Malta v. Herbert S. Hiller Corp., 2021-00209 (La. 10/10/21); 333 So.3d 384 (Reversal of $1.6 million jury verdict for personal injuries in Louisiana Supreme Court)
Melerine v. Tom’s Marine & Salvage, LLC, 2020-00571 (La. 03/24/21); 315 So.3d 806 (Reversal of $6 million jury verdict for oyster lease damage, as well as exclusion of Plaintiffs’ expert and Plaintiffs’ damage formulas in Louisiana Supreme Court)
In re: In the Matter of the Complaint of C. F. Bean, LLC, 841 F. 3d 365 (5th Cir. 11/4/16) Reversal of District Court’s dismissal of products liability claim against outboard engine manufacturer in death case.
In re White Tail Oilfield Service, LLC, 2012 WL 2952439 (E.D.La. 7/19/12) Summary dismissal of all claims for contractual indemnity and property damage following sinking of self-propelled lift boat in offshore waters.
Big Bucks Preserve, LLC v. Col. Gulf Trans. Co., 2009 WL 5173929 (W.D.La. 2009) Summary dismissal of all claims for economic loss following pipeline explosion.
Slavich v. La. Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries, 994 So.2d 85 (La.App. 8/21/08) Summary dismissal of all contractual claims based on warranty of water quality associated with damages to multiple oyster leases allegedly resulting from freshwater diversion projects located in several areas of Louisiana.
Continental Insurance Company, Boat Owners Association of the U.S. , et al. v. Board of Commissioners for the Orleans Levee District, et al. (CA No. 536908 19th JDC / EBR 10/5/05) Successful TRO in favor of yacht insurers preventing a local Levee Board from charging excessive salvage fees for preferred contractor in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Avenal v. State, 886 So.2d 1085 ( La. 10/19/04 ), cert. den., 544 U.S.1049 (2005) Successful defense of State and reversal of $1,300,000,000 judgment on appeal before Louisiana Supreme Court related to claims for damages to multiple oyster leases allegedly resulting from freshwater diversion structure.
Alonzo v. State, 884 So.2d 634 (La.App. 4th Cir. 9/8/04 ) Successful defense of State and reversal of second $1,000,000,000 judgment related to claims for damages to multiple oyster leases allegedly resulting from freshwater diversion structure.
Boston Old Colony Ins. Co. v. Tiner Assocs., 288 F.3d 222 (5th Cir. 2002) Successful subrogation recovery of $6,000,000 for television tower damage and business interruption despite coverage defense.
In re M/V DANIELLE BOUCHARD, 164 F.Supp.2d 794 ( E.D. La. 2001) $10,300,000 (100%) recovery for offshore pipeline damage without trial.
Adams v. Marathon Oil Co., 688 So.2d 75 (La.App. 5 th Cir. 1/15/97 ) Defense of class action due to chemical release with substantial reduction of claims.
Marathon Pipe Line Co. v. LaRoche Indus., 944 F.Supp. 476 ( E.D. La. 1996) Successful prosecution of OPA claim resulting from pipeline damage.
H.C. Drew Estate v. Reunion Energy Co., 689 So.2d 457 (La.App. 3 rd Cir. 2/23/96) Successful assertion of doctrine of primary jurisdiction in oilfield remediation litigation.
New York Marine & General Insurance Company v. Gulf Marine Towing, Inc. and Maitland Bros. Co., 1994 AMC 976 (E.D. La. 1993) Successful assertion of coverage defense on hull policy for $1,000,000 total loss of vessel.
SECKO Energy, Inc. v. M/V MARGARET CHOUEST, M/V EDISON CHOUEST, and M/V CAPE RACE, 820 F. Supp. 1008 (E.D.La. 1993) Successful motion practice establishing precedential exception to admiralty rule of Robins Dry Dock as well as OPA claim.
Gulf Atlantic Transport Company, et al. v. Offshore Tugs, Inc. and Bruce Brothers Towing Company, Inc., 1992 AMC 2082 (E.D. La. 1992) Successful establishment of additional assured status and defense of negligent towage claim for $6,000,000 total loss of vessel.
Deutsche Shell Tanker-Gesellschaft mbH v. Placid Refining Co., 767 F.Supp. 762 (E.D. La. 1991) aff’d, 993 F.2d 466 (5 th Cir. 1993). Successful defense of cargo interest in $3,000,000 general average claim.
Pennzoil Producing Company v. Offshore Express, Inc., 943 F.2d 1465 (5 th Cir. 1991) 90% reduction of $1,100,000 loss of production claim following pipeline allision.
McGehee v. Panama Canal Com., 872 F.2d 1213 (5th Cir. 1989) Successful recovery for yacht damage outside the Panama Canal.