Charmaine Little News

District court dismisses 2 counts in construction companies' breach of contract dispute

By Charmaine Little | Nov 12, 2018

A construction subcontractor was only partially victorious in its breach of contract lawsuit against a related business in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on October 25.

Alleged assailant dismissed from case against Baton Rouge General Medical Center

By Charmaine Little | Nov 12, 2018

After a mentally impaired patient was fatally beaten, the State of Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit determined on Oct. 25 that the man who allegedly assaulted him should legally be dismissed from the personal injury lawsuit.

Expert testimony dismissed in man's accidental death from bow and arrow

By Charmaine Little | Nov 12, 2018

On Oct. 24, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth District affirmed a lower court’s testimony that barred an expert witness’s testimony from an accidental death involving a bow and arrow.

Leukemia patient's negligence case is remanded to civil district court

By Charmaine Little | Nov 6, 2018

Judge Barry W. Ashe of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted a man’s motion to remand a toxic tort case on Oct. 17.

Class action against Denka Performance Elastomer returns to state court

By Charmaine Little | Nov 5, 2018

On Oct. 15, the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana granted a class action’s motion to remand the case back to state court but denied the class’ request for attorney’s fees and legal costs associated with a previous removal.

Lawsuit against Orleans Parish Prison compliance director can move forward

By Charmaine Little | Oct 18, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled on October 5 that the Compliance Director of the Orleans Parish Prison isn’t protected under quasi-judicial immunity amid a lawsuit concerning the alleged illegal use of a temporary prison facility.

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.

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