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Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles Firm News 2012

Philip Lorio III Receives Austria's Grand Decoration of Honour

On Thursday, December 6, 2012, Austrian Ambassador to the United States Dr. Hans Peter Manz presented Philip Lorio III, Austrian Honorary Consul General for Louisiana and Mississippi, with Austria's Grand Decoration of Honour in New Orleans. (12/28/12) read more

DK&S Named a "2013 Go-To Law Firm" by Fortune 500 Companies

Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles is proud to announce that it has been selected as a “Go-To Law Firm,” using data collected from Fortune 500 Companies’ General Counsel. (12/8/12) read more

Firm Announces New Hires

Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles is pleased to announce the addition of Hannah B. Salter and Ashley E. Robinson. Ms. Salter joins the firm as an associate assigned to its civil litigation department, while Ms. Robinson joins the firm as marketing director. (11/20/12) read more

Post-Isaac Firm Announcement

Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles is pleased to report that all of our office operations are open for business and most of our attorneys and staff have returned to work. (9/3/12) read more

Firm Issues Motor Vehicle Law Alert

This informational alert discusses whether permissive user coverage can be presumed when no direct proof of coverage exisits. (7/16/12) read more

Courtenay Obtains Summary Judgment for Restaurant

James E. Courtenay successfully defended a well-known wing and sports restaurant in a slip & fall case, resulting in dismissal by summary judgment. (7/7/12) read more

Roux Releases Insurance Law Update

Kermit (Tre') Roux III has released a "Hot Off the Press from DK&S" Insurance Law Update for June 2012. (6/22/12) read newsletter

Purvis Receives AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Jason B. Purvis has received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating the company offers. The rating takes into consideration legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience. (6/19/12) read more

Chambers USA 2012 Honors DK&S Attorneys and Construction Practice Group

Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles has been named a "Leading Firm" in construction law by Chambers & Partners in their 2012 client's guide, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Additionally, three partners of the firm have been named "Notable Practitioners" in their various fields of practice. (6/19/12) read more

Walsh Obtains Appellate Win

Jonathan M. Walsh obtained a favorable appellate ruling in favor of his client, Whitehorse Insurance Ireland, Ltd., and against Northshore Regional Medical Center, in a suit on open account in which Northshore Regional was seeking more than $800,000 from the client for unpaid medical expenses, attorneys' fees and costs. (6/19/12) read more

Theard Obtains Dismissal of Claims Against Client

In less than three months of being served with a personal injury lawsuit, Kelly E. Theard was able to successfully file and have granted a Peremptory Exception of No Cause of Action, and Alternatively Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of a contractor client based on peremption under La. R.S. 9:2772 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court. (6/19/12) read more

Marshall Speaks on Professional Liability

Nancy Marshall will be speaking on a panel at the American Bar Association's National Conference on Professional Responsibility. The topic of her panel is "Interface Between Professional Liability Defense Work and Discipline Cases." (5/24/12) read more

Le Clercq and Walsh Obtain Product Liability Summary Judgment

Frederic Theodore 'Ted' Le Clercq and Jonathan M. Walsh won a summary judgment in a product liability case on behalf of the manufacturer of a neon sign at the JC Penney in the Pierre Bossier Mall. (5/24/12) read more

Le Clercq Obtains Summary Judgment in Employment Discrimination Matter

Frederic Theodore “Ted” Le Clercq obtained summary judgment dismissing employment discrimination claims filed against his client, a health services center in Northeast Louisiana. (5/4/12) read more

Hailey Speaks on First Party Claims

James W. Hailey III will be speaking at the Rimkus Continuing Education Seminar on May 4, 2012. His ethics-accredited CLE topic is "Good Faith Dealings in First Party Claims." (5/2/12) read more

Bad Faith Summary Judgment

Joshua G. Keller and John Jerry Glas represented an excess UM/UIM insurer in a case involving bad faith allegations. (4/25/12) read more

Bergeron Speaks on Design Professional Risks

Keith J. Bergeron will be speaking at the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry's 2012 Annual Meeting, where his topic will be "The Role of Design Professionals on Each Delivery System." (4/23/12) read more

Insurance Coverage Summary Judgment

Robert Kerrigan, Francis Barry and Raymond Lewis successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of the insurer in a Contractor Controlled Insurance Program. (4/23/12) read more

Vaughn Obtains Summary Judgment for Regional Bank

R. Douglas Vaughn obtained a summary judgment for his client, a regional bank with over $20 billion in assets, which was being sued and faced possible punitive damages and attorneys' fees. (4/20/12) read more

Keller and Glas Obtain Summary Judgment

Joshua Keller and Jerry Glas represented one auto liability policy and one personal excess policy in an Orleans Parish lawsuit involving alleged damages in excess of $5,750,000. (4/16/12) read more

Marshall and Swabacker Obtain Summary Judgment

Nancy Marshall and Melissa Swabacker successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurance company in a legal malpractice action. (4/16/12) read more

Le Clercq Wins Important Religious Liberties Lawsuit

After seven years, the Court has made a landmark decision in a dispute that centers around whether the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. (4/3/12) read more

Murphy Issues Motor Vehicle Law Alert

Howard Murphy has issued a Motor Vehicle Law Alert titled "Commercial Driver's Use of Hand-Held Mobile Phone Now Banned." read alert

Lewis Authors Article in Louisiana Bar Journal

Raymond Lewis authored a legal update in the January-February issue of the Louisiana Bar Journal. The title of the article is "Property Owner Still Not Entitled to Damages Based on Actions Occurring Prior to Ownership." read article

Dummer and Vaughn Win Federal Court Jury Verdict

Stephen W. Dummer and R. Douglas Vaughn recently represented a sub-contractor in a payment dispute with a general contractor in a case tried to a jury in federal court in Gulfport, Mississippi. (3/26/12) read more

Glas, Le Clercq and Roux Honored by New Orleans CityBusiness

John Jerry Glas, Frederic Theodore "Ted" Le Clercq and Kermit (Tre') Roux have been named to New Orleans CityBusiness' Leadership in Law list for 2012, which recognizes 50 area attorneys based on their professional and community achievements, according to the paper. (3/23/12) read more

Yellin Publishes Trucking Law Article

Marc J. Yellin authored the article "Surety Agreement or Insurance? MCS-90 Endorsement to a Trucking Policy" for the Spring 2012 issue of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance's Litigation Management Magazine. (3/22/12) read article

Groome Obtains Summary Judgment in Slip and Fall Case

David M. Groome defended a janitorial services company when the plaintiff slipped in a puddle of water while walking through the mall, resulting in long-term injuries. (3/22/12) read more

Lewis Authors Article for New Orleans Bar Association Publication

Raymond C. Lewis authored the article "When to Start? 'Legal Holidays' and the 30-Day Period for Writ Applications" for the Winter 2012 issue of Briefly Speaking.  read article

Glas Speaks on Litigation Involving Electronic Control Devices

John Jerry Glas is speaking at Lorman Education Services' Police Liability Seminar on March 9, 2012, in New Orleans. His topic is "In-Custody Deaths and Litigation Involving Electronic Control Devices." (3/5/12) read more

Marshall Speaks at Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Conference

Nancy J. Marshall will be on a two-person panel discussing the topic "The Plaintiff's Lost or Impaired Remedy: Issues of Proof Regarding Collectibility." (2/8/12) read more

Adams Speaks on Diversity Law Panel

Jennifer E. Adams, a partner in Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles' New Orleans office, is speaking on an American Bar Association (ABA) panel on "Hot Topics in Diversity Law." (1/9/12) read more

Cass and Hale Obtain Summary Judgment in Maritime Personal Injury Suit

Bert M. Cass and Paul D. Hale represented the owner of a platform on the Outer Continental Shelf when an employee of one of its contractors was injured. (1/9/2012) read more

Francis Courtenay Jr. and Raymond Lewis Join DK&S

Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles is pleased to announce that Francis A. Courtenay Jr. and Raymond C. Lewis have joined the firm's New Orleans office. (1/5/12) read more

Le Clercq Among Winners of Saints 2011 Community Quarterback Award

The New Orleans Saints announced the winners of their 2011 Community Quarterback Award immediately prior to their regular season closer against the Carolina Panthers, and Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles attorney Frederic Theodore “Ted” Le Clercq was in that number. (1/4/12) read more

Kerrigan & Courtenay Obtain Dismissal of Coverage Issue

Robert E. Kerrigan Jr. and James E. Courtenay defended Zurich American Insurance Company in a personal injury action following an automobile accident. (1/3/12) read more


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