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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.

Akorn shareholder seeks to enjoin vote on proposed merger

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 10, 2017, 1:02pm

BATON ROUGE – A shareholder has filed a class-action lawsuit against an Illinois-headquartered pharmaceutical company to enjoin a vote on a merger.

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.

Akorn shareholder seeks to enjoin vote on proposed merger

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 27, 2017, 6:37am

BATON ROUGE – A shareholder is seeking to enjoin a vote on a pharmaceutical company's proposed merger until information has been released.

Stock shares owner seeks to enjoin Akorn vote on proposed transaction

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 22, 2017, 6:22am

BATON ROUGE – An owner of Akorn shares of common stock has filed a class action over allegations a proxy statement the company release is misleading.

Woman allegedly injured in collisions seeks coverage of damages from State Farm

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 20, 2017, 10:28am

NEW ORLEANS – A St. Tammany Parish motorist alleges that damages she received in two collisions exceeded limits of the drivers' insurance policies.

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

Lhalie Castillo May 31, 2017, 8:33am

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

Motorist alleges injuries after being rear-ended on highway in Arkansas

Lhalie Castillo May 30, 2017, 8:34am

NEW ORLEANS – An Orleans Parish man has filed suit against a driver he alleges injured him in a collision in Arkansas.

Father of welder killed in explosion at Packaging Corporation of America facility files suit

Dee Thompson May 10, 2017, 12:51pm

Jody Gooch was working in an unsafe environment, but the company should have been aware of that, the lawsuit claims.

Man files suit against Vessels of Opportunity program operators alleging conspiracy

Lhalie Castillo Apr. 28, 2017, 5:29am

NEW ORLEANS – An Alabama man alleges he was not paid for cleanup work he performed in relation to the Deepwater Horizon spill.

Loyola University law program mentors young attorneys who want their own practices

Melissa Busch Apr. 2, 2017, 10:01pm

NEW ORLEANS — As the incubator program at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law continues to grow in popularity, the school recently welcomed seven new attorneys into its intensive two-year mentorship and skills program.  

Louisiana's lawsuit against State Farm, filed by former attorney general, lies dormant

John Severance Apr. 2, 2017, 8:01am

BATON ROUGE — Nothing has happened for more than a year, but Louisiana’s lawsuit against insurance carrier State Farm is still alive.

Transgender inmate's rape case against Orleans Justice Center set for trial

Joe Dyton Jan. 13, 2017, 11:44am

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has set a court date of June 2017 for a lawsuit in which a transgender inmate says she was raped while locked in the same cell with a male prisoner last September.

Sofia Vergara sued on behalf of her own embryos

Glenn Minnis Dec. 16, 2016, 5:02pm

NEW ORLEANS — Actress Sofia Vergara, who stars on Modern Family, faces a right-to-life suit where her two “pre-embryos” or fertilized eggs are named as the primary defendants.

Group seeking recall of Yenni continues to obtain signatures for recall petition

Mia Sims Dec. 11, 2016, 6:08pm

NEW ORLEANS — While a rule limiting those taking signatures to being at least 600 feet away from polling places halted the progress of a recall group seeking to remove Jefferson Parish president Mike Yenni from office through the November general election and the December run-off election, their efforts are still underway.

Baton Rouge to pay DeRay McKesson, police protesters in settlement

Jamye E.S. Johnson Dec. 9, 2016, 6:14pm

BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved a settlement recently with Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson and other police protesters totaling approximately $100,000. The settlement comes after more than 200 people were arrested during protests after the July 5 shooting death of Alton Sterling, an unarmed black man, by Baton Rouge police.

Baton Rouge police officer sues Black Lives Matter activist for injuries sustained during local protests

Joe Dyton Dec. 4, 2016, 5:58pm

BATON ROUGE — A local police officer recently filed a lawsuit against Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson after the officer allegedly was injured during a protest.

Trial lawyer backing of Genovese questioned in successful Louisiana Supreme Court run

Araceli Castillo Dec. 4, 2016, 4:47pm

LAFAYETTE – This year's general election for a seat in the third district of the Louisiana Supreme Court ran close but Republican Jimmy Genovese, 67, won, which many are calling a win for trial lawyers.

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds confidentiality of Catholic confession

Taryn Phaneuf Nov. 13, 2016, 6:29pm

NEW ORLEANS — Priests have no legal obligation to break the seal of confessions and report confidential information heard during the sacrament, a Louisiana Supreme Court ruling has declared.