Amanda Thomas News

Citing unreliability, court excludes expert’s testimony on Lafayette seaman’s work-life expectancy

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 29, 2018

An expert’s testimony on the work-life expectancy of a Lafayette seaman injured in a workplace accident will be excluded in a case set to go to trial May 14 after a federal judge determined it is unreliable.

Court dismisses inmate’s personal injury suit against St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Department

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 28, 2018

A Louisiana court has affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss an inmate’s personal injury case against the St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Department due to lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

New Orleans towing company allegedly breached discrimination settlement

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 24, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against a New Orleans towing business for allegedly breaching a pregnancy discrimination settlement agreement.

Court reverses decision in dispute over $40,000 in unpaid materials for renovation project

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 5, 2018

The Louisiana Fourth District Court of Appeal has reversed a lower court’s judgement against a contractor by an unpaid material supplier.

Judge approves attorneys’ fees, expenses, award in junk fax case against McGowen Enterprises

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 4, 2018

A federal judge has granted an unopposed motion to approve attorneys’ fees, expenses and a service award in a junk fax class-action lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company accused of violating telephone harassment statutes.

Eastern District of Louisiana judge denies motions in case involving school construction projects

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 3, 2018

A federal judge has denied motions brought by two companies involved in a yearslong dispute over two school construction projects.

Court affirms decision denying media request to unseal records in case involving a judge

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 3, 2018

Louisiana’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal has affirmed a court’s decision to deny a weekly newspaper’s request to unseal court records in a case involving a judge.

Family reaches settlement in fatal shooting of handcuffed Louisiana man

By Amanda Thomas | Mar 28, 2018

A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit against a Louisiana sheriff over the shooting death of a man who was handcuffed.

Louisiana solicitor general testifies in suit against EPA rule

By Amanda Thomas | Mar 27, 2018

Louisiana Solicitor General Liz Murrill appeared in federal court to present oral arguments in a case against the Environmental Protection Agency’s Risk Management Program (RMP) Rule.

Federal appeals court sends asbestos case back to state level

By Amanda Thomas | Mar 24, 2018

A lawsuit against a private shipyard company accused of exposing a former employee’s daughter to asbestos which allegedly caused her to die of cancer has been sent back to state court.

Louisiana Supreme Court reverses ruling in case against affordable housing developer

By Amanda Thomas | Mar 18, 2018

NEW ORLEANS –The Louisiana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s decision regarding Orleans Parish Assessor Errol Williams’ fair market value assessments of an affordable housing development.

Court upholds dismissal of malpractice claim against Louisiana dermatology lab

By Amanda Thomas | Mar 18, 2018

LAKE CHARLES – A Louisiana appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a malpractice claim against a dermatology lab accused of missing a patient’s cancer diagnosis.

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