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March 18
2020

Florida Supreme Court Considers an Insurance Carrier’s Standing to Pursue Malpractice Claim Against Counsel Hired to Defend Insured; Arch Insurance v. Kubicki Draper, LLP, Case No. SC19-673

By Cody L. Frank – Associate, Miami, FL On June 6, 2019, the Florida Supreme Court granted petition to decide whether an insurer has standing to maintain a malpractice action against counsel hired to represent the insured where the insurer … Read full post…

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February 14
2020

Texas Supreme Court will decide whether the judge or jury decides if a worker is a borrowed servant under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

On February 14, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court granted a petition for review and announced that it will hear oral argument in W&T Offshore, Inc. v. Fredieu (No. 18-1134). Wesley Fredieu was injured on W&T Offshore’s platform on the outer … Read full post…

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February 6
2020

Subsidiary of contracting party was required to be named as an additional insured because of interchangeable references to the contracting party and its subsidiaries in the master service agreement; Mays v. C-Dive, L.L.C., No. 19-30106 (5th Cir. Feb. 5, 2020) (Costa)

Four divers employed by C-Dive in the decommissioning of a pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Louisiana, were injured in an explosion and brought this suit against C-Dive and the owner of the pipeline, Gulf South Pipeline Company. Gulf … Read full post…

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December 20
2019

Attorney Taylor Lambert selected to the 2020 Louisiana Rising Stars list

Brown Sims is pleased to announce Taylor Lambert’s selection to the Super Lawyers 2020 Louisiana Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers … Read full post…

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October 30
2019

Congratulations to Sasha Grover and Michelle Dougherty for their victory at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Congratulations to Sasha Grover and Michelle Dougherty for their victory at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the Defense Base Act claim of Makhmoor v. Mission Essential Personnel, No. 18-70723 (9th Cir. October 28, 2019)! The Ninth Circuit affirmed … Read full post…

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