The Firm wins summary judgment for CITGO

(Client: CITGO Petroleum Corporation)

Firm lawyers win summary judgment for CITGO Petroleum Corporation in a toxic tort case pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The plaintiff claimed exposure to crude oil resulting in various medical conditions, including severe breathing problems, rashes, and the need for heart surgery. After successfully removing the case to federal court, the team prepared a motion for summary judgment on the issue of medical causation, and a separate motion for summary judgment based on the statutory employer defense. Judge Tucker L. Melancon granted both motions and dismissed plaintiff's claims with prejudice.