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Lawsuit against credit card companies over interest rates remanded to district court

Holland Phillips Dec. 24, 2013, 12:29pm

NEW ORLEANS –A lawsuit against a group of credit card companies by the Attorney General of Mississippi has been remanded from federal court to district court on appeal.

Attorney fee award reversed by appeals court in Texas voting rights case

Holland Phillips Dec. 23, 2013, 2:35pm

NEW ORLEANS – Plaintiffs in a Texas redistricting battle who were initially awarded attorney’s fees by a district court were rebuffed in a ruling by the U.S. Fifth District Court of Appeals after being unable to prove they were the “prevailing party".

Appeals court rules against plaintiff who tried to pass on responsibilty to contractor in slip and fall case

Holland Phillips Dec. 23, 2013, 2:22pm

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Seaman sues for injuries allegedly sustained during customs inspection on ship bound for Kenya

Holland Phillips Dec. 16, 2013, 7:28pm

NEW ORLEANS— A man is suing the owner of the vessel upon which he allegedly sustained injuries while under orders from a custom's officer.Jack McElveen filed suit against Waterman Steamship Corporation and its insurance company in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court.The plaintiff’s petition for damages cites violations of the Jones Act for general maritime law. McElveen claims that he slipped and

Harrah’s Casino sued by man who alleges he was injured when slot machine fell on him

Holland Phillips Dec. 13, 2013, 4:21pm

Stephen R. Rue

Orleans Parish Sheriff sued for alleged police brutality and civil rights violations after man is mistaken as an escaped prisoner

Holland Phillips Dec. 12, 2013, 4:12pm

Pius A. Obioha

Former ship captain allegedly injured on the job claims vessel was unseaworthy

Holland Phillips Dec. 11, 2013, 7:45pm

NEW ORLEANS— A former captain and master mariner claims that he was injured walking down a slippery flight of stairs.

Suit claims large dose of Albuterol led to patient’s wrongful incarceration and death

Holland Phillips Dec. 11, 2013, 7:26am

NEW ORLEANS— A New Orleans university medical center is named in a suit for a patient’s alleged improper treatment that led to her incarceration and eventual death.

Fifth Circuit rules against NLRB, favoring arbitration

Holland Phillips Dec. 11, 2013, 7:03am

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Homeowners sue insurance company for payment on year-old damages to home

Holland Phillips Dec. 9, 2013, 5:33pm

Brennan M. KuceraNEW ORLEANS – Two homeowners are suing their insurance company for refusing to pay for wind and water damage.Ferdinand Diaz and Noella Diaz filed suit against Louisiana Citizen Property Insurance Corporation in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Oct. 7.The plaintiff’s petition for damages asserts that the defendant failed to cover the wind and water damage the Diaz’s home suffered

Property management company sues art gallery for nonpayment on lease

Holland Phillips Dec. 6, 2013, 4:21pm

W. Patrick Klotz

Pedestrian sues construction company for obstacle that allegedly tripped her

Holland Phillips Dec. 5, 2013, 5:15pm

Anthony J. Impastato

Company sues contractor for alleged nonpayment in Habit for Humanity build

Holland Phillips Dec. 5, 2013, 5:04pm

Kenneth Randall Evans

Company fights New Orleans tax law, asserting lien rights on blighted home

Holland Phillips Dec. 4, 2013, 5:46pm

NEW ORLEANS – In connection with repairs made on a blighted property, a New Orleans company is suing previous property owners and the city for lien rights and also challenging a state tax law.

Lowered penalties for plaintiffs who destroyed emails upheld by appeals court

Holland Phillips Dec. 4, 2013, 5:41pm

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled in favor of CITGO in an employee wage case.

Former principal sues Catholic school alleging systematic racial discrimination

Holland Phillips Dec. 2, 2013, 4:59pm

Wanda Anderson Davis

Woman allegedly injured in slip and fall sues Commander’s Palace

Holland Phillips Dec. 2, 2013, 4:40pm

Kenneth H. Hooks III

Local university sued for allegedly refusing to honor teacher’s endowment

Holland Phillips Nov. 30, 2013, 11:17am

Dillard University

Company claims it was wrongfully evicted after failing to pay rent

Holland Phillips Nov. 29, 2013, 11:18am

Andrew Legrand

Opera singer sues for loss of vocal range after throat allegedly caught by Cox cable line

Holland Phillips Nov. 26, 2013, 7:57pm

NEW ORLEANS – A former opera singer who was allegedly hung up in low-hanging cable while riding his bike is suing Cox and others for permanent damage to his vocal chords.