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Vulcan Says Texas Brine Counsel Conflicted In Sinkhole Suit
Vulcan Materials Co., a third-party defendant in a consolidated class action accusing Texas Brine Co. LLC of causing a potentially dangerous sinkhole, asked a Louisiana federal judge on Wednesday to disqualify Texas Brine’s counsel, saying Kean Miller LLP has served as counsel to Vulcan for decades.
The move comes after U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey granted class certification in May to a group of property owners and residents in the suit accusing Texas Brine and an Occidental Petroleum Corp. unit of causing the multiacre sinkhole that emerged last year in the swamplands of Bayou Corne following the alleged collapse of an underground salt dome cavern excavated by Texas Brine. Judge Zainey found that the plaintiffs, a group from Assumption Parish, La., had shown that the potential class was large enough and had enough in common that they were best served by their claims going forward together.
Vulcan wasn’t an original party to any of the lawsuits, but Texas Brine sued Vulcan as a third-party defendant, seeking contractual indemnification and fault-based contribution. Vulcan now says the disqualification of Texas Brine’s counsel in the proceeding is warranted and necessary, and urges the court to prevent Kean Miller — as well as Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert LLC — from serving as Texas Brine’s counsel. . . .
. . . . The plaintiffs are represented by class counsel Calvin C. Fayard Jr. of Fayard & Honeycutt APC, among others.
Vulcan is represented by Roy C. Cheatwood, Kent A. Lambert, Adam B. Zuckerman and Tyler K. Weidlich of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
Texas Brine is represented by Bradley C. Myers, Glenn M. Farnet, Troy J. Charpentier and Katie D. Bell of Kean Miller LLP.
The lead case is Lisa T. LeBlanc et al. v. Texas Brine Co. LLC et al., case number 2:12-cv-02059, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. . . . (more)
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