In order to be a great law firm, you need to have the experience to back you up. At Norman Business Law Center, we have that experience. Not only have our business lawyers published legal works including Louisiana Employment (Thomson Reuters, 1083 pages, updated annually) and Louisiana Corporations (Thomson Reuters, 2051 pages, updated annually) but our firm has an “AV” rating from the Martindale-Hubbell rating agency. This is the highest rating given for ability and ethics.

Our credentials speak for themselves, but our business lawyers are determined to give you the best representation they can. Check out a list of our notable cases below:

 COMMERCIAL TRIALS OF NOTE

  • Albert K. Newlin, Inc. v. Iqbal Mohammed, 14th Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish, 2009-5167. (construction dispute)
  • Allen v. IMTC, Inc., 14th Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish, 87-2213. (employee ordered to pay employer’s attorney fees)
  • Arceneaix, Russell v. Chemical Waste Management, Inc., 14th Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish, 2011-1442. (chemical release)
  • Bourque v. National Union Fire Insurance Company, 14th Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish, 92-2532. (investment dispute)
  • Boyer v. Trinity Universal Ins. Co. of Kansas, Inc., Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 89-72, 1990 WL 88873. (car sale dispute)
  • Broussard v. Stutes Farms, LLC, 38th Judicial District Court, Cameron Parish, 10-18885. (dispute over partition of property)
  • DP Concrete Products, LLC v. American Spring Wire Corp., United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, Lake Charles Division, 2:08 CV 571, 2008 WL 4082997. (manufacturing dispute)
  • Dunham Price Inc. v. LA Machinery Company, 14th Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish, 2001-4109. (truck fleet defects)
  • Fireman’s Ins. Co. Of N v. Bourque, et al, United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, 2:1987-cv-01050. (investment dispute)
  • Fireman’s Insurance v. Bourque, et al, , United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, 2:1989-cv-00373. (investment dispute)
  • Guillory v. Foster, 14th Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish, 86,6192. (landlord liability)
  • Gulf Rice Milling, Inc. v. Sonnier, 31st Judicial District Court, Jefferson Davis Parish, C-206-04. (rice contract dispute)
  • Hijazi, Fouad and Rimi Elsabeh Hijazi v. Anne Schaefer Dentler, et al, 14th Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish, 2009-5348. (zoning dispute)
  • Hood v. Lake Charles Am Pres, et al, United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, 2:2003-cv-01920. (FMLA claim)
  • Jones Environmental Inc. v. Lake Street Texaco Inc., 14th Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish, 2009-2046. (environmental dispute)
  • Louisiana Alligator Wholesale, Inc. v. Prairie Cajun Seafood Wholesale Distributors, Inc., Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 07-1590, 2008 WL 1886791. (alligator meat dispute)
  • Masonite Corp. v. Service Door & Millwork, LLC, Louisiana 14th Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish, 2008-5435. (forged guarantee dispute)
  • Moilanen, Thomas A. v. Four Seasons Equipment of LA, LLC, 14th Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish, 2012-1228. (business divorce)
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation v. Elliott Turbomachinery Co Inc, 14th Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish, 91-6723. (defective machinery)
  • Porché Premier Painting & Specialty v. McInnis Brothers Construction Inc., 14th Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish, 2005-5063. (construction dispute)
  • Smith v. State, Dept. of Transp. & Development, Louisiana 33rd Judicial District Court, Allen Parish, C-99-671. (expropriation)
  • Thomas A. Moilanen v. Four Seasons Equipment of La, LLC, George S. Nevins, Four Seasons Equipment, Inc., Nevco Equipment, Ltd., Mitchell W. Nevins, and
  • Robert Carpenter, 14the Judicial District Court, Calcasieu Parish, 2012-1228. (business divorce)
  • Universal Research and Development Partnership No. 1 v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, United States Tax Court, 9893-88, 9894-88, 1729-89, 4329-89, 1991 WL 169197. (tax dispute)

COMMERCIAL APPELLATE DECISIONS OF NOTE

  • Allen v. IMTC, Inc., Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 89-469, 567 So.2d 1155. (employee ordered to pay employer’s attorney’s fees)
  • Antoine v. U.S. Postal Service, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 85-3120, 781 F.2d 433. (employment discrimination case)
  • Boyer v. Trinity Universal Ins. Co. of Kansas, Inc., Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 89-72, 564 So.2d 384. (car sale dispute)
  • Broussard v. Stutes Farms, LLC, Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 13-1122, 134 So.3d 226. (partition of property)
  • Crabtree v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue., United States District Court, M.D. Louisiana, 56 A.F.T.R.2d, 85-5714, 613 F.Supp. 257. (tax refund case)
  • Davon Group Ltd. v. Dyer, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 08-30857, 337 Fed.Appx. 436. (business divorce)
  • DP Concrete Products, LLC v. American Spring wire Corp., United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, Lake Charles Division, 2:08 CV 571, 2008 WL 4082997. (manufacturer dispute)
  • Foster v. Blackwell, Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 98-1654, 747 So.2d 1203. (business divorce)
  • Garber v. Badon & Ranier, Court of Appeals of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 07-1497, 981 So.2d 92. (law firm divorce)
  • Green v. Plantation of Louisiana, LLC, United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, CIV. 2:10-0364, 2010 WL 5256348. (FLSA collective action)
  • Guillory v. Foster, Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 634 So.2d 1372. (landlord liability)
  • Gulf Rice Milling, Inc. v. Sonnier, Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 05-1432, 930 So.2d 256. (rice contract dispute)
  • Hijazi v. Dentler, Court of Appeals of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 13-268, 125 So.3d 1280. (zoning dispute)
  • Ieyoub ex rel. State v. W.R. Grace & Company-Conn., Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 708 So.2d 1227. (attorney fee dispute)
  • J M Tull Metals Co. Inc. v. Cline, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 07-30351, 306 Fed.Appx. 34. (liability of guarantor)
  • Levy v. Billeaud, Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 8226, 399 So.2d 775. (business divorce)
  • Levy v. Billeaud, Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Supreme Court of Louisiana, 83-C-118, 83-C-0150, 443 So.2d 539 (business divorce).
  • Louisiana Alligator Wholesale, Inc. v. Prairie Cajun Seafood Wholesale Distributors, Inc., Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 981 So.2d 929. (alligator meat dispute)
  • Martinez v. Rivet, Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 16-100, 190 So.3d 461. (real estate dispute)
  • Masonite Corp. v. Service Door & Millwork, LLC, Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 14-1035, 162 So.3d 702. (forged guarantee dispute)
  • Matthews-McCracken Rutland Corp. v. The City of Plaquemine, Supreme Court of Louisiana, 81-C-2953, 414 So.2d 756. (construction arbitration issue)
  • Miller v. Louisiana Farm Bureau Cas. Ins. Co., Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 670 So.2d 622. (recoupment of worker’s compensation benefits for employee)
  • Occidental Chemical Corp. v. Elliott Turbomachinery Co., Inc., United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 95-30662, 84 F.3d 172. (validity of release of liability)
  • Quinn Properties Inc. v. Sabine River Realty, Inc., 676 So.2d 639. (lease dispute)
  • Roger Boc, L.L.C. v. Weigel, Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 99-570, 744 So.2d 731. (redhibition of Wal-Mart store)
  • Shareholders of R.E. Heidt Const. Co., Inc. v. Price, United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, Lake Charles Division, 2:10 CV1260, 2011 WL 4591860. (business divorce)
  • Smith v. State, Dept. of Transp. & Development, Supreme Court of Louisiana, 899 So.2d 516. (expropriation)
  • Southwest Rice Mill Co., Inc. v. Smith, Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 2008 WL 597197. (rice contract dispute)
  • Succession of Chambers v. Chambers, Court of Appeals of Louisiana, Third Circuit, 98-937, 729 So.2d 608. (disputed sale of lesionary rights)
  • Universal Research and Development Partnership No. 1 v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, United States Tax Court, 9893-88, 9894-88, 1729-89, 4329-89, 1991 WL 169197. (tax dispute)