Other Successful Cases

Marquette Transportation Co. v. Louisiana Machinery Co., 367 F3d 398 (5th Cir. 2004) (engine room fire)

Watters et al vs Department of Social Services at al, 849 So.2d 724 (La. App. 4th Cir. 2003) (defending against class action bodily injury claims of "toxic mold" in high-rise office building, and insurance coverage issues)

Steel Coils, Inc. vs. M/V Lake Marion, 2002 AMC 1680 (E.D. La. 2001) aff'd 331 F3d 422 (5th Cir. 2003) (charterer's legal liability)

Steel Coils, Inc. v. M/V Capt. Nicholas, et. al., 197 FSupp. 2d 560 (ED La. 2002) (defense of charterer's legal liability)

Tubos de Acero de Mexico, S.A. vs. American International Investment Corp., 292 F.3d 471 (5th Cir. 2002) (commercial litigation, Trade Secrets Act, Unfair Trade Practices Act, civil law resolutory condition)

In Re Iowa Fleeting Service, Inc., 211 FSupp. 2d 794 (MD La. 2002) (marine salvage claims)

Liverpool and London Steamship Protection and Indemnity Association, Ltd. vs. M/V Queen of Leman 296 F.3d 350 (5th Cir. 2002) (maritime liens)

Brooks Well Servicing, Inc. vs. Cudd Pressure Control, 850 So 2d 1027 (La. App. 2d Cir. 2003) and 796 So.2d 66 (La. App. 2d Cir. 2001) (on shore well blowout)

The Tokio Marine & Fire Ins. Co. Ltd v. M/V Flora, 1999 AMC 1569 (E.D.La 1999),aff'd 235 F3d 963 (5th Cir. 2000) (representing Mitsubishi cargo interests on board M/T Formosa Six in collision)

Nissho Iwai Corp. v. M/V Joy Sea, 2002 AMC 1305 (E.D. La. 2002) 1999 WL 970335 (E.D.La 1999) (cargo claim forum selection and arbitration)

Dickson Marine, Inc. et al vs. Panalpina, Inc. et al, 961 F. Supp. 947 (EDLa. 1997), affirmed 179 F3d 331 (5th Cir. 1999) (defending claims against brokers/agents, repair companies for capsizing of oil and gas lifeboat off African east coast, agency and jurisdictional issues) 

Egorov, Puchinsky, Afanasiev & Juring, et al v. Terriberry, Carroll & Yancey, et al, 183 F3d 453 (5th Cir. 1999) (claims of interference with contract against vessel owner's maritime counsel)

American Marine Corp. vs. Barge American Gulf III, 1999 AMC 2596 (E.D. La. 1999) (exclusion of government survey report)

Williams v. Treasure Chest Casino, L.C.C., 1998 AMC 1300 (E.D.La 1998) (marine P&I coverage of sexual harassment claims)

Amoco Production Co. v. Fina Oil and Chemical Corp., 670 So.2d 502 (La. App. 1st Cir. 1996) (oil and gas balancing contract)

Kanematsu (USA) Inc. v. M/V Hua Guang, 1996 WL 764106, 1996 AMC 2845 (E.D. La 1996) (cargo damage)

In Re: Trygg Hansa Ins. Co. Ltd., 896 F. Supp. 624 (E.D. La 1995) (jurisdiction to take discovery for foreign court)

Cadawas v. Skibs Storli Bergin, 630 So.2d 289 (La. App. 5th Cir.1993) (product liability-jurisdiction)

In Re Waterman S.S. Corp. (M/V Stonewall Jackson), 1992 AMC 2658, 1992 AMC 2665 (E. D. La. 1992) (Limitation; Removal of DOHSA actions), 1993 AMC 1494, 1501 (E.D. La. 1992)

Deutsche Shell Tanker v. Placid Refining Co., 767 F.Supp. 762 (E.D. La 1991), 993 F.2d 466 (5th Cir.1993) (general average)

Albany Ins. Co. v. Anh Thi Kieu, 927 F.2d 882 (5th Cir. 1991) (marine hull insurance)

C. Itoh & Co. (USA) Inc. v. M/V Hans Leonhardt, 719 F. Supp. 479 (E.D. La 1989) (cargo damage)

Delta Commodities Inc. v. M/T Jo Oak, 1990 AMC 820 (E.D. La 1989) (allision with pier)

Hillman v. Marcello Ins. Agency, 1989 AMC 1365 (La. 17th JDC and 1st Cir. Ct. App. La. 1989) (marine hull insurance)

Reeled Tubing Inc. v. M/V Chad G, 794 F.2d 1026 (5th Cir. 1986) (cargo damage; pre-judgment interest)

Associated Dredging Co. v. Continental Marine Towing, 617 F. Supp. 961 (E.D. La 1985) (sinking)

Syndicate 420 at Lloyd's v. Glacier General Assurance Co., 604 F. Supp. 1443 (E.D. La 1985), 633 F. Supp. 428 (E.D. La 1986) (marine insurance)

State of Louisiana, ex rel. Guste v. M/V Testbank, 564 F. Supp. 729 and 524 F. Supp. 1170 (E.D. La 1983) (cargo claims in collision)

All Commodities Supplies Co. v. M/V Acritas, 702 F.2d 1260 (5th Cir. 1983) (cargo damage)

Candies Towing Co. v. M/V B&C Eserman, 673 F.2d 91 (5th Cir. 1982) (sinking)

Bank of New Orleans and Trust Co. v. O/S Tracy Marine, 455 F.Supp. 78 (W.D. La 1978) (maritime liens)

European - American Banking Corp. v. M/S Rosaria, 486 F. Supp. 245 (S.D. Miss. 1978) (maritime liens)

Alamo Chemical Transp. Co. v. M/V Overseas Valdez, 398 F. Supp. 1094 (E.D. La 1975) (collision)