Jun 18, 2015
Firm’s Victory for Common Core Standards Upheld on Appeal

On June 17, 2015, a panel of the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed an injunction entered in August 2014 against Governor Bobby Jindal and his agencies that prevented them from interfering with the implementation of Common Core State Standards in Louisiana public schools.

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Jun 15, 2015
Fifth Circuit Affirms Victory for Barrasso Usdin Clients

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently handed down a decision affirming the dismissal of claims against clients represented by the Firm in a complex adversary proceeding arising out of a multi-million dollar bankruptcy.

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Jun 10, 2015
Victory and Vindication in High-Stakes FINRA Arbitration

Barrasso Usdin successfully defended the firm’s client, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., in a two-week FINRA arbitration

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May 19, 2015
Chambers USA 2015 Ranks Barrasso Usdin as Top Tier for Commercial Litigation

The firm has been named by Chambers USA as top tier among commercial litigation firms in Louisiana. The Firm has earned this distinction every year since 2004.

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May 06, 2015
Judy Barrasso and Rick Sarver Named to the 2014-2015 Lawdragon 500 ‘Leading Lawyers in America’ List

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that founding members, Judy Barrasso and Richard Sarver, have been named to the 2014-2015 Lawdragon 500 ‘Leading Lawyers in America’ List.

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Apr 20, 2015
Judy Barrasso Nominated for Best in Litigation

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that Partner Judy Barrasso has been shortlisted for the “Best in Litigation” category of the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards.

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Apr 08, 2015
Michelle Rutherford Successfully Defends Pro Bono Client

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that associate Michelle M. Rutherford recently won a victory for a pro bono client in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Feb 04, 2015
"Legal Corner: Employment Issues Affecting Your Start-Up"

By: Michael A. Balascio and Michelle M. Rutherford

Bringing on employees can raise a host of legal issues for your start-up. Below are a few of the more common legal issues you should consider and navigate before you make new hires to ensure successful relationships with your workers:

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Feb 02, 2015
Barrasso Usdin named Louisiana Firm of the Year for the Third Year in a Row

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. was named Louisiana Firm of the Year at the annual Benchmark US Award ceremony held on January 29th, 2014 at the Essex House Hotel in New York.

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Nov 24, 2014
Unanimous Defense Verdict in 8-Week Hip Implant Trial

A Barrasso Usdin trial team successfully defended Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics in the first bellwether trial in the multi-district litigation involving a DePuy hip implant.

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Nov 13, 2014
Pipes and Giarrusso Secure Fifth Circuit Win for Insurance Client

On November 11, 2014, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s decision in Liberty Mutual v. Fluor Enterprises, Inc., securing a victory for the firm’s client, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.

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Barrasso Usdin's lawyers have decades of experience litigating complex civil cases throughout the country. 

Our experiences include all types of commercial disputes, class actions, environmentalproduct liability, and insurance bad faith and coverage cases, and securities arbitrations, litigation and regulatory matters.

We have represented clients in virtually every type of complex civil case. Our lawyers have received an array of professional awards, and have been recognized by their peers as outstanding litigators. 

As Chambers USA declared in awarding the firm the highest rank in the state for commercial litigation, "[t]his consistently excellent boutique fields a number of state-leading litigators, and is well equipped to handle the largest and most complicated litigation cases in the state and throughout the region."