NEW ORLEANS – A UnitedHealth Group Inc. plan participant has filed suit against the insurance company for allegedly overcharging for prescription drugs after New Orleans television station Fox 8 revealed the findings of its investigations into prescription drug costs.
NEW ORLEANS – A legal battle between artist Dwayne Carter Jr.., also known as Lil Wayne, and Bryan “Birdman” Williams over $51 million in royalties allegedly owed to Lil Wayne continues to drag on in a Louisiana state court, even as Lil Wayne released a track with no mention of Williams' Young Money record label’s joint venture with Cash Money Records.
NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Board of Examiners of Certified Shorthand Reporters is bound by a decades-old law prohibiting the use of high-volume contracts by reporting firms, according to the attorney representing the board in an anti-competition lawsuit filed by Veritext Corp.
RENO, Nev. – Cleared of a murder charge after spending 35 years in prison for the crime, Anita Carter, also known as Cathy Woods, has filed a lawsuit against the Louisiana officers who obtained a false confession, as well as against law enforcement officials in Nevada.
NEW ORLEANS – The attorney representing one of two trustees named in a lawsuit filed by New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson said the parties are working hard to iron out their differences with a February trial date looming.
AUSTIN – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has rejected a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit filed against Similasan Corp. that alleges false and deceptive labeling of Similasan’s homeopathic products.
HOUMA – Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter has vowed to continue investigating the “Exposedat” anti-corruption blog despite the fact that it includes information about himself and his wife's employer, local politician and insurance broker Tony Alford.
BATON ROUGE – A state Senate resolution that was partially
responsible for the June 30, 2014 closure of the Huey P. Long Medical Center in
Pineville was recently deemed “null and void” by a judge in the 19th
Judicial District Court.
BATON ROUGE – A study conducted by researchers at the University of Arkansas’ Department of Education Reform revealed that them Louisiana Voucher Program has reduced racial desegregation in public schools, contradicting a federal lawsuit filed in 2013 that claimed otherwise.
NEW ORLEANS – Eugene Sonnier II recently asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to review a case related to ownership of the remains of and burial plot for his son, Eugene Sonnier III, who died in 2013 while serving in the United States Air Force.
HAHNVILLE – The latest allegations in a sex abuse case involving Destrehan High School teacher Shelley Dufresne were revealed in a lawsuit filed by a student and his parents against the English teacher, colleague Rachel Respess and the St. Charles Parish Public School System.
NEW ORLEANS – Tulane Law School graduates Gary Crosby and
Robert Waldrup are working to endow a diversity scholarship for Tulane Law
students in an effort to thank the benefactors of the scholarships that helped
them diffuse the costs of a legal education and to “pay it forward” to give
future students the same opportunities. The pair hopes the endowment will
launch similar diversity efforts within the school.
NEW ORLEANS – Alexis Ruiz’s nearly lifelong memory of her mother’s immigration-related issues sparked her interest in becoming an immigration attorney at an early age. Today, Ruiz is a 2016 Tulane Law School graduate who served as the first Latina president of the Tulane chapter of the Student Bar Association, and has been lauded by her peers and school officials for her work.
ALEXANDRIA – Charles S. Weems III’s considerable
contributions to the law and the community earned him recognition as a
Louisiana Legend at the Louisiana Legends Award Gala and Auctions held earlier this month by the Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) in Baton Rouge.
NEW ORLEANS –Two New Orleans attorneys recently filed lawsuits on behalf of four inmates who have been incarcerated for months following their arrests without representation, victims of a budget crisis that has resulted in a lengthy waiting list for public defender services.