Mary Ann Magnell News

Public service drives New Orleans attorney as she prepares to lead the American Bar Association

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 14, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — For Judy Perry Martinez, president-elect of the American Bar Association (ABA), the fact that her term will fall within the centennial celebration of the adoption of 19th Amendment to the Constitution holds special meaning.

Delaware company files breach of contract and open account claim against Voelkel McWilliams Construction

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 12, 2018

A civil action lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana’s U.S. District Court on Aug. 2 seeking payment for the remainder of a contract as well as property damages against a Mandeville, Louisiana general contractor.

Lexon Insurance seeks $2 million in surety bonds in Baby Oil bankruptcy

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 11, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — Lexon Insurance Co. is seeking to retrieve more than $2 million in surety bonds after Baby Oil, a Louisiana oil and gas producer, filed for bankruptcy in 2017, according to court documents.

Appeals court affirms reinstatement of Scotlandville Magnet High School principal

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 1, 2018

BATON ROUGE – A Louisiana appeals court recently affirmed a district court decision reversing the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board’s termination in 2015 of Dr. Calvin Nicholas, principal of Scotlandville Magnet High School, for an alleged violation of the district’s corporal punishment policy.

Netherlands port authority brings federal lawsuit to Lousiana over oil tanker spill

By Mary Ann Magnell | Jul 27, 2018

An oil tanker collision in the Netherlands has prompted a lawsuit from the Rotterdam Port Authority.

Suit claims Bossier Parish child's infection was caused by medical device used during her heart surgery

By Mary Ann Magnell | Jul 26, 2018

A lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on July 21 against a medical device company that manufactured the Stockert 3T, a thermal regulator used during cardiopulmonary procedures in order to control patients’ body temperatures.

Environmental rights group lauds decision to allow review of paid actors at New Orleans council meeting

By Mary Ann Magnell | Jul 25, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The head of an environmental rights group is praising a judge's decision to let power plant opponents gather potential evidence from an investigation into paid actors disrupting its protest against Entergy New Orleans at a New Orleans City Council meeting in October 2017.

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