Our Clients, Our Wins, and Our Work
Our firm frequently represents energy companies in “legacy” lawsuits brought by landowners claiming property contamination from oil and gas production and exploration activities. In one such case, the landowners sought to recuse a trial judge on constitutional-law grounds based on past judicial campaign advertisements.
- (Client: International Produce Supplier)
In lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Court sided with the firm's client, awarding the full amount sought on breach-of-contract counterclaim.
- Firm Wins Rare Federal Court TRO Preventing Wrongful Termination and Defamation of Financial Advisor(Client: Financial Advisor)
John W. Joyce and Chloé M. Chetta were retained to represent a financial advisor in an employment and FINRA regulatory dispute with his former broker-dealer. The action involved claims of bad-faith breach of contract, wrongful termination, and defamation.
- (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.