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Jefferson Parish officers succeed in getting false arrest, excessive force claims dismissed in suit claiming rights violations

Jefferson Parish law enforcement officers were partly successful in their attempt to dismiss a lawsuit that accused them of violating the constitutional rights of a man taken into custody based on a May 16 opinion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Court denies motion by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to dismiss copyright infringement suit

Famous hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis couldn’t convince the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to dismiss a copyright infringement case against them based on a May 17 opinion.

Company being sued by New Orleans firm over distribution of confidential documents wins partial battle in court

NEW ORLEANS – An Iowa-based bonding company that allegedly distributed confidential information during a training session had several counts against it in suit filed by a New Orleans-based company dismissed according to a May 7 opinion with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Court dismisses suit alleging attempt to win concert tickets triggered unwanted marketing texts

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana woman’s attempt to win concert tickets that turned into a case involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was dismissed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana according to May 8 opinion.

Orleans Civil District Court Judge Clare Jupiter succumbs to stroke complications

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Civil District Court Judge Clare Jupiter has passed away due to complications from a stroke, according to The Times-Picayune.

Federal judge denies 60-year-old woman's age and disability discrimination claims against Tulane University

A woman’s age and disability discrimination claims against a New Orleans university fell short, according to a decision filed on May 8 for the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Federal judge awards UPS worker $65,000 in damages after 500-pound delivery fell on his hand

A UPS worker was rewarded more than $65,000 after he suffered an accident while delivering a 500 pound piece of furniture according to a May 7 opinion in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Court affirms dismissal of Air Force major's property tax claim

An active-duty Air Force major was denied a retrial in a property tax case, according to a May 9 opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Sex offender files suit to stop NOPD from issuing arrest warrant

A registered sex offender has taken legal action against the New Orleans Police Department as it prepares to issue a warrant for his arrest for allegedly failing to pay the fees required to send postcards to his neighbors to inform them of his sex offender status, according to a complaint filed on May 8 in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Couple sues trucker, trucking company after April accident

​A Louisiana couple has filed a lawsuit against a truck driver and trucking company for negligence after being involved in a car accident that reportedly resulted in injuries.

Coast Guard alleges illegal oil discharges at Frog Lake

The U.S. Justice Department filed a civil action on May 2 on behalf of the Coast Guard regarding the alleged unlawful release of oil waste. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Owner of private security firm claims board denied him due process in license revocation

The owner of a private security company seeks more than $2 million in damages from a state agency that oversees the industry in a May 2 complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Ex-First NBC Bank CFO requests insurance policy payout; second employee to do so amid financial crisis

Another former employee of First NBC Bank Holding Co. has asked a judge to allow her to take out insurance policies in hopes of covering legal costs in the latest round of battles for the company and its previous workers, based on a motion for an order for relief filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Civil-rights lawsuit against St. Tammany Sheriff's Office dismissed in federal court

NEW ORLEANS — The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office is pleased after a judge recently dismissed a civil-rights lawsuit against it following a New Orleans man’s claims that he was physically attacked during an arrest.

Monroe city officials quiet amid former employee's lawsuit

MONROE — Officials with the city of Monroe are remaining tight-lipped after a former city employee filed a lawsuit claiming that his political views cost him his job.  

More than 100 people found guilty of swindling BP Deepwater Horizon Fund out of millions

NEW ORLEANS — More than 100 people, including a former employee, are facing jail time after they were convicted of conning millions from the BP Deepwater Horizon Fund.

Legal watchdog derides 'system abuse' in Deepwater fund fraud cases

BATON ROUGE — A legal watchdog has called out the legal system in Louisiana after dozens of people have been convicted for defrauding the BP's Deepwater Horizon fund.