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Judge rules in favor of union in pension case

By William Sassani | Feb 10, 2019

New Orleans -- Judge Jay C. Zainey of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has ruled a summary judgment in favor of New Orleans Employers International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO regarding a withdrawal liability for a pension plan

Judge dismisses discrimination suit against Oschner Medical Center-Westbank

By William Sassani | Feb 9, 2019

New Orleans -- Judge Carl D. Barbier of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, has ruled to dismiss a civil-action lawsuit filed by Ronneka Smith against Ochsner Medical Center-Westbank LLC

Former server seeks class-action against Harris Cuisine

By William Sassani | Feb 8, 2019

New Orleans -- A former restaurant server is seeking conditional certification of a class-action lawsuit against Harris Cuisine LLC, as well as Harris JMHProperties LLC and John M. Harris

Judge rules in favor of Chevron Oronite in indemnity lawsuit

By William Sassani | Feb 8, 2019

New Orleans -- Judge Barry W. Ashe has released a finding of fact and conclusions of law regarding a civil action between Chevron Oronite C​​​​ompany, LLC and Jacobs Field Services North America, Inc.

Judge dismisses several claims in suit alleging sexual assault by Slidell police officer

By William Sassani | Aug 9, 2018

NEW ORLEANS –The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted parts of several motions to dismiss claims against a Slidell police officer and the city's former police chief in tort suit regarding allegations of sexual assault.

UTC Labs being sued again, this time for allegedly backing out on $1.6 million settlement

By William Sassani | Aug 9, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – UTC Labs, formerly known as Renaissance Rx, is again facing legal problems after being sued for breach of contract.

Benzene contamination lawsuit moves back to state court

By William Sassani | Aug 8, 2018

Judge rules that the case should never have been removed to federal court in first place.

Judge agrees to transfer dispute over soil contamination cleanup in Metairie to federal court in Illinois

By William Sassani | Aug 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently ruled that a soil contamination case involving KFC and Iron Rooster can be transferred to the federal court in Illinois.

District Court rules against Jolie Designs and Decor

By William Sassani | Jul 26, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — Lisa Rickert, the founder of Jolie Designs and Décor, has lost an argument in court preventing Annie Sloan Interiors from introducing new complaints to its lawsuit against JDD.

Judge grants Monsanto's motion to dismiss worker's claim of emotional distress

By William Sassani | Jul 26, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A judge in the U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted Monsanto Company's motion for a partial dismissal of claims in a case brought by an employee claiming discrimination and emotional distress based on his weight.

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