LIGHT (Lawyers Initiative Giving Hospitals Thanks) is a group of New Orleans law firms which has raised more than $100,000 to feed frontline healthcare workers while supporting New Orleans’ treasured food and music industries. The program supplies funding for the Krewe of Red Beans and its Feed the Frontline NOLA project, which serves thousands ofRead More
Richard King will be speaking at a seminar for the 2020 Inspection World Conference held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans on Monday, January 20th, at 4:00 pm. He will be presenting on the expert panel on the Top 20 ways to Get Sued for Home Inspectors. Please see the below link for registration andRead More
Melchiode Marks King, LLC has been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the Best Law Firms in Louisiana for 2020.
MMK congratulates the following attorneys on being selected as Super Lawyers 2020: Gerald A. Melchiode (Construction Litigation) Kevin A. Marks (Employment Litigation) Richard E. King (Construction Litigation) Olivia Y. Truong (Insurance Coverage)* Scott R. Huete (Transportation & Maritime)* Benjamin M. Pri-Tal (Construction Litigation)* *Also recognized as a 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star. Super Lawyers selects attorneys usingRead More
In its November issue, New Orleans Magazine has recognized 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 forRead More
Jeff Struckhoff recently prevailed on summary judgment in an insurance coverage claim. Plaintiff was an antique dealer who was injured during an exhibition with other dealers. She sued the organizer and its commercial general liability insurer for personal injuries. On Motion for Summary Judgment, the insurer argued that plaintiff was a “participant” in the antiquesRead More
The Best Lawyers in America recognizes Kevin Marks for Admiralty and Maritime Law, and Jerry Melchiode was listed for Construction Law. Jerry has been recognized for this distinction since 2016, and Kevin has been recognized since 2018. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review, with a methodology designed to accurately capture theRead More
Rich King is once again honored to be chosen to teach in the Schools of Casualty Claims (Coverage II and Mock Trial) and Professional Lines (Selecting Expert Witnesses) at 2019 CLM Claims College. Rich will be teaching “Coverage II” and defending one of the parties in the in the Schools of Casualty Claims Mock Trial. Additionally, Rich will be teaching “Selecting ExpertRead More
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Pam Vaughn, who lost her brave battle with cancer on July 4, 2019 at the age of 62. To paraphrase Pam’s loving husband John, it was only fitting that a firecracker such as Pam would pass away on Independence Day. Pam was one ofRead More
Jamie A. Futral and Joseph F. Schrempp join the MMK team as new associates.
Renée S. Melchiode successfully defended a sanitation company against trip-and-fall lawsuit, by obtaining a reversal of a denial of its Motion for Summary Judgement. A pedestrian, who tripped and fell over a hose connected to a sanitation truck and suspended across a sidewalk, brought a personal injury action against the sanitation company alleging negligence. TheRead More
Gerald A. Melchiode and Ben Pri-Tal prevail on summary judgment in a construction delay claim on behalf of a subcontractor on a Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (“CPRA”) public works project. The court found that the general contractor’s surety was solidarily liable per La. R.S. 38:2241(A)(2) for the increased cost of construction proven at trialRead More
We are pleased to announce that Jeffery B. Struckhoff has been named a Member of the firm, effective January 1, 2019. Jeff Struckhoff has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana and Mississippi, and routinely defends clients in the areas of property and construction law, insurance coverage, bad faith, transportation, product liability, professional liability,Read More
After a jury trial in the 16th Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Martin, State of Louisiana, Olivia Y. Truong and Rich King successfully obtained a defense verdict (11-1) in favor of a commercial hauling business, whose dump truck was broadsided by an 18-wheeler. The collision between the 18-wheeler and the dump truck resulted in both vehicles burstingRead More
Kevin Marks appointed to 41st Judicial District, House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association
Kevin Marks has been appointed by the Louisiana State Bar Association’s President, Barry H. Grodsky, to serve as a delegate for the Forty-First Judicial District to the House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Kevin’s term will be from June 2019 through June 2021.