Published December 23, 2010 16:45

Important Information about DePuy Hip Implant Recall

DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, has recently issued a voluntary recall of their ASR Hip Implant. A large British study determined that the DePuy implants were failing at a much higher and quicker rate than other manufacturers.

DePuy issued a statement to their patients explaining that additional testing and monitoring may be necessary to ensure the implant is functioning properly and, in some cases, additional surgery may be required. According to data gathered during the study, five years after implantation, approximately 13% of patients who received the ... Read more

Published December 23, 2010 16:44

Several HHKC Partners Named Super Lawyers

Herman, Herman & Katz congratulates partners Steve Lane, Stephen Herman, Leonard Davis, Jim Klick, Morton Katz, Maury Herman and Russ Herman for being named Super Lawyers for 2011 by "Super Lawyers" magazine. The magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, chosen by their peers and through the independent research.

Published November 29, 2010 16:45

HH&K Welcomes its newest associate attorney Aaron Ahlquist

Mr. Ahlquist attended the University of Wisconsin, where he majored in Political Science and International Relations and spent his junior year at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After receiving his B.A., he spent three years on the legislative staff of Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN).

Prior to HH&K, he spent three years on the FEMA Formaldehyde Products Liability Litigation relating to FEMA trailers following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Mr. Ahlquist is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Justice, Tennessee State Bar Association, Federal ... Read more

Published October 20, 2010 16:47

Congratulations to Leonard Davis for being recognized in the 2011 Edition of BenchMark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation has recognized Mr. Davis for his high quality of litigation work over the past year. Benchmark is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the US. The guide's results are the culmination of a six-month research period that allows their researchers to conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients. During these interviews they examine recent casework handled by the firms and ask sources to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their state or national ... Read more

Published June 18, 2010 16:49

Steve Herman and Steve Lane Addressed Actions the City May Take to Recoup Funds Lost as a Result of Oil Spill

Partners Stephen Herman and Steve Lane, who serve as the City Council's Legal Counsel, appeared before the Council to make a presentation on actions that the City may take to recoup monies from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The City may be able to recoup monies through the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and/or through an escrow account of $20 billion created by President Obama and BP yesterday, which covers claims associated with the oil spill disaster. 

The presentation also included detailed information on the various ... Read more

Published May 26, 2010 16:50

Several New Orleans Hotels File Class Action Against BP

As news of the oil spill and the resulting environmental damage spreads, the hospitality industry across southern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast is beginning to feel the effect in the form of cancelled room reservations. Similar to the claims filed by local restaurants, the class action, dated May 26, was filed on behalf of several hotels who have or will suffer lost profits for declaratory relief against BP as a result of the subsequent oil spill following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. 

The named plaintiffs include the Bourbon Orleans, the Crowne Plaza, the Marriott ... Read more

Published May 13, 2010 16:52

Russ Herman and Steve Lane named among Lawdragon's Top 500 List

torneys Russ Herman and Steven Lane of local firm Herman, Herman, Katz & Cotlar were recently named to the 2010 Lawdragon 500 list. This year's list represents less than 1% of the legal profession throughout the U.S. The publication states that this year's selection was "the most challenging task" they had completed since the list was created in 2005. The 2010 list of 500 attorneys were chosen from the list of 3,000 national finalists that was announced earlier this year in February. According to the Lawdragon website, the selection of the top 500 attorneys in the nation is ... Read more

Published April 13, 2010 16:53

Partner Brian Katz Selected By Jewish Federation of North America

Brian Katz, a partner at Herman, Herman, Katz & Cotlar, L.L.P., has been selected Co-Chair Designate of National Young Leadership for 2010-2011. Brian Katz will serve as Co-Chair Designate along with Shelly Kupfer of Washington, DC. The honor of Chair Designate by The Jewish Federations of North America's National Young Leadership department recognizes that individual's dedication to excellence in leadership. "The selection of Chairs Designate is a special moment in the life of the National Young Leadership Department," explains NYL's director, Matt Gerber. "It signifies ... Read more

Published January 04, 2010 16:54

Congratulations to Leonard Davis for being named to the City Business Leadership in Law Class of 2010

Leonard Davis has been named to CityBusiness' Leadership in Law Class of 2010. City Business will recognize 50 exceptional attorneys from the greater New Orleans area for their achieved success in their law practice, contributions to the community and their impact on the local legal industry.It was no easy task as this year's field was a very competitive class and another record breaker for nominations. Honorees will be recognized at a cocktail reception from 5-7:30 p.m. March 16 at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Published November 25, 2009 16:55

HH&K is pleased to announce Jeremy S. Epstein has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney

Jeremy Scott Epstein is an associate of Herman, Herman & Katz, L.L.P. Mr. Epstein attended the AB Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, where he double majored in Business and International Relations. While attending Tulane, Mr. Epstein served as a Senator on the Undergraduate Student Government and as a member of the Disciplinary Honor Board. After graduating from Tulane with honors, Mr. Epstein attended Tulane University Law School, where he participated as a member of the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic as well as the Tulane Inn of ... Read more

Published November 16, 2009 16:56

Russ Herman has been named the Best Lawyers' 2010 New Orleans Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Russ M. Herman as the "New Orleans Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year" for 2010. After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating "Lawyers of the Year" in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."

 Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting ... Read more

Published November 12, 2009 16:56

Steve Herman Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney Steve Herman of Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC has been certified as a member. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. 

The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 3000 members located throughout the country. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Forum membership acknowledges excellence in ... Read more

Published October 01, 2009 16:57

Congratulations to Russ Herman for being honored with the LAJ Stalwart Award

At a luncheon on September 10, 2009 during the LAJ Fall Conference in New Orleans, former LAJ president, Russ Herman, was honored with the LAJ Stalwart Award. The Stalwart Award recognizes an LAJ member who has distinguished himself or herself through service to the legal profession and the association. Allan Kanner, LAJ's 2008-2009 President, described Russ Herman as a storyteller, motivator, exemplary attorney, legal scholar and author.

Published August 11, 2009 16:58

Congratulation to HH&K Partners listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers for 2010

Congratulations to HH&K Partners listed in Louisiana Superlawyers 2010. Top 10 Russ Herman is listed in the Top 10 Lawyers in the State and received the second highest number of votes. Steven Lane is listed in the Top 50 Lawyers in the State and is the top family law vote recipient in the state. Members of the firm were also named for various 2010Super Lawyer Practice Areas, including: Russ Herman- Business Litigation Stephen Herman & Leonard Davis- Class Action/Mass Torts Steven Lane - Family Law Maury Herman, Morton Katz & James Klick - Personal Injury ... Read more