United States Fifth Circuit

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Plaintiffs failed to produce any medical evidence to substantiate alleged harm from exposure to mustard gas. Summary judgment for defendants and subsequent denial of the FRCP rule 59(e) motion to alter, amend, or reconsider are affirmed.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/20/2004
  • Published 04/20/2004


  • DeMOSS, Circuit Judge:, Before DeMOSS, DENNIS and PRADO, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Daria Burgess Diaz, Robert Souren Abdalian (argued), Diaz & Abdalian, New Orleans, LA, for Plaintiffs-Appellants., Luis A. Leitzelar (argued), Emile C. Rolfs, III, Michael Paul Fruge, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge, LA, for Hydrochem Inc., Hydrochem Industrial Services Inc., Georgia Gulf Corp., Master Maintenance Corp., Master Management Corp. and Payne & Keller Co. Inc., Reginald R. Smith, King & Spalding, Houston, TX, for Georgia Gulf Corp. and Payne & Keller Co. Inc., Michael Stephen Sepcich, Lemle & Kelleher, New Orleans, LA, for Louisiana Intrastate Gas Co. and LA Intrastate Gas Corp., Ronald A. Johnson, Michael W. Mallory, Johnson, Johnson, Barrios & Yacoubian, New Orleans, LA, for Amoco Pipeline Co. and Amoco Energy Trading Corp., Thomas Edgard Schwab, Barkley & Thompson, New Orleans, LA, for XL Ins. Co.