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Lack of in-person interpreter for nonverbal deaf man leads to discrimination claim against health care provider

By John Sammon | Jun 2, 2018

​A man who is deaf, visually impaired and nonverbal is suing a medical care center, claiming the center deprived him of his rights by denying him an in-person interpreter to explain his treatment and instead forced him to use a VRI (video-remote interpreting) device.

Man demands jury trial over alleged Takata airbag failure

By John Sammon | Jun 1, 2018

A man is suing the manufacturer and distributor of what he maintained was a defective airbag that allegedly failed properly deploy during an accident, causing him physical injury.

Pipefitter injured in platform incident files claim against employers

By Carrie Bradon | May 20, 2018

Fieldwood Energy LLC and Facilities Consulting Group LLC are being sued after an employee alleges he was injured in a work incident due to the negligence of the defendants.

More lawsuits to follow after New Iberian family awarded $75,000 following deputy's shooting of dog

By John Breslin | Apr 20, 2018

LAFAYETTE - Two other lawsuits involving law enforcement officers shooting dogs allegedly without cause have been filed by the attorney for owners awarded $75,000 after an Iberia Parish Sheriff's deputy killed their dog.

Teen's excessive-force claim against Opelousas, officer sent back to district court

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A teenager's excessive-force claim against the city of Opelousas and one of its police officers is headed back to district court after an appeals court vacated parts of a summary judgment in the case over the teen's arrest in 2015.

Family reaches settlement in fatal shooting of handcuffed Louisiana man

By Amanda Thomas | Mar 28, 2018

A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit against a Louisiana sheriff over the shooting death of a man who was handcuffed.

Shreveport man freed from death row files suit in hopes 'injustice never happens again'

By Karen Kidd | Dec 5, 2017

SHREVEPORT — The lawsuit filed by former death row inmate Rodricus Crawford is about more than justice for Crawford; it's about getting Caddo Parish officials to change their death-penalty-dealing ways, one of the now-freed man's attorneys said during a recent interview.

Equifax Inc., Navy Federal Credit Union alleged to have reported inaccurate information on credit report

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 14, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A Leesville consumer alleges that she has been damaged by inaccurate information on her credit report.

Deaf man accuses Caddo Parish sheriff of discrimination

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 16, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A deaf and illiterate individual who uses American Sign Language to communicate alleges he was unable to participate in court proceedings because he was handcuffed.

Man alleges Leesville officer subjected him to illegal arrest during traffic stop

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 12, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A Vernon Parish man alleges that he was illegally arrested by a Leesville police officer last year.

Deaf man alleges he was not provided auxiliary aides by Bossier Parish sheriff

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 6, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A deaf Bossier City man who communicates using American Sign Language alleges that he suffered discrimination because he was not provided an effective means of communicating with law enforcement.

Consumer alleges Equifax, others failed to remove dispute language from credit report

By Lhalie Castillo | May 31, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A consumer claims she was damaged because her credit report was not updated per her request.

Man alleges Horseshoe Bossier City room was inaccessible to disabled patrons

By Lhalie Castillo | May 30, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A Mississippi man who uses a wheelchair claims that his room at a Bossier Parish casino and hotel did not have accessible features.

Couple alleges RV has defects, seeks rescission of contract

By Lhalie Castillo | May 29, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A Krotz Springs couple alleges that the recreational vehicle they purchased has defects that have not been repaired.

Mother files suit against owners, Corvias Military Living after dog allegedly attacked child

By Lhalie Castillo | May 26, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A Vernon Parish mother has filed a suit over a dog attack that occurred in Fort Polk which she alleges injured her children.

Man alleges defective Adapa Inc. drywall cart caused injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | May 18, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A Pollock man alleges that he was injured because of a defective drywall cart.

Disabled man alleges Buddy Rhodes Inc. property is inaccessible to him

By Lhalie Castillo | May 12, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A disabled Lafayette Parish man alleges a Lafayette dry cleaner is not accessible to him because of his wheelchair.

Woman alleges Chevrolet vehicle's seat warmers caused second-degree burns

By Lhalie Castillo | May 11, 2017

LAFAYETTE – An Arkansas consumer alleges she was severely burned by seat warmers in a Chevrolet vehicle.

Woodard Consulting Services LLC alleges Exco Operating failed to provide defense for suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 26, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A Ringgold oilfield consulting service alleges a Texas company breached its obligations to it.

Woman's relatives seek $5 million in damages over allegations of wrongful death

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 26, 2017

LAFAYETTE – The surviving spouse and children of a woman allege a federal health care facility breached a standard of care in the woman's treatment.

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