Cases & Deals

Bridgestone defends against action involving failure of Louisiana Superdome roof during Hurricane Katrina

Clients BFS Diversified Products, LLC

Jones Day represented BFS Diversified Products, LLC in connection with a suit brought by the State of Louisiana and the Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District as a result of the failure of the roof of the Louisiana Superdome during Hurricane Katrina. The membrane covering the roof, which was manufactured by BFS Diversified Products, LLC, a division of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., peeled off during the height of the storm and water penetrated the building.

Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District, et. al. v. BFS Diversified Products, LLC, et. al., Case No. 06-8927 (Civil Dist. Ct. for the Parish of Orleans, La.)