Our Clients, Our Wins, and Our Work
- Barrasso Usdin wins at Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, Enforcing Insurance Policy’s Deductible Requirement(Client: Insurance Carrier)
Judy Y. Barrasso and Lon LeSueur secured a recent appellate victory for an insurance client with the Fifth Circuit, which reversed the district court and held the client was entitled to reimbursement of $1 million pursuant to a policy’s deductible provision.
Barrasso Usdin won an impressive victory at the Louisiana Fourth Circuit, dismissing lost profit claims against the firm's clients in connection with the construction of a large apartment building.
- (Client: Pro Bono Client)
Partners John Joyce and Michael Balascio secured a trial victory for their client in Orleans Parish Civil District Court. The firm was hired less than a week before trial to try the case on an expedited schedule.
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