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FRILOT WINS DEFENSE VERDICT IN ENVIRONMENTAL WHISTLEBLOWER CASE



Miles Clements and Heather McArthur successfully defended a maritime client against claims brought under the Louisiana Environmental Whistleblower Act. Plaintiff claimed he was terminated in retaliation for reporting an environmental violation, and sought treble damages for lost wages as well as emotional distress damages and attorneys' fees (allowed under the statute).


After a jury trial before Judge Eldon E. Fallon in the Eastern District of Louisiana, the jury returned a verdict for the defense, finding that Plaintiff was not entitled to any of his requested relief and awarding him nothing.


The Frilot Admiralty and Maritime practice group is comprised of a number of talented lawyers who handle litigation matters involving vessel owners and operators, oil companies, and oil field service companies, as well as domestic and international P & I clubs and insurers. Frilot's Energy & Environmental practice has experience in toxic torts, hazardous waste litigation, environmental contamination, chemical releases and long-latency occupational diseases.


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