U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana News

Entergy is suing a contractor for costs associated with scandal regarding power plant hearings

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 11, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Entergy New Orleans recently filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a former contractor paid actors to endorse a proposed power plant at public hearings on the project.

Filipino seaman's case against Louisiana company sent back to lower courts

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 11, 2018

A district court has sent a case against a Louisiana ship management company back to a lower court after a Filipino seaman who was permanently injured filed a claim against them.

Maritime status leads to partial summary judgment in indemnity case

By Charmaine Little | Dec 11, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ironed out an indemnity issue and granted a motion for partial summary judgement on November 15 after a man was injured at work.

St. Tammany Parish panhandling laws unconstitutional, unfair, attorney says

By Claudia Balthazar | Dec 10, 2018

St. Tammany Parish panhandling laws are being questioned by a Slidell resident who is asking a federal judge to declare parish ordinances unconstitutional in a lawsuit naming the parish government, Parish President Pat Brister and Sheriff Randy Smith.

Court says doctor's report can't be included in dispute over synthetic opioid patents

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently ruled that a report from a doctor cannot be presented regarding a dispute over patents involving a synthetic opioid compound.

Court says it has no jurisdiction in suit claiming injuries while working on ship near Venezuela

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed a negligence claim against a oil company that was being sued by a former employee who was injured and lost several toes in an on-the-job accident in waters off Venezuela.

Court says it cannot set date for New Orleans to pay out $1.8 million claim in damage suit

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted a motion by the City of New Orleans to dismiss a claim demanding that the city pay a more than $1.8 million judgment to a man who was struck and injured by a municipal police cruiser.

Court dismisses suit seeking $3 million from Penske regarding rental truck's seizure

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed a lawsuit seeking $3 million filed a man who allegedly lost items following the seizure of a truck he was renting from Penske.

Court sides with boat towing company in indemnity case

By Charmaine Little | Nov 26, 2018

On Nov. 16, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied a maritime company’s motion for partial summary judgment in an indemnity case that sparked after a boat accident.

Judge orders arbitration in dispute over $1.2 million bill for Gramercy refinery construction project

By Charmaine Little | Nov 21, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted a motion to compel arbitration in a dispute over approximately $1.2 million in unpaid bills for construction work at a refinery in Gramercy.

Court dismisses claim by Ochsner employee that he is entitled to overtime pay

By Charmaine Little | Nov 21, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted a motion by Ochsner Health System to dismiss an employee's claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) that he was not paid for his overtime work as an organ procurement coordinator.

Judge issues stay pending arbitration in dispute over damaged New Orleans hotel

By Karen Kidd | Nov 20, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently agreed to stay – but not dismiss – a third-party demand for indemnification by a Louisiana-based architectural firm against a New York engineering firm in a lawsuit over water damage to a hotel being renovated in New Orleans' historic central business district.

Federal judge keeps alive Paulina woman's retaliatory firing lawsuit against defunct Plattenville bank

By Karen Kidd | Nov 19, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has left intact part of a Paulina woman's wrongful termination lawsuit against a defunct Plattenville bank that allegedly fired her from her vice president position in 2016 following a $700,000 loss in the the bank's insurance division.

Inmate claiming false arrest hopes to add more deputies to his lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

A Louisiana prison inmate took his accusations of being falsely arrested and brutally beaten to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, hoping to include two more deputies in his lawsuit submitted May 3, according to his filing.

Man awarded over $1 million in helicopter crash

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

A Louisiana man is entitled to more than $1 million after suffering injuries from a helicopter crash, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled on October 26.

Court determines EPA didn't properly respond to claims

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

On Oct. 25, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted in part and denied in part Gulf Restoration Network’s motion to strike the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s answer as non-responsive.

U.S. District Court moves indemnity case to Montana

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

A case between an insurance company and a couple of its trucking clientele was approved to be transferred to a different court from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Oct. 22.

Tulane University, pharmaceutical company debate patent of synthetic opioid

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

On October 25, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied in part and granted in part a Tulane University organization and one of its medical researcher’s motions for partial summary judgement for counterclaims against them in a case involving a patent for a synthetic opioid compound.

Judge denies motion to dismiss some claims in dispute over MRI equipment at Metairie medical facility

By Karen Kidd | Nov 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A medical equipment company that sold a Metairie medical facility a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) package that allegedly doesn't work, despite several years of installation, remains fully on the hook in the medical facility's federal lawsuit.

Judge allows LaPlace-area residents' lawsuit against Denka to move forward

By Karen Kidd | Nov 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Thirteen residents who claim a nearby LaPlace chemical plant is threatening their health can move forward with their lawsuit following a recent U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana decision not throw their case out.

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