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INJUNCTION AGAINST CITY AFFIRMED

May 17, 2019

On May 8, 2019 in a 32 page opinion in case number 2018-CA-0726 a three judge panel  of the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal consisting of Judges Roland L. Belsome,  Joy Cossich Lobrano and Tiffany G. Chase affirmed the August 1, 2018 decision of Civil District Court Judge Piper Griffin which had enjoined the City of New Orleans from unlawfully diverting ad valorem tax proceeds  due and owing to the Downtown Development  District  of the City of New Orleans (DDD)…

Toxic Torts and Environmental Law

Our attorneys have experience in class actions, mass joinders and individual cases involving facility releases, solid and hazardous waste management, facility explosions, train derailments, sick building syndrome, product and component exposures  and off-site migration of toxic substances by water, air or land.   Claims have included  physical property damage, diminution of property value, and “stigma” damages; actual physical injury and fear of future injury; cancers, including leukemia and other blood diseases; pneumoconiosis (asbestosis, silicosis and aluminum pneumoconiosis), reactive airways dysfunction syndrome and reactive upper airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS and RUDS); auto-immune dysfunction; nerve damage; cognitive disabilities; and chromosomal damage; minor complaints of temporary headaches, nausea, and various other medical conditions. Our attorneys have served as court appointed special masters in NORM, Asbestos and other environmental litigation.   Their experience includes state and federal litigation as well as regulatory representation regarding issues such as CERCLA, RCRA, SARA, and EPCRA matters. 

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