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​Mark J. Neal, on October 16, 2017, convinced the United States District Court Judge for the Monroe Louisiana Western District to summarily dismiss the plaintiff's case in the employment discrimination matter of Michael Harris v. Gardner Denver Thomas, Inc., et al. (No. 17-931)

Mark J. Neal and Jordan Haedicke successfully persuaded the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal to reverse the Ouachita Parish state court's decision in the matter of Thomas C. Ilgenfritz v. Canopius U.S. Insurance (No.51-530-CA). This first party insurance claim, which was denied by the insurer, turned upon the validity of an "entrustment" exclusion in the policy. The lower court erroneously concluded the exclusion didn't apply and ruled for the plaintiff, awarding significant damages. However, on appeal and at the firm's urging, the Second Circuit, on August 9, 2017, reversed the decision in its entirety by finding the exclusion applied to bar recovery.

Mark J. Neal served as a faculty instructor at Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel's annual trial academy for young lawyers at Loyola Law School August 27-28.  

Mark J. Neal was a presenting speaker on July 12, 2017, at LAISE 2017 Open Forum & Legislative Recap in Baton Rouge. The presentation was titled "Successful Strategies to Combat & Defeat Frivolous Lawsuits by Plaintiff Attorneys & Medical Providers."

Mark J. Neal & Jordan Haedicke successfully persuaded the LA Second Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the lower court's erroneous grant of a new trial of an earlier zero jury verdict in favor of the firm's client. In the trip and fall matter of Audrey Nugent v.Car Town of Monroe, No. 50,910 CW,  the jury dismissed the plaintiff's claims of negligence after the 4 day trial. The trial judge then granted plaintiff's motion for new trial. In response, on September 26, 2016, the appellate court vacated the trial judge's decision and reinstated the jury verdict. 

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