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Leitzelar, Client Highlighted in The Advocate
March 18, 2009

Partner Luis A. Leitzelar was featured in The Advocate, Baton Rouge's daily newspaper, on March 12, 2009. The article, "Dismissal of Suits Upheld," noted that the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the decisions by a Baton Rouge judge, who ruled that lawsuits arising from a "hazardous cloud" during a 2003 chemical plant fire near Zachary, La. were properly removed from state court to federal court and that dismissal of the lawsuits was warranted due to lack of sufficient expert evidence required to prevail in a chemical exposure case. Mr. Leitzelar successfully defended Ferro Corporation and its plant manager in several actions filed on behalf of some 1,500 plaintiffs at the district court and on appeal. Experienced in complex mass tort litigation, Mr. Leitzelar has defended clients in cases involving allegations of personal injury, property damage, and economic loss resulting from alleged exposure to toxic substances.