Partial list of reported cases in which L. Kevin Coleman was lead counsel  


Cases dealing with multi-generational law (wills, successions/estates and trusts & issues of the elderly)

 
Succession of Blythe, 466 So.2d 500 (La. App. 5 Cir. 1985), writ den. 469 So.2d 985;
      
            496 So.2d 1180 (La. App. 5 Cir. 1986), writ den. 498 So.2d 15
       
            519 So.2d 284 (La. App. 5 Cir. 1988), writ granted 521 So.2d 1139, reversed in part 531 So.2d 1073 (La. 1988)
          
            576 So.2d 1207 (La. App. 5 Cir. 1991), writ den. 580 So.2d 385 (La. 1991)

In Re Succession Of Costello, 2000-2552 (La. App. 4 Cir., 2/13/2002), 809 So.2d 533 (this was the estate of the man who founded and owned WRNO, "the rock of New Orleans")

            2000-2672 (La. App. 4 Cir., 2/13/2002), 811 So.2d 63

            2001-184 (La. App., 2/13/2002), 811 So.2d 69

In re Succession of Lee, 02-189 (La. App. 5 Cir., 10/29/2002), 831 So.2d 477 (litigation between Sheriff Harry Lee and his older sister, May Ngai.  He represented Ms. Ngai.)

In Re Mashburn Marital Trusts, 2004-1678 (La. App. 1 Cir. 12/29/2005), 924 So.2d 242, writ denied, 2006-1034 (La. 9/22/2006), 937 So.2d 384;

            2006 1753, (La. App. 1 Cir. 12/28/2006); 947 So.2d 852

            2006-1753, 2006-1754 (La. App. 1st Cir. 12/28/2006), 2006 WL 3804633 (unpublished opinion), writ denied, 2007-                  0403 (La. 4/20/2007), 954 So.2d 164

             2006-0741 (La. App. 1 Cir. 12/28/2006); 951 So.2d 1136, writ denied, 2007-0446 (La. 4/20/2007); 954 So.2d 167

            2008-450, c/w In the Matter of the Mashburn Family Trust, 2008-0451 (La App. 1 Cir. 10/31/2008), 994 So.2d 157                 
            2010-1104 (La. App. 1 Cir. 12/22/2010); 52 So.3d 1127, writ denied, 2011-0474 (La. 5/20/2011); ____ So.3d _____

            2010-0278 (La. App. 1st Cir.12/22/2010), 52 So.3d 1136

            2010-1819 (La. App. 1 Cir. 3/25/2011); (not designated for publication), writ denied, 2011-0474  and 2011-0818 (La.                 5/20/2011)


Representing the State of Louisiana through Charity Hospital, LSU Medical Center physicians, Louisiana Patient's Compensation Fund and DOTD:

 Calloway v. City of New Orleans, 524 So.2d 182 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1988), writ denied, 530 So.2d 84
           
Estate of Anderson v. Charity Hospital of New Orleans, 537 So.2d 1218 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1989), writ denied, 539 So.2d 633

Hubbard v. Louisiana Dept. of Transp. and Development, 559 So.2d 868 (La. App. 4 Cir., 1990) (alleged road defects – representing the state Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD))

 Johnson v. State, Dept. of Health and Human Resources, 470 So.2d 901 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1985)

LaMark v. NME Hospitals, Inc., 522 So.2d 634 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1988), writ denied, 526 So.2d 803 (La. 1988)
           
            529 So.2d 868 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1988), writ denied, 533 So.2d 364 (La. 1988)
          
            542 So.2d 753 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1989), writ denied, 551 So.2d 1334 (La. 1989)  

Parmelee v. Kline,  90-600, 90-601 (La.App. 5 Cir., 3/13/1991), 579 So.2d 1008, writ den. 586 So.2d 564 (La. 1991)

Taylor v. Charity Hospital of Louisiana, 436 So.2d 736 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1985), vacated, 476 So.2d 338 (La. 1985), appeal after remand, 481 So.2d 1043 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1985)

Walker v. Foti, 530 So.2d 661 (La. App. 4 Cir., 1988) (Orleans Parish Prison where Charity Hospital operated a satellite clinic – alleged TB exposure)
 
Federal court cases:

Bellsouth Mobility, Inc. v. Parish of Plaquemines, 98-1754 (E.D. La., 3/11/1999), 40 F.Supp.2d 372 (Case under the Telecommunications Act of 1996 involving cell towers)

Delta Commercial v. Gulf of Mexico Fishery, 03-30545 (5th Cir., 3/19/2004) 364 F.3d 269 (Case arising under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C.A. § 1852(b)(2)(B) - representing an organization  of commercial fishermen)

Montgomery Elevator Co. v. Building Engineering Services Co., Inc., 730 F.2d 377 (5 Cir. 1984)


Pipitone v. Biomatrix, Inc., 01-30654 (5th Cir., 4/18/2002), 288 F.3d 239 (Daubert case in medical products liability)

 
Contract, commercial and construction litigation

Banc One Leasing Corp. v. Scat Recycling LLC, 04-896 (La. App. 5 Cir., 12/14/2004), 892 So.2d 98

Bernal v. Long, 02-760 (La. App. 5 Cir., 12/30/2002), 836 So.2d 516 (fraud, redhibition & unfair trade practices)

Cheek v. Uptown Square Wine Merchants, W.F., Inc., 538 So.2d 663 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1989)

Communication and Information Resources, Inc. v. Expressions Acquisition Corp., 95-1070 (La. App. 5 Cir. 5/15/1996), 675 So.2d 1164 (personal liability of corporate officers for intentional interference with corporate contract)

Insurance litigation:

Berry v. Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, 2008-CA-0945 (La. App. 1 Cir., 7/9/2009), 21 So.3d 385, writs denied, 2009-C-2220 and 2009-C2241 (La. 12/18/2009), 23 So.3d 945 (recognizing addiction as a disease and that a risk of relapse can be a present disability for purposes of disability insurance)

Berry v. Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, 2012-CA-0903 (La. App. 1 Cir., 9/15/2013), (not designated for publication), writs denied, 2009-C-2220 and 2009-C2241 (La. 12/18/2009), 23 So.3d 945