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

Subcontractor violated a waste-hauling agreement, lawsuit claims

By Mary Ann Magnell | Oct 18, 2018

A Baton Rouge company faces a lawsuit over a contract dispute.

Woman sues Golden Nugget, Lake Charles Police for alleged false arrest

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 20, 2018

Golden Nugget Casino and the Lake Charles City Police Department face a lawsuit over excessive force and false arrest.

Allen Parish Sheriff's Office arrested the wrong woman, lawsuit says

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 19, 2018

Allen Parish Sheriff Doug Hebert and four deputies face a federal lawsuit from a woman who claims she was falsely arrested.

Columbia Gulf Transmission looks to move pipeline construction lawsuit to federal court

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 7, 2018

LAKE CHARLES - Columbia Gulf Transmission LLC wants to have a lawsuit that claims one of its pipelines damaged a farm’s crops moved to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lake Charles Division from a state court.

Fired banker cites age discrimination in lawsuit

By John Sammon | Jun 2, 2018

A Louisiana woman is suing the bank where she served as an employee for 19 years, alleging Sabine State Bank & Trust Co. terminated her without cause in part because of her age and a desire to bring in “new blood.”

District Judge Minaldi retires to seek treatment for alcoholism

By Olivia Olsen | Aug 17, 2017

Patricia Minaldi, a U.S. district judge in Lake Charles, announced her retirement July 31 and is seeking treatment for severe alcoholism.

Woman alleges crack in parking lot at Jennings post office caused fall

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 17, 2017

LAKE CHARLES – A woman alleges she fractured four ribs as the result of a fall at a post office parking lot.

Couple claims defective design of Cobra Enterprises of Utah Inc. pistol caused it to fire when dropped

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 22, 2017

LAKE CHARLES – A Jonesville couple claims that the wife was shot in her leg by a gun she kept in her purse and that the gun was allegedly defectively designed.

Performance Contractors Inc. alleged to have not informed employee of FMLA rights

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 9, 2017

LAKE CHARLES – A Lake Charles man alleges his Baton Rouge employer terminated him after missing work to care of his daughter.

Man accuses Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, others of false arrest

By Lhalie Castillo | May 9, 2017

LAKE CHARLES – A Sulphur man alleges he was falsely arrested by law enforcement in 2016.

Former Domino's Pizza employee alleges he faced hostile work environment

By Michael Abella | Mar 6, 2017

LAKE CHARLES – A Lake Charles man alleges that he faced discrimination while employed with a pizza shop.

Couple accuses U.S. government of professional malpractice

By Michael Abella | Feb 17, 2017

LAKE CHARLES — A Louisiana couple is suing the United States, alleging negligence and malpractice led to injuries to the wife. 

Inmate alleges physician, nurse and administrator denied medical treatment

By Michael Abella | Jan 31, 2017

LAKE CHARLES – An inmate alleges he was denied medical treatment at Allen Correctional Center.

Doerle Food Services accused of terminating woman in retaliation for taking leave

By Michael Abella | Jan 27, 2017

LAKE CHARLES – A Calcasieu Parish woman alleges was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for taking a leave to care for her mother.

Woman alleges she was wrongfully terminated from joint employers for reporting harassment

By Michael Abella | Jan 27, 2017

LAKE CHARLES – A Florien woman alleges she was terminated in retaliation for filing a sexual harassment complaint.

Union Pacific Railroad Co. alleges negligence of Doug Nicholas Trucking driver caused collision

By Michael Abella | Jan 19, 2017

LAKE CHARLES – An interstate rail carrier alleges a locomotive was damaged after it collided with a tractor-trailer that had stopped at a railroad crossing in Oakdale.

The Fox Hole Sports Lounge accused of broadcasting UFC fight without license

By Michael Abella | Dec 28, 2016

LAKE CHARLES – A Leesville sports bar is accused of broadcasting a sports match without paying a license fee.

Former auditor for Amerisafe Insurance Co. seeks payment of allegedly unpaid overtime

By Michael Abella | Dec 14, 2016

LAKE CHARLES – A Missouri man alleges a Deridder business did not pay him overtime wages.

Avemco Insurance Co. alleges Beard's Aircraft Services' negligence caused plane damage

By Michael Abella | Dec 12, 2016

LAKE CHARLES – An insurance company has filed suit against a Bell City aviation company after a plane was damaged.

Pet owner alleges sheriff, deputy took away her dogs

By Michael Abella | Dec 9, 2016

LAKE CHARLES — A Lake Charles pet owner is suing Beauregard Parish law enforcement officials, alleging violation of civil rights in taking away her dogs.

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