Charmaine Little News

U.S. Court of Appeals upholds ruling for State Department in passport dispute

By Charmaine Little | Jul 17, 2018

On May 8, two women who were denied and revoked passports couldn’t prove to an appeals court they were entitled to certain relief.

Appeals court backs dismissal of firefighter groups' accounting malpractice suit because it was filed prematurely

By Charmaine Little | Jul 11, 2018

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a lower court's decision to dismiss a malpractice suit against accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP brought by the Firefighters’ Retirement System, Municipal Employees’ Retirement System of Louisiana and the New Orleans Firefighters’ Pension and Relief Fund.

Trump nominates New Orleans lawyer for U.S. attorney post

By Charmaine Little | Jun 27, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – President Donald Trump recently nominated New Orleans attorney Peter Strasser as his choice for U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Bisso Marine claims Dawn Services, others breached agreement on lawsuit help

By Charmaine Little | Jun 26, 2018

NEW ORLEANS - A dispute over an indemnity clause included in a master subcontractors agreement (MSA) resulted in Bisso Marine LLC filing a lawsuit against Dawn Services, Syndicat 457 at Lloyd's and ABC Excess Insurer, according to the complaint filed June 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Maker of innovative roller system alleges Benton Energy stole trade secrets

By Charmaine Little | Jun 24, 2018

If Cajun Services Unlimited LLC gets its way, its lawsuit filed against Benton Energy Service Company will end in the defendant being found in violation of trademark laws. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on June 14.

Woman accuses State of Louisiana, other entities of poisoning attempt, device implantation

By Charmaine Little | Jun 24, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana woman claims a minor accident led to a broad conspiracy against her, including attempts to poison her and the implanting of a pain-causing device in her body.

New Orleans Saints ticket holder claims Superdome changes violate ADA

By Charmaine Little | Jun 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans Saints season-ticket holder filed a lawsuit June 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana that accuses the board that operates Mercedes-Benz Superdome of discriminating against him and infringing on his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Standard Club files to move seaman's injury suit back to federal court

By Charmaine Little | Jun 21, 2018

The back-and-forth movement of an insurance case continues as one of the defendants, The Standard Club, recently a notice of removal requesting the seaman's injury suit be moved to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

St. Bernard Parish accused of wrongfully firing disabled man

By Charmaine Little | Jun 17, 2018

Disabled man and former government worker Ryan Fink has filed a lawsuit against St. Berbard Parish, claiming it violated the American Disabilities Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. – and also accused the parish of interfering with his substantive and procedural due process property rights. The complaint was filed earlier this spring in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Bayer, General Electric among defendants named medical negligence lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 12, 2018

NEW ORLEANS - A woman who allegedly suffered an allergic reaction is blaming Bayer, General Electric, and other pharmaceutical companies in a petition filed May 30 with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Oilfield service company tries to reverse trademark after alleging business stole its system

By Charmaine Little | Jun 10, 2018

​A company hopes the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reverses a trademark for an oilfield services firm that alleges they created a proprietary tubing system, based on a lawsuit filed June 4.

Shipping company in hot water as it allegedly refuses to pay nearly $300,000 for repairs

By Charmaine Little | Jun 10, 2018

​Boland Marine and Industrial, LLC filed a $286,000 maritime lawsuit against JSC Murmansk Shipping Company and its subsidiary M/V Pomorye, alleging it made repairs and completed other services for M/V Pomorye such as dockage, water, security, and payment of harbor fees.

Walmart seeks to have store greeter removed as defendant in slip and fall lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 10, 2018

​ Walmart wants one of its employees tossed from a slip and fall lawsuit, arguing an employee cannot be named as a defendant simply for doing his or her job, according to a Notice of Removal it filed June 5 with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Monroe Division.

Big rig driver seeks to move crash lawsuit to federal court

By Charmaine Little | Jun 10, 2018

A shipping company and its employee have responded to a lawsuit with a Notice of Removal after a rear-end collision led to a complaint. The notice was filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Monroe Division on June 1.

Magnolia Financial Group awarded $3 million after court finds former client committed fraud

By Charmaine Little | Jun 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A financial group was awarded approximately $3 million after the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana determined one of its clients committed fraud, according to court documents filed on May 14.

Electric companies trade charges over Veterans Affairs project

By Charmaine Little | May 27, 2018

An electric company partnership gone wrong ended with both businesses suing each other in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, according to a May 17 opinion.

State wins reversal in Bayou Canard payment case

By Charmaine Little | May 27, 2018

An acquisition and payout led to the state of Louisiana filing an appeal after it lost its case against an oyster bedding occupant based on a May 14 opinion from the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit.

Louisiana woman has to pay over $30,000 in legal fees after losing defamation lawsuit against her former employer

By Charmaine Little | May 25, 2018

A woman who lost a defamation lawsuit against her former employer also received an unfavorable ruling when she challenged the attorneys' fees awarded to the defendant, according to a May 18 opinion filed in the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal.

Louisiana appellate court partly sides with Citgo in dispute over damages awarded to men exposed to chemicals

By Charmaine Little | May 24, 2018

A Louisiana appellate court has partly sided with a gas company that had challenged a trial court’s decision to award eight plaintiff’s damages after they were exposed to dangerous levels of chemicals, according to a recent opinion in the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal.

Appeals court backs dismissal of lawsuit claiming injuries from rear-end accident

By Charmaine Little | May 24, 2018

A lawsuit filed by man who claimed his injuries stemmed from a July 8, 2015, accident at a New Orleans intersection was recently dismissed by Louisiana's 4th Circuit Court of Appeal.

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