Class Action, Client Results, Complex / Catastrophic, Notable Cases, Transportation

Bogalusa Chemical Spill

May 2, 2008

Johnson & Bell secures a defense verdict for its client in this toxic spill case. Nearly 20,000 plaintiffs file suit in Louisiana and Mississippi, seeking almost $40 million in damages against our client, a tank car manufacturer. The litigation lasted more than 10 years. After a three-and-a-half-month trial in Mississippi involving 4,000 plaintiffs, the tank car manufacturer was found not guilty. A three-month trial in Louisiana of a 16,000-person class action resulted in a finding of 10 percent liability.

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