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

Lawsuit claims woman's medical implant leaked battery acid

By Sandra Lane | Aug 17, 2018

NEW ORLEANS - A woman claims a high-tech medical device implanted in her left buttock leaked battery acid, causing discomfort including redness, pain and swelling in the area of the implant.

Alleged attack of Hispanic worker prompts EEOC to file lawsuit

By Sandra Lane | Aug 17, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – While working at a dry cleaners in Metarie, a worker was continually harassed and was the object of insulting comments concerning her race and national origin, according to a complaint filed by the EEOC in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Jefferson Parish family sues Disney over bedbugs in resort

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 17, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish family of three is suing The Walt Disney Co. after finding bedbugs in their hotel room.

Housing Authority of New Orleans denied exemption from court

By Davion Smith | Aug 17, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A Lousiana court has denied a state-owned housing company's request to be exempted from an appeal bond that requires it put up money as collateral while an appeal matter is being decided.

Former state agency employee loses discrimination lawsuit

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 17, 2018

Court finds no evidence that former employee was discriminated against in being denied promotions

Judge clears way for injured rail worker's suit against NOPB to proceed

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently cleared the way for a jury to hear a civil case filed by a switchman for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad who was injured while moving railcars.

Judge dismisses several claims in company's suit alleging payroll scheme by two employees

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently agreed to toss out several claims by a Cut Off company that is suing two former employees in an alleged payroll scheme.

Shreveport attorney sued by quadriplegic client three years ago goes on disability inactive status

By Karen Kidd | Aug 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime Shreveport attorney Norman R. Gordon, sued about three years ago by a former client who alleged he was misled into a bad settlement, has been voluntarily placed on disability inactive status following an Aug. 7 Louisiana Supreme Court order.

Food hall cannot open new eateries under 'St. Roch Market' name until trial, judge rules

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 15, 2018

A federal judge blocked a New Orleans food hall from using the St. Roch Market name for other restaurants around the United States.

Metal One America, insurance companies sue barge owners over damages to cargo

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 12, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A Michigan-based steel importer and two insurance companies are suing three barge owners for more than $250,000, claiming they mishandled and damaged a shipment of steel.

Delaware company files breach of contract and open account claim against Voelkel McWilliams Construction

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 12, 2018

A civil action lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana’s U.S. District Court on Aug. 2 seeking payment for the remainder of a contract as well as property damages against a Mandeville, Louisiana general contractor.

Golden Eagle Line Shipping in dispute with Norvic Shipping over claims of damaged vessel

By Chandra Lye | Aug 11, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The lawsuit, filed by Golden Eagle Line Shipping, claims damages of more than a half-million dollars.

Lexon Insurance seeks $2 million in surety bonds in Baby Oil bankruptcy

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 11, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — Lexon Insurance Co. is seeking to retrieve more than $2 million in surety bonds after Baby Oil, a Louisiana oil and gas producer, filed for bankruptcy in 2017, according to court documents.

Change of venue from U.S. District Court to a Louisiana Civil Court granted in Joseph Brazan vs. Lamorak Insurance Company

By Randy Tucker | Aug 10, 2018

NEW ORLEANS - A change of venue from the United States District Court Eastern District of Louisiana to the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana was granted in civil action involving an asbestos exposure claim resulting in a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma by Joseph Brazan against the Lamorak Insurance Company in a ruling signed by Chief Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown on July 26.

Judge dismisses several claims in suit alleging sexual assault by Slidell police officer

By William Sassani | Aug 9, 2018

NEW ORLEANS –The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted parts of several motions to dismiss claims against a Slidell police officer and the city's former police chief in tort suit regarding allegations of sexual assault.

UTC Labs being sued again, this time for allegedly backing out on $1.6 million settlement

By William Sassani | Aug 9, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – UTC Labs, formerly known as Renaissance Rx, is again facing legal problems after being sued for breach of contract.

Sea Supply absolved of negligence in employee's fall

By Megan Sims | Aug 9, 2018

An employee failed to prove his employer was negligent after a fall on the job , which required him to have several surgeries.

Homeowners' suit over insurance policy to return to state court

By Devastasha Beaver | Aug 9, 2018

Homeowners who claim they were misled regarding their insurance policy were granted their motion to remand the case to state court recently.

Benzene contamination lawsuit moves back to state court

By William Sassani | Aug 8, 2018

Judge rules that the case should never have been removed to federal court in first place.

Judge agrees to transfer dispute over soil contamination cleanup in Metairie to federal court in Illinois

By William Sassani | Aug 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently ruled that a soil contamination case involving KFC and Iron Rooster can be transferred to the federal court in Illinois.