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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is asking Chief Judge Keva Landrum-Johnson to prevent courts from assessing fees against defendants in what the group calls a direct violation of Louisiana statutes, with the hope of reversing some verdicts that have already been enforced.
BATON ROUGE — The executive director of the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) was pleased to see the state's governor and attorney general finally come to an agreement on how to handle a dozen pharmaceutical company lawsuits related to the state's opioid epidemic.
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has been quoted as saying he believes lawsuit abuse is one of the biggest reasons auto insurance rates are so high in Louisiana, and at least one attorney agrees with him.
On Jan. 19, citizens and politicians gathered to discuss the issue of redistricting in Louisiana at a summit put on by Fair Districts Louisiana, a bipartisan movement that aims to change the way redistricting is done in the state.
BATON ROUGE — The First Circuit Court of Appeals for Louisiana on Jan. 23 agreed with a trial court in the case of a doctor who sued a patient's husband for defamation after the man claimed his wife's death was caused by a misdiagnosis and requested a medical review panel (MRP).
BATON ROUGE — Three prominent Louisiana community leaders kicked out of a public city council meeting in Baton Rouge earlier this year filed a federal lawsuit against the city and Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wilson on December 4, alleging their First Amendment rights were violated.