U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Lafayette Division News

Lafayette Parish schools deny allegations that lottery process for admission to magnet academies is rigged

By John Breslin | Oct 17, 2018

The Lafayette Parish School System is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit that alleges administrators conspired to rig the school system's lottery process for admission to magnet academies.

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.

Marine transportation firm requests federal court to hear dispute over disaster relief oil shipment

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 19, 2018

LAFAYETTE – A Louisiana-based marine transportation company being sued in a dispute involving the shipping of 5 million gallons of oil to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria recently requested the breach of contract suit be moved to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

Contractor seeks to recoup costs incurred in defending itself in injury case

By Erianne Leatherman | Sep 17, 2018

LAFAYETTE – A contractor and its insurance provider recently filed a civil action to recover costs they incurred defending themselves in an injury lawsuit.

Injured seaman claims employers reneged on promise of disability insurance

By Danielle Pacey | Sep 17, 2018

LAFAYETTE – A seaman from New Zealand injured in an accident aboard a drilling rig recently filed a civil action lawsuit accusing his employers of allegedly denying him promised disability insurance.

Opposition to Youngstown RV park led to police harassment, lawsuit says

By Danielle Pacey | Sep 15, 2018

A Youngsville resident claims the local police department targeted him over his opposition to a proposed RV park.

Massman Construction seeks more than $360,000 in damages from PAI Ready Mix cement company

By Davion Smith | Aug 5, 2018

A Louisiana company that produces ready-mix concrete is alleged to have supplied defective concrete to repair a railroad bridge in the state.

Florida Marine denies claims that it was responsible for sinking barge

By Gabriel Neves | Jul 29, 2018

LAFAYETTE – A Mandeville boat company that owns a vessel that was involved in an incident on the Ohio River is suing operator Riverwatch Inc., alleging it that it did not cause that company's barge to sink as claimed by Riverwatch.

Worker files $3 million claim for alleged injuries working on Hess Stampede

By Elizabeth Alt | May 20, 2018

​​​​​A man is suing Hess Corporation for a steel cabinet that allegedly fell on him, causing injuries, during work he was performing for Hess. The lawsuit also claims as a foreign operation Hess does not have the authority to do business in Louisiana.

Weyerhauser alleges mineral producers breached contract

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 24, 2017

Immovable property owner sues mineral producersLAFAYETTE — An immovable property owner is suing Pardee Minerals LLC, EP Energy, E&P Company LP, Wildhorse Resources II LLC, et al, mineral producers, citing alleged breach of lease agreement.Weyerhaeuser Company filed a complaint on July 3, in the U.S.

Mother files wrongful death suit against Iberia Parish sheriff, deputy

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 20, 2017

LAFAYETTE – An Iberia Parish woman has filed a suit against members of the parish's law enforcement after her mentally ill adult son was killed during an officer-involved shooting.

Woman files suit against city of Ville Platte alleging violation of constitutional rights

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 17, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A woman is seeking more than $50,000 in damages over the alleged conduct of a Villa Platte city marshall deputy.

Man alleges he was terminated by Linear Controls for filing harassment complaint

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 12, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A Lafayette Parish resident alleges that he was subjected to sexual harassment during his employment with a Broussard employer.

Minnesota Life Insurance Co. seeks interpleader in insurance beneficiary dispute

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 12, 2017

LAFAYETTE – An insurer is seeking the court's help with a dispute among several individuals in relation to the beneficiaries of an insurance policy.

Louisiana Specialty Products Inc. alleges ALS Associates failed to property install tanker liner

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 30, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A New Iberia vinegar products manufacture alleges that Texas company failed to properly install a liner in its tanker trailer.

Former Boots Smith employee alleges he is owed more than $230,000 for commissions

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 27, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A Vermilion Parish man claims that his former employers failed to pay him commissions he earned.

Crosby Dredging employee seeks $3 million over alleged injuries from slip on skiff

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 22, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A St. Landry Parish man employed by a Galliano company is seeking millions in damages after he slipped and fell because of an allegedly slippery deck on a skiff.

SEC accuses Lafayette man of unlawful insider trading of Shaw Group stock

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 21, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A Lafayette individual is accused of unlawful insider trading regarding the sock of a Louisiana-based energy construction company.

Man alleges he is unlawfully held at Lafayette Parish jail because he cannot afford bail

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 19, 2017

&&& LAFAYETTE – A Carencro man alleges that his constitutional rights have been violated because he cannot afford to pay bail.

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