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Eminent domain case over Louisiana harbor returned to state Supreme Court

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — An eminent domain case involving the St. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal District is sent back to the Louisiana Supreme Court for review. The courts must now determine: Was the property value fair?

Medical malpractice suit dismissed, sent back to lower court

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — An appeal filed by the family of a woman who died in 2010 after receiving care has been dismissed by a Louisiana appeals court. Family of Elaine Kirt did not file appeal for new trial in timely manner, according to the ruling.

Louisiana appeals court reverses in part worker's compensation claim against Terminix

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana appeals court has reversed part of a ruling from a worker's compensation judge over a former employee's claim against Terminix.

University Health Shreveport nurse files sexual harassment lawsuit against hospital

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 22, 2018

SHREVEPORT — A University Health Shreveport nurse is suing the hospital after she claims she was ostracized for notifying human resources of alleged sexual harassment by her supervisor that included alleged sexual comments and inappropriate touching.

SEC files 'cherry picking' complaint against Lafayette financial adviser

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 22, 2018

LAFAYETTE – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a complaint against a Louisiana financial adviser alleging that the company was involved in a "cherry picking" scheme, stealing millions from clients.

Deadline missed in appeal of judgment in St. Anne Lodging robbery case

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 22, 2018

An appeal from a group of men who were beaten and robbed while staying at an Orleans Parish hotel has been dismissed by a Louisiana court.

Former TD Solutions employee claims he was fired for whistleblowing

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 20, 2018

A Grant Parish man is suing a trucking company after he was terminated for notifying the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of a potential illegal immigrant without a drivers license transporting goods for the company.

Woman sues Golden Nugget, Lake Charles Police for alleged false arrest

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 20, 2018

Golden Nugget Casino and the Lake Charles City Police Department face a lawsuit over excessive force and false arrest.

Kwik Stop stores selling fake pipes, lawsuit says

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 20, 2018

Kwik Stop convenience store chain faces a federal trademark lawsuit for allegedly selling counterfeit glass water pipes.

Marine transportation firm requests federal court to hear dispute over disaster relief oil shipment

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 19, 2018

LAFAYETTE – A Louisiana-based marine transportation company being sued in a dispute involving the shipping of 5 million gallons of oil to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria recently requested the breach of contract suit be moved to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

Allen Parish Sheriff's Office arrested the wrong woman, lawsuit says

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 19, 2018

Allen Parish Sheriff Doug Hebert and four deputies face a federal lawsuit from a woman who claims she was falsely arrested.

Insurance group wants courts to toss out $18 million policies claim

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 28, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. -- A nationally recognized insurance group has asked a Louisiana court to deny a $18 million insurance claim from an Arkansas oil company.

Chevron seeking nearly $11 million in dispute over stock option in Baton Rouge venture

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 27, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Chevron recently filed a breach of contract suit claiming it is owed nearly $11 million after it exercised its option to sell its shares in the Hilton Capitol Center, a hotel and commercial space in Baton Rouge.

Court reporting services claim advances against Louisiana Board of Examiners

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 27, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has upheld part of a claim filed against the Louisiana Board of Examiners of Certified Court Reporters.

Federal court rules against couple in Louisiana Health Services insurance case

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 27, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- The U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana has ruled against an argument filed by Karen S. Kovach and Isaac Soileau, owners of Soileau & Associates LLC, regarding an insurance claim.

Former Avondale employee ordered to disclose asbestos settlement

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 24, 2018

A Louisiana judge has ruled that documents related to a settlement claim over asbestos-related cancer can be obtained.

Contractor's motion for summary judgment denied in suit over bid on university student housing project

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 23, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied a contractor's motion for summary judgment in his suit against a subcontractor over a bid submission for a Southeastern Louisiana University housing project.

Biomedical company awarded $4,000 in legal fees, not the $8,728 it sought

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A judge in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently determined a Covington-based biomedical company is entitled to $4,000 in attorneys' fees in a dispute over specially formulated medical foods.

Ergon-St. James awarded $10 million for damages to terminal/dock facility struck by two ships

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 21, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Louisiana recently awarded more than $10 million in damages to the owner of a crude oil shipping terminal and dock that was damaged by two two ships that had collided.

Former state agency employee loses discrimination lawsuit

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 17, 2018

Court finds no evidence that former employee was discriminated against in being denied promotions

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