Significant Trial Results:

  • Joseph A. Thomas, et al v. A.P. Green Industries, Inc., et al
    No. 2000-3410, Civil District Court, Orleans Parish, LA
    Claim: Lung cancer related to asbestos exposure
    Opposing Party: Entergy Louisiana, Inc.
    Date: September 7, 2004
    Gross Award: $6,000,000

     

    Award amended to $4,250,000 and affirmed. Thomas v. A.P. Green Industries, Inc., No. 2005 CA 1064 (La. App. 4th Cir. 05/31/2006).

  • Sam P. Burnett, et al v. The Dow Chemical Company
    No. 2001-36408, 269th Judicial District Court, Harris County, TX
    Claim: Mesothelioma related to asbestos exposure
    Opposing Party: The Dow Chemical Company
    Date: May 30, 2003
    Gross Award: $11,503,464.92

  • Timothy J. Mills v. Storer Equipment Company
    No. 94-CA-2116, United States District Court,
    Western District of Louisiana
    Claim: Disability discrimination
    Opposing Party: Storer Equipment Company
    Date: September 15, 1995
    Gross Award: $66,524.75

  • Myrtle Fullilove v. Beaird Industries, Inc.
    No. 93-CA-0896, United States District Court
    Western District of Louisiana
    Claim: Age and sex discrimination
    Opposing Party: Beaird Industries, Inc.
    Date: October 4, 1994
    Gross Award: $103,127.85


Significant Settlements:
Since 2002, the lawyers at Blackwell & Associates have collected over $32.5 million in settlement funds for our clients.  Listed below are some recent settlement figures.


  • Over $2.4 million for an insulator diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • Over $1.8 million for the wife of a heavy equipment operator diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • Over $1.75 million for a paper mill engineer diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • Over $1.6 million for a paper mill welder diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • Over $1.25 million for a chemical plant pipefitter diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • Over $900,000 for an oil field worker diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • Over $850,000 for the grandson of a refinery worker diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • Over $800,000 for the wife of a chemical plant engineer diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • $500,000 for a racetrack worker for disability discrimination
  • Over $250,000 for a petrochemical plant pipefitter diagnosed with asbestosis
  • Over $200,000 for a heavy equipment operator with asbestosis

 

Reported Decisions:

Blackwell & Associates has been involved in numerous cases that resulted in decisions that were published by the Louisiana Supreme Court, Louisiana Courts of Appeal, the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

 

These decisions, a number of which are listed below, have significantly shaped the law in Louisiana in favor of our clients: