Angela Underwood News

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.

Education funding ruling is groundbreaking, attorney says

By Angela Underwood | Mar 28, 2018

New Orleans-based advocacy lawyer Jay M. O’Brien believes education, private or public, should be funded fairly to every student in the state.

Judge declines class status for case over Denka chloroprene plant

By Angela Underwood | Mar 23, 2018

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman has ruled there will be no time extension for a plaintiff to turn his suit into a class action in a case over claims that a plant released high levels of chloroprene into the air.

Supreme Court reverses decision in charter school-funding case

By Angela Underwood | Mar 23, 2018

A complaint against the state education system has been reversed based on a ruling brought down by four Louisiana Supreme Court judges.

SLLS executive director says legal help is an 'often overlooked solution' for homeless veterans

By Angela Underwood | Mar 21, 2018

Veterans accounted for around 10 percent of all homeless individuals in Louisiana, according to 2016 data from an annual Housing Urban Development (HUD) report.

Winn-Dixie wins summary judgement in food poisoning suit

By Angela Underwood | Mar 16, 2018

A Louisiana justice has dismissed a food poisoning complaint against a big brand grocer.

Judge approves class-action against Global Staffing Solutions

By Angela Underwood | Mar 16, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana judge has ordered a conditional class action certification against a staffing agency.

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