NEW ORLEANS – The United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana has partially granted and partially denied a Motion for Summary Judgment in a case of excessive force by law enforcement officers
NEW ORLEANS -- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has partially granted motions to dismiss an employment discrimination lawsuit against members of the Tangipahoa Parish School Board.
NEW ORLEANS - A Parish of Jefferson resident has filed a complaint on behalf of a proposed class of residents, seeking more than $5 million in damages, over an alleged garbage smell caused by waste companies.
ALEXANDRIA – A former teacher has filed a lawsuit against the Caddo Parish School Board, claiming she was fired because of her disabled son and alleging a violation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Louisiana residents will be seeing an increase in car insurance rates this year. Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon has said that lawsuit abuse is a major cause of the high rates in the state, according to a column in The Advocate. The executive vice president of the Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana agrees.
A gas and oil industry spokesperson claims that Louisiana's reputation and its legal climate have affected the growth of the industry, and legal reformers have said they are not surprised by the state's low ranking in a recent legal survey.