Charmaine Little News

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.

Hartford Fire Insurance ordered to pay penalty for delay in paying claim for fire in Cut Off

By Charmaine Little | May 24, 2018

A judge in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana found that Hartford Fire Insurance Co. could not justify its failure to pay a client on time after a fire, according to court documents filed May 18.

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

By Charmaine Little | May 23, 2018

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

By Charmaine Little | May 23, 2018

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

By Charmaine Little | May 21, 2018

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

By Charmaine Little | May 21, 2018

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

By Charmaine Little | May 21, 2018

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

By Charmaine Little | May 18, 2018

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

By Charmaine Little | May 18, 2018

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

By Charmaine Little | May 13, 2018

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

By Charmaine Little | May 13, 2018

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

By Charmaine Little | May 13, 2018

​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.

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