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

Johnson & Johnson files motion to move class-action opioid lawsuit to higher court

By Sandra Lane | Jun 17, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. filed a motion June 4 to move a class-action lawsuit against them and 21 additional pharmaceutical companies to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana from the Civil District Court of the Parish of Orleans.

MLB Pitcher Trevor Bauer files suit to prevent unauthorized use of his name and products

By Sandra Lane | Jun 17, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Major League Baseball Player Trevor Bauer filed a complaint June 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in an attempt to prevent a Louisiana company from allegedly continuing to infringe on his intellectual properties and related services.

New Orleans housing agency rapped by judge over delays in development

By John Breslin | Jun 17, 2018

A federal judge has laid most of the blame for a long-delayed development of affordable units on New Orleans' housing agency in a June 8 ruling filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

St. Bernard Parish accused of wrongfully firing disabled man

By Charmaine Little | Jun 17, 2018

Disabled man and former government worker Ryan Fink has filed a lawsuit against St. Berbard Parish, claiming it violated the American Disabilities Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. – and also accused the parish of interfering with his substantive and procedural due process property rights. The complaint was filed earlier this spring in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Judge rejects reconsideration of decision regarding physical evaluation in case of injured oil worker

By John Sammon | Jun 14, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied a motion to reconsider a magistrate judge's decision denying a request to compel an injured oil worker to submit to a functional capacity evaluation (FCE), the ability to perform work activities.

Louisiana court denies request to transfer suit against coffee products firm CEO to Hawaii

By John Sammon | Jun 14, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently turned back a request for a change of venue regarding a lawsuit alleging that the CEO of a coffee products firm abused his position to profit a new company he had started.

First Emanuel Homes of New Orleans denied partial summary judgment in renter's suit

By John Sammon | Jun 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The owner of a low-income housing development recently a setback in a legal dispute with a renter when the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied the owner's motion for a partial summary judgment.

Judge grants part of Great Lakes Dredge and Dock's motion to dismiss expert witnesses in maritime injury case

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jun 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – In a court order filed May 31 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk ruled on a defendant's motion to exclude two of the plaintiff's witnesses from testimony in a maritime work injury lawsuit.

Owner of ship that struck well denied summary judgment in insurance bonus case

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jun 12, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied a defendant's motion for summary judgment in a legal challenge regarding an insured well that was damaged by a moving ship.

Electronic security system antitrust case transferred to federal court in Texas

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jun 12, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently ordered a dispute claiming antitrust violations and violations of state commerce laws in the states of Louisiana, Texas and California transferred to the federal court in Texas.

Bayer, General Electric among defendants named medical negligence lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 12, 2018

NEW ORLEANS - A woman who allegedly suffered an allergic reaction is blaming Bayer, General Electric, and other pharmaceutical companies in a petition filed May 30 with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Federal court says it lacks jurisdiction in computer information theft case filed in Louisiana

By John Sammon | Jun 11, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed a lawsuit alleging the theft of computer information by a Texas-based direct mail marketing firm saying it had no jurisdiction over the case.

Alliance Energy Services ordered to pay attorneys' fees in overtime pay case

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jun 11, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Alliance Energy Services was recently ordered to pay attorneys' fees and costs related to a settlement agreement over uncompensated work time.

Oilfield service company tries to reverse trademark after alleging business stole its system

By Charmaine Little | Jun 10, 2018

​A company hopes the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reverses a trademark for an oilfield services firm that alleges they created a proprietary tubing system, based on a lawsuit filed June 4.

Shipping company in hot water as it allegedly refuses to pay nearly $300,000 for repairs

By Charmaine Little | Jun 10, 2018

​Boland Marine and Industrial, LLC filed a $286,000 maritime lawsuit against JSC Murmansk Shipping Company and its subsidiary M/V Pomorye, alleging it made repairs and completed other services for M/V Pomorye such as dockage, water, security, and payment of harbor fees.

Worker sues Baywater Drilling claiming he injured his back while working aboard barge

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jun 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A drilling barge worker recently filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans Division, claiming he was injured while working aboard a vessel owned and operated by Baywater Drilling in waters off of the Louisiana coast south of Lafitte.

Magnolia Financial Group awarded $3 million after court finds former client committed fraud

By Charmaine Little | Jun 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A financial group was awarded approximately $3 million after the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana determined one of its clients committed fraud, according to court documents filed on May 14.

Tennessee man claims drug companies ignored Xarelto bleeding risks

By John Sammon | Jun 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A Tennessee man is suing the companies that manufacture and distribute the drug Xarelto, claiming the firms ignored warnings that the drug could cause dangerous bleeding events of the kind that led to his own physical harm.

Disbarred New Orleans attorney reinstated after 24 years of trying

By Karen Kidd | May 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — Disbarred New Orleans attorney Michael J. Riley Sr. has been readmitted to the Louisiana State Bar following a May 25 Louisiana Supreme Court decree and 24 years of repeated reapplication, litigation and court-ordered waiting.

Federal judge approves settlement in suit seeking unpaid overtime wages for Doris Metropolitan bartender

By Sandra Lane | May 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A judge in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana issued a ruling May 21 approving a settlement in a lawsuit seeking payment for unpaid overtime for a bartender at Doris Metropolitan.

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