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Significant Cases

  • Melancon v. Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co., 20-0196 (La.App. 1 Cir. 12/30/20), 318 So.3d 171, 2020 WL 7769734 (obtained decision affirming judgment dismissing suit seeking to nullify a default judgment for a title insurer in a suit based upon subrogation for the amount it paid its insured to settle a title claim for a mortgage recorded prior to the insured’s mortgage)
  • General Financial Services, Inc. v. Thompson, 987 F. Supp. 505 (M.D. La. 1997), affirmed (without opinion) 149 F.3d 1178 (1998) (obtained a judgment on note and mortgage purchased from the FDIC by a finance company for a note that was lost, affirmed on appeal)
  • Matter of Walker, 51 F.3d 562 (5th Cir. 1995) (obtained reversal of bankruptcy court judgment against mobile home dealer sued as a third-party defendant by a secured creditor, which was sued by bankruptcy debtor for repossession of mobile home without obtaining order lifting automatic stay, establishing two important precedents in appeal decision of lack of bankruptcy jurisdiction and no bankruptcy cause of action for a third-party complaint for violation of an automatic stay in a bankruptcy case)
  • In re MMR Holding Corporation (and related companies), Case Nos. 90-00395-90-00403 (consolidated) (Bankr. M.D. La. (1990) (Chapter 11 cases for related commercial construction companies based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who did business nationwide and whose stock was publicly traded, which was one of the largest Chapter 11 cases filed in Louisiana at the time and in which I represented the Unsecured Creditors Committee and obtained for the unsecured creditors enhancement of the estate and increase in the ultimate distribution to them in the plan which was confirmed)
  • Matter of Sam, 894 F.2d 778 (5th Cir. 1990) (obtained decision affirming judgment of bankruptcy court dismissing a complaint objecting to the bankruptcy discharge of a damage suit against a Louisiana State trooper for violation of the plaintiff’s constitutional rights by alleged arrest and beating by the state trooper, for failure to file timely the complaint objecting to the discharge)
  • In re Energy Contractors, Inc., 791 F.2d 1222 (5th Cir. 1988) (obtained decision for secured creditor reversing bankruptcy court order invalidating the creditor’s assignment of accounts receivable granted by bankruptcy debtor)
  • Holland American Insurance Co. v. Succession of Roy, 777 F.2d 992 (5th Cir. 1985) (obtained decision reversing district court preliminary injunction enjoining suit on an insurance policy by succession of bankruptcy debtor who died in a fire which destroyed his business premises)
  • The Wickes Corp. (and related cases) (Bankr. C.D. Cal.) (in the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy case at the time under the Bankruptcy Code enacted in 1978, I represented the former owners of Howard Brothers Discount Stores, Inc., based in Monroe, Louisiana, with stores in the southern United States, regarding their claims for the credit sale of their stock in Howard Brothers to Wickes and for the leases of real estate by one of their companies, Mid-South Holding Company, Inc., to Howard Brothers and negotiated a substantially beneficial settlement of their claims)
  • Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd. v. General Truck Drivers, Warehousemen and Helpers Local Union No. 5, 403 So.2d 632 (La. 1981) (obtained decision for a local union reversing a district court preliminary injunction and overturning two Louisiana Supreme Court decisions in the mid-1950s as unconstitutional under Louisiana’s “Little Norris-LaGuardia Act” prohibiting injunctions in labor disputes) *Please note that I no longer handle labor disputes involving unions, although I do handle defense of suits by employees against businesses.