Louisiana Court of Appeals Rules Class Certification Improper
NEW ORLEANS, May 2, 2018 – Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP secured the reversal of a class certification involving potentially hundreds of persons who worked in the City Hall Annex (in the former Pan American Life Insurance Company building) in New Orleans, Louisiana. The plaintiffs claim that release and exposure of chemical fumes caused them to suffer various maladies. HPTY’s client, NID Corporation argued that class certification was improper. The Louisiana Court of Appeals agreed and reversed the class certification order. HPTY partner Robert B. Gilbreath briefed the case and argued it for NID Corporation.