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

East Baton Rouge Parish resident's suit claims Johnson & Johnson hernia system is defective

By Daniel Beauregard | Aug 1, 2018

BATON ROUGE – An East Baton Rouge Parish resident recently filed a federal lawsuit accusing Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon Inc. for selling and distributing a faulty hernia system.

Former employee accuses Diamond Offshore of race discrimination

By Daniel Beauregard | Aug 1, 2018

A former employee for Diamond Offshore says the oil drilling company showed racial favoritism during tough economic times.

Bonding company accuses Sun Industries of breach of contract regarding road project in Ascension Parish

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 17, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Sun Industries LLC based in West Baton Rouge Parish was named in a federal lawsuit recently filed by a bonding company accusing Sun Industries of breach of contract involving a Louisiana Department of Transportation intersection improvement project in Ascension Parish.

Woman's lawsuit against Costco is transferred to federal court

By John Sammon | Jun 24, 2018

BATON ROUGE – A lawsuit in which a woman alleged the contaminated smoothie drink she consumed caused her to contract Hepatitis A is being moved from a state to a federal court.

Louisiana African-American voters target Secretary of State in fight against districting tactics

By John Sammon | Jun 22, 2018

BATON ROUGE – A lawsuit filed June 13 with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana seeks relief from what plaintiffs allege is the unfair packing of African American voters into one voting district and spreading them out among others to minimize black politicians' chances to hold office.

Packaging Corp. of America, Boise Packaging ask court to move explosion lawsuit

By Sandra Lane | Jun 16, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Packaging Corp. of America, Boise Packaging & Newsprint LLC and Rick Butterfield, defendants in a personal injury lawsuit, filed a notice of removal to change the venue of their pending legal action to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana from the 19h Judicial District Court, Parish of East Baton Rouge.

Partco alleges fired employee hacked website, email

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jun 3, 2018

A complaint filed May 24 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana alleges a recently terminated employee hacked into the company's website and email system, essentially rendering both unusable; and took client files when she left.

St. Martin Parish sues drug companies for alleged roles in contributing to opioid epidemic

By Kyla Asbury | May 30, 2018

BATON ROUGE – St. Martin Parish is suing several drug companies and drug distributors that it claims played a part in the opioid epidemic.

Oil worker files negligence claim against Exxon Mobil

By Kyla Asbury | May 27, 2018

A man has filed a lawsuit claiming he was injured while walking on an Exxon Mobil platform off the coast of Louisiana.

Embattled Gonzales attorney voluntarily transferred to disability inactive status

By Karen Kidd | May 20, 2018

Gonzales attorney Anthony Terrell Marshall, practicing in Louisiana for 22 years, has been voluntarily transferred to disability inactive status following a May 11 Louisiana Supreme Court hearing, held more than two years after he was suspended by a federal court for alleged misconduct in two civil matters.

Couple sues trucker, trucking company after April accident

By Charmaine Little | May 13, 2018

​A Louisiana couple has filed a lawsuit against a truck driver and trucking company for negligence after being involved in a car accident that reportedly resulted in injuries.

Coast Guard alleges illegal oil discharges at Frog Lake

By Charmaine Little | May 13, 2018

The U.S. Justice Department filed a civil action on May 2 on behalf of the Coast Guard regarding the alleged unlawful release of oil waste. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Owner of private security firm claims board denied him due process in license revocation

By Charmaine Little | May 13, 2018

The owner of a private security company seeks more than $2 million in damages from a state agency that oversees the industry in a May 2 complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Federal judge details reasons for Bayou Bridge Pipeline decision

By Erianne Leatherman | Mar 24, 2018

A federal judge who stopped construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline last month has explained her ruling, stating that the long-term impact the pipeline will have on the environment is greater than the damage that stopping it would do.

Bayou Bridge pipeline construction to continue, federal judge rules

By Erianne Leatherman | Mar 3, 2018

Construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline will continue, a federal judge ruled earlier this month, casting aside objections from environmental groups who tried to put a stop to the construction of the final leg of the project due to concerns about the impact it will have on the land and wildlife.

Advocacy Center attorney said Homer prison has gone too far in controlling inmates

By Justin Stoltzfus | Mar 2, 2018

BATON ROUGE—Some inmates in Louisiana might get some legal recourse for alleged harsh treatment in a class-action suit brought against the Louisiana Department of Corrections and the David Wade Correctional Center (DWCC).

Federal lawsuit alleges abuse, neglect at David Wade Correctional Center

By Erianne Leatherman | Mar 1, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Two prisoners have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against David Wade Correctional Center in Homer and the Louisiana Department of Corrections alleging that inmates are “being held in extreme, abusive conditions” and are treated with “cruel and unusual punishment,” according to the lawsuit filed on Feb. 20.

Federal judge blocks Bayou Bridge Pipeline completion

By Erianne Leatherman | Feb 28, 2018

A federal judge ordered a preliminary injunction on Feb. 23 to stop the final construction phase of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

University of Southern Mississippi seeks dismissal of former football player's suit

By Justin Stoltzfus | Feb 16, 2018

BATON ROUGE – An unusual lawsuit against the University of Southern Mississippi involves a former football player suing over allegations of discrimination on the basis of a medical condition and claiming the university violated Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act by discussing his condition with staff.