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Republic Fire and Casualty Insurance seeks restitution from individuals after house fire

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 4, 2017, 7:11am

NEW ORLEANS – An insurance company is seeking declaratory judgment from the court regarding a fire that occurred at a Vacherie property.

Akorn shareholder alleges company violated Securities Exchange Act with proxy statement

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 3, 2017, 12:00pm

BATON ROUGE – An Akorn shareholder has filed a class-action lawsuit against Akorn Inc. over allegations that it filed a misleading proxy statement.

Galliano Marine Services cook alleges vessel's crew left luggage on stairs, caused fall

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 29, 2017, 8:03am

NEW ORLEANS – A cook aboard a vessel alleges she was injured in a fall caused by a congested stairwell.

Automation Personnel Services to pay $50,000 in settlement over alleged hiring discrimination

Kacie Whaley Jun. 23, 2017, 5:04pm

A staffing company and the federal government is settling a case with a woman who sued last year over hiring discrimination.

Bouncer alleges that scuffle with Lil Wayne was racially motivated

Dee Thompson Jun. 23, 2017, 4:43pm

Lil Wayne, a New Orleans-based rapper, is being sued by a Hollywood bouncer who claims Lil Wayne made a racist remark during a scuffle.

Environmental, Safety & Health Consulting Services Inc. alleges tank was not cleaned as contracted

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 15, 2017, 7:18am

NEW ORLEANS – A Houma environmental and industrial services contract alleges that a California corporation failed to clean a tank as contracted.

Aids Healthcare Foundation sues City of Baton Rouge over AIDS program funding

Chandra Lye Jun. 10, 2017, 8:46am

The Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against the City of Baton Rouge for not renewing the organization's federally funded Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program contract.

Pre-trial detainee files suit against Orleans Parish Sheriff after alleged assault by cellmate

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 9, 2017, 7:53am

NEW ORLEANS – A pre-trial detainee at the Orleans Justice Center alleges he was sexually assaulted by an inmate.

Property owners allege damages because of claimed lack of ordinance enforcement

Lhalie Castillo May 29, 2017, 7:26am

BATON ROUGE – A Mandeville couple alleges that their property was damaged because ordinance codes were not enforced on the work of a neighboring property.

Airbnb working with New Orleans officials to ensure listings meet registration ordinances

Chandra Lye May 21, 2017, 5:55pm

NEW ORLEANS — Airbnb continues to work with city officials to enact its registration policy for users of the home-sharing network.

Suit alleges Entourage Sports Bar unlawfully broadcast Mayweather-Pacquiao in 2015

Lhalie Castillo May 14, 2017, 12:00pm

NEW ORLEANS — A California boxing events distributor is suing Entourage Sports Bar & Grill LLC and owner Gerrard Simmons, citing alleged unlawful broadcasting.

Engineer alleges American Marine Corp. failed to provide safe working environment

Lhalie Castillo Apr. 27, 2017, 6:30am

NEW ORLEANS – An engineer alleges he was injured while working because of a negligently placed rope.

Pacific Legal Foundation argues on behalf of Louisiana businesses

Angela Underwood Apr. 19, 2017, 8:48am

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), the oldest public-interest legal organization of its kind, continues to make a marked difference in defending Americans' Fifth Amendment rights.

Fannie Mae's failure to maintain foreclosed properties in minority neighborhoods is modern redlining, New Orleans housing advocate says

Karen Kidd Dec. 18, 2016, 3:58pm

NEW ORLEANS — Fannie Mae's failure to properly maintain foreclosed properties in minority communities, as alleged in a federal lawsuit, is a new twist on an old, discriminatory business practice, a New Orleans fair housing advocate said.

UnitedHealth, OptumRX targeted in latest class-action suit alleging prescription scam

Carrie Salls Nov. 27, 2016, 11:01pm

NEW ORLEANS – A UnitedHealth Group Inc. plan participant has filed suit against the insurance company for allegedly overcharging for prescription drugs after New Orleans television station Fox 8 revealed the findings of its investigations into prescription drug costs.  

Louisiana residents file lawsuit alleging Facebook ads are discriminatory

Dee Thompson Nov. 17, 2016, 6:12pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A lawsuit has been filed against Facebook alleging civil rights violations in its ads.

Consumer claims Johnson & Johnson, Bayer alleged misled patients about the safety of Xarelto

The Louisiana Record Oct. 11, 2016, 11:22pm

NEW ORLEANS — A consumer has filed suit against several defendants for alleged breach of express and implied warranties, fraudulent misrepresentation and concealment, fraud and deceit.

Banana workers fight for right to appear in court after alleged chemical exposure

Dawn Geske Oct. 10, 2016, 1:37am

NEW ORLEANS – Several lawsuits that have been filed by a group of Latin American banana plantation workers regarding their exposure to alleged harmful chemicals has been upheld after a variety of dismissals in other courts.

Lil Wayne royalties lawsuit bogged down by document requests

Carrie Salls Sep. 29, 2016, 10:39am

NEW ORLEANS – A legal battle between artist Dwayne Carter Jr.., also known as Lil Wayne, and Bryan “Birdman” Williams over $51 million in royalties allegedly owed to Lil Wayne continues to drag on in a Louisiana state court, even as Lil Wayne released a track with no mention of Williams' Young Money record label’s joint venture with Cash Money Records.

Rapper Lil Wayne makes latest non-payment suit by legal team disappear

Quinten Plummer Sep. 18, 2016, 11:34pm

MIAMI – Another law firm has reportedly dropped a lawsuit against Lil Wayne, after taking the New Orleans rapper to court for allegedly refusing to pay legal fees.