Class action litigation involves myriad procedural and substantive legal issues that require both legal experience and attention to detail. Our attorneys have successfully navigated complex class action lawsuits in both state and federal courts.
Hepatitis C Class Action: The firm defended over 50 state owned facilities against a Hepatitis C medical malpractice class action suit that was filed on behalf of 200 plaintiffs. The Firm achieved dismissal of all state hospitals after several years of litigation, resulting in no monies being paid in settlement or judgment.
State Agency Class Action: Our attorneys represented a former state agency employee in a class action lawsuit in federal court after plaintiffs alleged damages as a result of actions taken in connection with Louisiana Citizens Property and Casualty Company. Our client prevailed as a result of a successful Motion to Dismiss.
Hurricane Katrina Class Action: The firm was retained by a local Parish to defend multiple (15) class action litigations pending in several federal and state courts. The cases all arose out of the massive flooding that occurred during Hurricane Katrina, with plaintiffs alleging that the Parish was guilty of negligence and willful misconduct on a number of grounds, including the drafting of an emergency operations plan calling for the evacuation of drainage pump operators in face of catastrophic hurricane (Cat 4 or 5). All three of the federal and four of the state class actions were dismissed on pretrial motions with no payment made by the Parish. The remaining eight class actions were consolidated and proceeded to trial. After a four-week jury trial, a verdict was rendered in favor of the Parish, finding no liability on the Parish’s part on any of plaintiffs’ allegations and resulting in a judgment of dismissal entered in the Parish’s favor.
State Wide Counsel for the State in Baycol Class Action: Individuals alleged medical malpractice in the prescription drug Baycol against physicians practicing at state facilities. Dismissals were obtained with no monies being paid by or on behalf of our clients.