Louisiana Class Action Defense Law Firm

Keogh Cox manages and tries class action, mass tort, multi-party disputes and other complex litigation for companies with high-exposure cases in Louisiana’s trial and appellate courts.  Our lawyers have first-hand involvement in class actions that include:

  • Professional malpractice
  • Pharmaceutical defects
  • Vaccine litigation
  • Chinese drywall
  • Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters

Businesses ­ regardless of industry ­ seek our help after natural disasters, environmental catastrophes, industrial accidents and other high-exposure injuries and occurrences.  Our lawyers also handle complex, class action lawsuits relating to consumer protection and other statutory damage claims and causes of action.

Recent Experience Highlights

Client Story:  Mass Tort Drywall Litigation

Where we started:  Drywall distributors were involved in mass tort actions involving defectively manufactured drywall. Our roadmap:  We sought a resolution as part of global settlement agreement within Multi-District Litigation. Resolution:  Our lawyers obtained dismissal of all claims through involuntary dismissal or settlement.   In re Chinese Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2047 (E.D. La.)

Client Story:  Defense Verdict in Kaiser Plant Litigation

Where we started:  We defended manufacturers of products who were sued for allegedly causing a catastrophic explosion of the Kaiser alumina plant in Gramercy, Louisiana.  Property damage and lost revenue claims were estimated at nearly $500 million. Our roadmap:  The damage claims were consolidated with personal injury claims by severely injured workers and a class action on behalf of the citizens of the two parishes surrounding the plant.  Due to the enormous exposure in excess of available insurance, multiple defendants settled before trial, leaving only Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and Thomas & Betts as defendants for the six-week jury trial. Resolution:  The jury verdict for the defendants was named the defense verdict of the year by the National Law JournalIn re Gramercy Plant Explosion At Kaiser, Master Docket No. 25,975, 23rd Judicial District Court, St. James Parish, Louisiana.

More Details about Class Actions

These mass tort, service and warranty lawsuits have covered a wide variety of business issues and industry sectors.  While some follow a catastrophic event ­ such as an industrial accident ­ others might be the result of a defective medical device or medication, or something else in the life sciences.  We have also defended insurance advisers and other professional service providers against professional liability class actions.