Salley, Hite, Mercer & Resor is regularly retained by insurance companies to defend policy holders in a variety of litigation throughout the State of Louisiana in both state and federal courts. The Firm defends insureds in litigation ranging from cases involving issues of premises liability, products liability, maritime personal injury, commercial and personal lines automobile liability to class action and mass tort.
The Firm devotes a significant portion of its insurance defense practice to environmental litigation. Insurers have retained the Firm to represent oil companies, landowners, and other defendants in large scale environmental contamination cases, mass tort, toxic tort, class action, radiation, and environmental claims. Salley, Hite, Mercer & Resor is routinely retained to defend insureds in “legacy” cases, wherein Louisiana landowners and lessors have filed suit against the former lessees and operators alleging a myriad of issues that arise as a result of oil field operations on their property.