One of Morris Bart‘s most memorable cases was a class action lawsuit filed in 1999 over the diet pill popularly known as Fen-Phen, which was linked to heart valve malfunction. When the firm provided an EKG for one plaintiff, the test showed she needed surgery immediately. After the operation, her doctors told her she probably soon would have died of a massive heart attack without it. The client received a seven-figure settlement in the case, but Bart said she told him she was most grateful for that EKG.
“Today she’s alive, she has plenty of money to provide for the rest of her life, and (that case) was really a life-changing event,” he said.
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“We have hundreds of businesses and individuals that we represent that were affected by the spill,” Morris Bart said. “We’ve been active not only in working with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility in attempting to get a fair settlement for our clients, but we’ve been active with the litigation team in federal court in preparing for the trial.”
When he’s not in court, Morris Bart is an avid supporter of local sports teams and active in philanthropic endeavors. Along with enjoying the excitement of the game, he also cheers the economic impact of the New Orleans Hornets. “It’s tremendous as far as attracting business and talented individuals to the New Orleans area,” he says. He has partnered with the organization in a community service program called Bart’s Bees. Students at five participating elementary schools who earn a B or better receive game tickets, T-shirts, bookbags and other loot. Bart also provides financial support to Newman, Country Day and McGehee, as well as his alma maters, the University of New Orleans and Loyola University College of Law.
“If you plant that love of learning, that seed of education, into a lower-school child, then that child has a good chance of succeeding in life,” Bart said.
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