A complaint filed in Eastern Louisiana Court July 13 brings claims of libel against the New York Times in its coverage of the office of Marlin Gusman, the sheriff of Orleans Parish. The case revolves around a 2018 story characterized as a video op-ed that appeared on the New York Times site.
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In a complaint filed July 11, counsel for plaintiff Terri Hunter brings a whistleblower claim against the Department of Veterans Affairs Canteen Services in the Western District of Louisiana – alleging that the plaintiff was retaliated against for reporting poor handling of food and drug products.
An allegedly defective artificial hip that led to a second hip replacement and, ultimately, renal failure, has led a Shreveport woman to file a complaint against Zimmer Biomet Inc., the company that makes the prosthetic.
U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen entered a one-sentence order rejecting a motion to dismiss a multistate effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, filed Tuesday by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund .
Michael Harris, who was recently elected to serve on the DeRidder City Council, is facing a city lawsuit that claims the veteran is not eligible to hold the office because the location of his residence is outside city limits.
Judge grants part of Great Lakes Dredge and Dock's motion to dismiss expert witnesses in maritime injury case
NEW ORLEANS – In a court order filed May 31 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk ruled on a defendant's motion to exclude two of the plaintiff's witnesses from testimony in a maritime work injury lawsuit.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied a defendant's motion for summary judgment in a legal challenge regarding an insured well that was damaged by a moving ship.
NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently ordered a dispute claiming antitrust violations and violations of state commerce laws in the states of Louisiana, Texas and California transferred to the federal court in Texas.
NEW ORLEANS – Alliance Energy Services was recently ordered to pay attorneys' fees and costs related to a settlement agreement over uncompensated work time.
NEW ORLEANS – A drilling barge worker recently filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans Division, claiming he was injured while working aboard a vessel owned and operated by Baywater Drilling in waters off of the Louisiana coast south of Lafitte.
A complaint filed May 24 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana alleges a recently terminated employee hacked into the company's website and email system, essentially rendering both unusable; and took client files when she left.
A race to obtain permits for some of the state's first medical marijuana dispensaries has at least one business suing over not being selected for a regional license.
New Orleans' Downtown Development District claims city may have improperly diverted special funds to pensions
A May 15 report from KSLA-TV said the Downtown Development District of New Orleans, a local agency working on economic growth and revitalization, filed a lawsuit in Orleans Parish Civil District Court claiming the city of New Orleans is diverting funds meant for other activities to its pension funds.
Fifth Circuit to rule on case involving man who was arrested for threatening to file complaint against police
William Aubin Jr. was at home when a sheriff’s deputy arrived on his street looking for a reckless driver. The deputy was not looking for Aubin, but he ended up getting arrested anyway.
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana has a sexual harassment problem – like everywhere else, it seems – but a new report shows this has become especially costly, particularly in corrections.
BATON ROUGE—Some inmates in Louisiana might get some legal recourse for alleged harsh treatment in a class-action suit brought against the Louisiana Department of Corrections and the David Wade Correctional Center (DWCC).
BATON ROUGE – An unusual lawsuit against the University of Southern Mississippi involves a former football player suing over allegations of discrimination on the basis of a medical condition and claiming the university violated Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act by discussing his condition with staff.
A challenge to school prayer in Webster Parish could have an effect on similar cases around the United States.
NEW ORLEANS — With the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry backing Jimmy Genovese and trial lawyers supporting Marilyn Castle in the race to replace outgoing state Supreme Court Justice Jeanette Knoll, the flow of political donations from special interest groups such as these raises the question of whether judges should recuse themselves when contributors become litigants.