NEW ORLEANS – In a breach of maritime contract suit concerning non-payment for fuel and lubricants by an offshore services company, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently the plaintiff and defendant’s motions for summary judgment and also denied defendant’s request for a jury trial.
NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge in Louisiana recently granted a motion for summary judgment filed by several fishing and wildlife associations and environmental groups to prevent the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) from establishing an aquaculture zone in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
NEW ORLEANS – While working at a dry cleaners in Metarie, a worker was continually harassed and was the object of insulting comments concerning her race and national origin, according to a complaint filed by the EEOC in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
NEW ORLEANS – Gov. John Bel Edwards was among state and local leaders honoring Ken Carter, a local attorney and businessman who was one of the city’s first African-American tax assessors, who died Aug. 3 at the age of 74.
LAKE CHARLES – Louisiana's 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal recently upheld a ruling by the 16th Judicial District Court in Iberia Parish concerning damages related to a chemical fire in Iberia Parish on June 14, 2011.
SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal recently reversed the decision of the First Judicial District Court for Caddo Parish concerning the dismissal of a Shreveport firefighter who lost his job after being accused of knowledge of improper conduct but failing to report it.
NEW ORLEANS – In an attempt to stop the selling of packaged sandwiches, fruit cups and snack cups that tested positive for a major pathogen, a complaint for permanent injunction was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on June 22 by three agencies of the U.S. government.
NEW ORLEANS – A Superdome security guard who was stopped on the way home from work and arrested by two Louisiana state troopers for intoxication, has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, charging false arrest and seeking damages.
SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal recently dashed the hopes of two men with former ties to Shreveport city government in obtaining damages from two city officials for what they alleged to be defamation of character.
NEW ORLEANS – Judge Sarah Vance of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana said in a June 20 opinion that her decision to dismiss a defective medical products lawsuit was based more on the plaintiff's attorneys' failure to construct a convincing argument and a lack of detail than on the merits of the plaintiff's claims.
NEW ORLEANS – Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. filed a motion June 4 to move a class-action lawsuit against them and 21 additional pharmaceutical companies to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana from the Civil District Court of the Parish of Orleans.