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Louisiana law firm waiting out long process in class-action suit against Teekay Corp.

Whitney Wright May. 4, 2016, 6:56pm

Former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti and the associates of Kahn Swick and Foti LLC await the results of the search for a lead plaintiff in a recently filed class-action lawsuit against Teekay Corporation, an international shipping, marine energy transportation, storage and production company.


Owner of First Millennium construction faces federal indictment and multiple lawsuits

Emma Gallimore May. 4, 2016, 6:04pm

BATON ROUGE – The owner of a Baton Rouge construction firm, who was recently indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple fraud counts related to the construction of a charter school in Baker, has had so many state and federal lawsuits filed against him that attorneys worry that they may not be able to get relief for their clients. 


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).


Employee accuses oil exploration companies of refusal to mediate

The Louisiana Record May. 4, 2016, 2:06pm

NEW ORLEANS — A St. Tamnany Parish woman is suing two oil exploration companies, alleging refusal to mediate a medical benefits claim.


Baton Rouge businessman sued after claiming deceased partner's life insurance payout

Karen Kidd May. 4, 2016, 11:06am

BATON ROUGE  – An attorney representing the minor children of an estranged couple who died in a murder-suicide in November is saying little about the lawsuit filed against their father's business partner, a Baton Rouge man who collected their father's $500,000 life insurance payout.


Customer alleges car dealers breached warranty

The Louisiana Record May. 3, 2016, 2:16pm

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana customer is suing Ford and a Lafayette car dealership, alleging a manufacturing defect and breach of warranty.


Tutor alleges Tulane failed to pay overtime

The Louisiana Record May. 3, 2016, 2:02pm

NEW ORLEANS — A tutor is suing Tulane, alleging the university has failed to pay its employees overtime wages.


New York man alleges Louisiana financial company owes him $125,000

The Louisiana Record May. 3, 2016, 1:43pm

NEW ORLEANS — A New York man is suing a Louisiana financial corporation, alleging default in payment of $125,000.


Louisiana woman accuses Lafayette Parish officials, ex-huband of fictitious criminal charges

The Louisiana Record May. 3, 2016, 1:30pm

LAFAYETTE — A lawyer and his client are suing Lafayette Parish law enforcement officials, alleging wrongful criminal charges.


Iberville Parish man accuses Plaquemine police chief of false imprisonment

The Louisiana Record May. 3, 2016, 1:10pm

BATON ROUGE — An Iberville Parish man is suing the Plaquemine Police Department police chief, alleging false arrest.


Natchitoches District Attorney 'aspires' to new role on the Third Circuit

Katie Rucke May. 3, 2016, 12:47pm

In lieu of riding off into the sunset after retiring from the district attorney’s office, Natchitoches Parish District Attorney Van Kyzar is running to fill the vacant seat on the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal.


AIDS Healthcare Foundation hopes settlement resolves conflict among other agencies

Kerry Goff May. 3, 2016, 11:24am

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), which is the largest clinic provider in the East Baton Rouge parish and services more than 1,500 patients, most of whom are HIV positive, accused Baton Rouge of abusing its authority in the awarding of Ryan White Care Act funding for only three eight services provided by AHF. They filed a suit against the city to dispute the limited funding, and the issue was settled in late April.


Utah uses Louisiana law firm's legal analysis to pursue public lands lawsuit

Taryn Phaneuf May. 2, 2016, 2:46pm

NEW ORLEANS — Utah lawmakers want to take control of the federally managed public lands that make up more than half the state, and they've turned to a local law firm to figure out how to do it.


Georgia customer accuses Xarelto producers of fraud, negligence

The Louisiana Record May. 2, 2016, 2:34pm

NEW ORLEANS — A Georgia man is suing a group of drug companies involved with the production and sale of Xarelto, alleging warranty breach and fraud. 


Disabled man alleges business property owners make access difficult

The Louisiana Record May. 2, 2016, 2:17pm

NEW ORLEANS — A disabled man from Metairie is suing three business property owners, alleging they failed to make their property accessible to people with disabilities. 


Carbon business accuses Massachusetts corporation of negligent representation

The Louisiana Record May. 2, 2016, 1:45pm

NEW ORLEANS — An Orleans Parish carbon manufacturer is suing a Massachusetts corporation, alleging failure to comply with a warranty agreement. 


Energy company blames barge business for causing damage on Lake Pontchartrain

The Louisiana Record May. 2, 2016, 1:05pm

NEW ORLEANS — An integrated energy company is suing a fleet and barge owner, alleging negligence caused a collision on Lake Pontchartrain that damaged the plaintiff's property.


Drivers take on Gretna's use of traffic cameras to issue tickets

Taryn Phaneuf May. 2, 2016, 11:52am

GRETNA — A lawsuit against the city of Gretna and Redflex Traffic Systems adds to the growing number of lawsuits questioning the legality of citations issued by photo systems.


Motorist blames U.S. government employee for causing crash

The Louisiana Record May. 2, 2016, 11:39am

NEW ORLEANS — An Orleans Parish woman is suing the U.S. Postal Service, through the U. S. government, alleging a government employee caused a vehicle crash.


Employee accuses oilfield service company of racial discrimination

The Louisiana Record May. 2, 2016, 11:26am

NEW ORLEANS — A Lafayette Parish man originally from Ghana is suing an international oilfield service company, alleging a hostile work environment and racial discrimination.