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Reporter's federal lawsuit against Baton Rouge police could lead to future reforms

Michael Carroll Apr. 1, 2016, 2:59pm

BATON ROUGE – A television reporter’s federal lawsuit alleging that he was illegally confined and his First Amendment rights trampled while at a crime scene in Baton Rouge last year could help foster better relations between police and the press, the legal defense director of a journalists’ advocacy group said on Thursday.

Workers' compensation coverage is the subject of a court battle

Hoang Tran Apr. 1, 2016, 7:52pm

BATON ROUGE – A workers' compensation insurer is seeking declaratory relief alleging it is not liable for a case.

Widow alleges that McDermott is liable for her husband's death

Hoang Tran Apr. 1, 2016, 8:01pm

NEW ORLEANS – The widow of an electrician is seeking damages alleging that her husband’s former employers are responsible for his cancer and subsequent death.

General manager alleges he was fired because of his disabilities

Hoang Tran Apr. 1, 2016, 8:16pm

NEW ORLEANS – A general manager of a luxury import company is seeking damages over claims of wrongful and discriminatory termination.

Island Operating seeks to recoup its costs during a legal battle

Hoang Tran Apr. 1, 2016, 8:33pm

LAFAYETTE – A contractor and its insurance provider are seeking to recoup the costs they incurred during a case for which they allege no responsibility.

Insurance company asserts that it has no obligation to provide coverage

Hoang Tran Apr. 1, 2016, 8:49pm

NEW ORLEANS – An insurance company is filing for declaratory relief alleging that it was not providing coverage to a company during the time of the claims.

Charter schools challenge legality of New Orleans school funding plan

Michael Carroll Apr. 3, 2016, 6:11pm

NEW ORLEANS – A move to standardize how education funds are divvied up among all New Orleans public schools has prompted a federal lawsuit alleging that the new formula will violate contracts between charter schools and the Orleans Parish School District, while depriving some schools of due process and equal protection under the law.

Attorney charged with battery files lawsuit alleging he was the victim

Emma Gallimore Apr. 3, 2016, 8:00pm

VIDALIA – An attorney has filed a lawsuit against Concordia Parish District Attorney Brad Burget in an ongoing dispute over who attacked whom.

Bill to repeal political subdivision jury trial prohibition passes Senate, seeks House companion

Karen Kidd Apr. 3, 2016, 8:17pm

BATON ROUGE – A bill that would repeal a Louisiana law prohibiting jury trials in lawsuits filed against a political subdivision was passed today by the state's Senate and is now in the House.

Mayor spokesman says latest WTC lawsuit 'frivolous' and 'desperate,' but developer claims necessity

Karen Kidd Apr. 3, 2016, 8:35pm

NEW ORLEANS – “Frivolous” and “desperate” is how the New Orleans mayor’s press secretary sums up Two Canal Street Investors’ latest lawsuit over losing its bid to develop the World Trade Center.

Engineering company alleges Louisiana business hasn't paid for work

Hoang Tran Apr. 4, 2016, 2:12pm

NEW ORLEANS – A Texas contractor is suing a Louisiana business, alleging it has not been paid for work provided.

BMI, music groups accuse Covington bar of of copyright violations

Hoang Tran Apr. 4, 2016, 2:36pm

NEW ORLEANS – A collection of music corporations is suing a Covington bar, alleging the bar has used their music without permission or proper license.

Server accuses restaurant of tip appropriation, FLSA violations

Hoang Tran Apr. 4, 2016, 3:14pm

NEW ORLEANS – A restaurant server is suing a New Orleans establishment, alleging tip appropriation and refusing to pay overtime.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation alleges discrimination in Louisiana funding distribution

Sean Fowler Apr. 4, 2016, 4:55pm

BATON ROUGE – Having the most cases of AIDS per capita in the nation, Baton Rouge is often challenged in distributing federal funding between the organizations trying to provide care to those patients. Now, one group is alleging the most recent distribution of federal funds was unfair and is suing to have it changed.

St. Bernard Parish Council to vote on proceeding with suit against oil industry

Vimbai Chikomo Apr. 4, 2016, 6:06pm

CHALMETTE — The St. Bernard Parish Council is expected to vote on Tuesday on whether to allow St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis and a controversial law firm to potentially file a lawsuit on behalf of the parish against oil and gas companies for alleged coastal damage and land loss.

Owner of a fishing boat seeks damages after alleged collision

Hoang Tran Apr. 4, 2016, 7:02pm

NEW ORLEANS – The owner and operator of a fishing vessel is seeking damages after another vessel allegedly collided against him.

Drilling employee files suit after allegedly suffering injury to his back

Hoang Tran Apr. 4, 2016, 7:11pm

NEW ORLEANS – A sub sea engineer is filing for damages against his former employer after allegedly suffering an accident while on the job.

Restaurant owner alleges Capital One failed to comply with court order

The Louisiana Record Apr. 5, 2016, 12:24pm

NEW ORLEANS — A Covington restaurant owner is suing Capital One, alleging failure to comply with a court order.

Financing company alleges equipment renter damaged property

The Louisiana Record Apr. 5, 2016, 12:38pm

SHREVEPORT — A financing and leasing company is suing an equipment rental company, alleging willful and malicious injury.

U..S government alleges Houma woman falsely claimed Social Security

The Louisiana Record Apr. 5, 2016, 2:04pm

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. government is suing a Houma woman, alleging negligent misrepresentation.