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

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.

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

By Michael Abella | Dec 8, 2016

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

By Michael Abella | Nov 15, 2016

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

By Michael Abella | Nov 3, 2016

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

By Michael Abella | Oct 24, 2016

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

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