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Steven Lane Featured in Lawdragon’s Lawyer Limelight

March 21, 2017

HH&K partner Steven Lane was recently featured in Lawdragon Magazine’s Lawyer Limelight.  In the interview, Mr. Lane discussed his early days before and after he started at the firm, the difficulties he experienced as the managing partner of HH&K and a family law attorney during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, working with the ACLU in its litigation regarding marriage […]

Aaron Z. Ahlquist HHK Attorney Aaron Ahlquist Honored with the Barney Mintz New Leadership Award

December 19, 2016

HH&K would like to congratulate Aaron Ahlquist who has been given this year’s Barney Mintz New Leadership Award.  This award is given to two up-and-coming leaders of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) each year.  The award is funded by the family of Barney Mintz, one of the original board chairs of the local and national chapters of the ADL. Mr. Ahlquist […]

DEEPWATER HORIZON CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE

September 29, 2016

Deepwater Horizon Claims Administrator Patrick A. Juneau announced a significant milestone in the Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damages Settlement. Juneau reported six claim categories have been finalized. The largest is the $2.3 billion Seafood Compensation Program and the other five are Real Property Sales, Vessels of Opportunity, Vessel Physical Damages, Individual Periodic Vendors and […]

Congratulations to the Twelve HH&K Attorneys listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers for 2017

September 22, 2016

Herman, Herman & Katz attorneys Russ Herman, Maury Herman, Steven Lane, Lenny Davis, James Klick, Stephen Herman, Brian Katz, Soren Gisleson, Jed Cain, John Creevy, Dr. Joseph Kott and Patrick Busby have been selected for the Super Lawyers 2017 Top Attorneys in Louisiana. Russ Herman, Lenny Davis and Stephen Herman were recognized for their successful […]

Donations for our Neighbors in Baton Rouge and the River Parishes Affected by the Flooding

August 17, 2016

I am always so impressed by the kindness and compassion of our family here at HHK.  Today is no exception.  We asked for donations, and in less than 24 hours, attorneys and staff came in with armfuls of bags and boxes filled with items to give to the flood victims.  We have so much sympathy […]

Congratulations to Russ Herman and Leonard Davis Listed in Best Lawyers Business Summer 2016

July 22, 2016

Congratulations to HH&K Partners Russ Herman and Leonard Davis who are listed in Best Lawyers Business, Summer 2016 Edition.  Russ Herman is recognized for Admiralty and Maritime Law and Appellate Practice.  Leonard Davis is recognized for his work in Construction Law and Environmental Law. Recognition in Best Lawyers is recognized by both clients and legal professionals as a […]

Zofran – Risk of Birth Defects

June 3, 2016

Zofran (ondansetron) is a drug prescribed to treat nausea predominately for those undergoing chemotherapy or post surgery.  However, many doctors have prescribed Zofran for women to treat pregnancy induced nausea.  HHK is currently pursing claims against the manufacturers of Zofran (ondansetron) alleging that the drug causes children to be born with birth defects. This litigation […]

“Discrimination is not a Louisiana value.” – Gov. John Bel Edwards

April 14, 2016

On April 13, 2016, Gov. John Bel Edwards took historic action to protect the LGBT community from discrimination in state government. Gov. Edwards issued an executive order which prohibits state agencies, boards and contractors from harassment or discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, disability or age. “We are fortunate […]

Talcum Body Powder Talcum Powder Litigation – $72 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

February 26, 2016

Johnson & Johnson has been found liable and has to pay $72 million to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company’s talcum powder products. The jury, by a majority vote, found that Johnson & Johnson was negligent, that it knew of the dangers of […]

Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC Wins Prestigious 2015 Litigator Award™

February 5, 2016

Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC is the winner of the prestigious 2015 Litigator Award™, ranking it among the Top 1% of all law firms for its attorneys’ extraordinary achievements in fields of: Commercial Litigation, Class Actions, Consumer Class Actions and Anti-Trust Litigation. Each year the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, LLC™, the governing body for […]

Ten HH&K Attorneys Named as Top Attorneys in Louisiana by Super Lawyers Magazine 2016

January 12, 2016

Herman, Herman & Katz partners Russ Herman, Maury Herman, Steven Lane, Lenny Davis, James Klick, Stephen Herman, Brian Katz, Jed Cain, John Creevy and Dr. Joseph Kott have been selected for the Super Lawyers 2016 Top Attorneys in Louisiana. Russ Herman ranked second in the Top 10 Attorneys in the State, and he was recognized […]

Jay Dardenne in Support of John Bel Edwards

November 19, 2015

Jay Dardenne, on why he’s supporting John Bel Edwards:

The Truth About David Vitter’s Stance on Syrian Refugees

November 17, 2015

David Vitter originally opined that there were thousands of Syrian refugees in Louisiana. The truth is, there are only 14 who are now receiving death threats.   As usual, David Vitter sought to make political hay by firing off a letter to Mayor Mitch Landrieu demanding that the mayor do something. Actually, in Louisiana, Catholic Charities Immigration […]

Election day is November 21st – Please vote for John Bel Edwards

November 16, 2015

Dear Friend: The reaction to our letter sent last week has been overwhelmingly positive. Many of you who have traditionally voted Republican will vote for John Bel. Some of you, however, have asked us to further explain this statement in our previous letter: “The contrast between this conservative, caring, and reasonable gentleman and his opponent […]

Election day is November 21st – Please vote for John Bel Edwards

November 11, 2015

Dear Friend: Rarely have we worked so hard to elect a candidate for governor. But the upcoming election is different. The last eight years have been awful for our state in so many ways. This election is so important we felt an obligation to inform you about John Bel Edwards and ask you to vote […]

Eight HH&K Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers” for 2016

August 17, 2015

Eight attorneys from the Law Office of Herman, Herman & Katz, L.L.C., have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016, including Russ M. Herman, Maury A. Herman , Steven J. Lane, Leonard A. Davis, James C. Klick, Stephen J. Herman, Brian D. Katz and Soren E. Gisleson. For […]

Stephen J. Herman, Esq. Inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

July 31, 2015

Stephen J. Herman, Esq. of Herman, Herman & Katz in New Orleans, Louisiana was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at their Mid-Year Meeting held July 22-25, 2015. The International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States. The Academy seeks out, identifies, acknowledges and honors […]

Mitsubishi To Apologize To US POWs For Forced Labor During WWII

July 16, 2015

[New Orleans]- Attorneys of Herman, Herman & Katz began litigation in 1999 against Japanese corporation Mitsui Mining Co. Ltd. and related business entities, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Mitsui & Co. (USA) Inc. and Mitsui Mining Co. USA, Inc. for subjecting Lester Tenney to slave labor at Mitsui mines from 1943 to 1945. The attorneys filed […]

Hurricane Season Checklist from HH&K

July 15, 2015

Herman, Herman & Katz has created this Homeowner and Business Checklist to assist you in your preparation for hurricane season.

HH&K Joins the ACLU in Filing Suit Against Governor Jindal Over Unconstitutional Marriage Executive Order

June 30, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La.—The ACLU Foundation of Louisiana, Forum for Equality Foundation, and 6 individual plaintiffs today filed suit challenging Governor Bobby Jindal’s “Marriage and Conscience Order,” signed on May 19, because it goes beyond his constitutional authority as governor. The lawsuit asserts that the “Marriage and Conscience Order” creates a class of persons who are […]

Justice For All Ball, September 18, 2015

June 8, 2015

Partner, Steven Lane, is the Chairperson for The Pro Bono Project’s Justice For All Ball. The event will be held on September 18, 2015. Honorary Chairperson, Mrs. Gayle Benson, has been kind enough to allow The Pro Bono Project to use the New Orleans Pelican’s practice court for the Patron Party, and the New Orleans […]

Steve Herman on WWL Regarding the Deadline to File a BP Oil Spill Claim

June 5, 2015

Steve Herman was interviewed in WWL’s news story that aired on Thursday, June 4th: “Monday the last chance to file BP oil spill claim” by David Hammer, Eyewitness Investigator. “I would say, candidly, BP did an effective job — spent a lot of money — bullying people with legitimate claims … into not filing,” Herman […]

Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Litigation Announces Settlement With Transocean

May 20, 2015

The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) spearheading the litigation emanating from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill today announced that it has reached a preliminary agreement with Transocean for $211,750,000 to settle claims against the company arising from the spill. The settlement, which will be overseen by Judge Carl A. Barbier of the Eastern District of […]

Computer Aaron’s Inc. Loses Appeal on Computer Spyware Allegations

April 17, 2015

Third Circuit Court of Appeals Notes ‘Orwellian-Like’ Surveillance of Customers A class action lawsuit accusing Aaron’s Inc. and a franchisee of secretly collecting thousands of computer webcam photos, screen shots and keystroke logs of customers will go forward because of a federal appellate court’s ruling, Herman Gerel LLP and co-counsel said today. The U.S. Court […]

HH&K Supports Hogs For The Cause

March 24, 2015

Herman, Herman & Katz is proud to announce its sponsorship and support of the Hogs For The Cause annual charity event at City Park’s Festival Grounds. Hogs For The Cause is a non-profit organization that hosts this annual music and food festival to raise money for pediatric brain cancer care. Funds raised by the organization […]

New Orleans Bar Association Charity Cook-Off

March 23, 2015

On Sunday, March 22, 2015, Herman, Herman & Katz competed in the 13th Annual New Orleans Bar & Grille Cook-Off.  This is a charity event sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section of the New Orleans Bar Association to help raise money for Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, a nonprofit corporation that serves individuals and families who, […]

Russ Herman receives CityBusiness 2015 Driving Forces Award

March 19, 2015

In March 2015, Mr. Herman received the New Orleans CityBusiness 2015 Driving Forces Award, given to 30 citizens recognized for leading restoration efforts in the City of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. With five whole decades of indispensable contributions to the legal sector, Russ M. Herman has achieved professional success as a senior partner of […]

Herman, Herman & Katz Welcomes New Associate Madelyn M. O’Brien

February 20, 2015

The Law Office of Herman, Herman & Katz is proud to announce Madelyn M. O’Brien as a new associate. Ms. O’Brien attended the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law where she earned her J.D. in December 2013, graduating cum laude as a William L. Crowe, Sr. scholar. At Loyola, Ms. O’Brien received the Joseph […]

Congratulations to Brian Katz, CityBusiness Leadership in Law, Class of 2015

January 28, 2015

We proudly congratulate HH&K Partner Brian Katz who has been named to the New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law, Class of 2015.  The 2015 Class is comprised of 50 outstanding legal professionals from the greater New Orleans area who have achieved success in their law practice, made contributions to the community and had an impact on […]

Ten HH&K Attorneys Named as Top Attorneys in Louisiana by Super Lawyers Magazine 2015

January 9, 2015

Herman, Herman, & Katz partners Russ Herman, Maury Herman, Steven Lane, Lenny Davis, James Klick, Stephen Herman, Brian Katz, Jed Cain, John Creevy and Jennifer Greene have been selected for the Super Lawyers 2015 Top Attorneys in Louisiana. Russ Herman ranked second in the Top 10 Attorneys in the State, and he was recognized for […]

Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation MDL Transferred to Eastern District of Louisiana

December 16, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, December 16, 2014 – Lawsuits pending in district courts across the country have been transferred to the Eastern District of Louisiana for centralized litigation of claims arising from the development, manufacture, regulatory approval, labeling, marketing, and use of the blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban). The proceedings will take the form of multidistrict litigation, consisting […]

Supreme Court Denies BP’s Bid to Undo Settlement

December 8, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected BP’s attempts to back out of its own settlement, dismissing the unfair and misleading attacks on the Claims Administrator, and telling BP:  A Deal is a Deal.  This decision by the High Court to leave undisturbed the U.S. Fifth Circuit’s opinion approving the settlement that BP negotiated, signed, and […]

Juneau’s Program Gets Claims Right 99.5% of the Time

November 26, 2014

“BP pushed for an Independent Audit, and here it is:  Juneau’s Program gets claims right 99.5% of the time.  It ‘is a significant accomplishment’ says the Independent Audit Committee.” For more information, see “Audit: Vast majority of BP oil spill claims payments are correct” by Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, November 25, 2014 and […]

One Dead, at Least Three Injured by Explosion at Fieldwood Energy, L.L.C.’s Echo Platform in Gulf of Mexico

November 21, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, November 21, 2014 – An explosion occurred on the Echo Platform, operated since July 2014 by Fieldwood Energy L.L.C. of Houston, killing one and injuring at least three on November 20, 2014. The platform is located at West Delta 105 in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 12 miles off the coast of New […]

HH&K Associate, Patrick Busby, Featured in New Orleans CityBusiness “Ones to Watch”

November 3, 2014

On Friday, October 31, 2014, Herman, Herman & Katz associate Patrick Busby was featured in the New Orleans CityBusiness “Ones to Watch” section which focuses on up and coming professionals in their fields.  The firm congratulates Patrick on this well deserved recognition. Patrick has a strong background in business litigation. Upon graduating law school, Mr. […]

HHK Representing Landowners in Caddo Parish Affected by the Sunoco Oil Spill

October 24, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, October 23, 2014 – Herman, Herman & Katz has stepped in to help residents and landowners in northwest Louisiana that have been impacted by the most recent oil spill.  An estimated 4,000 barrels (168,000 gallons) of crude oil – enough to fill about six rail-tank cars – spilled from the Mid-Valley pipeline into a […]

U.S. Court Certifies Class In Drywall Action Against Chinese Companies and “Pierces The Veil” Between Them

October 6, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 6, 2014 — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has issued an order certifying a class estimated to include over 4,000 people in a series of cases that plaintiffs in Louisiana, Virginia, Florida, and Mississippi1 filed against Chinese government-owned companies for manufacturing and distributing defective drywall, according to Arnold Levin of […]

Partner John Creevy, Alliance for Good Government, Orleans Chapter Executive Committee

September 23, 2014

Since 2011, John Creevy has served on the Executive Committee of the Orleans Chapter of the Alliance for Good Government. As a member of the Executive Committee, Mr. Creevy works to inform the public on issues that relate to candidates for public office, legislation, etc. The purpose of the Alliance for Good Government is to […]

HH&K Attorney, Stephen J. Herman, Takes Office as LAJ President

September 18, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 – Herman, Herman & Katz partner Stephen J. Herman has begun his term as president of the Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ). The LAJ is a voluntary bar association whose statewide membership is composed mostly of lawyers who have a trial practice. The organization and its members are dedicated to promoting justice in the workplace […]

Herman, Herman & Katz Selected to America’s Elite Trial Lawyers 2014

September 11, 2014

Herman, Herman & Katz is honored to have been selected to the 2014 inaugural list of America’s Elite Trial Lawyers by the editors of The National Law Journal and Law.com. The editors sought to recognize those law firms that are on the cutting edge of plaintiffs-side work in the United States and that have achieved […]

Court Finds BP Guilty of Gross Negligence, Willful Misconduct, and Recklessness

September 6, 2014

On September 4, 2014, the Court handed down its Phase One Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.     The Court held that BP was guilty of “gross negligence”, “recklessness” and “willful misconduct”.   Among other things, the Court found that BP lied in its corporate Investigation Report regarding a critical phone call that was placed […]

PLAINTIFFS’ STEERING COMMITTEE IN BP/DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL LITIGATION ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH HALLIBURTON

September 2, 2014

[New Orleans] – The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) spearheading the litigation emanating from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill today announced that it has reached an approximately $1.1 billion settlement with Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (HESI) stemming from its role in the incident.   The settlement, which will be overseen by Judge Carl A. Barbier […]

American Association For Justice Honors HHK Partner, Jed Cain, With F. Scott Baldwin Award

August 29, 2014

Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC partner Jed Cain was awarded the 2014 F. Scott Baldwin Award by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at its annual convention in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baldwin Award is presented each year to the “most outstanding young trial lawyer” in the country. Jed clerked with HHK throughout law school and […]

Lead Counsel Respond To NY Times Columnist’s Critique Of BP Settlement

August 11, 2014

Re “Sympathy for the Devil,” by Joe Nocera (column, Aug. 2): Joe Nocera unfairly characterizes the settlement BP reached after its 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In order to treat all claimants equally and fairly, the settlement agreement — which BP for more than a year negotiated, co-authored, agreed to and sought court approval of […]

Landmark class action lawsuit aims to stop Chinese Government-owned Companies from fleeing adverse legal judgments

August 5, 2014

A new class action brought by Eduardo and Carmen Amorin on behalf of over 3,000 active U.S. homeowner litigants against Chinese defendants who sold drywall to American consumers has been filed in a Louisiana federal court1.  Attorneys for the new action have taken steps to force the Chinese into Court, following action on July 17, […]

Regina Valenti is the 2014 Paralegal of the Year Sponsored by Advocate Capital, Inc. & the American Association for Justice

July 25, 2014

Regina L. Valenti, senior trial paralegal at the Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Advocate Capital, Inc. / AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award. Ms. Valenti was nominated for the award by Attorney Leonard Davis. Attorney Davis commented, “Regina is the top of the top notch paralegals who has […]

New Orleans Judge Finds Chinese Drywall Manufacturer in Contempt of Court

July 21, 2014

Taishan and the Taishan-affiliated companies found in contempt of court criminally and civilly NEW ORLEANS, JULY 18, 2014 – In a court hearing on July 17, 2014 in connection with the collection of the Judgment involving the Plaintiffs in the Germano, et al, v. Taishan Gypsum Co., Ltd. f/k/a Shandong Taihe Dongxin Co., Ltd., et […]

Federal Magistrate To Oversee Wisner Donation Demand That BP Clean Oil From Its South Lafourche Parish Land

July 7, 2014

According to the July 3, 2014, NOLA.com article by Mark Schleifstein: “Allegations that BP Exploration & Production Inc. has stopped cleaning up oil contamination on Edward Wisner Donation property along the Caminada headland and Elmer’s island in southern Lafourche Parish will be overseen by a federal magistrate judge in New Orleans, according to a ruling […]

BP’s New Motion Seems to be Primarily a PR / Intimidation Scheme

June 27, 2014

 As you may have heard, BP filed a new motion today with the District Court to ask for the return of alleged “over-payments” to Oil Spill victims that BP agreed to pay under a landmark 2012 Settlement.  The motion also asks the court to enjoin lawyers, like us, with respect to any attorneys’ fees.  While […]

Class Counsel Defend BP Settlement, Claims Administrator

May 29, 2014

On May 21, 2014, HH&K Partner and Co-Lead Counsel in the BP Oil Spill Litigation, Steve Herman, appeared on “The Angela Show” on WWL Radio in New Orleans.

BP Loses Again. Victims One Step Closer To Justice.

May 20, 2014

HH&K Partner Steve Herman is proud to announce that BP lost its request to ask the entire Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to review a three judge panel decision from the same Court

Herman, Herman & Katz LLC is proud to announce Jennifer Greene and John Creevy the firm’s newest partners

May 19, 2014

Herman, Herman & Katz LLC is proud to announce Jennifer Greene and John Creevy as the firm’s newest partners.

Louisiana Lawyer’s Oath Renewal Ceremony

May 15, 2014

HH&K Partner Stephen J. Herman was a guest speaker on May 9, 2014, at the Louisiana Lawyer’s Oath Renewal Ceremony.

BP Fighting Claims Process That It Agreed To

May 8, 2014

Steven Herman, speaks about the private settlement that BP agreed on, but changed its tune about when penalty negotiations with the government went south.

Response To U.S. Chamber of Commerce Position on the 5th Circuit Brief in the BP Oil Spill Settlement Appeal

April 22, 2014

Stephen J. Herman of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, have penned an opinion in response to recent requests made by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Judge denies BP’s request to delay seafood claims payments

February 28, 2014

“A federal judge Wednesday refused a request by BP to postpone oil spill compensation payments to seafood workers…

BP Oil Spill Medical Benefits Settlement Appeal Dismissed by 5th Circuit; Program to Begin Providing Benefits Immediately

February 13, 2014

Class Counsel leading the 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill litigation today announced that the Medical Benefits Settlement appeal has been dismissed by the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Partners Russ Herman and Stephen J. Herman selected to Lawdragon’s List of 500 Leading Lawyers in America

January 29, 2014

Lawdragon, a legal news resource and national attorney database, has released its annual list of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

Federal Court Upholds BP Settlement

January 15, 2014

Despite BP’s objections and attempts to further suspend payments in the Court-supervised Settlement Program, a Federal Appeals Court, on January 10, 2014, upheld Judge Barbier’s approval of BP’s 2012 multibillion-dollar settlement for businesses and residents who suffered losses from the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Ten HH&K Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers 2014 List

December 30, 2013

Herman, Herman & Katz attorneys Joseph Cain, John Creevy, Leonard Davis, Jennifer Greene, Russ Herman, Stephen Herman, Brian Katz, Morton Katz, James Klick and Steve Lane have been named Super Lawyers for 2014 by Super Lawyers magazine.

Federal Judge Carl Barbier denies BP’s attempt for proof of damage claims requirement

November 23, 2013

Over the past several months, BP has used several tactics to stall paying out claims made by businesses in the areas affected by the 2010 oil spill.

HH&K Managing Partner named to The Pro Bono Project’s Board of Directors

November 8, 2013

Attorney Steven J. Lane of Herman, Herman & Katz has been named to the Board of Directors of The Pro Bono Project, whose mission for nearly 30 years has been to provide free

Six HH&K Attorneys Named New Orleans Magazine’s Top Lawyers 2013 List

November 1, 2013

Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC would like to congratulate seven of its attorneys for their inclusion in New Orleans Magazine’s list of Top Lawyers in New Orleans for 2013.

Managing Partner Steve Lane named Chairman of NOBA’s Family Law Committee

October 30, 2013

Congratulations to our Managing Partner, Steve Lane, for being named the 2013-14 Chairman of the New Orleans Bar Association‘s (NOBA) Family Law Committee.

Monumental Tobacco Litigation Creates Smoking Cessation Trust for Louisiana Smokers Looking to Quit

October 18, 2013

In late 2011, HH&K partner Russ Herman helped finalize the 14-year-old class action lawsuit, Scott v. American Tobacco Company, with a judgment that ordered certain tobacco companies to fund a statewide, 10-year smoking cessation program benefiting more than 200,000 Louisiana smokers who are members of the plaintiff class (the “Scott Class”). The judgment created a […]

HHK Partner Russ Herman argues to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that Chinese manufacturer of defective drywall must be held accountable in U.S.

October 11, 2013

Last week, Chinese Drywall manufacturer, Taishan Gypsum Co., Ltd. argued in front of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, asking the court to overturn a court ruling that U.S. courts have jurisdiction over claims against the company that its product was defective and caused damage to thousands of Virginia homes. Attorneys for the defendant argued […]

Vioxx Settlement reached for Consumers’ Expenses

September 16, 2013

Earlier this month, drug manufacturer Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (“Merck”) agreed to pay up to $23 million to settle a class action lawsuit involving the prescription anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx.

Stephen Herman Adds 2014 LAJ President-Elect To List Of Honors

September 8, 2013

HH&K congratulates Partner Stephen J. Herman for being named 2014 president-elect of the Louisiana Association for Justice.

Seven HH&K Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers” for 2014

August 15, 2013

Seven attorneys from the Law Office of Herman, Herman & Katz, L.L.C., have been selected by their peers for inclusion The Best Lawyers in America© 2014, including Russ M. Herman, Leonard J. Davis, Maury A. Herman, Brian D. Katz, Stephen J. Herman, James C. Klick and managing partner Steven J. Lane. For 2014, Russ M. […]

Judge Barbier Rejects BP’s Requests to Suspend Oil Spill Payments

July 26, 2013

Over the past month, BP has been using the media and other “scare tactics” to try to delay the payment of settlement claims. On Friday, July 19, the Honorable Judge Carl Barbier (again) rejected BP’s requests, saying that there was no evidence that a single claim had been assessed improperly. While BP has argued in […]

An Open Letter To Our BP Clients

July 9, 2013

TO THE CLIENTS OF HERMAN HERMAN & KATZ LLC Dear Friends, Over the course of the last 30 days, there have been a number of news articles discussing BP’s ongoing dispute with the Court over the interpretation of the Business Economic Loss calculation procedures. Having failed to convince the District Court of its new proposal […]

Russ Herman Teaches Courtroom Persuasion to CLE Attendees

June 27, 2013

On Friday, June 14, HH&K partner Russ Herman addressed a room full of attorneys at the Marriott Convention Center regarding the 70 principles of rhetoric and psychological persuasion, as part of the LAJ CLE conference. His presentation focused on the use of rhetoric in courtroom persuasion, from jury selection to closing argument. During the day-long session, […]

HH&K Files Extension for CDW Claims Deadline

June 25, 2013

HH&K partner Russ Herman, who serves as court-appointed liaison counsel in the Chinese Drywall Federal litigation MDL 2047, was recently interviewed by New Orleans’ WWL News about the new deadline for filing claims against the named defendants in the ongoing Chinese Drywall litigation. July 8 is the new deadline by which individuals and businesses who […]

Monday, June 24 is the Deadline to Participate in CDW Settlement

June 21, 2013

In February, the Honorable Judge Eldon E. Fallon issued an order approving five (5) class action settlements with manufacturers, builders, suppliers and installers of Chinese drywall and their various insurers. Judge Fallon recently issued an order announcing that those individuals and businesses interested in participating in a Settlement must register on or before June 24, […]

HHK has been recommended as a “Top Tier” law firm by The Legal 500

June 10, 2013

Herman, Herman & Katz L.L.C. has been named one of the “Top Tier” recommended law firms in the country by The Legal 500 for plaintiff representation in mass torts and class actions, specifically pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The Legal 500 is an independent guide in which firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit, and […]

Herman, Herman & Katz Welcomes New Associate Danielle Treadaway Hufft

April 4, 2013

Herman, Herman & Katz is proud to welcome Danielle Treadaway Hufft as our newest associate. Mrs. Hufft earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Louisiana State University, where she graduated with honors in 2005. In the fall of 2005, she attended Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law, where she received her J.D. in […]

Partner Russ Herman Named to Tulane Law School’s Inaugural Hall of Fame

March 25, 2013

Published March 25, 2013 17:00 On Friday, March 22, HH&K partner Russ Herman was inducted into the inaugural class of the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame, which includes six living and six posthumous inductees. Mr. Herman and his fellow honorees were recognized and celebrated at Tulane Law School’s Annual Alumni Luncheon at the New […]

Federal Judge Issues Order Approving Five Class Action Settlements in Ongoing Chinese Drywall Litigation

February 7, 2013

Attorneys Russ Herman, court-appointed liaison counsel, and Arnold Levin, court-appointed lead counsel, in the Chinese Drywall Federal litigation, MDL 2047, are gratified today that the presiding Federal judge, the Honorable Judge Eldon E. Fallon, has issued an order approving five (5) class action settlements with manufacturers, builders, suppliers and installers of Chinese drywall and their […]

Eight HHK Attorneys Named to 2013 Super Lawyers

January 16, 2013

Herman, Herman, & Katz partners Leonard Davis, Maury Herman, Russ Herman, Stephen Herman, James “Jim” Klick, Morton Katz, Brian Katz and Steven Lane have been named Super Lawyers for 2013 by Super Lawyers magazine. Attorneys Leonard Davis and Stephen Herman were recognized for their successful work in Class Action/Mass Torts Litigation; Maury Herman, Morton Katz, […]

Partner Brian Katz named to United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society

January 15, 2013

Brian Katz, partner at Herman, Herman & Katz, L.L.C., has been honored by the United Way of Southeast Louisiana with membership into their philanthropic leadership group, the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of Southeast Louisiana. As a member of this select group of individuals who have “devoted time, talent and funds to create long-lasting changes” in […]

HH&K Names Joseph “Jed” Cain Equity Partner

January 9, 2013

Herman, Herman & Katz, L.L.C., is proud to name Joseph “Jed” Cain as an equity partner of the firm. Mr. Cain was named a non-equity partner in the spring of 2011; he has been with the firm since his clerkship while he was earning his J.D. at Tulane University Law School, and he became an […]

Russ Herman named Peoples Health Champion

November 15, 2012

Partner Russ Herman has been named a 2012 Peoples Health Champion for his exceptional accomplishments after age 65. Russ was recognized at the Saints vs. Falcons home game on Sunday, November 11, 2012. The Peoples Health Champions program was created by Peoples Health, in collaboration with the New Orleans Saints, to recognize the exceptional achievement of […]

Three HHK Partners Named to Lawdragon Top 500

October 24, 2012

Herman, Herman & Katz L.L.C., is proud to have three of our partner attorneys included in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Russ Herman, Stephen Herman and Steven Lane were chosen from a list of 3,000 national finalists, placing them among what Lawdragon considers to be the nation’s top attorneys, and representing less than 1% […]

Six HH&K Attorneys Named New Orleans Magazine’s Top Lawyers of 2012

October 22, 2012

OCTOBER 22, 2012 – Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC congratulates six of its attorneys for being chosen by New Orleans Magazine as the Top Lawyers in the city for 2012 in a variety of practice areas. Attorneys are named to this annual list based on recommendations by their peers. HH&K attorney Leonard A. Davis was […]

Six HH&K Attorneys Named to “Best Lawyers” 2013 List

September 25, 2012

Herman, Herman, & Katz partners Russ Herman, Steven Lane, James “Jim” Klick, Leonard Davis and Brian Katz have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, which is considered one of the leading guides for legal excellence in the country. Each attorney selected is named for […]

UPDATE:Landmark Decision in Chinese Drywall

September 8, 2012

In a landmark ruling, the Honorable Eldon E. Fallon, US District Judge for Eastern District of Louisiana, who oversees the Chinese Drywall MDL litigation in New Orleans, La., held that Chinese manufacturer, Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd, was subject to jurisdiction of US courts and refused to vacate a prior default judgment against Taishan. HHK Partners, […]

Five HHK Partners Named Benchmark Plaintiff Litigation “Local Litigation Stars”

September 6, 2012

Herman, Herman & Katz partners Russ Herman, Steven Lane, James “Jim” Klick, Leonard Davis and Stephen Herman have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition Benchmark Plaintiff Litigation. The national section of the guide identifies the firms and attorneys who have displayed the ability to consistently handle complex, high-stakes cases in […]

Stephen Herman featured in Lawdragon’s Lawyer Limelight

August 16, 2012

HH&K partner Stephen J. Herman was recently the subject of a “LAWDRAGON” interview, in which he discussed his experience in the BP Oil Spill litigation and the Scott v. American Tobacco case, which he describes as “the greatest accomplishment that I have been associated with. I was one of many, but I played a significant […]

Brian Katz named a Fellow by the Louisiana Bar Foundation

May 31, 2012

On May 31, Brian Katz was named a Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Fellow, Class of 2012 . The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity that supports programs that provide free legal services in all 64 parishes of the state of Louisiana. The LBF’s mission is to “preserve, honor, and improve” the justice system […]

Seven HH&K Attorneys Named to 2012 Super Lawyers

January 1, 2012

Herman, Herman, & Katz partners Leonard Davis, Maury Herman, Russ Herman, Stephen Herman, James “Jim” Klick, Morton Katz and Steven Lane have been named Super Lawyers for 2012 by Super Lawyers magazine. Attorneys Leonard Davis and Stephen Herman were recognized for their successful work in Class Action/Mass Torts Litigation; Maury Herman, Morton Katz and Jim […]

Five HH&K Attorney’s Named to “Best Lawyer’s” 2012 List

December 3, 2011

Herman, Herman & Katz partners Russ Herman, Steven Lane, James “Jim” Klick, Leonard Davis and Brian Katz have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, which is considered one of the leading guides for legal excellence in the country. Each attorney selected is named for […]

Smoking Cessation Programs Can Finally Begin After Denial of Petition by U.S. Supreme Court

June 22, 2011

A court ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier today lets stand a 2009 Louisiana appellate court decision ordering several tobacco companies to pay more than $240,000,000 to fund a smoking cessation program authorized in the ongoing Scott v. American Tobacco Co, Inc. litigation. This program is to be funded for a ten-year period and […]

HH&K Has Been Selected as a TOP TIER FIRM By The Legal 500

June 1, 2011

Herman, Herman & Katz L.L.C. has been named one of the “Top Tier” recommended law firms in the country by The Legal 500 for plaintiff representation in mass torts and class actions, specifically pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The Legal 500 is an independent guide in which firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit, and […]

Attorney Jennifer Greene Appointed to Susan G. Komen’s New Orleans Board of Directors

April 14, 2011

Jennifer Greene, who has been involved with the New Orleans chapter of the Susan G. Komen For the Cure New Orleans affiliate for the past seven years, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Susan G. Komen for the Cure (“Komen”) is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. Over […]

Congratulations To New Partner, Jed Cain

April 6, 2011

Herman, Herman & Katz L.L.P. is proud to announce Jed Cain as the firm’s newest partner. Mr. Cain has been with the firm since his clerkship while he was earning his J.D. at Tulane University Law School, and he became an associate with the firm in the summer of 2005. “I am honored to be […]

Stephen Herman named a Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellow

April 5, 2011

On April 1, Stephen Herman was inducted into the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Fellows, Class of 2010 . The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity that supports programs that provide free legal services in all 64 parishes of the state of Louisiana. The LBF’s mission is to “preserve, honor, and improve” the justice […]

Congratulations to Russ Herman For Being Featured in Chambers USA

March 11, 2011

Russ Herman has been chosen for Chambers USA 2011- Leaders in their Field. He has been recommended in Litigation, General Commercial (Louisiana), Products Liability and Plaintiffs (Nationwide). Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is […]

Brian Katz is new JCC President

February 21, 2011

HH&K Partner Brian Katz will be installed as the President of the Greater New Orleans Jewish Community Center (JCC) on February 20. He will serve a two-year term as president. Katz is a life-long member of the JCC and has served on its board since 2000. He most recently served as the Executive Vice President […]

Leonard Davis Appointed To Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in DePuy Hip Litigation MDL

January 31, 2011

HH&K Partner Leonard Davis was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) by the federal judge overseeing all federal cases in the DePuy Hip Litigation MDL. HH&K has been actively representing patients who were implanted with defective DePuy Hip replacement devices that are subject to chronic failure and filed one of the earliest cases in […]

Congratulations to Jim Klick for being named to the City Business Leadership in Law Class of 2011

January 10, 2011

Attorney Jim Klick has been named to CityBusiness’ Leadership in Law Class of 2011. He has been selected as one of 50 honorees based on your professional and community contributions, which is no easy task as this year’s field was a very competitive class and another record breaker for nominations. Honorees were selected in four […]

Several HHKC Partners Named Super Lawyers

December 23, 2010

Herman, Herman & Katz congratulates partners Steve Lane, Stephen Herman, Leonard Davis, Jim Klick, Morton Katz, Maury Herman and Russ Herman for being named Super Lawyers for 2011 by “Super Lawyers” magazine. The magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, chosen by their peers and through the independent research.

HH&K Welcomes its newest associate attorney Aaron Ahlquist

November 29, 2010

Mr. Ahlquist attended the University of Wisconsin, where he majored in Political Science and International Relations and spent his junior year at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After receiving his B.A., he spent three years on the legislative staff of Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN). Prior to HH&K, he spent three years on the FEMA Formaldehyde […]

Public Officials Speak Out Against Feinberg as BP Claims Process Changes

November 26, 2010

Public officials across the nation are speaking out against Kenneth Feinberg and his protocol for paying claims under his Gulf Coast Claims Facility (“GCCF”). The GCCF is the official way for individuals and businesses to file claims for costs and damages incurred after the Deepwater Horizon accident on April 20, 2010. The GCCF is administered […]

Congratulations to Leonard Davis for being recognized in the 2011 Edition of BenchMark Litigation

October 20, 2010

Benchmark Litigation has recognized Mr. Davis for his high quality of litigation work over the past year. Benchmark is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the US. The guide’s results are the culmination of a six-month research period that allows their researchers to conduct extensive interviews with litigators and […]

Judge Announces Breakthrough in Chinese Drywall

October 15, 2010

NEW ORLEANS, OCTOBER 14, 2010 – The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Chinese Drywall multi-district litigation and Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin (KPT) today announced a breakthrough settlement to remediate homes impacted by KPT’s drywall. The agreement establishes a demonstration remediation program, funded by KPT and a number of builders, drywall suppliers and their insurers. The program […]

Steve Herman and Steve Lane Addressed Actions the City May Take to Recoup Funds Lost as a Result of Oil Spill

June 18, 2010

Partners Stephen Herman and Steve Lane, who serve as the City Council’s Legal Counsel, appeared before the Council to make a presentation on actions that the City may take to recoup monies from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The City may be able to recoup monies through the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and/or through […]

Several New Orleans Hotels File Class Action Against BP

May 26, 2010

As news of the oil spill and the resulting environmental damage spreads, the hospitality industry across southern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast is beginning to feel the effect in the form of cancelled room reservations. Similar to the claims filed by local restaurants, the class action, dated May 26, was filed on behalf of several […]

Class Action Filed Against BP on Behalf of Several Gulf Coast Seafood Restaurants

May 18, 2010

It has been nearly two months since the explosion and subsequent sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oilrig caused massive amounts of crude oil to begin leaking into the Gulf of Mexico, and in that time, industry across the Gulf Coast has been affected, from the commercial fishing industry to tourism to food distribution. As a […]

Russ Herman and Steve Lane named among Lawdragon’s Top 500 List

May 13, 2010

Attorneys Russ Herman and Steven Lane of local firm Herman, Herman, Katz & Cotlar were recently named to the 2010 Lawdragon 500 list. This year’s list represents less than 1% of the legal profession throughout the U.S. The publication states that this year’s selection was “the most challenging task” they had completed since the list […]

Federal Judge Announces First Ruling in Chinese Drywall

April 28, 2010

NEW ORLEANS, APRIL 27, 2010 – Judge Eldon E. Fallon announced his verdict today in the first contested Chinese Drywall case, referred to as Hernandez v. Knauf Gips KG, et al, which was contested in New Orleans on March 15, 2010. Judge Fallon found in favor of the plaintiff, Tatum and Charlene Hernandez of Mandeville. […]

Partner Brian Katz Selected By Jewish Federation of North America

April 13, 2010

Brian Katz, a partner at Herman, Herman, Katz & Cotlar, L.L.P., has been selected Co-Chair Designate of National Young Leadership for 2010-2011. Brian Katz will serve as Co-Chair Designate along with Shelly Kupfer of Washington, DC. The honor of Chair Designate by The Jewish Federations of North America’s National Young Leadership department recognizes that individual’s […]

Congratulations to Leonard Davis for being named to the City Business Leadership in Law Class of 2010

January 4, 2010

Leonard Davis has been named to CityBusiness’ Leadership in Law Class of 2010. City Business will recognize 50 exceptional attorneys from the greater New Orleans area for their achieved success in their law practice, contributions to the community and their impact on the local legal industry.It was no easy task as this year’s field was […]

Russ Herman has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2010 New Orleans Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

November 16, 2009

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Russ M. Herman as the “New Orleans Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year” for 2010. After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in […]

Steve Herman Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum

November 12, 2009

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney Steve Herman of Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC has been certified as a member. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million […]

Congratulations to Russ Herman for being honored with the LAJ Stalwart Award

October 1, 2009

At a luncheon on September 10, 2009 during the LAJ Fall Conference in New Orleans, former LAJ president, Russ Herman, was honored with the LAJ Stalwart Award. The Stalwart Award recognizes an LAJ member who has distinguished himself or herself through service to the legal profession and the association. Allan Kanner, LAJ’s 2008-2009 President, described Russ Herman as a storyteller, motivator, exemplary attorney, legal scholar and author.

Russ Herman was honored with the John R. “Jack” Martzell Professionalism Award

August 21, 2009

On August 21, 2009, senior partner Russ Herman was honored with the John R. “Jack” Martzell Professionalism Award from the Federal Bar Association. This award recognizes the attorney who best exemplifies outstanding professionalism in the practice of law.

Congratulations to HH&K Partners listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers for 2010

August 11, 2009

Congratulations to HH&K Partners listed in Louisiana Superlawyers 2010. Top 10 Russ Herman is listed in the Top 10 Lawyers in the State and received the second highest number of votes. Steven Lane is listed