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Entering the Fray of the 3M Combat Earplug Litigation

Because of their extensive experience with multidistrict litigation, our attorneys, Palmer Lambert and Claire Berg, were asked to address the HarrisMartin's 3M Combat Earplugs Litigation Conference on Military Discovery, Science and Other MDL 2885 Hurdles on May 30, 2019. 

Settlement Reached Resolving Taxotere Multidistrict Litigation Claims

Our firm--which, through its partner Gerald Meunier as Co-Liaison Counsel, had a leadership role on behalf of plaintiffs--is pleased to announce that the makers of the popular blood-thinner Taxotere® have agreed to a $775,000,000 settlement to resolve litigation by patients who suffered bleeding injuries after taking the prescription drug.

When the Coverage Doesn't Cover It

It can often be a difficult decision to pursue a defendant in his or her individual capacity to recover funds awarded in a judgment that exceeds the value of the applicable liability policy. Nonetheless, a plaintiff's attorney may find it necessary to do so in order to make the client "whole." Yet the fruits of this effort may become bittersweet if the defendant lacks liquid funds to satisfy the judgment. 

Victory at the Mississippi Supreme Court

On January 31, 2019, Walter "Bubba" Morrison and Claire Berg successfully obtained a reversal of a Mississippi trial court's ruling to exclude expert testimony and grant summary judgment against the plaintiffs in Hyde v. Martin, et al., 2017-CA-00822-SCT (Miss. Jan. 31, 2019). 

Walter Morrison to Speak at MAJ's Mid-Year Convention

To conclude a busy year, Mr. Walter "Bubba" Morrison will be speaking at the Mid-Year Convention for the Mississippi Association for Justice this Thursday, December 13, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Mississippi College School of Law. His presentation is titled "Evaluating a Potential Medical Malpractice Case Pre-Suit." 

Protecting Louisiana Drivers Across State Lines

Under Louisiana law, unless uninsured motorist (UM) coverage is offered and rejected in writing, such coverage shall be implied into all policies issued in Louisiana that provide coverage for automobile liability. But can this statutory implication of UM coverage apply outside of Louisiana? The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has answered that question in the affirmative.

Joint Tortfeasors and Prescription under the Medical Malpractice Act

In his latest article for the August/September issue of the Louisiana Bar Journal, Robert David expounded upon a decision from the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit ruling on prescription against jointly and solidarily liable tortfeasors under the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act.

Doctor Has No Patience for Patient's Medical Malpractice Claim

In an article for the June/July 2018 issue of the Louisiana Bar Journal, Robert David discussed a case from the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal that ruled on a doctor's claims of malicious prosecution and defamation. 

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