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Government seeks injunction against tax preparer, alleges failure to comply with EITC requirements

Michael Abella Feb. 20, 2017, 6:05am

NEW ORLEANS – The government is seeking injunction against a tax return preparer over allegations that she prepares and files fraudulent tax returns.

Man alleges he was assaulted by Patterson City police officer while being detained

Michael Abella Feb. 20, 2017, 5:48am

ALEXANDRIA – A St. Mary Parish resident claims he was assaulted by a Patterson City police officer.

Caddo Parish couple accuses city of Shreveport, officers of false arrest

Michael Abella Feb. 20, 2017, 5:37am

SHREVEPORT – A Caddo Parish couple alleges the wife was arrested without probable cause and denied her medications.

VA bus rider alleges he was injured when bus hit object

Michael Abella Feb. 20, 2017, 5:23am

NEW ORLEANS – An Orleans Parish resident alleges he was injured as a passenger on a Veterans Affairs bus.

Attorney disbarred in Louisiana, Tennessee for misappropriating funds

Olivia Olsen Feb. 19, 2017, 5:51pm

METAIRIE — The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on Feb. 3 to disbar attorney Quenton I. White from the practice of law for alleged misappropriation of client funds and other violations.

Appeals court upholds denial of citizenship to resident convicted of aggravated felony

Sam Knef Feb. 19, 2017, 4:49pm

NEW ORLEANS — The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to deny citizenship to a permanent resident who had been convicted of conspiracy to commit false or altered lottery tickets.

Detainee can pursue claims against prison worker over delayed medications

Sam Knef Feb. 19, 2017, 1:03pm

NEW ORLEANS — A Concordia Parish Correctional Facility detainee who had been stabbed and stomped on by fellow inmates will get to pursue legal claims against a prison worker who allegedly delayed medical care for more than 10 days after the attack.

Dissenting judges compare actions of majority to that of dusky gopher frog

Sam Knef Feb. 19, 2017, 12:56pm

NEW ORLEANS — Six judges who would have re-heard an Endangered Species Act case en banc offered a dissenting opinion that poked fun of a panel and a majority of 5th Circuit Court of Appeals judges, comparing their actions to that of the dusky gopher frog.

Appeals court finds 1977 precedent in age discrimination case still holds

Sam Knef Feb. 19, 2017, 11:05am

NEW ORLEANS — The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of a wrongful-termination lawsuit brought by a nurse who claimed she was fired for raising age-discrimination complaints.

Couple accuses U.S. government of professional malpractice

Michael Abella Feb. 17, 2017, 2:26pm

LAKE CHARLES — A Louisiana couple is suing the United States, alleging negligence and malpractice led to injuries to the wife. 

Amtrak employee blames truck owner, rail company for injuries

Michael Abella Feb. 17, 2017, 2:18pm

NEW ORLEANS — An Amtrak on-board service attendant is suing a truck owner, insurer and rail operator, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff. 

Consumer accuses debt collector of unfair practices

Michael Abella Feb. 17, 2017, 2:07pm

NEW ORLEANS — A Metairie man is suing a debt collector, alleging an attempt to collect unauthorized collection fees.

Maritime worker accuses vessel operator of negligence

Michael Abella Feb. 17, 2017, 1:59pm

NEW ORLEANS — A St. Tammany Parish man is suing a vessel operator, alleging its negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff. 

Workers accuse janitorial service of failing to pay overtime

Michael Abella Feb. 17, 2017, 1:51pm

NEW ORLEANS — Five workers have filed a class action lawsuit against a New Orleans janitorial service, alleging violation of workers compensation acts.

Subcontractor accuses Traverles insurance of violating Miller Act

Michael Abella Feb. 17, 2017, 1:44pm

LAFAYETTE — A heavy equipment subcontractor is suing Travelers insurance, alleging failure to pay its subcontractors.

Property owner accuses oil well operator of breach of contract

Michael Abella Feb. 17, 2017, 1:36pm

NEW ORLEANS — A property owner is suing an oil well operator, alleging breach of contract.

Real estate group accused of breaching fiduciary duty

Michael Abella Feb. 17, 2017, 1:24pm

NEW ORLEANS — An Orleans Parish man is suing a real estate partnership, alleging breach of contract.

Disabled employee alleges claims administrator failed to pay benefits

Michael Abella Feb. 17, 2017, 1:12pm

NEW ORLEANS — A disabled employee is suing her insurance company, alleging breach of an employee benefits contract.

Public housing tenant accuses U.S. government of wrongful eviction

Michael Abella Feb. 17, 2017, 1:06pm

NEW ORLEANS — A Orleans Parish public housing tenant is suing the U.S. government, alleging breach of a memorandum agreement.

Maritime employer accuses floorhand of false pretenses in failing to return to work

Michael Abella Feb. 17, 2017, 12:59pm

NEW ORLEANS — A maritime employer is suing a floorhand, alleging false or misleading pretenses.