Our Clients, Our Wins, and Our Work Archive

  • (Client: Financial Advisor)

    The firm successfully defended a financial advisor against fiduciary duty, contract, and securities claims, obtaining pre-discovery dismissal of all claims with prejudice.

  • (Client: Firm Insurance Clients)

    On Barrasso Usdin’s interlocutory appeal in a case brought by the Attorney General for the State of Mississippi, the Mississippi Supreme Court vacated two significant procedural orders by the trial court concerning non-random reassignment of pending cases and delegation of authority to private special masters.

  • (Client: Firm Insurance Client)

    The U.S. Fifth Circuit affirms Barrasso Usdin’s trial victory, finding that insurer did not waive its right to deny coverage under policy’s notice provision.

  • (Client: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)

    Law360 selected Richard E. Sarver and Celeste Coco-Ewing as Legal Lions for securing a complete defense verdict in defense of Janssen Pharmaceutical’s Xarelto.

  • (Client: Allied World Insurance Company)

    Louisiana Supreme Court Enforces Insurance Policy’s Designated Premises Provision

  • Barrasso Usdin recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of its client, dismissing a multi-million dollar potential recovery, in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

  • (Client: Affordable housing developer)

    Barrasso Usdin has achieved victory for its client, an affordable housing developer, in a case regarding the valuation of affordable housing developments for ad valorem taxation. 

  • The Firm represented a St. James Parish white sugary refinery that helps sustain more than 800 Louisiana sugar cane growers. 

  • (Client: American States Insurance Company)

    Barrasso trial team successfully defends multi-million attack by excess insurer in insurance dispute.

  • (Client: Homesite Insurance Company)

    Barrasso Usdin wins dismissal of putative class action in Virginia coverage dispute.

  • (Client: Johnson & Johnson)

    A Barrasso Usdin trial team successfully defended Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics in the first bellwether trial in the multidistrict litigation involving a DePuy hip implant.

  • (Client: Liberty Mutual)

    The firm represents an excess liability insurer that issued a $50 million excess policy in connection with sprawling litigation arising out of the discovery of a sinkhole formation and its ensuing impact on the surrounding area.

  • A panel of the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed an injunction against Governor Bobby Jindal and his agencies that prevented them from interfering with the implementation of Common Core State Standards in Louisiana public schools.  

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of claims against the Firm's client in a complex adversary proceeding arising out of a multi-million dollar bankruptcy.

  • (Client: Raymond James)

    Barrasso Usdin successfully defended the Firm’s client in a two-week FINRA arbitration, where the claimants were seeking an award of approximately $24 million. 

  • (Client: Morgan Keegan)

    The Firm won a motion to vacate a FINRA arbitration award rendered against one of the firm’s broker-dealer clients.

  • (Client: Colony Insurance Company)

    Barrasso Usdin obtained a nuisance value settlement for its client, Colony Insurance Co., just weeks before trial through a magistrate-conducted mediation.  

  • (Client: Liberty Mutual)

    Our firm has obtained favorable rulings from the U.S. Fifth Circuit and the LA Supreme Court in ongoing Preferred Provider Organization (“PPO”) litigation in Louisiana where medical providers have sought hundreds of millions of dollars from employers and their insurers. 

  • (Client: Homesite Indemnity Company)

    The Firm represented Homesite Indemnity Company in a Missouri state court class action lawsuit challenging coverage and the claim adjustment process. 

  • (Client: Liberty Mutual)

    Barrasso Usdin defended Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in coverage litigation concerning Liberty Mutual's alleged duty to defend and indemnify an underlying wrongful-death and injury litigation arising out of a FEMA trailer explosion.

  • (Client: Liberty Insurance Underwriters)

    In a high-profile coverage dispute arising from the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Firm obtained summary dismissal of bad faith claims asserted by Cameron International Corporation (“Cameron”) against Liberty Insurance Underwriters, Inc. (“LIU”). 

  • (Client: Allstate, Chubb, Liberty Mutual and Safeco)

    The firm represented several insurers, including Allstate, Chubb, Liberty Mutual and Safeco, in federal multidistrict litigation and Louisiana state cases involving allegedly defective Chinese drywall.

  • (Client: Johnson & Johnson)

    A Cook County, Illinois jury returned a complete defense verdict awarding the plaintiff nothing in only the second product liability trial in the Johnson & Johnson DePuy hip litigation. 

  • (Client: Morgan Keegan)

    The Firm won a significant victory for a major broker-dealer client in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. 

  • (Client: Allstate Insurance Company)

    The Firm won a victory in the Louisiana Supreme Court, saving the client, a commercial general liability insurer, a substantial amount. 

  • (Client: Morgan Keegan)

    A Barrasso Usdin trial team won another victory before a FINRA arbitration panel for one of the firm’s broker-dealer clients in one of many high-yield bond funds cases the firm has tried recently. 

  • (Client: CITGO Petroleum Corporation)

    In a landmark decision on choice of law and punitive damages, the Louisiana Supreme Court has held that corporate decisions made at a company’s out-of-state headquarters did not warrant a choice of a foreign state's punitive-damages law in a case involving a major oil spill at a large Louisiana refinery. 

  • (Client: OneBeacon Insurance)

    The Firm won summary judgment for a major commercial property insurer and its insured, an anti-theft alarm manufacturer.

  • (Client: Morgan Keegan)

    Stephen H. Kupperman and Jamie L. Berger persuaded a FINRA arbitration panel to dismiss, with prejudice, all claims against their broker-dealer client.

  • (Client: Chevron)

    A Barrasso Usdin trial team scored a significant victory when an arbitration panel resolved the untested question of a non-operator's liability for drill-ship expenses incurred during the government's unprecedented drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • (Client: CITGO Petroleum Corp.)

    In the first-ever trial under the civil-penalty provisions of the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana adopted arguments and evidence presented by Barrasso Usdin trial lawyers in rejecting a $247 million penalty championed by the U.S. Department of Justice after the firm's client - a major oil company - admitted fault for a 2006 oil spill from its land-based refinery into the Calcasieu River.

  • (Client: Liberty Mutual)

    Barrasso usdin won summary judgment for a major commercial property insurer dismissing a publicly-traded insured’s alleged multi-million dollar property damage and bad faith claims. 

  • (Client: Southern U.S. Trade Association)

    Representing a multi-state trade association, the Firm won a crucial decision preserving the association’s federal defamation lawsuit.

  • (Client: CITGO Petroleum Corporation)

    Firm lawyers succeeded in defeating a summary judgment motion filed by the United States against CITGO Petroleum Corporation in a Clean Water Act civil enforcement action pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. 

  • (Client: Morgan Keegan)

    In a highly contested securities arbitration tried to a panel of three arbitrators in Washington, D.C., the Barrasso Usdin trial team convinced the panel unanimously to decide in the client’s favor and against the claimant, dismissing all claims in their entirety. 

  • (Client: Morgan Keegan)

    A Barrasso Usdin team persuaded a FINRA arbitration panel to dismiss, with prejudice, all claims against their broker-dealer client. 

  • (Client: Chubb)

    In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Steve Usdin secured summary judgment for a major insurer.

  • (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. 

  • (Client: Liberty Mutual)

    Following an adverse judgment in favor of plaintiff on auto and personal injury claims in Louisiana state court, Liberty Mutual retained the firm on emergency referral. 

  • (Client: Wells Fargo)

    A Barrasso Usdin team convinced an arbitration panel to dismiss an arbitration claim at the close of the claimant’s evidence, based on an argument that the claim was barred by Mississippi’s statute of limitations.

  • (Client: The Lincoln Electric Company)

    Barrasso Usdin lawyers secured their fifth consecutive defense verdict for the welding consumable manufacturing industry. 

  • (Client: Allstate Insurance Company)

    Barrasso Usdin, co-counsel for Allstate, defeated class certification in a suit against Allstate Insurance Company before Judge Richard Haik in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. 

  • (Client: Southern Theatres LLC)

    The firm earned a major victory in a weeklong commercial arbitration involving a dispute between a New Orleans developer and several Mississippi individuals and businesses over the ownership and operation of a jet airplane. 

  • The Firm successfully defended a local partnership against claims brought by several former partners who sought to share in a multi-million dollar recovery by the partnership. 

  • (Client: The Lincoln Electric Company)

    Barrasso Usdin has won another victory on behalf of manufacturers of welding products, this time without having to go to court.

  • In a rare win for a registered representative challenging a disciplinary sanction imposed by FINRA and affirmed by the SEC, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found the SEC had abused its discretion in ordering a Barrasso Usdin client to pay full restitution of $400,000 plus interest for suitability and selling-away charges stemming from two customer investments in a start-up company.