After the trial court ruled on summary judgment that Citgo, as an "additional insured" under our client’s GLC policy, could obtain $5 million in self-insured insurance proceeds for losses Citgo had incurred in settling underlying claims, the firm assumed the role of lead counsel for the defendant contractor. The matter arose out of an explosion and fire that killed or seriously injured numerous employees of the contractor while working at Citgo's refinery. The Louisiana appellate court reversed the summary judgment ruling; and on appeal from a subsequent $9 million jury verdict for Citgo, the appellate court ruled that Citgo's own, self insured policies should contribute to the loss, thereby reducing our client’s liability exposure by more than $6 million.

Citgo Petroleum Corp. v.Yeargin, Inc.
690 So.d. 154 (La. App. 3d Cir. 1997).

Experience Center

Match our Experience to Your Needs

Experience Highlights

Provided legal guidance regarding CERCLA protections and potential liabilities
Provided legal guidance regarding CERCLA protections and potential liabilities associated with the foreclosure of properties contaminated by more
ERISA asset management for a national beverage manufacturer
Represented a national beverage manufacturer and worked seamlessly with in-house counsel to support their development of new model investment more
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP v. The Procter & Gamble Company
Represented Georgia-Pacific in false advertising litigation against major competitor. Successfully settled prior to preliminary injunction hearing. more
MicroCapital Investors Inc. v. Broyhill Furniture Industries Inc.
Defended Broyhill Furniture Industries, Inc. (Broyhill) in breach of contract claim arising from allegations that more