Recent Verdicts

Congratulations Vale and Tweedel

Rick Vale and Brett Tweedel achieved a resounding victory from the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on a Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation Act case concerning the doctrine of last responsible employer. The claimant alleged significant pulmonary injuries were sustained … Continue reading

Congratulations Buck, Bossier, and Ellinghausen

Tom Buck, Brian Bossier and Ed Ellinghausen garnered a nice victory in the U. S. Fifth Circuit in October, when the Court affirmed a summary dismissal which they obtained for a shipyard client. The underlying case involved a very serious … Continue reading

Vale and Tweedel Successfully Defend Contracting Company

Rick and Brett successfully defended a contracting company after a two week trial. The plaintiffs sued the contractor alleging serious injuries, requiring multiple surgeries, claiming that the contractor’s 18 wheeler had crashed into the container in which they were in … Continue reading

Defense Verdict Obtained in Trucking Accident Trial

Christopher Grace obtained a defense verdict in a trucking accident case which went to trial in East Baton Rouge Parish. The plaintiff and her passengers alleged that they were  traveling for two minutes or more in the same lane of … Continue reading

Court of Appeal Affirms Zero Verdict from New Orleans Jury

Virgil Lacy and Alexis Caughey secured a hard fought trial court victory in favor of the defense in a opinion issued by the Louisiana’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal on June 24, 2015.  Plaintiffs had appealed the zero verdict obtained by Mr. Lacy … Continue reading

Giambrone and Pizzo Successfully Defend St. Tammany Neurosurgeon

Guice Giambrone and Steve Pizzo recently obtained a defense verdict on liability for a neurosurgeon sued in St. Tammany Parish. In this medical malpractice action, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant neurosurgeon breached the standard of care during surgery to … Continue reading

Defense Verdict in Automobile Death Case

A 17-year-old intoxicated motorist was killed in a one-car accident. Blue Williams partner Thomas G. Buck defended the suit filed against the owner of the home where the decedent had been drinking. Decedent’s parents claimed that the homeowner was legally … Continue reading

Pizzo and Dugas Successfully Defend Emergency Medicine Physician

Blue Williams attorneys Stephen M. Pizzo and Kelly A. Dugas recently completed a week long jury trial before Judge Henry G. Sullivan, Jr., in the 24th Judicial District Court of Jefferson Parish. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant, an emergency … Continue reading

Giambrone and Dugas Obtain Verdict in Favor of Dentist

Blue Williams attorneys Guice Giambrone and Kelly Dugas recently obtained a defense verdict in favor of a dentist in Houma. The trial court judge found that the plaintiff had failed to carry her burden of proving that the defendant breached … Continue reading