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Louisiana Supreme Court could overturn law barring felons from public office

Annie Hunt Jan. 1, 2016, 5:19pm

NEW ORLEANS – Former state legislator and convicted felon Derrick Shepherd addressed the Louisiana Supreme Court last week with an argument that the constitutional provision that disqualified him from running for the state House Representatives this year is invalid.

Allianz Life Insurance seeks judgment after agent allegedly forged signatures on annuity

Robert Hadley Jan. 4, 2016, 4:23pm

NEW ORLEANS – A Pennsylvania insurance agent whose signature was allegedly forged on a $100,000 annuity application with Allianz Life Insurance is refusing to renounce ownership in the account until he is paid $10,000.

Couple accuse Keystone RV of breach of warranty

Robert Hadley Jan. 4, 2016, 4:29pm

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana couple is suing Keystone RV and Dixie Motors, alleging they sold them a defective recreational vehicle and failed to repair it.

RV buyers accuse Kent Mitchell, Crossroads of selling defective vehicle

Robert Hadley Jan. 4, 2016, 4:34pm

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana couple is suing Kent Mitchell RV and the makers of their recreational vehicle for allegedly selling them a defective vehicle.

Nurse accuses employers of pregnancy discrimination

Robert Hadley Jan. 4, 2016, 4:43pm

NEW ORLEANS – A St. Tammany Parish woman says she was terminated from her nursing job after she told supervisors she was going to have a baby.

Disabled woman accuses New Orleans Center of denying her ADA rights

Robert Hadley Jan. 4, 2016, 4:48pm

NEW ORLEANS – An Orleans Parish woman says her employer, The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Institute, discriminated against her by failing to accommodate her disability.

Driver accuses Bankers Standard Insurance of failing to pay claim

Robert Hadley Jan. 5, 2016, 8:34am

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans Parish woman says her auto insurance company is dragging its feet in paying her claim for damages caused by an underinsured motorist.

Amputee accuses Jefferson Parish of violating ADA

Robert Hadley Jan. 5, 2016, 8:46am

NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish man says officials have failed to make Johnny Jacobs Park handicapped accessible.

Mandeville man accuses police of battery and false arrest

Robert Hadley Jan. 5, 2016, 9:18am

NEW ORLEANS – A St. Tammany Parish man says he was falsely charged with rape based on an incomplete investigation conducted by Mandeville police.

Disabled man accuses Subway, Original Italian Pie of preventing his access to the restaurants

Robert Hadley Jan. 5, 2016, 9:59am

NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish man is suing restaurant chains Subway and Original Italian Pie and its franchisees, claiming they restrict access to handicapped visitors.

Insurer sues Frilot for allegedly mishandling personal injury case

Robert Hadley Jan. 5, 2016, 11:39am

NEW ORLEANS – A British-based maritime underwriter is suing law firm Frilot, alleging it failed to determine proper jurisdiction for a personal injury claim.

Battle over Tom Benson's Saints and Pelicans shares far from over

Vimbai Chikomo Jan. 6, 2016, 10:07am

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson received a favorable ruling in October when a judge blocked an attempt to prevent court proceedings determining whether he can swap ownership shares in trusts for promissory notes.

Land company alleges underpayment of gas production royalties

Robert Hadley Jan. 6, 2016, 3:05pm

SHREVEPORT – A Louisiana company is suing two Oklahoma firms in a dispute involving oil and gas lease royalties.

Machinist accuses CIGNA of failing to pay disability benefits

Robert Hadley Jan. 6, 2016, 3:11pm

LAFAYETTE – An Acadia Parish man says his employer’s insurance carrier, CIGNA, is refusing to pay long-term disability benefits he claims is owed.

Arcadia Nursing and Rehab seeks change of venue in wrongful death suit

Robert Hadley Jan. 6, 2016, 3:18pm

SHREVEPORT – Arcadia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the defendant in a wrongful death suit, is petitioning to move the case from the Second Judicial District Court to the Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport Division.

L&L Sandblasting employee seeks damages for lingering injuries allegedly suffered in equipment explosion

Robert Hadley Jan. 6, 2016, 3:29pm

LAFAYETTE – A St. Landry Parish man says he continues to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, visual impairment and a permanent limp after a 20-pound sand hopper lid struck his head in an explosion.

Black customer alleges he was ignored by Office Depot workers, files discrimination suit

Robert Hadley Jan. 6, 2016, 3:35pm

ALEXANDRIA – An African-American man says he was deliberately ignored by sales representatives when he attempted to purchase a computer printer at the Office Depot in Ruston.

Restaurant server accuses Creole Cuisine of wage fraud

Robert Hadley Jan. 7, 2016, 8:27pm

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans woman says her former employer, Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts, paid her and some 50 other servers less than minimum wage and owes them for unpaid overtime pay.

Whataburger diner accuses restaurant chain of negligence in slip-and-fall incident

Robert Hadley Jan. 7, 2016, 8:35pm

ALEXANDRIA – A Georgia man is suing Whataburger Restaurants, claiming he suffered injuries after tripping and falling on a rug in its Lafayette location.

Amputee accuses Marrero Shopping Center of ADA violations

Robert Hadley Jan. 7, 2016, 8:39pm

NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish man says The Marrero Shopping Center contains architectural barriers that restrict access to the handicapped.