Verdicts & Settlements

PAST CASES OF NOTE

Although the firm focuses on major litigation, we handle selected cases of all sizes. A representative sample of our cases with verdicts or settlements in excess of $1,000,000 is listed below:

Insurance fraud; breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy; verdict, including judicial interest, exceeds $180 million

Persistence - Baton Rouge Business Report , July 2011

Total judge and jury verdicts in excess of $180 million as lead counsel representing the Commissioners of Insurance of Louisiana and Oklahoma, through their respective Receivers, in a plaintiff's capacity against one of the largest health care corporations in the nation, a Big 6 accounting firm, an international law firm, and numerous officers and directors of three failed HMOs in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. VerdictSearch.com ranked this award as the 16th largest trial verdict of 2005 in the nation.

An $18,000,000 jury verdict for the wrongful death of a plant worker who died after being severely burned.

A $10,500,000 jury verdict for a man who was severely injured when his truck failed to negotiate a defective curve.

Confidential settlement of a complex Louisiana securities fraud case involving approximately $10,000,000.00 worth of private investments in a failed telecom company based in New Orleans. Our firm successfully represented more than 50 individual investors against approximately a dozen defendants, including one of the world's largest investment bankers and technology corporations.

An $8,000,000 judgment for a man injured because of a defective roadway.

A $6,950,000 settlement in an automobile accident case in which a young wife and mother sustained permanent brain damage.

Jury verdict in excess of $5 million for the wrongful deaths of fraternal twins who contracted nosocomial infections following their births and treatment in a neonatal intensive care setting.

A $5,000,000 settlement of a class action in which 500 children became ill after being illegally exposed to a pesticide at school.

A $5,000,000 settlement for several workers injured by exposure to chemicals at a chemical plant.

A $4,500,000 settlement for a plant worker who was seriously burned in an electrical fire in a chemical plant.

A $3,600,000 settlement for the death of a worker who was severely burned.

A $3,200,000 settlement in an out-of-state medical malpractice claim involving a man who received severe and permanent damages as a result of substandard emergency department care.

A $3,000,000 settlement for several workers who contracted cancer as a result of exposure to chemicals in the workplace.

A $2.5 million settlement with the PCF.

A $2,400,000 settlement of a legal malpractice case.

A $2,300,000 settlement of a toxic exposure claim brought by a group of workers at a chemical plant.

A $2,250,000 settlement for a young girl rendered paraplegic in a defective three-wheeler accident.

A $2,200,000 settlement for an electrical worker who sustained brain damage as a result of contact with electrical powerlines.

A $2,100,000 settlement for a young man struck by an 18 wheeler.

A $2,100,000 settlement for a teenager who was born with birth defects as a result of a defective drug his mother took during pregnancy.

A $2,000,000 settlement for the family of a man who lost his life in an explosion at a local chemical plant.

A $2,000,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a Louisiana man who died in an automobile accident in Iowa.

A $1,400,000 settlement for the family of a Jones Act seaman who died in an accident on the Mississippi River.

A $1,250,000 settlement involving the wrongful death of a motorist in an auto accident.

A $1,200,000 settlement for a person who was severely injured in an airplane crash.

A $1,100,000 settlement of a fiery crash of an 18-wheeler which killed the driver and severely injured a passenger.

A $1,100,000 settlement for a plant worker who was severely injured when he fell from atop a chemical tank under construction.

A $1,000,000 jury verdict in a wrongful death action against a patient's treating physician who was also the mayor of a local city.

A $1,000,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a man due to a defective highway intersection.

Over 25 medical malpractice cases with judgments or settlements in excess of the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Cap of $500,000.

Other Significant Cases :

A multi-million dollar settlement of a Mississippi medical malpractice case against several physicians, a medical placement corporation, and a hospital for the negligent hiring of an unqualified emergency department physician.

A confidential settlement against a trucking company and its primary and excess insurers in a wrongful death case involving a prominent Louisiana attorney and his surviving family.

Several confidential settlements for victims of sexual abuse by priests.

A confidential settlement for a victim of sexual abuse by her psychiatrist.

A confidential settlement for several victims of sexual abuse by a Boy Scout leader.

A confidential settlement for several victims of sexual abuse by a high school football coach.

A confidential settlement for a victim of sexual abuse by her physician.

A confidential settlement for a victim of sexual abuse by her psychologist.

A confidential settlement for a victim of sexual abuse by her social worker.

A confidential settlement for a victim of sexual abuse by a family friend.

A confidential settlement for a victim of sexual abuse by a family member.

(Names of clients and defendants are not disclosed to protect the privacy of our clients, and in some instances, due to confidentiality agreements.)

(The amount of any settlement or judgment is dependent on many factors, which may include the strength of the case, the seriousness of the injuries, the amount of loss, the skill of the attorney involved, and in some instances the ability of the defendant to pay. Amounts shown do not include legal interest. )

$2.5 million settlement with the PCF

Representative Sampling of John McLindon's Verdicts and Dismissals:

These are just a few of the many cases in which Mr. McLindon has obtained favorable results for his clients over the 24 years he has been practicing criminal defense.

In 2011, represented a Chief of Police in Louisiana who had been charged by a Federal Grand Jury with an 11 count RICO based Indictment. After a week-long Trial, the jury acquitted the client on all 11 counts.

In 2003, after many months of research and investigation by our firm, the United States Attorney's Office dismissed the case against former head of an East Baton Rouge Parish Agency, who was under investigation by the United States Attorney's Office.

In 2013, a former government official in a Louisiana municipality was arrested and charged with violating State RICO laws, along with theft and other associated charges. The client was presented to the State Grand Jury in East Feliciana Parish, and the Grand Jury returned a "No True Bill", which resulted in the District Attorney dismissing the entire case.

In 2013, the co-owner of a local business was involved in a contentious breakup of the business with his partner. Our client was charged with multiple counts of theft. The case was tried in East Baton Rouge Parish, and the Judge returned a verdict of "Not Guilty" as to all charges.

In 2006, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, we won the dismissal of a multiple count indictment against our client for violation of the Federal Speedy Trial Act.

In 2012, after a five year battle with the United States Attorney's Office, we negotiated a multiple count, arson and insurance fraud case down to a one count Bill of Information for which our client received probation.