Susan Rogge’s practice focuses on insurance coverage litigation. She has represented insurers for over fifteen years in coverage and bad faith disputes, both at the trial and appellate levels. Susan has litigated coverage issues under commercial general liability policies, excess policies, homeowners, auto, professional liability, and worker’s 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 School of Law New Orleans, 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, and lives in Mandeville, Louisiana.
As appellate counsel, Susan has 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).
Susan also has notable appellate victories at various Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In Tyrone Yancy v. Liberty Surplus Ins. Co., serving as appellate counsel and arguing before the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, Susan secured a decision vacating a default judgment. Docket No. 2008-0280 (2008). Susan also successfully 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). Recently, Susan obtained a favorable decision from the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal affirming summary judgment enforcing an electronically signed UMBI coverage selection form. Addison v. Affirmative Ins. et al., No. 2014-4168 (La. App. 4th Cir. 2017). In the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Susan obtained judgments affirming summary judgment dismissals of claims for additional insured coverage and claims for occupational disease under worker’s compensation/employer’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).