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Mass Torts

The Firm has a broad range of experience in successfully representing clients in mass joinder actions, class actions and in actions referred to multi-district litigation. Our attorneys and staff are equipped to handle a broad range of disputes and devise efficient and effective discovery, litigation and settlement strategies. A sample of the mass torts successfully undertaken by the members of the Firm includes:

  • Representing approximately 300 claimants in a mass joinder action against a commercial recycler whose warehouse caught fire, smoldered, and polluted a densely-populated residential area for 30 days. (Trial court judgment).

  • Representing approximately 300 residents in a mass joinder action arising out of the rupture of a natural gas pipeline adjacent to a residential area. (Confidential settlement).

  • Representing a certified class of all juvenile offenders housed in Louisiana juvenile detention centers seeking damages for conditions related to confinement and injunctive relief to effect a change in the conditions of confinement. (Confidential class settlement).

  • Representing plant workers against asbestos manufacturers/suppliers in mass joinder actions arising from exposure to asbestos. (Settlement).

  • Representing corporate defendants in mass joinder actions alleging damages for asbestos exposure.

  • Representing claimants in medical products liability actions referred to multi-district litigation. (Confidential settlement).

  • Representing telecommunications company in class action referred to multi-district litigation (obtained dismissal).

  • Representing approximately 400 claimants in an ongoing citizen suit and mass damage action against a paper mill which emitted pollutants into a residential area. (Confidential settlement).

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