OMAR MASON ELECTED JUDGE
December 9, 2018
Congratulations to Omar Mason, a Shareholder of Aaron & Gianna, PLC upon his election to Division E of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. Omar will fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge Clare Jupiter who died in May of 2018. Omar will serve the duration of Judge Jupiter’s unexpired term which ends at the end of 2020. In the primary election Omar led a field of four veteran attorneys with 42 % of the vote. In the runoff he incre…
Class and Collective Actions
Our class action attorneys have represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants. On the defense side our attorneys have successfully defended businesses and governmental entities in toxic tort, product liability, traffic ticket and employment related class actions filed in state and federal courts. On the plaintiffs side our attorneys have served as lead or local counsel in class actions in a variety of substantive areas. They are currently serving as lead counsel in a major class action against the State of Louisiana and involving penalties assessed in connection with the lapse of automobile insurance. They have recently been retained to serve as local counsel in class actions against opioid manufactures and distributors. Our attorneys have represented large private as well as public sector employers in collective actions for overtime and other damages brought in federal court pursuant to the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In addition to serving as advocates, attorneys in our litigation group have served as court appointed special masters in class actions and other multi-party litigation involving naturally occurring radioactive materials, asbestos and tobacco.
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