Counselors and Attorneys at Law


Buzz Durio Named Treasurer of Louisiana State Bar Association


Partner Buzz Durio was installed as Treasurer of the Louisiana State Bar Association.  He joins, Richard K. Leefe of Leefe, Gibbs, Sullivan & Dupr&eacu...

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Durio Collects Disputed Death Benefits on Behalf of Widow


On December 13, 2010 Robert Brown "Bobby” Chastant, DDS had been brutally murdered by one of his stable hands.  Buzz Durio represented Laurie Futral Chastant, his widow, the plaintiff, in a suit for payment of life insurance and other death benefit proceeds for which she was the named beneficiary. ...

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McGoffin Honored with 2010 Lafayette Civic Cup


Durio McGoffin Stagg and Ackermann founding partner, Gary McGoffin was recognized for decades of community involvement through the 2010 Lafayette Civic Cup. He is the recipient of the 78th annual honor which is sponsored by the Daily Advertiser.  The award is commonly regarded as the highest individual honor recog...

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Ackermann Secures UCC Decision Under "Hell or High Water" Clause


Ackermann maintains decision of first impression in Louisiana on use of the UCC "Hell or High Water Clause". Reported in Commercial Factor Fall 2008 edition, International Factoring Association.

Representing an accounts receivable factoring company that financed certain improvements to an inlan...

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Third Circuit Affirms Guidry's Attorney Fee Award


Randy M. Guidry, a Durio, McGoffin, Stagg and Ackermann partner, has successfully maintained, in the Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit, a rare award of damages and attorneys fees to a plaintiff under the Unfair Trade Practices Act. Indest–Guidry, Ltd., v. Key Office Equipment, Inc., et al, No. 08-599, Novembe...

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Ackermann Qualifies as FINRA Arbitrator


Jeffrey Ackermann, a shareholder and attorney with Durio, McGoffin, Stagg & Ackermann, PLC has qualified to become an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). Created through consolidation of the arbitration functions of the National Association of Security Dealers (“N...

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