Patrick Pendley of Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P. presented a $290,000 check to ARC-Iberville after winning a class action settlement filed against British Petroleum after the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Verdicts & Settlements
Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P. announces that a settlement has been reached between their clients, the Iberville Parish Council and Iberville Parish School Board for financial losses against British Petroleum arising from the April, 2010 oil spill off the Louisiana Coast. Both of these public entities sustained losses in sales tax revenues mainly as a result of substantial diminution in tourist visits to Iberville Parish. The claim of the Iberville Parish Council was resolved for $1,624,485.92. The claim for the Iberville Parish School Board was resolved for $854,099.74. Both of these public bodies rely on sales tax revenue for a significant portion of their annual income. These funds will be available to each board for any public purpose deemed appropriate.
National settlement exceeding $80 million in nationwide class action involving claims for pesticide exposure against major international chemical company.
Pendley, Baudin & Coffin has been involved in the GMO Rice litigation pending in St. Louis federal court since 2007 representing over 700 clients. The Multi District Litigation has settled for a cash payment for all claimants of $750,000,000 by A. G. Bayer, the company that developed the rice variety with the mutation. While in the experimental development, the modified rice escaped from the test plots and contaminated the entire rice production from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri. It is believed that the contamination of the commercial rice crops occurred around 2001 but was not discovered until early 2006 in the 2005 rice crop. On the announcement by the USDA of the contamination in August, 2006, the demand for rice from these states fell to almost zero at a time when the 2006 crops was about to be harvested. The economic loss to the rice producers and mills was, in many cases, quite catastrophic. The litigation was hard fought and the resolution brings some economic relief to the rice producers.
Resolution of over 20,000 cases involving disputed sales taxes on manufactured homes. A settlement was reached in excess of $29 million.
$10.3 million Settlement for Missouri residents who purchased Celexa or Lexapro for a minor child.
Pendley, Baudin and Coffin helps to achieve $40 million class action settlement with GlaxoSmithKline. A federal judge in Minnesota approved the settlement to refund money to third party payors that paid for Paxil used by children.
Individual settlement in the amount of $300,000.00 for client injured after using a medication sold by an international pharmaceutical company.
National settlement exceeding $900 million in multiple class actions involving defective polybutylene pipe.
Class action settlement of $9 million related to chlorinated phenol pollution of Mississippi river by major international chemical company.