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FRILOT WINS JUDGMENT IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PROPERTY/ SERVITUDE DISPUTE



     


Miles Clements and Ben Castoriano successfully prosecuted the claim of a local property owner against a Fortune 100 agricultural conglomerate (2014 revenues $40 billion). Frilot’s client filed suit seeking to enforce various rights under a Servitude Agreement, in particular its right to construct and operate a barge dock necessary to facilitate a refinery operation to be conducted by a lessee on its nearby property. The client’s servitude rights are valued in the tens of millions of dollars. 


Following a bench trial before Judge Helen G. Berrigan in the Eastern District of Louisiana, a judgment was entered in favor of Frilot’s client which allows Frilot’s client to construct its barge dock pursuant to the Servitude Agreement. Plaquemines Holdings, L.L.C. v. CHS, Inc., 2013 WL 6384219 (E.D.La. 2013).  Judge Berrigan’s ruling was affirmed by the U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Plaquemines Holdings, L.L.C. v. CHS, Inc., 597 Fed.Appx. 763 (5th Cir. 2015).



The Frilot Commercial Litigation practice group is comprised of a number of talented lawyers who routinely handle litigation matters involving commercial leases, servitude agreements, real estate transactions, and a wide variety of other commercial property disputes.


 


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