David Pitre won an important appellate victory for his client and for all Mississippi insurance policyholders in a case where State Farm attempted to unfairly deny uninsured motorist (UM) coverage to its own customer. The insurance industry had been fighting this battle for years and had previously succeeded in convincing a federal appeals court toRead More
Four magistrate commissioners were sworn in Monday at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, where they will approve arrest warrants, set bail and perform other duties in magistrate court. Jonathan Friedman, Jay Daniels, Peter Hamilton and Joyce Sallah accepted the positions, which are offered in six-year terms, in a formal ceremony that included speeches by LouisianaRead More
In what is believed to be one of the nation’s first civil jury trials in the COVID era — and the very first in Mississippi — David Pitre served as lead counsel in a five-day trial in Bay St. Louis (Hancock County). This hotly-contested litigation was defended by several law firms, and there were sixRead More
David Pitre successfully convinced the Mississippi Court of Appeals to overturn the trial court’s summary judgment dismissal of his client’s case. You can read the Court’s full opinion here. This complex litigation involved the interpretation of several life insurance policies, and claims of unjust enrichment, equitable estoppel and promissory estoppel. The lawsuit lasted several yearsRead More
Congratulations to Scott Silbert and Jonathan Friedman for their recent trial work in securing a $727,000 jury verdict for their injured client in federal court in New Orleans.
Congratulations to Greg Merritt, lead trial attorney, and Scott Silbert for their recent trial work on behalf of a severely injured client by securing a $1,136,000 judgment against a municipality for its negligence in failing to properly inspect, maintain and repair a defective street.