Sharon Schaefer’s intense retaliation and hostile work environment claims against the St. Bernard Parish Government were dismissed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Oct. 15.
The Republic Fire and Casualty Insurance company failed to convince the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana to reopen a case where the company was convinced a couple committed fraud after a shady fire.
A woman’s failure to state a viable claim against a Dollar General manager after the store’s shelf fell on her while shopping caused the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to deny her motion to remand the case on Oct. 21.
After claiming he was exposed to asbestos at work, and at home by his family members who worked for the same company, an Avondale Shipyward worker’s motion to remand the case was held in abeyance as the case was administratively closed on Oct. 25 until an earlier case that could affect the worker's motion is adjudicated.
A woman amended her lawsuit against rental company Hertz and two of its employees when she learned those two employees' full names and persuaded a federal court judge to remand the case back to the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans.
On Oct. 31, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted summary judgment for a construction company in its dispute with a popular department store franchise after a customer fell on the property.
Three government watchdog groups have launched an organization calling for election-year candidates – particularly those running for governor – to focus on education, state finances, criminal justice/public safety and transportation/infrastructure.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit affirmed summary judgment for Sun Life Assurance Co. in a case in which it was accused of miscalculating benefits on a work-related injury claim for more than a decade.
The backlash against Gov. John Bel Edwards for putting the state economy in a bad position thanks to his push toward parishes filing lawsuits against gas and oil companies continues to mount, including ciriticism from Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch.
NEW ORLEANS – After suffering injuries from an alleged accident, a seaman was awarded nearly $200,000 on May 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana through litigation against his former employer, marine transport company Kirby Offshore Marine, LLC.