Complex Litigation Experience

Members of our firm have served as liaison counsel, lead counsel, and/or on plaintiff steering committees in numerous class action and mass joinder cases.  We have a history of complex litigation experience.

Co-Counsel in “The Daily Advertiser vs. Trans LA, et al” – Settlement for over $10 million dollars for over 60,000 natural gas customers for overcharges.

Lead Counsel for personal injury and death claimants in “In Re: The Matter of Mallard Bay Drilling, L.L.C., as Owner and Operator of the Mr. Beldon otherwise Designated Mallard Rig 52, Praying for Exoneration from and/or Limitation of Liability”; United States District Court, Docket No. CA97-1223″ – $6.5 million settlement.

Co-Lead Counsel in “Joseph Hunt, et al vs. Schult Homes Corporation, et al “; 15th JDC, Docket No. 93-C-3723-A and related cases. This was a series of individual cases involving alleged toxic (VOC) exposure of occupants of mobile homes. All cases settled.

Member of PLC “In RE: Eunice Train Derailment”; (Railroad Derailment in Eunice, LA and explosion – Class Action settled for $65 million).

Co-Liaison Counsel of P.S.C. and Class Counsel in “In RE: New Iberia Train Derailment Litigation”; United States District Court, Western District of LA, Lafayette-Opelousas Division; CA # 00-1097. [Railroad Derailment in New Iberia, LA and chemical leak – Class Action.] [Judge Rebecca Doherty] $5 million settlement.

Propulsid MDL 1355 – Firm member on Executive Committee. Settled for $92 million.
MDL 1382, 1390 – Burial insurance discriminatory premiums cases. Firm member co-lead, co-liaison, and on Executive Committee. National class action. Unitrin and Life of Georgia cases settled for approx. $111 million aggregate.

Linda Delaney, et al v. Entergy Louisiana; LPSC Docket No. U-23356, CDC – Parish of Orleans (No. 98-9211). Class of overcharged rate payers. Settled for estimated value of about $40 million.
Combustion, Inc.; USDC, Western District of LA, CV Action No. 94-MDL-4000. Firm was Co-Lead Counsel (Toxic Tort class action case), $150 million settlement.

Gracie Atkins, et al v. Harcros Chemicals; CDC – Parish of Orleans (No. 89-23976); Firm was Co-Lead Counsel (Toxic tort class action case), $52 million settlement.

Richard P. Leyoub, Attorney General, ex rel. State of Louisiana v. The American Tobacco Company, et al; Settled through Arbitration; State of LA will receive approximately $4.6 billion. Firm was member of the LA Private Attorney General Litigation Team.

Co-counsel in Chevron vs. Louisiana where in a jury verdict over $100 million was obtained for the state in connection with underpayment of oil royalties and non-operating work.

Wilbert Joseph Levier, et al v. Cleco Corporation, et al; Class counsel for overcharged rate payers. $18.5 million settlement for about 240,000 rate payers.

MDL 1206 – Firm headed non-settling plaintiff’s group in a nationwide class action involving underpayment of oil royalties. Increased settlement fund to approximately $200 million.

In Re: Katrina Canal Breach Litigation, USDC, EDLA (Judge Stanwood Duval): Court appointed Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel for the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MR GO) Plaintiffs’ Sub-Group Litigation Committee. Member of Trial Team.

BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill litigation, MDL2179, USDC, EDLA (Judge Carl Barbier): Plaintiffs’ co-liaison counsel and Member of Executive Committee.