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Bonding company accuses Sun Industries of breach of contract regarding road project in Ascension Parish

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 17, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Sun Industries LLC based in West Baton Rouge Parish was named in a federal lawsuit recently filed by a bonding company accusing Sun Industries of breach of contract involving a Louisiana Department of Transportation intersection improvement project in Ascension Parish.

Marin Holdings International claims Texas firm is holding its equipment in Mexico

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 14, 2018

Marin Holdings International LLC, a subsidiary of Marin TM Ltd. in Louisiana, sued Frontera Offshore Inc. of Texas on July 3 for breach of contract, breach of verbal contract, and conversion, alleging Frontera has held their equipment in Mexico without payment for over a year.

Harrah’s New Orleans sued for allegedly assaulting two gamblers who said they were card counting

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 12, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A federal lawsuit recently was filed by two men who claim they were playing blackjack at Harrah’s New Orleans Casino when casino workers and employees of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office allegedly assaulted and illegally detained the two after claiming they were card counting.

Columbia Gulf Transmission looks to move pipeline construction lawsuit to federal court

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 7, 2018

LAKE CHARLES - Columbia Gulf Transmission LLC wants to have a lawsuit that claims one of its pipelines damaged a farm’s crops moved to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lake Charles Division from a state court.

Court ruling reinstates 2014 Unbridled Stakes race winner at Louisiana Downs

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 5, 2018

The Second Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a district court ruling reversing a Louisiana State Racing Commission determination that racehorse Coalport’s foul did not alter the outcome of the 2014 Unbridled Stakes Race at Louisiana Downs and that the horse should be reinstated as the winner of that race, according to a May 23 opinion.

State Farm prevails in appeal of suit alleging fallen tree caused house cracks

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 4, 2018

SHREVEPORT – The Second Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a trial judge did not err in granting judgment to State Farm in a suit that alleged the insurer acted in bad faith when it wouldn’t cover damage to the foundation of a Downsville home that the homeowners claimed was from a tree that fell on their house.

Appeals court affirms Monroe City Schools decision to close charter school

By Elizabeth Alt | May 31, 2018

The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal issued a decision affirming a Fourth Judicial District Court for Ouachita Parish ruling that the Monroe City School Board (MCSB) had not erred in its decision to close Excellence Academy charter school.

Appellate court backs decision barring suit by attorney accused of unduly influencing mentally ill man's will

By Elizabeth Alt | May 31, 2018

SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a Bossier Parish court finding that a Bossier City attorney and his wife can’t sue the son of a deceased client for unpaid services in a case where they have been found to have influenced the father to disinherit his son before his death.

Louisiana appellate court grants Hixson Autoplex of Monroe summary judgment in dispute over repairs done to BMW

By Elizabeth Alt | May 31, 2018

The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal issued a ruling on May 23 to grant summary judgment to Hixson Autoplex of Monroe in a suit stemming from allegations that its repairs had caused further damages to a customer's car.

Lawsuit claims gender discrimination against Caddo Correctional Center

By Elizabeth Alt | May 20, 2018

A woman has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against Caddo Correctional Center for promoting a man she previously hired to a position they both sought.

Worker files $3 million claim for alleged injuries working on Hess Stampede

By Elizabeth Alt | May 20, 2018

​​​​​A man is suing Hess Corporation for a steel cabinet that allegedly fell on him, causing injuries, during work he was performing for Hess. The lawsuit also claims as a foreign operation Hess does not have the authority to do business in Louisiana.

Federal judge sends asbestos case involving shipyard back to Orleans Parish District Court

By Elizabeth Alt | May 15, 2018

A lawsuit brought by a man who claims that he was exposed to asbestos while working at a shipyard is heading back to Orleans Parish District Court, according to a decision filed on May 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Case against Triple Tail Charters owner over man's fractured ankle dismissed

By Elizabeth Alt | May 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A lawsuit against a fishing boat captain alleging negligence after a man suffered an ankle fracture after disembarking a boat has been dismissed for lack of evidence.

Class status granted in former Grand Isle Shipyard worker's wage case

By Elizabeth Alt | May 14, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on May 3 conditionally granted a former Grand Isle Shipyard employee’s request for class certification in his lawsuit alleging the company violated wage laws by not paying employees for overtime work.

Chalk Paint maker granted partial summary judgment in case against US distributor

By Elizabeth Alt | May 14, 2018

The maker of Chalk Paint was granted partial summary judgment by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana after suing its United States distributor alleging breach of contract.

4th Circuit rules hospital cannot relitigate claims against insurance company

By Elizabeth Alt | May 1, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeal has ruled that a local hospital cannot relitigate claims that have been dismissed in federal court in its suit against Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

Appeals court denies Department of Economic Development request to change lawsuit venue

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeal on April 6 denied the state Department of Economic Development’s appeal to change court venues in its lawsuit with a film company.

Louisiana appeals court agrees doctor not negligent in botched surgery

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 29, 2018

The Louisiana Second District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court ruling that a doctor was not negligent in a lawsuit that claimed a mistake during emergency surgery totally disabled a man.

Appellate court won't let Louisiana DOTD off the hook in dangerous road case

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 28, 2018

A Shreveport couple will go back to trial after the Second Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a judgment in the state’s favor, finding conflicting testimonies about the safety of a local road were sufficient to merit sending the case back to the First Judicial District Court for the Parish of Caddo.

Court won't let BP off on technicality in Deepwater Horizon cleanup workers' case

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on March 16 agreed with a magistrate's recommendation to reject BP’s motion to dismiss lawsuits filed by two plaintiffs who allege they became ill after cleaning up the Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill.

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