News: La. Appellate Court Reverses Trial Court Order Denying Venue Challenges by Exxon Mobil Corporation in Asbestos Case
May 17, 2021
La. Appellate Court Reverses Trial Court Order Denying Venue Challenges by Exxon Mobil Corporation in Asbestos Case
Recently, the Bienvenu Bonnecaze team composed of David M. Bienvenu, Jr., John Allain Viator, M. Jade Avant, Thomas C. Naquin and Samantha M. Kennedy, together with co-counsel, Chehardy Sherman Williams, obtained a favorable ruling from the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The appellate court reversed an order from the Civil District Court for Orleans Parish which retained jurisdiction over an asbestos case set for trial last month, holding that the dismissal of two defendants named in the lawsuit made venue in Orleans Parish no longer proper. In its May 3, 2021 decision, the appellate court lifted the stay in the case and remanded the matter to the trial court for further proceedings, namely the transfer of the case out of Orleans Parish.
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