Takesha Thomas News

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.

Judge dismisses remaining claims in Orleans Parish courthouse breach of contract lawsuit

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 21, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed the remainder of a breach of contract lawsuit filed by a contracting company hired to construct a courthouse in Orleans Parish.

Appeals court grants homeowners new hearing in Toledo Bend Dam flooding suit

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 10, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal recently reversed a lower court ruling that dismissed a claim filed by a group of residents who said the Toledo Bend Dam increased the likelihood of flooding on their properties.

Apache Industrial Services wins dismissal in wrongful termination suit filed by worker claiming discrimination

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 9, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against Apache Industrial Services.

Court dismisses federal claims in lawsuit regarding tasing incident

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 27, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted a request to dismiss claims of federal rights violations in a suit filed against St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith stemming from an alleged tasing incident.

Court grants woman's request for grandfather's, uncle's phone records in suit regarding father's death

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 27, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted part of a request by the daughter of a tugboat captain who died after falling down a set of stairs on the family-owned boat.

Court dismisses employee discrimination case against St. Charles Parish sheriff

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 27, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed claims of racial and gender discrimination against St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Judge enjoins Gretna car dealership from using AutoZone trademarks on website

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 26, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The US. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted AutoZone's request to stop a company from falsely using its name on a website.

IRS receives partial judgment on lien stemming from work after Katrina and Isaac

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 26, 2018

A Louisiana judge has awarded part of a judgment to the IRS over a tax lien dispute involving work that was done in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac.

Court dismisses claims for wages regarding former PosiGen worker's discrimination suit

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 20, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied several claims regarding an employment discrimination lawsuit filed against PosiGen Inc. by a former employee.

Court denies insurer's motion for summary judgment in dispute alleging poor workmanship in home's construction

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 19, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied a request for summary judgment from an insurer in a dispute alleging defective workmanship and breach of contract in the construction of a New Orleans home.

Appeals court says pedestrian struck by vehicle not entitled to uninsured motorist insurance claim

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 13, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal recently reversed a decision by the 22nd Judicial District Court in a lawsuit regarding an uninsured motorist insurance claim filed by the family of a man who died from injuries after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street.

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