Charmaine Little News

Summary judgment for family trying to include trust in lawsuit reversed

By Charmaine Little | Sep 20, 2018

On August 15, the Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit in the State of Louisiana reversed and remanded a trust and estate case between family members.

Driver wins appeal over defective steering system

By Charmaine Little | Sep 19, 2018

The First Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a lower court's ruling against Gerry Lane Chevrolet over a defective steering system.

Louisiana State Museum board receives split decision in discrimination case

By Charmaine Little | Aug 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS-- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed Aug. 24 in part, reversed and rendered in part the Louisiana State Museum’s board members’ appeal after a lower court awarded a man monetary damages and attorney fees in a discrimination case.

Appeals court reverses ruling in health insurance case

By Charmaine Little | Aug 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- The Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit of Louisiana reversed a lower court’s ruling March 21 that denied an insurance company its exceptions of res judicata and no cause of action.

Appeals court dismisses malpractice lawsuit against East Jefferson General Hospital

By Charmaine Little | Aug 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal for Louisiana affirmed a trial court’s decision Aug. 29 that granted a Louisiana hospital an exception of prescription and dismissed a claim of negligence from a deceased patient’s family.

Court rules political organization's logo violates Alliance for Good Government's trademark

By Charmaine Little | Aug 30, 2018

On Aug. 22, The United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit settled a dispute between two political organizations that argued over trademark of similar logos.

Student sues Loyola University New Orleans after his suspension regarding sexual assault allegations

By Charmaine Little | Jul 23, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A former Loyola University New Orleans student recently filed a federal suit against the college after he was suspended by the school following accusations of sexual assault involving another student and alleged violations of the school's code of conduct policy.

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.

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