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

District Judge Minaldi retires to seek treatment for alcoholism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man alleges he was never paid for work for Thind Petroleum LLC, New Sartaj LLC

LAKE CHARLES – A former Lake Charles resident now residing in California alleges he worked without being paid at gas stations in Jennings and Lake Charles.

Saving Country Music owner alleges Mustang 107.1 radio station used work without authorization

LAKE CHARLES – A Texas man operating a website covering the country music industry alleges a Carencro radio station used his work without permission.

Couple alleges USPS employee caused Lake Charles accident

LAKE CHARES – A Lake Charles couple alleges they suffered damages and personal injuries after an accident in the city with a United States Postal Service employee.

Matheson Tri-Gas Inc. claims Arkansas company did not finish Westlake plant construction

LAKE CHARLES – A New Jersey corporation alleges an Arkansas company did not finish a construction project.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office employee alleges he and other canine handlers were not properly paid for time needed to care for dogs

LAKE CHARLES – A deputy and former canine handler for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office alleges he and other handlers were not properly compensated for all the hours needed to care for the dogs.