NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Fighting back tears, a father who lost his son to an opioid overdose recounted the nightmare during testimony in a trial alleging that Johnson & Johnson flooded the state with addictive drugs for profit.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Opening arguments began Tuesday in a first-ever trial in attempt to hold drug manufacturers accountable for an opioid over-dose crisis, accusing Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary company Janssen Pharmaceuticals of providing medications for profit that destroyed thousands of lives.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.