Managing Partner John Houghtaling continuing the legacy from nationally-known trial lawyer, Wendell Gauthier.
Profile of John Houghtaling in New Orleans Magazine.
Wendell Gauthier has frequently been called the king of the class action...
Indeed, an opposing lawyer once objected to a judge that Wendell Gauthier smiled too often. With his track record, who wouldn't?
The tort wheel of fortune turns round and round. "There is only one thing that will make a big company respond." Gauthier, asking for punitive damages.
Big civil damages awards have become an increasingly common feature of the American legal landscape, but Monday's nearly $3.5 billion punitive-damages assessment in a 1987 Louisiana railway fire is being seen as a case unto itself...
Gauthier blasts company executives for greedy, hands-off attitude resulting in a railroad car fire that forced 1,000 people from their homes.
Gauthier represented one of the first plaintiffs in the historic class-action lawsuit against tobacco companies.
Gauthier, lead attorney who argued case for historic race track as reported by the Times Picayune.