E.D.La. 02/17/04) (No. Civ. A. 03-1130).

Pledger v. Phil Guilbeau Offshore, Inc., 2004 WL 249597 (5th Cir. 02/10/04) (No. 03-30514).

In re Complaint of Danos & Curole Marine Contractors, Inc., 278 F.Supp.2d 783 (E.D.La. 2003).

XL Specialty Ins. Co. v. Bollinger Shipyards Lockport, L.L.C., 76 Fed. Appx. 536, 2003 WL 22097501 (5th Cir. 09/10/03) (No. 02-30387).

Fantome, S.A. v. Frederick, 2003 WL 23009844 (11th Cir. 01/24/03) (No. 02-10890).

Karim v. Finch Shipping Co., Ltd., 233 F.Supp.2d 807 (E.D.La. 2002).

Karim v. Finch Shipping Co., Ltd., 195 F.Supp.2d 809 (E.D.La. 2002).

Karim v. Finch Shipping Co., Ltd., 265 F.3d 258 (5th Cir. 2001) (No. 00-30683).

Reserve Mooring, Inc. v. American Commercial Barge Line, L.L.C., 251 F.3d 1069 (5th Cir. 2001).

Lakes of Gum Cove Hunting & Fishing, L.L.C. v. Weeks Marine, Inc., 182 F.Supp.2d 537 (W.D.La. 11/19/01).

Huffman Towing Co. v. G.J. Leasing Co., Inc., 2001 WL 940278 (S.D.Ill. 04/05/01) (No. Civ. 99-947-GPM).

Karim v. Finch Shipping Co., Ltd., 111 F.Supp.2d 783 (E.D.La. 2000) (No. 95-4169).


Karim v. Finch Shipping Co., Ltd., 94 F.Supp.2d 727 (E.D.La. 2000) (No. 95-4169).

 
 
 



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