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

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.

Baton Rouge attorney voluntarily disbarred following alleged conversion of client and third-party funds

By Karen Kidd | Feb 9, 2018

NEW ORLEANS—Baton Rouge attorney Kevin Douglas McCleary has been voluntarily disbarred following a Feb. 2 Louisiana Supreme Court order over allegations he converted client and third-party funds.

Deaf man seeks justice against Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections

By Nicholas Gueguen | Aug 4, 2017

A deaf man from Shreveport is seeking damages from the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections and its secretary.

Pedestrian alleges negligence against Iberville Parish Sheriff's Department deputy after collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 14, 2017

BATON ROUGE — A pedestrian has filed a suit against a deputy of the Iberville Parish Sheriff's office after she was struck.

Wrights National Flood Insurance Co. alleged to have undervalued damage claim for Zachary property

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 14, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The owners of a Zachary property have filed suit against their insurer seeking reimbursement for flood damages allegedly sustained by the property.

Dixon Correctional Center inmate alleges officer used excessive force

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 14, 2017

BATON ROUGE – A disabled man currently incarcerated at the Dixon Correctional Center alleges a correctional officer used excessive force.

Louisiana Generating alleged to have unlawfully charged nonprofit co-ops

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 12, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Two nonprofit electric cooperative organizations allege that the owner and operator of power generating plants has breached its contract.

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