BATON ROUGE – A lawsuit in which a woman alleged the contaminated smoothie drink she consumed caused her to contract Hepatitis A is being moved from a state to a federal court.
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BATON ROUGE – A lawsuit filed June 13 with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana seeks relief from what plaintiffs allege is the unfair packing of African American voters into one voting district and spreading them out among others to minimize black politicians' chances to hold office.
A group of teachers formerly from the Philippines has filed a lawsuit against the Caddo Parish School Board alleging discrimination in that they were paid less than other (non-Filipino) teachers.
Judge rejects reconsideration of decision regarding physical evaluation in case of injured oil worker
NEW ORLEANS – A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied a motion to reconsider a magistrate judge's decision denying a request to compel an injured oil worker to submit to a functional capacity evaluation (FCE), the ability to perform work activities.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently turned back a request for a change of venue regarding a lawsuit alleging that the CEO of a coffee products firm abused his position to profit a new company he had started.
NEW ORLEANS – The owner of a low-income housing development recently a setback in a legal dispute with a renter when the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied the owner's motion for a partial summary judgment.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed a lawsuit alleging the theft of computer information by a Texas-based direct mail marketing firm saying it had no jurisdiction over the case.
NEW ORLEANS – A Tennessee man is suing the companies that manufacture and distribute the drug Xarelto, claiming the firms ignored warnings that the drug could cause dangerous bleeding events of the kind that led to his own physical harm.
Lack of in-person interpreter for nonverbal deaf man leads to discrimination claim against health care provider
A man who is deaf, visually impaired and nonverbal is suing a medical care center, claiming the center deprived him of his rights by denying him an in-person interpreter to explain his treatment and instead forced him to use a VRI (video-remote interpreting) device.
A Louisiana woman is suing the bank where she served as an employee for 19 years, alleging Sabine State Bank & Trust Co. terminated her without cause in part because of her age and a desire to bring in “new blood.”
A man is suing the manufacturer and distributor of what he maintained was a defective airbag that allegedly failed properly deploy during an accident, causing him physical injury.
Head of Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners keeps job after month-long investigation
By a narrow 5-4 vote, Fabian Blache III, executive director of the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners, kept his job April 30 after the board found that accusations against him of favoritism, inappropriate conduct and of damaging agency morale were unsubstantiated.
Law scholar says measure requiring unanimous jury vote for felony convictions in Louisiana is needed
BATON ROUGE — A measure proposed by state Sen. J.P. Morrell (D-New Orleans) that would change the requirement to convict a defendant of a felony to a unanimous jury vote from a nonunanimous vote could lead to the single most important legal reform in the state’s history, a law scholar said.
The state of Louisiana is moving to appoint a fiscal administrator for the city of Jeanerette after the city repeatedly failed to submit necessary annual audits and for other financial missteps.
LLAW executive director says it's time for lawmakers to fix legal system -- and sky-high insurance rates
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s climb to near the highest car insurance rates in the country is a result of a lawsuit happy court system and lawyer gouging as well as too many uninsured drivers, experts say.
BATON ROUGE – The owner of one of three businesses accused by the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) of evading tax payments in a high-profile showcase crackdown said he won’t fight the state in court.
A 19th Judicial District judge has refused to order an additional records search in the office of Gov. John Bel Edwards in a case brought by activists including environmental group Louisiana Bucket Brigade to stop construction of an oil pipeline.
LAFAYETTE—He was known as the judge who was “Firm but fair.”
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line was denied the right to join a class-action settlement against BP Exploration & Production and BP America Production Co. and BP PLC for an oil spill that began on April 20, 2010, and polluted the Gulf of Mexico.
Lack of accountability, judicial corruption to blame for Louisiana's low legal ranking, reformers say
Legal reform activists say Louisiana is the most frivolous-lawsuit-prone state in the country because it lacks accountability and its judicial system badly needs an overhaul.