Collings Orleans Parish Communication District filed a lawsuit against Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security in order to force the federal government to pay for replacing the Orleans Parish 911 Call Center, which was damaged during Hurricane Katrina.
Caldwell After months of rumors, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell officially announced that he has switched his party affiliation to Republican.
Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued two orders Feb. 4 pertaining to the multi-district litigation (MDL) surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Barbier NEW ORLEANS – U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier seized jurisdiction over a $16 billion trust fund for oil spill damage claims.
All the Orleans Parish mortgage and conveyance records lost in a computer crash in October 2010 have been recovered, according to Clerk of Court Dale Atkins.
Feinberg The person in charge of a $20 billion BP oil spill compensation fund said Tuesday that claimants will have the opportunity to receive twice their damages from 2010 from "final payments."
Landry The Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) released a study today stating that more than $52 million was spent by Louisiana municipalities fighting lawsuits from 2006-2009.
Caldwell U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued an order Tuesday reaffirming the rights of states in pursuing litigation against BP for damages relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill.
Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued a 15-page order stating that Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) administrator Kenneth Feinberg "cannot be considered 'neutral' or totally 'independent' of BP."
Charbonnet A New Orleans woman is suing the owners of the Louisiana Superdome and the city of New Orleans after she fell while walking on plywood boards around a construction site outside the stadium.
Hood Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has filed a motion supporting the plaintiffs' request for monitoring alleged ex parte communications regarding the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF), according to papers filed in the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation (MDL).
Caldwell A report posted Tuesday afternoon on NOLA.com states that Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell plans to switch his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican this week.
Barbier A motion for protective order has been filed in a case involving the ownership rights to the term "Who Dat," according to court documents in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisisana.
An injured deckhand has filed a lawsuit against his employer after his crewmembers failed to slow a pulling cable.
A Louisiana resident has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he was injured during a commercial dive.
Kramer A Hurricane Katrina evacuee has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), blaming it for his parole violations, which resulted in an additional four years in prison.
Defendants in a lawsuit between a media production company and a sports fitness business have yet to answer service or pay a nearly $90,000 default judgment rendered in June 2010.
A two-day jury trial is set to begin Feb. 15 involving a man suing the Hampton Inn Metairie after he allegedly slipped and fell in his room's bathtub.
Claiming sexual harassment and constructive discharge, Wendy Solomon filed suit against Tidy Building Services Inc. on Jan. 23 in federal court in New Orleans, claiming her boss took pictures of her cleavage.
Owners of 14,000 acres of property in St. Charles Parish are suing to stop the Corps of Engineers from dredging a private canal.