Environmental & Natural Disasters
As a Gulf Coast law firm, we are prepared to help clients manage a host of environmental concerns that affect residents, workers, and governmental and business entities. Our attorneys have worked tirelessly to resolve legal disputes following hurricanes, flooding events, oil spills, land loss, and other natural and man-made disasters.
Soniat Canal Flooding Class Action: Our attorneys obtained dismissal for a local parish in a class-action litigation stemming from a flood. Plaintiffs, 15,000 residents of the parish, alleged damages arising out of the May 8, 1995 flood in the Soniat Canal area.
Urban Flood Control Program: Our attorneys assisted with the drafting and negotiation of a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement for a $1 billion drainage improvement program with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and, subsequently, successfully defended lawsuits by third-party residents who claimed damages as a result of the drainage improvements.