Firm’s Environmental Group Settles Two Cases in One Week

In early March, Fishman Haygood’s litigation team was successful in settling two environmental cases.

First, Jim Swanson and Blair Schilling settled a large environmental contamination lawsuit for a confidential amount. The case was pending in the 16th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Iberia (Jeanerette Lumber & Shingle Co., LLC v. ConocoPhillips Company, Alta Mesa Holdings, LP, Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Apache Corporation, and Texas Petroleum Investment Company, No. 134307, Division E).

In the second settlement, Jim Swanson, Blair Schilling, Lance McCardle, and Tad Bartlett concluded a large dispute in Plaquemines Parish involving multiple pipeline companies which operate several pipelines and canals across the plaintiff’s property. Over many years, the canals have caused significant erosion of the property at issue endangering the marsh. The case was pending in the 25th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Plaquemines (Morgan City Land and Fur Company, LLC v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., LLC, Southern Natural Gas Company, LLC, High Point Gas Transmission, LLC, High Point Gas Transmission, LLC, High Point Gas Gathering, LLC, and Cayenne Pipeline, LLC., No. 64-754, Section B).

Our attorneys represent private landowners and governmental entities in cases involving environmental damage to Louisiana’s fresh water sources, land, and soil. The firm also represents and has obtained favorable outcomes for clients in cases where private property has been contaminated by oil and gas exploration and production activities, and where their property has been damaged through erosion caused by improper maintenance of canals dredged to support both pipeline and E&P activities. Click here to learn more about the firm’s Environmental group.