Notable Cases

March 20, 2012: Jeff Reynolds Obtains Dismissal of Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc. and Total Gas & Power North America, Inc. from Large Global Warming Case

The victory establishes useful precedent for Total - and the entire oil industry - against the plaintiffs' Bar's global warming lawsuit campaign.

The Plaintiffs were a purported class of people living on the Gulf of Mexico. They claimed that Total and a number of other Defendants caused global temperatures to rise through greenhouse gas emissions. Plaintiffs claimed this increased the severity of Hurricane Katrina. They alleged damages as a result.

Jeff Reynolds was lead counsel for the Total companies.

On March 20, 2012, Chief U. S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. granted Total’s Motion to Dismiss based on seven different grounds, including the statute of limitations and standing, and dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice.

For more information about the case contact Jeffery Reynolds at 601 355.7773 or

“There is no other lawyer I would rather have on my side than Jeff. I wish I could clone him.”
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