Sloan Abernathy Representative Successes

  • As lead trial attorney, obtained defense verdict at bench trial of negligence claims brought by plaintiff, in her individual capacity, and prior to trial, obtained order dismissing claims asserted by plaintiff on behalf of her four minor children on grounds of lack of procedural capacity, Jordan v. Nat’l Liab. & Fire Ins. Co., 2nd Parish Court, Parish of Jefferson, No. 122-431 
  • Prevailed on exception of prescription that resulted in dismissal, with prejudice, of loss-of-consortium claims asserted against our clients by plaintiff’s minor children and husband, Kathleen Hoffman v. Fabrissse Gregoire Oyeket, et al, Orleans Parish CDC, No. 16-12665 
  • Granted summary judgment and dismissal of plaintiffs’ injury claims against commercial truck rental company and sugar refinery on grounds those companies could not be vicariously liable under doctrine of respondeat superior for alleged negligence of truck driver who caused underlying vehicular collision, Nieto-Rodriguez v. Gray, 23rd JDC, No. 111,215
  • Prevailed on motion to dismiss claims brought against individual owner of company for lack of personal jurisdiction and obtained order in limine precluding and limiting testimony of plaintiff’s experts, Rodgers v. Hopkins Enterprises of MS., L.L.C., E.D. of La., No. 2:17-cv-6305
  • Obtained dismissal of injury claims asserted on behalf of three minor children by prevailing on exceptions of lack of procedural capacity and non-joinder of indispensable parties, Toney v. Rojas, 24th JDC, No. 768-053
  • Procured dismissal of third-party demand asserted against our clients on exception of no right of action, Rhinehart v. Beverly Equipment Rentals & Sales, L.L.C., Orleans Parish CDC, No. 2017-658
  • Granted judgment dismissing plaintiffs’ injury claims for failure to comply with discovery order, Ramirez v. Gerard, 1st Parish Court, Parish of Jefferson, No. 158-905
  • Obtained dismissal of loss-of-consortium claim asserted by plaintiff’s husband on grounds their marriage was not formalized until after underlying accident, Joan Cooper Rainey, et ux v. Sylvia Reed, et al, Orleans Parish CDC, No. 2015-487
  • Successfully opposed co-defendants’ motion for summary judgment that, if granted, would have precluded our clients from asserting comparative fault as a defense at trial, Roxanna Lee, et al v. Eugenie Scott, et al, Orleans Parish CDC No. 16-5889
  • Successfully moved for dismissal of personal injury claims brought by plaintiff on behalf of her four minor children on grounds of lack of procedural capacity, and at trial of remaining claims brought by plaintiff in her individual capacity, obtained defense verdict as lead trial counsel for defendant driver, transportation company and commercial auto insurer, Kendra Jordan, et al v. Nat’l Liab. & Fire Ins. Co., et al, Second Parish Court, Parish of Jefferson
  • Obtained summary judgment and dismissal of plaintiffs’ injury claims against commercial truck rental company and sugar refinery on grounds those defendants could not be vicariously liable for alleged negligence of tractor-trailer driver involved in underlying vehicular accident, Adrien Nieto-Rodriguez, et al v. John Gray, et al, 23rd JDC, Parish of Ascension
  • Prevailed on exceptions of no cause of action and no right of action, resulting in dismissal of third-party demand brought against his clients, Rhinehart v. Beverly Equipment Rentals & Sales, L.L.C., Civil District Court, Parish of Orleans
  • Successfully moved for dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims for failure to comply with discovery order, Ramirez v. Gerard, First Parish Court, Parish of Jefferson