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Court cites jurisdiction issues in dismissing marine personal injury lawsuit against 3 international firms

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana has dismissed a Louisiana man’s marine personal injury lawsuit against three defendants, citing a lack of personal jurisdiction.

District court rules against Team Contractors in renovation contract dispute

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana has ruled against Team Contractors LLC in a case involving contracts made in connection with the construction and renovation of a property at 1250 Poydras St.

Attorneys will be only winners in lawsuits targeting energy industry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 13, 2019

Lawsuits that target the energy industry and allege environmental damage from production activities decades ago are a growing problem in Louisiana, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says on its website.

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Ark. SC rejects attempted tie to slip-and-fall lawsuit against Louisiana's Simmons Sporting Goods

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 8, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Arkansas has affirmed a lower court’s ruling against a woman who appealed the circuit court’s dismissal of her premises-liability suit against a Louisiana sporting goods store.

Louisiana court refuses to dismiss case against man accused of stealing trade secrets

By Tomas Kassahun | Oct 28, 2018

The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana has denied a motion to dismiss filed by a man who is accused of stealing trade secrets from his former business partners.

Lake Providence couple sues Merck claiming Zostavax shingles vaccine caused injuries

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 18, 2018

MONROE – A Lake Providence couple recently filed a lawsuit against Merck & Co. claiming the company manufactured a defective shingles vaccine that causes injuries.

Senior care workers claim Community Care Services fails to pay overtime

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 18, 2018

MONROE – Employees of a Louisiana corporation that provides services to senior citizens recently filed a class action lawsuit claiming Community Care Services (CCS) doesn’t pay the workers for overtime.

Oak Grove church says insurance company failed to church's building destroyed by fire

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 17, 2018

MONROE – Life Church of Oak Grove recently filed a federal suit against its insurer alleging the insurance company failed to cover losses after the church's building was destroyed in a fire.

Alexandria medical practice sues Health and Human Services, Medicare over billing dispute

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 17, 2018

ALEXANDRIA – Mchael Dole, MD, A Professional Medical Corporation (APMC) based in Alexandria, recently filed a federal a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding a dispute over Medicare receivables claims.

Alexandria police accused of harassing bystanders who recorded arrest with their cell phones

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 16, 2018

ALEXANDRIA – Local police in Louisiana are accused of violating the civil rights of two bystanders who claim they were harassed by officers after using their cell phones to record a police incident.

The McDonnel Group says it's owed more than $3 million for French Quarter project

By Tomas Kassahun | Jul 14, 2018

A construction company filed a complaint on June 28, saying it’s entitled to more than $3 million for a recent project.

Sea Supply, B & J Martin say they are not to blame for wellhead incident

By Tomas Kassahun | Jul 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS - Sea Supply, Inc. and B & J Martin Inc. are asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to rule that they should not be held liable for a wellhead that was hit off the Gulf of Mexico, according to a complaint filed June 28.

Livingston Parish sues Ascension Parish over levee plan

By Tomas Kassahun | Jun 17, 2018

The Livingston Parish Government has filed a lawsuit to end construction of the Laurel Ridge Levee Extension along the Amite River in Ascension Parish.

Oil wetland damage case returns to federal court

By Tomas Kassahun | Jun 17, 2018

Forty two lawsuits filed against oil, gas and pipeline companies have returned to federal courts after those same courts said the dispute should be resolved at the state level.

Man who spent 14 years on death row claims prosecutor, detective elicited false testimony

By Tomas Kassahun | Jun 17, 2018

A man who was accused of murder in 1998 has filed a lawsuit, alleging that a prosecutor and investigator coerced a teen to give false testimony.

4th Circuit Appeals Court rules against woman in case over BP settlement payments

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld a trial court’s ruling against a woman who fought for the right to receive settlement payments for damage to oyster leases caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

Appeals court reverses decision favoring Louisiana DOTD

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 29, 2018

In a ruling made on April 11, the Lousiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal reversed the district court’s decision to dismiss claims against the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Appeals court dismisses lawsuit filed by St. Charles Surgical Hospital

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 13, 2018

In a ruling made on March 21, the state Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit reversed the trial court’s decision and dismissed a lawsuit brought by St. Charles Surgical Hospital, LLC and Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, LLC.

Louisiana appellate court affirms ruling to dismiss suit brought by woman involved in car accident

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 7, 2018

In a ruling issued on March 21, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s ruling to dismiss a suit involving a woman who claimed she was injured in a car accident.

AG Landry applauds ruling to ban sanctuary city

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 6, 2018

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is applauding the U.S. Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit, which favored a Texas law that allows a sanctuary city ban.

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