Monthly Archives: January 2016

Duncan & Sevin Attorneys Win Summary Judgment on McCorpen Defense

Kelley Sevin and Tripp DuBose recently obtained summary judgment before Judge Jane Triche Milazzo of the Eastern District of Louisiana on behalf of a Jones Act employer dismissing a seaman’s claims for maintenance and cure pursuant to the McCorpen doctrine. Under McCorpen v. Central Gulf S.S. Corp., 396 F.2d 547 (5th Cir. 1968) and its … Read More »

Duncan & Sevin Attorneys Successfully Remove Chemical Release Class Action to Federal Court

Duncan & Sevin attorneys Chip Duncan and Tripp DuBose were recently successful in establishing federal subject matter jurisdiction in a class action removed from Louisiana state court. In Rowell, et al v. Shell Chemical, L.P., et al, No. 14-2392, 2015 WL 7306435 (E.D.La. Nov. 18, 2015) a class action suit was filed on behalf of … Read More »