Takesha Thomas News

Shooting victim to have his case against Bella Noche heard again, appeals court rules

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 10, 2018

A lower court will once again hear part of a case involving a man who was shot after leaving a 2015 wedding reception outside of Bella Noche restaurant.

Court reverses medical malpractice claim involving St. Francis Medical Center

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 10, 2018

Earlier ruling denied claim citing failure to file in a timely manner

Appeals court upholds license suspension of physician cited for medical violations

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal recently upheld disciplinary sanctions against a Baton Rouge physician who was suspended and fined after he was charged with numerous medical violations.

Court says doctor's report can't be included in dispute over synthetic opioid patents

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently ruled that a report from a doctor cannot be presented regarding a dispute over patents involving a synthetic opioid compound.

Court says it has no jurisdiction in suit claiming injuries while working on ship near Venezuela

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed a negligence claim against a oil company that was being sued by a former employee who was injured and lost several toes in an on-the-job accident in waters off Venezuela.

Court says it cannot set date for New Orleans to pay out $1.8 million claim in damage suit

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted a motion by the City of New Orleans to dismiss a claim demanding that the city pay a more than $1.8 million judgment to a man who was struck and injured by a municipal police cruiser.

Court dismisses suit seeking $3 million from Penske regarding rental truck's seizure

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed a lawsuit seeking $3 million filed a man who allegedly lost items following the seizure of a truck he was renting from Penske.

Appeals court vacates injunction on enforcing law setting minimum age for exotic dancers

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 29, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated an injunction that barred the state from enforcing a law prohibiting exotic dancers younger than 21 from performing naked in venues that serve alcohol.

Southern Aggregates Wins Appeal In Permit Case Against Save Our Hills

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 20, 2018

A Louisiana appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that vacated an air permit for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

Appeals court orders new trial for suit claiming land sold in West Baton Rouge Parish was contaminated

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 15, 2018

BATON ROUGE – A Louisiana marketing firm recently won a new trial on appeal regarding their lawsuit claiming they were sold contaminated land by a oil and gas company.

Teacher sues Opportunities Academy over alleged sexual assault by student

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 6, 2018

A charter school teacher is suing the charter school network that operates one of the schools over an alleged sexual assault by a student.

'NCIS: New Orleans' extra sues for negligence after film shoot goes awry

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A University of New Orleans student who was working as an extra for the TV series "NCIS: New Orleans" recently filed a federal suit against CBS and the production company for the series after a police confrontation during the filming of a staged robbery.

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.

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