A single firm, Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams of Metairie, La., near New Orleans, has signed up about 800 clients, mostly from Nassau and Queens, and has filed more than half the existing suits. The Rain Law Firm of Hallandale Beach, Fla., has 450 local clients.
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As lawsuits against the company mount, one stands out for its financial depth. A case brought last month in New Orleans by Western Express says that Pilot Flying J's scheme to defraud the trucking company cost it more than $75 million.
John Houghtaling listed in the roster of attorneys in the Pilot cases.
Pilot Flying J, the truck-stop chain under investigation for skimming rebates to customers, has hit a new stumbling block: a lawsuit that could exceed $70 million by one of its most loyal trucking customers.


Frederick W. Bradley

Fred Bradley has almost 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer in the areas of business and contract litigation, product liability, and personal injury. He has personally handled a wide variety of cases, both jury and nonjury, through trial and appeal in Louisiana courts.

Mr. Bradley graduated with a degree in English literature from Tulane University in 1968. After two years in the U.S. Army, he entered Tulane Law School. He served as the Comments Editor for the Tulane Law Review in 1972-73, winning the highest award for scholarly writing on two occasions. He was elected to the Order of the Coif upon his graduation in 1973. He headed up the tort and insurance section of a major insurance defense law firm for 25 years, where he was involved in numerous high profile business lawsuits, including the Plywood Antitrust Litigation and the United Gas Pipe Line lawsuit with LP&L. He handled numerous disputes involving insurance claims and issues, representing plaintiffs on some occasions and defendants in others. Mr. Bradley is also experienced in state tax and intellectual property litigation, the latter involving claims of patent and trademark infringement, as well as false advertising.

He was admitted to the State Bar of Louisiana in 1973 and has practiced in all federal courts in Louisiana since that time. He has briefed and argued over fifty cases in the Louisiana Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Louisiana, and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has maintained the highest "AV" rating with Martindale Hubbell since being first eligible for that ranking and is currently a member of the New Orleans, Louisiana, and American Bar Associations.

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