Susan Muller Rogge

Susan Rogge has represented insurers for over fifteen years in coverage and bad faith disputes, both at the trial and appellate levels.

About

Susan has litigated coverage issues under commercial general liability policies, excess policies, homeowners, auto, and professional liability policies, as well as workers’ compensation/employer’s liability policies. Susan also has extensive experience on long-tail injury claims, including litigating coverage issues on occupational hearing loss and asbestos injury claims.

Susan graduated first in her class from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2002, after which she clerked for Judge Eldon Fallon at the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Susan is a member of the American, Louisiana, New Orleans, and Federal Bar Associations.

 

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

 

Notable Representations

  • Successfully obtained a reversal of summary judgment by the Louisiana Supreme Court, resulting in a ruling in favor of insurer client enforcing a UMBI coverage selection form in the amount of $20,000 in UM limits rather than $1 million sought. Wade Millien v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Ins. Co., et al., Docket No. 2012-CC01914 (11/9/2012).

  • As appellate counsel, secured a decision vacating a default judgment from the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal. Docket No. 2008-0280 (2008).

  • Defended a summary judgment victory in the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal, obtaining a decision affirming summary judgment enforcing a UMBI coverage rejection. Scarborough v. Randle, 209 So. 3d 961 (La. App. 3d Cir. 2013).

  • Obtained favorable decisions from the Louisiana Fourth and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal affirming summary judgment enforcing an electronically signed UMBI coverage selection form.  Addison v. Affirmative Ins. Co. et al., No. 2014-4168 (La. App. 4th Cir. 2017);Renee Jackson v. Liberty Personal Ins. Co., No. 20-CA-13 (La. App. 5th Cir. 2020).

  • Obtained judgments from United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming summary judgment dismissals of claims for additional insured coverage and claims for occupational disease under worker’s compensation/employ- er’s liability policies. See Trahan v. Morton Salt, et al., No. 11-3116 (5th Cir. 1/11/12) (affirming dismissal of claims for additional insured coverage); and Continental Holdings v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, No. 11-30049 (5th Cir. 8/5/11) (affirming dismissal of hearing loss claims under worker’s compensation/ employer’s liability policies).

Education

  • Loyola University School of Law New Orleans, summa cum laude, 2002

  • University of New Orleans, B.A. Psychology, 1999

Experience

  • Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.

  • Law Clerk to The Honorable Eldon Fallon, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana

 

Honors & Achievements

  • Order of Barristers

  • Loyola Law Review, Editor and Recipient of Editorial Board Outstanding Service and Dedication

  • Oralist, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team, Team Finish- Final 8 of 180 teams from 36 countries

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