Fishman Haygood Environmental Team Settles Two Land Loss Cases for Firm Client Henican

Last month, Fishman Haygood’s environmental litigation team successfully reached two settlements on behalf of firm client Henican Terrebonne Property, LLC. The case was pending against defendants Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC (TGP) and Gulf South Pipeline Company, LLC (Gulf South) in the 23rd Judicial District Court for the Parish of Terrebonne, La. (Henican Terrebonne Property, LLC v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC and Gulf South Pipeline Company, LLC, No. 190495).

Blair Schilling, Tad Bartlett, Lance McCardle, and Jim Swanson led the Fishman Haygood team in pursuing the land loss settlements with TGP and Gulf South. Jones Swanson Huddell served as co-counsel. Both claims were successfully resolved for confidential amounts.

The case arose from damage to the plaintiff’s property in Terrebonne Parish. Both defendants, TGP and Gulf South, dredged pipelines on the property and failed to perform proper maintenance of the canals and pipelines. Due to this neglect, the canals expanded, far exceeding the maximum width of 40 feet, resulting in a breach of contract. The pipeline companies’ failure to maintain the canals also resulted in hundreds of acres of marsh loss on the property.

Fishman Haygood attorneys regularly represent private landowners and government entities in cases involving environmental damage to Louisiana’s freshwater sources, land, and soil. The firm also represents and has obtained favorable outcomes for its clients in cases where private property has been contaminated by oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) 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 read more about the firm’s Environmental Group.