Proven Advocates for Victims of Corporate Negligence
Some businesses seem to value profits over fair dealing and safety. When people suffer injuries and losses as a result, we have the ability and the resources to hold those businesses accountable. We put together litigation teams proven capable of handling complex, high-value claims in multidistrict litigation and large-scale class action lawsuits.
Experienced in Deepwater Horizon Litigation and a Range of Complex Claims
At Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C., we have been active in class actions involving toxic torts and consumer litigation for many years. This includes work on the state of Louisiana’s settlement against the tobacco companies, numerous other cases valued in the tens and hundreds of millions and, recently, representation of victims of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. Multidistrict litigation (MDL) is ongoing to pursue damages for victims of business interruption and other losses related to this tragic offshore accident.
Many medical device and pharmaceutical claims are initially handled through multidistrict litigation, a process used to handle complex claims that may involve hundreds or thousands of plaintiffs across the country. A judicial panel decides whether cases should be consolidated, and if so, where they will be tried.
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A Track Record of Success in Class Actions and MDL
Our lawyers’ work in complex litigation has been extensive. As co-lead counsel we helped thousands (who either had cancer or faced increased risk of it) recover nearly 2 million dollars as a result of chemical and other companies disposing of hazardous substances in an unsafe manner at a substandard dump north of Baton Rouge. In New Orleans, we successfully represented a class of persons living in a neighborhood surrounding an old chemical mixing and trans-shipment facility that polluted the neighborhood causing or increasing the risk of cancer.
In another case, we filed a class action on behalf of over 60,000 natural gas customers in Louisiana that claimed damages from overcharges; through our initiative the La. Public Service Commission ordered refunds exceeding ten million dollars. We also involved in litigation and/or Public Service Commission proceedings involving alleged substantial overcharges to 65,000 consumers for electricity.
We also helped negotiate a multimillion dollar settlement to a nationwide class action involving underpayment of oil royalties by major oil companies. The firm has also served as private counsel for the State of Louisiana litigation against the tobacco industry resulting in a $4 billion settlement for the state.
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