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

Southern Credentialing receives small payout in suit against Hammond Surgical Hospital

By Karen Kidd | Oct 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana credentialing service has won its nearly 3-year-old lawsuit against health care providers in Hammond but won't see much payout as a result, a federal judge ruled last week.

Claiming malicious prosecution, woman seeks to recover damages

By Danielle Pacey | Oct 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — Believing that she was maliciously targeted for filing a sexual harassment claim, Tiffany Roberts and her children filed a complaint on Oct. 10 asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District State of Louisiana for relief for suffering and emotional distress.

Edward Jones & Co. asks court to confirm expungement of adviser's record

By Danielle Pacey | Oct 22, 2018

Believing that their employee's record should be cleared, Plaintiff Edward Jones & Co. asked the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to uphold an arbitration award on Oct. 8

Baton Rouge firm owes indemity to California company for costs in asbestos exposure litigation

By Karen Kidd | Oct 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A Baton Rouge engineering firm must help pay the litigation costs a California-based fuel and lubricant additives company incurred fighting an asbestos exposure lawsuit, a U.S. District Court judge said in a recent order.

Federal judge rules against former Algiers school principal

By Karen Kidd | Oct 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A former Algiers school principal fighting a sexual harassment charge lost his bid to have the case against him dismissed last week when a federal judge declined to toss the lawsuit.

Lawsuit claims Ford Motor Co. breached the Louisiana Products Liability Act

By Mary Ann Magnell | Oct 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A lawsuit filed in a U.S. District Court on Oct. 3 alleges the failure of the components of a 2006 Ford Expedition, namely the failure of the side air bag, caused the death of a Tangipahoa Parish man in December 2017.

Tulane Education Fund administrators named in lawsuit

By Mary Ann Magnell | Oct 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A lawsuit filed in a U.S. District Court against Administrators of the Tulane Education Fund by a former employee alleges violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Lawsuit against Orleans Parish Prison compliance director can move forward

By Charmaine Little | Oct 18, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled on October 5 that the Compliance Director of the Orleans Parish Prison isn’t protected under quasi-judicial immunity amid a lawsuit concerning the alleged illegal use of a temporary prison facility.

Fired transgender employee sues Outback Steakhouse

By Mary Ann Magnell | Oct 18, 2018

A transgender woman accuses an Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Metairie of violating her civil rights.

EEOC claims Rainbow USA engaged in unlawful employment practices

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing an apparel retail chain over allegations of discrimination against a pregnant employee.

Federal judge will not dismiss lawsuit to recover payment for fuel supplies

By Sandra Lane | Oct 12, 2018

A federal judge declined to completely throw out a contract dispute between a fuel supplier and the owner of a fleet of boats.

Federal judge denies motions for summary judgment in dispute over payment for maritime fuel

By Sandra Lane | Oct 10, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – In a breach of maritime contract suit concerning non-payment for fuel and lubricants by an offshore services company, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently the plaintiff and defendant’s motions for summary judgment and also denied defendant’s request for a jury trial.

Shipping company claims plaintiff's case has been settled in the Philippines

By Danielle Pacey | Oct 5, 2018

A seaman from the Philippines was injured in an accident aboard a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel and filed a suit against his employers. They, however, seek removal of the case because they claim it has been arbitrated overseas.

Plaintiff's motion to remand mesothelioma case to a district court is denied

By Mary Ann Magnell | Oct 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS— A motion to remand was recently denied by the Eastern District of Louisiana’s U.S. District Court in an asbestos litigation and survival suit filed by plaintiff Judith Punch Rivera on behalf her deceased mother.

Photographer sues entertainment company for using his copyrighted photo of Macy Gray on its website

By Danielle Pacey | Oct 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A photographer recently filed a federal suit accusing a Louisiana-based entertainment company of using his copyrighted photo of singer-songwriter Macy Gray on its website without giving the photographer credit.

Federal judge says National Marine Fisheries Service overstepped its authority in creating aquaculture zone

By Sandra Lane | Oct 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge in Louisiana recently granted a motion for summary judgment filed by several fishing and wildlife associations and environmental groups to prevent the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) from establishing an aquaculture zone in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico.

Judge rejects class action lawsuit against mayor's court of Gretna

By Sandra Lane | Oct 4, 2018

A federal judge threw out a class action lawsuit over traffic tickets handled by the municipal court in Gretna.

Breach of contract suit in coal shipping dispute seeks $1 million in damages

By Danielle Pacey | Oct 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – American Commercial Barge Line recently filed a federal suit against Tricon Steamship Agency Inc. for breach of contract in the delivery of coal by barge from Kentucky to Louisiana.

Housing authority owes former employee accrued leave, federal judge rules

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 27, 2018

The Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish (HAJP) must pay a former employee accrued vacation and sick time, a federal judge ruled.

Oil company amends lawsuit seeking more than $2 million from joint operator

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 26, 2018

An oil and gas company may add new claims to a lawsuit over a failed oil well, a federal judge ruled on Sept. 17.

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