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Louisiana Department of Education sues two educators over public data queries

Carol Ostrow Jun. 15, 2016, 9:11am

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) recently sued educators James Finney of Baton Rouge and Michael Deshotels of Zachary over repeated requests for school data.

Louisiana Supreme Court ousts Pointe Coupee Parish justice for flouting orders

Carol Ostrow May 9, 2016, 10:01am

NEW ORLEANS–The Louisiana Supreme Court recently banned Pointe Coupee Parish Justice of the Peace Stacie Pourciau Myers from judicial office for the next half-decade following multiple alleged failures to report financial communications and then ignoring resulting sanctions.

La. bookstores win injunction in 'age verification' suit

Carol Ostrow May 4, 2016, 3:31pm

BATON ROUGE – In a clear-cut verification of First Amendment rights, New Orleans bookstores and others won an injunction on April 29 from Judge Brian Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana in a case strongly supported by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Seaman sues Lebeouf Towing, alleging negligence caused injuries

Carol Ostrow Sep. 21, 2015, 1:32pm

A Tangipahoa Parish seaman is suing his employer, alleging negligence in an offshore accident that he says led to permanent injuries.

Felled pilot charges EPL Oil & Gas, Wood Group PSN with hazardous gas release

Carol Ostrow Sep. 21, 2015, 11:58am

A professional pilot is suing two industrial corporations alleging negligence in a 2013 aerial incident which allegedly exposed the plaintiff to hazardous gases.

Seaman asserting back injury sues Lebeouf Bros. Towing

Carol Ostrow Sep. 21, 2015, 11:48am

A Tangipahoa Parish seaman is suing his employer, alleging negligence in a 2014 offshore accident which allegedly led to the plaintiff’s permanent injuries.

Employee sues Serenity Funeral Home, alleging unpaid overtime wages

Carol Ostrow Sep. 21, 2015, 11:30am

A funeral home staffer is suing his joint employers, alleging failure to comply with labor law from 2013 to the present. Joseph M.

Failed gastric surgery device spurs victim to sue Allergan over negligence claims

Carol Ostrow Sep. 10, 2015, 12:14pm

A Terrebonne Parish woman and her adult children are suing a California-based medical device manufacturer, alleging negligence, manufacturing defect, strict liability, and breach of warranty following a medical injury originating in a 2011 procedure.

Woman faults Sleep Inn for wet sidewalk slip and fall

Carol Ostrow Sep. 9, 2015, 1:26pm

A Texas woman is suing a hospitality business and its insurance firm alleging premises negligence in a 2014 parking lot slip and fall.

Kidnapped seaman sues employers alleging blatant disregard for safety

Carol Ostrow Sep. 9, 2015, 11:14am

A seaman is suing his maritime employers, charging deliberate negligence in a 2011 international hostage situation allegedly causing the plaintiff’s permanent and debilitating injuries.

Maritime supplier sues M/V Yellowstone over alleged debt

Carol Ostrow Sep. 8, 2015, 1:20pm

A Texas enterprise doing business in Louisiana is suing a Singapore-owned marine vessel, charging breach of contract that purportedly led to the plaintiff’s economic injuries.

Couple charges Walmart with negligence, alleging profound psychological and physical damages in fall

Carol Ostrow Sep. 8, 2015, 11:48am

A Tangipahoa Parish couple is suing major U.S. retailer Wal-Mart alleging premises negligence in 2014 which allegedly led to permanent injuries for the wife and life-changing marital difficulties.

Maritime supplier sues marine vessel Yellowstone over alleged debt

Carol Ostrow Sep. 8, 2015, 10:33am

A Texas enterprise doing business in Louisiana is filing an admiralty and maritime claim against a Singapore-owned marine vessel, claiming breach of contract in 2015 which purportedly led to the plaintiff’s economic injuries.

Clerk sues Cellular Sales of Knoxville, alleging FLSA violation

Carol Ostrow Sep. 3, 2015, 1:30pm

A Pennsylvania resident is suing his Tennessee-based employer, alleging labor law violations.

Former officer alleges racial discrimination by Houma police

Carol Ostrow Aug. 27, 2015, 12:31pm

A former police officer is suing the Houma police, alleging violation of his civil rights in regard to alleged unlawful employment practices.

Deepwater Horizon cleanup worker sues BP, alleging health hazards

Carol Ostrow Aug. 27, 2015, 12:21pm

An oil industry worker is suing BP, alleging alleging negligence and breach of duty in the Deepwater Horizon spill that he says led to the plaintiff’s permanent injuries.

Homeowner sues Wright National Flood Insurance, contending Katrina claim denial

Carol Ostrow Aug. 27, 2015, 9:50am

A New Orleans property owner is suing her insurance company alleging negligence and breach of contract in the aftermath of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.

Deepwater Horizon cleanup worker sues BP, alleging health hazards

Carol Ostrow Aug. 27, 2015, 9:41am

An oil industry worker is suing a major oil company alleging negligence and breach of duty in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill allegedly leading to the plaintiff’s permanent injuries.

Estranged wife sues AT&T over claims of released phone records

Carol Ostrow Aug. 26, 2015, 12:49pm

Two New Orleans women are suing a major American telecommunications business alleging violation of their privacy and consumer rights in a 2015 matter relating to ongoing divorce and child custody proceedings.

St. Tammany Parish restaurant worker sues Ponchartrain Foods, seeking reinstatement

Carol Ostrow Aug. 24, 2015, 1:24pm

A St. Tammany Parish woman is suing her employer, alleging discrimination in a workplace suspension that she says was racially motivated.