Chandra Lye News

Ruby Slipper Cafe owner accuses former adviser of fraud, breach of contract

By Chandra Lye | Mar 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The owners of the Ruby Slipper Cafe in New Orleans have sued a former executive adviser claiming fraud and breach of contract.

Redistricting takes center stage for politicians, grassroots groups

By Chandra Lye | Mar 14, 2018

A grassroots group has banded together to tackle the issue of gerrymandering in Louisiana.

Lawsuit abuse blamed for rising auto insurance rates

By Chandra Lye | Mar 9, 2018

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.

Federal judge dismisses employment discrimination case against NAMI New Orleans

By Chandra Lye | Feb 25, 2018

A New Orleans-based nonprofit organization has had a small victory over claims of discrimination filed by a former employee.

Department of Environmental Quality: Ruling in air quality-case may be detrimental to state economy

By Chandra Lye | Oct 13, 2017

A dispute over air-quality designations has direct ties to economic prosperity in Louisiana, according to a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administrator.

Louisiana oil and gas industry suffering from litigation-friendly reputation, association says

By Chandra Lye | Sep 21, 2017

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.

2nd lawsuit filed against former New Orleans officer accused of abusing boys

By Chandra Lye | Aug 13, 2017

A second lawsuit has been filed against a former New Orleans police officer accused of molesting young boys.

New Orleans radio host debates link between lawsuits and car insurance rates

By Chandra Lye | Aug 10, 2017

WWL radio host Scoot discussed the use of advertising by injury lawyers on a recent afternoon radio show and whether lawsuits filed after car accidents result in higher insurance rates in Louisiana.

Environmental groups' suit over extended red snapper season lacks facts, policy expert says

By Chandra Lye | Aug 10, 2017

A lawsuit filed by two environmental groups over the extension of the red snapper season lacks factual evidence, one expert says.

Terrebonne Parish pays $50,000 to couple after sheriff searches home, seizes computer equipment

By Chandra Lye | Aug 5, 2017

Terrebonne Parish has paid $50,000 to a local couple to settle a lawsuit after a sheriff searched their home.

New Orleans city councilman withdraws proposal to sue oil and gas companies

By Chandra Lye | Jul 20, 2017

Jason Williams, a New Orleans city councilman, has stepped back from asking the city to sue the oil and gas industry.

Online petition calls for Louisiana governor to focus on job creation

By Chandra Lye | Jul 20, 2017

Over 5,000 individuals have signed a petition calling for Gov. John Bel Edwards to focus on creating more jobs in Louisiana.

Plaintiffs allege cancer drug Taxotere causes permanent hair loss, sue manufacturer

By Chandra Lye | Jul 15, 2017

The first case in multi-district litigation (MDL) revolving around permanent hair loss from a breast cancer drug has been set for trial in September 2018.

Louisiana State Bar Association honors members at annual gala

By Chandra Lye | Jul 12, 2017

The Louisiana Bar Foundation recently honored several members at its annual Fellows Gala.

Magnolia Woods Civic Association, local families sue Baton Rouge over Mount Hope Plantation expansion plan

By Chandra Lye | Jul 7, 2017

Residents have sued the City-Parish of Baton Rouge over the expansion of the Mount Hope Plantation House, a plan they say violates the Unified Development Code (UDC).

Christ Episcopal School, St. Tammany Parish sued over lights on athletic field

By Chandra Lye | Jul 7, 2017

Property owners claim that school's new lights on its athletic field are a nuisance and reduce the property value of their homes.

Family of victim killed in Leeville Bridge collision file civil lawsuit

By Chandra Lye | Jul 6, 2017

A lawsuit has been filed by the children of a man killed in a collision on the Leeville Bridge in March, claiming that the driver of the tractor trailer was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Aids Healthcare Foundation sues City of Baton Rouge over AIDS program funding

By Chandra Lye | Jun 10, 2017

The Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against the City of Baton Rouge for not renewing the organization's federally funded Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program contract.

University House building owner files lawsuit over repairs that were incomplete

By Chandra Lye | Jun 2, 2017

A complex that once sold for $108.6 million dollars is now the center of a lawsuit that claims repairs needed on the building were ignored.

ABL Management agrees to pay $35,000 to settle discrimination lawsuit

By Chandra Lye | May 29, 2017

ABL Management, a Baton Rouge-based food management company, has agreed to pay $35,000 in a settlement agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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