Jerry Melchiode and Ben Pri-Tal prevail on summary judgment having all claims dismissed against their client’s surety in a construction dispute.

Jerry Melchiode and Ben Pri-Tal prevail on summary judgment having all claims dismissed against their client’s surety in a construction dispute. The court found that as a conventional bond it was limited to its terms and no cause of action existed against the performance bond surety once the owner accepted the project. Further, per theRead More

Jerry Melchiode and Renee Melchiode prevail on summary judgment in a payment dispute on a disaster recovery project in Florida involving two Louisiana companies.

Jerry Melchiode and Renee Melchiode prevail on summary judgment in a payment dispute on a disaster recovery project in Florida involving two Louisiana companies. The court found that Louisiana law applied and awarded the full amount of the earned contract funds, plus interest from the date of breach. Under Louisiana law on Open Accounts theRead More

Jerry Melchiode and Kevin Marks recognized by Biz New Orleans Magazine

Jerry Melchiode and Kevin Marks recently appeared in Biz New Orleans, a magazine focused on the New Orleans business community, in its 2021 list of Best Lawyers. The list can be found in the magazine’s February 2021 issue. Jerry was recognized in the fields of “Construction Law” and “Litigation-Construction.” Kevin was named in “Admiralty andRead More

Please tune in on January 26th at 1:00 p.m. EST as our very own Richard King & Jennifer Simmons, Esqs. discuss how Covid-19 Judge and Jury Trials may change the way we do business

Please tune in on January 26th at 1:00 p.m. EST as our very own, Richard King & Jennifer Simmons, Esqs. discuss how Covid-19 Judge and Jury Trials may change the way we do business. If interested in joining, please request an invite at scopeland32@gmail.com For More Information visit: Employer Liability Panel

Six MMK Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2021, with Two Attorneys Recognized as Rising Stars

MMK congratulates the following attorneys on being selected as Super Lawyers 2021: • Gerald A. Melchiode (Construction Litigation)• Kevin A. Marks (Employment Litigation)• Richard E. King (Construction Litigation)**• Jennifer L. Simmons (Insurance Coverage)• Scott R. Huete (Transportation & Maritime)***• Benjamin M. Pri-Tal (Construction Litigation)* *Also recognized as a 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star.** 10th ConsecutiveRead More

MMK attorneys Jennifer Simmons and Matthew Biggers obtained a summary judgment in favor of an apartment complex owner on a plaintiff’s claims of wrongful death and failure to provide proper safety

MMK attorneys Jennifer Simmons and Matthew Biggers obtained a summary judgment in favor of an apartment complex owner on a plaintiff’s claims of wrongful death and failure to provide proper safety. The claims arose from the shooting death of the plaintiff’s non-tenant family member during the commission of illegal activities by unknown third parties atRead More

MMK attorneys, Jerry Melchiode and Renée Melchiode, obtained a judgment in excess of $1,000,000 in a construction dispute involving a design-build pump project at the NASA Stennis facility.

MMK attorneys, Jerry Melchiode and Renée Melchiode, obtained a judgment in excess of $1,000,000 in a construction dispute involving a design-build pump project at the NASA Stennis facility. Representing the mechanical subcontractor, MMK sued the engineer and material supplier of an industrial pump package based on theories of detrimental reliance and negligence. This was theRead More

MMK Office OPENING in FLORIDA

Melchiode Marks King LLC is proud to announce the opening of its Pensacola, Florida office. While only 200 miles from MMK’s main office in downtown New Orleans, Pensacola is truly a gateway to the Sunshine State and provides convenient access to Alabama and Georgia. The office will be led by MMK Member James “J.J.” Reeves.Read More

MMK named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Law Firms”

Melchiode Marks King is delighted to again be included in the latest listing by U.S. News & World Report of Louisiana’s “Best Law Firms”.  According to the publication, firms included in the list are ”recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.”  As in the past, MMK was recognized in theRead More

Congratulations to our Top Attorneys as selected by New Orleans Magazine

In its November issue, New Orleans Magazine has again named five MMK lawyers in its annual announcement of the city’s “Top Attorneys”. The lawyers receiving this honor were identified by their peers as being leading practitioners in various areas of practice.  Jerry Melchiode was recognized for Construction Law; Richard King for Insurance Law; Kevin Marks for Admiralty & Maritime LawRead More

Kevin Marks again appointed to 41st Judicial District, House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association

Kevin Marks has again been appointed to serve as a Delegate for the Forty-First Judicial District in the House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association.  Kevin’s term will be from June 2021 through June 2023.  The Forty-First Judicial District represents Orleans Parish.  This will be Kevin’s second term as a Member of theRead More

Jennifer Simmons to speak at DRI Conference on October 22, 2020

Member, Jennifer Simmons, will be speaking at the DRI’s Annual Meeting on October 22, 2020.  She will be a presenter in the session entitled “Sifting Through the Rubble: Legal and Business Considerations for Effectively Navigating a Catastrophic Structural Collapse.” This year, DRI will hold its 24th Annual Meeting as its first Virtual Annual Meeting onRead More

Rich King teaches at CLM’s 2020 Claims College

Rich King is, once again, honored to be chosen to teach in the Schools of Casualty Claims (Coverage II and Mock Trial) at the virtual 2020 CLM Claims College. Rich will be taught “Coverage II” and is moderating the Casualty Claims Mock Trial on September 11, 2020.  The virtual CLM 2020 Claims College is being held from September 8-11, 2020.

Renee Melchiode inducted into the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

MMK is proud to announce that Renée S. Melchiode has been inducted into the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, a professional trade association of peer-reviewed, premier defense and corporate counsel and industry executives, dedicated to leading the profession by advancing the principals of civil justice, actionable knowledge, and fostering the trust and value ofRead More

Jennifer Simmons and Ben Pri-Tal obtain summary judgment against claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, hostile work environment, constructive discharge, and retaliation.

Jennifer Simmons and Ben Pri-Tal successfully defended an industrial services employer against allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, hostile work environment, constructive discharge, and retaliation by a former employee against her then-supervisor. In granting summary judgment in favor of the employer, the Court ruled that the plaintiff could not meet the requisite burden of proof toRead More