Takesha Thomas News

Court reduces attorneys' fees in Luv N' Care case with Mayborn over distribution agreement

By Takesha Thomas | May 31, 2019

SHREVEPORT – A state appeals court has granted a reduction of attorneys fees to baby product manufacturer Luv N'Care.

Injured worker's case Valero Refining-Meraux, nurse dismissed by court

By Takesha Thomas | May 31, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge had dismissed a negligence lawsuit against a refinery after a worker there alleged the company was liable after he sustained a chemical burn.

Court partially grants homeowners' request in toxic drywall case

By Takesha Thomas | May 20, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – A district court has ruled that homeowners whose homes were damaged by toxic drywall imported from China may recoup some of their financial losses.

Court grants contractor more time to prepare defense argument

By Takesha Thomas | May 20, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – A district court has granted a general contractor's request to lift a stay order, allowing the company to file additional material to support its argument over alleged defaults during a renovation project.

Court grants Annie Sloan Interiors' request in contract dispute

By Takesha Thomas | May 20, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – A district court has granted a request from Annie Sloan Interiors to file an amended breach of contract complaint over its famous chalk paint.

Court denies insurance company's request for dismissal

By Takesha Thomas | May 20, 2019

A district court has denied Safepoint Insurance Company's request for dismissal in a bad faith insurance lawsuit filed against the Florida-based company.

Court partially amends CPA fees in case against City of Gretna

By Takesha Thomas | May 20, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – A district court has granted, in part, a group of citizens' request to have deposition fees charged by a certified public accountant to be paid by the City of Gretna in a case involving alleged disproportionate arrests of African-Americans in the municipality.

Age discrimination, disability act claims against University of Louisiana dismissed in wrongful termination suit

By Takesha Thomas | May 15, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted a motion filed by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System to dismiss claims of violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act by a former employee in her wrongful termination lawsuit.

Court dismisses negligence suit filed by longshoreman injured while unloading cargo

By Takesha Thomas | May 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed a longshoreman's negligence suit claiming he was injured by mooring cables while unloading cargo on a barge.

Court denies insurance broker's request to have case dismissed

By Takesha Thomas | May 9, 2019

Judge finds that the homeowner's can amend their claim against Bowles & Associates

Court denies Louisiana Machinery's request to dismiss seaman's suit regarding fire on ship near Trinidad

By Takesha Thomas | May 9, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied a Reserve, Louisiana-based construction and heavy machinery supplier's request to dismiss a seaman's negligence case against it regarding a fire on a ship off the coast of Trinidad.

Court denies motion to dismiss by property owner accused of sex-based housing discrimination

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 14, 2019

A property manager has lost his bid to have a housing discrimination case dismissed in district court.

Man loses claim against BP for injuries allegedly sustained in Deepwater Horizon cleanup

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 14, 2019

A district court has granted a motion for summary judgment filed by BP Exploration after a former employee claims he was injured during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Court: Union not liable for stevedoring company's pension

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 14, 2019

A district court has granted a request to deny additional liability payments to a company that provides stevedoring services to cruise ships on the Port of New Orleans.

Court dismisses former Lafourche Parish administrator's case

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 13, 2019

A district court has granted a motion to dismiss filed by the former Lafourche Parish government, and also granted two counter motions filed by a former parish administrator.

Court rules that attorney in alleged I-10 semi-truck accident scheme must supply client list

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 13, 2019

A district court has granted, in part, a motion to quash information in a lawsuit involving a law firm that represents multiple persons who are alleged to be involved in a motor vehicle accident scheme.

Sureway Supermarket owner wins summary judgment in case filed by evicted employees

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 4, 2019

Former employees claim they were evicted from company housing when pregnancy was disclosed

Appeals court affirms ruling ordering ExxonMobil to pay residents for damages related to 1993 refinery fire

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 30, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal recently affirmed a trial court's ruling that ExxonMobil should pay out damages incurred to residents after a 1993 pipeline explosion at it's Baton Rouge facility.

Court grants Textron motion to dismiss employment discrimination suit

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 29, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed an employment discrimination case filed by a former worker against Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems in Slidell.

Court awards seaman more than $630,00 in damages for grinder accident aboard Marquette Transportation vessel

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 21, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently awarded a former seaman more than $630,000 in a lawsuit claiming he was injured while working aboard a vessel owned by Marquette Transportation.

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