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Our 2016 LA Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Kuchler Polk is pleased to announce the following members of our team who have been listed as Louisiana Super Lawyers & Rising Stars for 2016: Deb Kuchler, Janika Polk, Monique Weiner, Michele DeShazo and Lee Ziffer.

Congratulations to you all!

Below is a list of our most recently selected attorneys and the years in which they have been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine.  Continue reading “Our 2016 LA Super Lawyers & Rising Stars”

Motion for Summary Judgment Win obo Oil Company

Monique M. Weiner and Mark E. Best won a motion for summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in a personal injury action filed against the owner of an offshore oil platform. The court agreed that the oil company owed no duty to the plaintiff and further, even if it had owed a duty, plaintiff could not show that the duty had been breached.

Multiple Motions for Summary Judgment Win

Monique M. Weiner and Mark E. Best won several motions for summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in consolidated lawsuits arising out of an emergency shutdown and release from a natural gas compressor station. The court dismissed the toxic exposure and property damage claims of numerous plaintiffs after agreeing that none could prove causation.

Darleene Peters Speaker for the Corporate Counsel Women of Color’s (CCWC) Pipeline Development Program

Darleene served as a speaker for the Corporate Counsel Women of Color’s (CCWC) Pipeline Development program. In 2015, she spoke on the topic of “My Life as a Lawyer—Strengthening the Pipeline of Future Lawyers” at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA.

Our 2015 Super Lawyers

Kuchler Polk is pleased to announce our lawyers who have been named to Louisiana Super Lawyers and Louisiana Rising Stars for 2015. All of the KP attorneys chosen this year are no stranger to the Super Lawyer/Rising Star lists. Below is a list of our most recently selected attorneys and the years in which they have been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine.  Continue reading “Our 2015 Super Lawyers”

Jury Verdict in Favor of the Defense

Skylar Rudin assisted in obtaining a verdict in favor of a telecommunications company whose employee had an automobile accident with the plaintiff. Plaintiff alleged that her two-level lumbar surgery was necessitated by the accident. Our client stipulated to liability for the accident but not causation or damages.

The team obtained pre-trial orders limiting the testimony of each of plaintiffs’ three medical causation experts.

After a two-day trial in federal court, the jury deliberated for twenty-five minutes before returning a verdict finding that the accident did not cause plaintiff any injury and that it did not aggravate her preexisting medical spinal condition.