Major Win in N.O.R.M. Matter

Deb Kuchler was part of a multi-firm trial team representing a major petrochemical company in a thyroid cancer case involving alleged exposure to naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM). A Jefferson Parish jury returned a verdict in favor of the defense.

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Deb Kuchler – Full Dismissal w/ Prejudice All Claims in Mesothelioma Case

After the striking of Plaintiffs’ expert testimony on medical causation and associated dispositive motion practice, Deb Kuchler obtained a full dismissal with prejudice of all claims asserted against our Client in an asbestos mesothelioma matter set for trial in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Janika Polk and Deb Kuchler – Arbitration Victory RE: Franchise Law

Janika Polk and Deb Kuchler successfully arbitrated a franchise law matter in the United States District Court, for the Western District of Louisiana, before a former Magistrate Judge. The Arbitration Award was issued on January 11, 2010, following post-arbitration briefing.

Deb Kuchler Selected as a Louisiana Super Lawyer 2008

Deb Kuchler was selected to latest Louisiana Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. Rising Stars names the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys. Super Lawyers magazine is published in all 50 states and reaches more than 13 million readers.

Deborah Kuchler – Draft/Participate in Amendment Process of Louisiana Senate Bill 308

Deborah Kuchler assisted in drafting and fully participated in the review and amendment process of Louisiana Senate Bill 308. The goal of the bill was to establish a consistent and timely procedure for trial court review of the qualifications and methodologies of expert witnesses.

The effect of the bill is to eliminate “junk science” and non-expert witnesses from the court room. It will require a judge to give written reasons for allowing or excluding an expert witness, which is an excellent tool for appellate review of such decisions.