Public Justice’s 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year award was awarded to the legal team who represented a class action beginning almost twenty years ago, earning a settlement for consumers and shedding light on corruption in politics. The award was presented on the evening of Monday, July 29 at Public Justice’s Annual Gala & Awards Dinner at the USS Midway in San Diego, California.
Patrick W. Pendley selected as a Finalist for Public Justice's 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.
RICO claim against State Farm, settled for $250 million.
Mark Hale, Laurie Loger and Todd Shadle, all former State Farm insureds were court
appointed class representatives in Avery vs State Farm which resulted in a $1.181 billion
jury verdict in 1999 in Illinois state court. Therein, the issue was State Farm's designating
aftermarket crash parts for its insured's vehicle repairs rather than using parts made by the original
manufacturer as required by the insurance policy.
Rear-end automobile collision with spinal injuries to neck and back awarded $1.3 million verdict in Hicks v. USAA General Indemnity Company.
Congratulations to Nicholas Rockforte and Evan Fontenot in obtaining a $1.3 million verdict on behalf of a gentlemen who received spinal injuries as a result of an automobile accident. After a four day jury trial, beginning on May 14, 2018, a Pointe Coupee Parish jury unanimously awarded the plaintiff, Ronald Hicks, $1,298,410.00. The case is Ronald Hicks v. USAA General Indemnity Company, et al.
PBC Partner and registered nurse, Chris Coffin, was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in April 2018. He joins other nurse leaders throughout the world who have exhibited exceptional achievements in nursing. There are 530 chapters throughout the United States and worldwide. Sigma supports numerous professional products and services that focus on the core areas of education, leadership, career development, evidence-based nursing, research, and scholarship of members and all nurses who strive to improve the health of the world's people.
Pendley, Baudin & Coffin is proud to announce that Evan Fontenot has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Mr. Fontenot received his law degree from Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he practiced as a student clinician in the Immigration Law Clinic and participated in the Trial Advocacy Program. In 2017 he was awarded the Dean's scholar Award. Mr. Fontenot received his Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in comparative Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Louisiana in October of this year.
On September 26, 2017, Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P. filed the first pending federal lawsuit in Baton Rouge, Louisiana concerning a failure of a DePuy Attune knee implant. The plaintiff underwent a subsequent surgery to remove and replace the defective Attune device.
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