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New Orleans attorney suspended over failing to communicate with client, other allegations

Karen Kidd Oct. 11, 2017, 3:31pm

New Orleans attorney and Bruno and Bruno law firm co-founder Joseph M. Bruno Sr. received a partially stayed 90-day suspension following allegations he failed to communicate with a client for nine months.

5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacates district court ruling in pig iron attachment dispute

David Hutton Sep. 19, 2017, 8:00am

Two creditors that attached the same pig iron owned by America Metals Trading LLP (AMT) will have to continue seeking a resolution after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a district court ruling that dissolved one creditor’s attachment.

Federal court tosses Sofia Vergara pre-embroyo lawsuit, cites lack of jurisdiction

Angela Underwood Sep. 2, 2017, 8:00am

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has granted actress Sofia Vergara's motion to dismiss the complaint filed by her ex-fiancé over the custody of two frozen pre-embryos.

Federal court backs Louisiana woman in debt collection case

Glenn Minnis Aug. 19, 2017, 10:00am

A federal court judge has awarded a Louisiana woman a $1,500 default judgment in her Fair Debt Collection Practices suit against a New York collections agency.

Terrebonne Parish pays $50,000 to couple after sheriff searches home, seizes computer equipment

Chandra Lye Aug. 5, 2017, 12:00pm

Terrebonne Parish has paid $50,000 to a local couple to settle a lawsuit after a sheriff searched their home.

Dispute between law firms over fee-sharing agreement transferred to New Jersey court

Shanice Harris Jul. 28, 2017, 1:19pm

A judge has granted a transfer motion filed by law firm Stull, Stull & Brody in a lawsuit against it filed by the Whitehead Law Firm and Goforth, Lewis & Sanford.

Altus GTS Inc. alleges former employee misappropriated trade secrets

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 20, 2017, 7:46am

NEW ORLEANS – A Kenner commercial debt collection agency alleges a former employee unlawfully used its confidential information.

Seadrill Americas employee claims unsafe work environment caused injuries

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 20, 2017, 7:35am

NEW ORLEANS – A medic alleges he was injured on a vessel because his employer failed to provide a safe working environment.

Assistant managers allege TACI Investments Inc. owes unpaid overtime wages

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 20, 2017, 7:28am

NEW ORLEANS – Two assistant managers for restaurant franchise operators allege that they were not compensated at the correct rate for overtime work and have filed a class-action suit.

ES&H Inc. employee alleges unsafe work environment caused injuries

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 20, 2017, 7:16am

NEW ORLEANS – Dominican Republic citizen residing in Jefferson Parish alleges that his Houma employers failed to provide a safe place to work.

Adriatic Marine employee alleges he is owed benefits for work injury

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:50am

NEW ORLEANS – A Lafourche Parish man alleges that his Raceland employer has failed to pay maintenance and cure benefits for an injury he sustained while working.

Shipyard Services alleges it is still owed $92,400 for ship repairs

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:18am

NEW ORLEANS – A Plaquemine Parish company alleges it has not been paid in full for repairs it made to a ship.

Individuals allege unmarked Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC of Louisiana buoy caused injuries

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:09am

NEW ORLEANS – A Plaquemines Parish family alleges three individuals were injured when their fishing boat struck an unmarked buoy.

Man alleges law firm, Diamond Offshore and individuals violated his constitutional rights

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:00am

NEW ORLEANS – A St. Tammany Parish man alleges his reputation was damaged by a frivolous petition for divorce.

Inmate alleges he was wrongfully convicted, seeks millions in damages

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:51am

NEW ORLEANS – An inmate is seeking $40 million in damages over alleged defamation of character from the city of New Orleans and law enforcement officials.

Former O'Reilly Automotive Store employees allege retaliatory treatment

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 18, 2017, 7:18am

NEW ORLEANS – Four Orleans Parish residents and one East Baton Rouge Parish resident allege they were subjected to sexual harassment, discrimination and a hostile work environment while employed by an automotive parts retailer

Surety company seeks more than $120,000 from St. Bernard Parish

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 18, 2017, 7:08am

against St. Bernard Parish Government over allegations that it was damaged after paying performance bonds.

Genesis Marine LLC of Delaware seeks $3 million for alleged back injury

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 18, 2017, 7:00am

NEW ORLEANS – A Jones Act seaman alleges he was injured while working aboard a tow boat because of an unsafe working environment.

Man alleges Premier Quality Imports subjected him to discriminatory treatment

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 18, 2017, 6:54am

NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish man alleges he was subjected to discriminatory treatment by his former employer and is seeking reinstatement after his termination.

Island of Algiers Tours guide alleges defamatory statements have injured reputation

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 18, 2017, 6:38am

NEW ORLEANS – A tour guide alleges that his reputation has been harmed by the publication of defamatory statements.