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Lawsuit against credit card companies over interest rates remanded to district court

By Holland Phillips | Dec 24, 2013

NEW ORLEANS –A lawsuit against a group of credit card companies by the Attorney General of Mississippi has been remanded from federal court to district court on appeal.

Attorney fee award reversed by appeals court in Texas voting rights case

By Holland Phillips | Dec 23, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – Plaintiffs in a Texas redistricting battle who were initially awarded attorney’s fees by a district court were rebuffed in a ruling by the U.S. Fifth District Court of Appeals after being unable to prove they were the “prevailing party".

Seaman sues for injuries allegedly sustained during customs inspection on ship bound for Kenya

By Holland Phillips | Dec 16, 2013

NEW ORLEANS— A man is suing the owner of the vessel upon which he allegedly sustained injuries while under orders from a custom's officer.Jack McElveen filed suit against Waterman Steamship Corporation and its insurance company in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court.The plaintiff’s petition for damages cites violations of the Jones Act for general maritime law. McElveen claims that he slipped and

Former ship captain allegedly injured on the job claims vessel was unseaworthy

By Holland Phillips | Dec 11, 2013

NEW ORLEANS— A former captain and master mariner claims that he was injured walking down a slippery flight of stairs.

Suit claims large dose of Albuterol led to patient’s wrongful incarceration and death

By Holland Phillips | Dec 11, 2013

NEW ORLEANS— A New Orleans university medical center is named in a suit for a patient’s alleged improper treatment that led to her incarceration and eventual death.

Homeowners sue insurance company for payment on year-old damages to home

By Holland Phillips | Dec 9, 2013

Brennan M. KuceraNEW ORLEANS – Two homeowners are suing their insurance company for refusing to pay for wind and water damage.Ferdinand Diaz and Noella Diaz filed suit against Louisiana Citizen Property Insurance Corporation in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Oct. 7.The plaintiff’s petition for damages asserts that the defendant failed to cover the wind and water damage the Diaz’s home suffered

Company fights New Orleans tax law, asserting lien rights on blighted home

By Holland Phillips | Dec 4, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – In connection with repairs made on a blighted property, a New Orleans company is suing previous property owners and the city for lien rights and also challenging a state tax law.

Lowered penalties for plaintiffs who destroyed emails upheld by appeals court

By Holland Phillips | Dec 4, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled in favor of CITGO in an employee wage case.

Opera singer sues for loss of vocal range after throat allegedly caught by Cox cable line

By Holland Phillips | Nov 26, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – A former opera singer who was allegedly hung up in low-hanging cable while riding his bike is suing Cox and others for permanent damage to his vocal chords.

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