Our attorneys have a wide range of expertise in several different practice areas. Examples of litigation our firm has handled include:

  • Defense of tugboat company in a maintenance and cure trial involving a Honduran seaman with an enlarged heart; medical investigation, discovery, and several depositions all conducted in Honduras

  • Defense of dredging company in a seaman’s personal injury jury trial alleging Jones Act negligence, unseaworthiness, maintenance and cure, and the arbitrary and capricious denial of maintenance and cure benefits pending in Texas state court in Rio Grande City, Starr County, Texas, total judgment in the amount of $39,000.00

  • Seven day limitation of liability and three personal injury claimants’ trial conducted in the Western District of Louisiana

  • Summary judgment granted in favor of our client, the defendant ship cleaning company, against plaintiffs who alleged $1.75 million of damages for breach of contract, negligence, indemnity, and contribution with respect to our client’s performance of ship cleaning operations to obtain U.S.D.A. passes for the loading of grain cargo, on the grounds that the contract terms were fully satisfied and no duty was breached

  • Summary judgment granted in favor of our client, the defendant promoter, against plaintiffs alleging antitrust and civil rights violations, on the grounds that plaintiffs failed to present any evidence to support their several causes of action under the Sherman Act and Civil Rights Act (Southern District of New York, Judge Patterson’s opinion at 2005 WL 22833, affirmed on appeal, Rowe Entertainment, Inc., et al. v. The William Morris Agency, Inc., et al., 167 Fed. Appx. 227, 2005 WL 3579360, Second Circuit Court of Appeals)

  • Summary judgment granted in favor of our client, the defendant vessel owner, against personal injury plaintiff alleging negligence under 33 U.S.C. 905(b), on the grounds that none of the three Scindia duties owed by our client to the plaintiff were violated (Eastern District of Louisiana, Judge Fallon’s opinion at 2003 WL 2012382, affirmed on appeal, Pledger v. Phil Guilbeau Offshore, Inc., 88 Fed. Appx. 690, 2004 WL 249597, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals)

 

Other Representative Cases:

Ideal Basic Industries v. Clydesdale Corp., 823 F.2d 885 (5th Cir. 1987)

American Marine Underwriters v. Holloway, 826 F.2d 1454 (5th Cir. 1987)

Rollins v. Cenac Towing Company, 938 F.2d 599, cert. denied 502 U.S. 1121 (1992), rev’d. by McDermott, Inc. v. Amclyde, 511 U.S. 202 (1994).

Florida Fuels v. Citgo Petroleum, 6 F.3d 330 (5th Cir. 1993)

Randall v. Chevron USA, 13 F.3d 848 (5th Cir. 1994), cert. denied 512 U.S. 1265 (1994), overruled by Bienvenu v. Texaco, Inc., 164 F.3d 901 (5th Cir. 1999)

Greenbriar Nursing Home v. Pilley, 637 So.2d 429 (La. 1994)

Trident Marine v. M/V ATTICOS, 876 F.Supp. 832 (E.D.La. 1994)

Hodgen v. Forest Oil Corp., 87 F.3d 1512 (5th Cir. 1996)

Williams v. Treasure Chest Casino, 1998 WL 42586 (E.D.La. 1998)

Harp v. Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Co., 750 So.2d 226 (La.App. 3 Cir. 1999)

Karim v. Finch Shipping, 94 F.Supp.2d 727 (E.D.La. 2000), aff’d. 265 F.3d 358 (5th Cir. 2001)

In re Complaint of Fantome, S.A., 232 F.3d 1298 (S.D.Fla. 2002), rev’d. 58 Fed.Appx. 835 (11th Cir. 2003)

Tidewater Marine LLC v. Red Circle Transportation Co., 2004 WL 1349000 (E.D.La. 2004)

Chacon v. Global International, 493 F.3d 507 (5th Cir. 2007)

In re Complaint of Ingram Barge Company, 2008 WL 906303 (E.D.La. 2008), aff’d. 335 Fed.Appx. 375 (5th Cir. 2009)

Global Intern. Marine v. US United Ocean Services, 2011 A.M.C. 1568 (E.D.La. 2011)

Gabarick v. Laurin Maritime, 900 F.Supp. 2d 669, aff’d. 551 Fed.Appx. 228 (5th Cir. 2014), cert. denied 134 S.Ct. 2824 (2014)

Contogouris v. Pacific West Resources, LLC, 865 F.Supp. 2d 846 (E.D.La. 2012)

Istre v. Montco Offshore, Inc., 2013 WL 5961102 (E.D.La. 2013)

XL Specialty Ins. Co. v. Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., 954 F.Supp.2d 440, 57 F.Supp.3d 728, aff’d. 593 Fed.Appx. 408 (5th Cir. 2015)

Chet Morrison Contractors, LLC v. One Beacon American Insurance Company, 132 F.Supp.3d 825 (E.D.La. 2015)

Ecosystem Investment Partners v. United States, 130 Fed.Cl. 537 (Fed.Ct.Claims 2017)

Anthony McNabb v. Bertucci Contracting Co., LLC, 2013 WL 1099156 (E.D.La. 2013)

In re Bertucci Contracting Co., LLC, 2013 WL 100645 (E.D.La. 2013); 712 F.2d 245 (5th Cir. 2013)

Irving Beo v. Cenac Marine Services, LLC, 2016 WL 6581335, 2016 WL 6568291 (S.D. Tx. 2016)

Richard Bosarge v. Cheramie Marine, LLC, 2017 WL 105891 (5th Cir. 2017)

Willard LeBouef v. Enterprise Marine Services, LLC, Civil Action No. 2014-50822 (Tex – Houston [127th JD] 2015)