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Two New Orleans law firms tapped to represent Maryland in Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse

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The Maryland attorney general plans to seek financial recovery for the damages suffered by the state in the crash. It would pay the law firms on a sliding scale depending on how much money the state recovers and how long the litigation lasts, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The firms could earn between 2% and 18% of the money the state recovers based on the outcome of the case.







A boat moves past the bow of the container ship Dali prior to the detonation of explosive charges to bring down sections of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge resting on the Dali on Monday, May 13, 2024, in Baltimore.




The firms would not receive any compensation if the state recovers less than $350 million, the amount of a payout from the state’s insurance carrier. 

Experience in maritime law, civil litigation

Liskow & Lewis is a full-service law firm with 140 attorneys across four offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Houston. Its maritime practice is one of the 10 largest in the country and has handled marine incidents in the Gulf of Mexico and on inland waterways, according to its website.

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