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Ville Platte police-misconduct lawsuit settled

By Robert Lawson | Feb 9, 2017

VILLE PLATTE — A sexual-misconduct lawsuit involving a Ville Platte police officer has been settled.

Despite contention among judges, court rules contract adhesionary in Sky Zone case

By Robert Lawson | Dec 20, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana Supreme Court recently ruled, despite contention among judges, that an arbitration clause within a contract for an indoor trampoline park's participation agreement was not enforceable because it was adhesionary and lacked mutuality of consent.

Suspected plastic surgeon rapist claims bookkeeper accused of manslaughter swindled millions from him

By Robert Lawson | Oct 25, 2016

GRETNA — A plastic surgeon accused of rape and voyeurism has filed suit against his bookkeeper for millions of dollars alleging the bookkeeper forged checks and stole $3.8 million to pay off debt and make investments for his own business.

Judge OKs resumption of civil case in notorious police killing during Katrina chaos

By Robert Lawson | Oct 22, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana judge has affirmed that a civil suit against New Orleans officials involving the death of Henry Glover, who was shot to death by police in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, may resume. 

Boustany introduces bill to limit venue changing for legacy suits

By Robert Lawson | Oct 21, 2016

BATON ROUGE — U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, a Republican from Lafayette, Louisiana, has introduced the Ending Legacy Lawsuit Abuse Act (ELLAA) in Congress. 

Law clerk files suit against lawyers, claiming defamation

By Robert Lawson | Aug 17, 2016

MONROE — A court clerk is filing suit against three attorneys in Louisiana, alleging they made false accusations against her in court through lawsuits. 

No breaks for attorney accused of violating ethics in oil spill aftermath

By Robert Lawson | Jul 27, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Glen Lerner lost in a second federal court appearance in New Orleans. The attorney has been accused of professional misconduct in the handling of cases related to the devastating BP oil spill. 

Uphill battle for couple suing Lafourche Parish over poor water infrastructure

By Robert Lawson | Jun 11, 2016

NEW ORLEANS—A Loyola law professor says the couple suing the Lafourche Parish government over allegations that poor water infrastructure made it difficulty to extinguish a fire that destroyed their home and two others will face an uphill battle in their suit against the government, which has immunity set in place. 

Louisiana woman latest in long list of litigants suing Unum insurance

By Robert Lawson | Jun 9, 2016

LAFAYETTE — A medical care worker in Louisiana is the latest person to sue Unum, the world's largest disability insurance company that has a long history of complaints against it for wrongfully denying long-term disability insurance claims. 

Lafourche Parish inmate claims he was forced to drink toilet water

By Robert Lawson | Jun 6, 2016

SHREVEPORT—An inmate is suing the Lafourche Parish jail for $3.5 million in damages, alleging he was forced to drink toilet water because his cell had no running water. 

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