Angela Underwood News

Delegation of clergy goes to White House to discuss prison reform, other legislation related to African-Americans

By Angela Underwood | Aug 22, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Memphis-based bishop of Temple Church of God in Christ and a delegation of clergyman met with Senior White House Adviser Kevin Childs Tuesday to discuss issues related to African-Americans.

Ducote ineligible for state Supreme Court run

By Angela Underwood | Aug 15, 2018

A Louisiana Supreme Court candidate’s challenge to stay in the 2018 General Election has been lost.

Louisiana Supreme Court candidate speaks out on tax returns, address allegations

By Angela Underwood | Aug 6, 2018

Richard Ducote, a candidate for associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, wants to set the record straight.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch director wants wetland damage suits consolidated

By Angela Underwood | Aug 6, 2018

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) Executive Director Lana Sonnier Venable said it is a shame that a national panel of federal judges recently rejected a request by oil and gas companies to consolidate several wetland damage lawsuits brought by a half-dozen Louisiana parishes.

Stine Seed Company fights back against black farmers' bogus soybean allegations

By Angela Underwood | Aug 1, 2018

The president of Stine Seed Company said allegations made against his company by the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA) are categorically untrue.

Legal battle between black farmers and Stine Seed Co. begins tomorrow

By Angela Underwood | Aug 1, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Ahead of federal court hearing this month over alleged bogus soybean sales, the president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA) asked the public to think about the nation's food safety.

Black farmers from the Mid-South allege bogus soybean sale in federal court

By Angela Underwood | Jul 17, 2018

A group of black farmers from Louisiana and the Mid-South are taking on the largest genetic seed trait manufacturer in the world.

Suit claims Stine Seed sold African-American Louisiana farmers sullied soybean seeds

By Angela Underwood | Jul 16, 2018

African-American farmers in Louisiana have faced discrimination for far too long and it ends now, according to Thomas Burrell, president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA).

Mother's medical device lawsuit likely to be fact-intensive, attorney says

By Angela Underwood | Jul 10, 2018

Attorney Timothy Sansone knows about product liability cases, such as the recent lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana by the mother of minor girl against the makers of a medical device used to control the temperature of patients undergoing cardiac surgeries.

New Orleans Home for the Incurables named in breach of contract lawsuit

By Angela Underwood | Jul 5, 2018

A Pennsylvania corporation has filed a lawsuit claiming that a rehabilitation center has failed to pay for contracted housekeeping and laundry services that it performed.

Court reverses and remands 15-year Family Worship Center property dispute

By Angela Underwood | Jul 5, 2018

A panel of Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal judges reversed and remanded a longtime property dispute between a worship center and health science park.

Sorin Group heart-lung machine allegedly failed during cardiac surgery

By Angela Underwood | Jul 1, 2018

NEW ORLEANS - A mother filed a lawsuit June 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, claiming that Sorin Group Deutschland GMBH and Sorin Group USA Inc., which does business as Liva Nova PLC, were to blame for an allegedly faulty medical device that was used on her daughter during heart surgery at the Children's Hospital in New Orleans.

Alliance for Good Government awarded attorney's fees in trademark infringement case

By Angela Underwood | Jun 27, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A recent ruling by a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in a trademark dispute involving two nonprofit political groups leaves one party paying the other's attorney's fees.

Judge dismisses wrongful death complaint against Clampett Industries

By Angela Underwood | Jun 24, 2018

A Louisiana judge has granted two separate motions for summary judgement by defendants for a complaint brought on by a plaintiff and widow who alleges they caused her husband’s death.

Successful Batson challenge leads to new trial in Fourth Amendment lawsuit

By Angela Underwood | Jun 24, 2018

A Louisiana Judge has granted a new trial based on the Batson challenge.

Plaintiff claims woman's death is linked to Xarelto use

By Angela Underwood | Jun 24, 2018

Louisiana Judges Eldon Fallon and Michael North have been requested to grant a wrongful death trial by jury over the fatal use of prescription medication.

Employee's PTSD-based complaint against Shell Oil, MetLife moves ahead

By Angela Underwood | Jun 24, 2018

A Louisiana Judge ruled on motions to dismiss a complaint by combat war veteran, who alleged the wrongful denial of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder coverage.

PXP loses bid to dismiss case, citing lack of jurisdiction

By Angela Underwood | Jun 24, 2018

A federal court denied oil company PXP Gulf Coast LLC's request to dismiss a lawsuit filed against it to recover plugging, abandonment and decommissioning costs.

Louisiana strengthens data breach law

By Angela Underwood | Jun 22, 2018

Data breach rules will officially become stronger in Louisiana August 1.

Veterans Construction allegedly pays off Sorento Lumber debt

By Angela Underwood | Apr 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — After a year and half and more than $10,000, a lumber company has settled a debt with a LaPlace business.

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