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 courtís decision in Liberty Mutual v. Fluor Enterprises, Inc., securing a victory for the firmís client, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.

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Sep 03, 2014
Judy Barrasso Selected Among Women of the Year by New Orleans CityBusiness

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that founding member Judy Barrasso has been selected for New Orleans CityBusiness Women of the Year Class of 2014.

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Aug 20, 2014
Firm Wins Injunction Related to Common Core Standards

On August 19, 2014, a judge in the 19th Judicial District Court granted a preliminary injunction against Governor Bobby Jindal and several state agencies and officers, enjoining their actions to prevent the use of assessments in Louisiana public schools aligned with Common Core State Standards, a set of content standards adopted by more than 40 states.

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Aug 18, 2014
9 Barrasso Usdin Partners named as Best Lawyers in America

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver is pleased to announce that Judy Y. Barrasso, Celeste Coco-Ewing, George C. Freeman, III, John W. Joyce, Stephen H. Kupperman, H. Minor Pipes, III, Thomas A. Roberts, Richard E. Sarver, and Steven W. Usdin have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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Jul 17, 2014
Firm Wins Summary Judgment for CGL Insurer

On July 16, 2014, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for the firmís client, a CGL insurer, finding that the policiesí professional liability exclusions precluded any duty to defend the insured architecture firm.

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Jul 02, 2014
Victory in the U.S. Fifth Circuit

In October 2011, the Firm successfully defended a broker-dealer, Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc., in an auction-rate case brought by individual investors. The case was one of the first of its kind to be tried in the country. Plaintiffs appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and the case was argued in September 2012. On July 1, 2014, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district courtís judgment.

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Apr 07, 2014
Barrasso and Kupperman Serve as Panelists for the NOBA Bench Bar Conference

Partners Judy Barrasso and Stephen H. Kupperman presented at the New Orleans Bar Associationís Bench Bar Conference at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi

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Apr 03, 2014
Partner George Freeman Speaks at SIFMA Annual Conference

George Freeman served as a panelist at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Compliance & Legal Society Annual Seminar held March 30th Ė April 2nd in Orlando, Florida. Georgeís panel focused on ďArbitration: The Way We Were & The Way We Are Now.Ē

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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."