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Mark J. Neal, on January 29, 2021, in the Ouachita Parish, LA matter of Ledet v. Ledet (No. 92-0835), earned a summary judgment dismissing all claims against his client. The plaintiff filed suit against his ex-wife in 2019 seeking to annul their 1992 community property settlement agreement. Mr. Ledet maintained the agremment he entered 28 years ago was void due to a vice of consent. The court rejected the suit on the basis that it was filed too late. 

Mark J. Neal successfully represented GEICO as Louisiana counsel in the class action certification hearing of Eric Prudhomme, et al. v. GEICO Insurance Co., et al. (No.15-0098). Plaintiffs sought class certification status as it concerned GEICO's handling of all of its first-party total loss property damage claims in Louisiana for a period of years, claiming that the company deliberately undervalued its insureds' claims. The evidentiary hearing was held on November 9-11, 2020, in the United States District Courthouse, Lafayette, Louisiana. The federal district judge, by written reasons dated December 22, 2020, dismissed the plaintiffs' motion for class certification. The matter is currently on appeal before the US 5th Circuit. 

Mark J. Neal, on December 19, 2019, helped convince the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to affirm the lower court's summary judgment dismissal of his client Trustmark National Bank in this putative class action. The debtors who filed the suit were active duty military when their lenders foreclosed on their properties. The defendants convinced the court that the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act waiver requiements were inapplicable because "there was nothing to waive." Fodge v. Trustmark Nat'l Bank, 945 4.3d 880, 2019 U.S. App., 2019-30279

Mark J. Neal was again selected by his peers as a 2021 Super Lawyer for its annual national publication (www.SuperLawyers.com). Only 5% of all attorneys are selected to Super Lawyers. The publication listed him among the best 25 Louisiana lawyers in the practice area of Civil Litigation: Defense.











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