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Court upholds $1.3 million payment to Unisys Corp. from 3 state agencies

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 30, 2019

BATON ROUGE -- Information technology giant Unisys, after having its services to some Louisiana agencies terminated and appealing of the decision, had mixed results coming from court.

From Legal Newsline

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

From Pennsylvania Record

EPA proposes $365,500 settlement with Pennsylvania manufacturer over alleged violations of Safe Drinking Water Act

By Karen Kidd | Sep 17, 2018

The proposed settlement reached by the EPA and U.S. Justice Department with Malvern-based CertainTeed Corp. represents the largest civil penalty payment required by the Safe Drinking Water Act over alleged safe drinking water violations in Louisiana, the EPA said in a statement.

Louisiana Supreme Court candidate speaks out on tax returns, address allegations

By Angela Underwood | Aug 6, 2018

Richard Ducote, a candidate for associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, wants to set the record straight.

New Orleans Home for the Incurables named in breach of contract lawsuit

By Angela Underwood | Jul 5, 2018

A Pennsylvania corporation has filed a lawsuit claiming that a rehabilitation center has failed to pay for contracted housekeeping and laundry services that it performed.

Federal appeals court sends asbestos case back to state level

By Amanda Thomas | Mar 24, 2018

A lawsuit against a private shipyard company accused of exposing a former employee’s daughter to asbestos which allegedly caused her to die of cancer has been sent back to state court.

From Pennsylvania Record

Federal judge rules 1,200 Xarelto lawsuits will be removed from MDL for disposition in separate trials

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge has ruled that 1,200 product liability lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of anti-coagulant drug Xarelto will soon be removed from their multi-district litigation (MDL) status, for resolution in separate jury trials.

Appeals court rules Louisiana isn’t bound by Flonase antitrust settlement

By David Hutton | Jan 3, 2018

BATON ROUGE — The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that an antitrust settlement that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) reached over its efforts to put a hold on generic alternatives to Flonase nasal spray won’t put the brakes on a similar claim in Louisiana.

Louisiana lawyer says suing drugmakers for opioid crisis is not the way to solve epidemic

By Dee Thompson | Dec 19, 2017

NEW ORLEANS —A number of class-action lawsuits have been filed against pharmaceutical companies in recent years, alleging they created a public nuisance in the form of widespread opioid addiction, much like cigarette makers have been blamed for cancer caused by tobacco use.

From Legal Newsline

Florida tops tort reform group's list of ‘Judicial Hellholes,' while California No. 2

By Jessica Karmasek | Dec 5, 2017

California, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, New York City’s asbestos court and Philadelphia round out the American Tort Reform Association’s top five this year.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, HMO Louisiana file seven new suits in alleged price-fixing conspiracy

By Dee Thompson | Jun 19, 2017

&&&Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and HMO Louisiana recently filed seven additional lawsuits to recover money lost after drug companies allegedly conspired to fix the cost of generic drugs.

Couple claims hotel failed to properly protect its guests

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 12, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A couple is seeking damages for an incident that took place at a Hampton Inn in New Orleans.

Disabled woman claims Life Insurance Co. of North America paid incorrect amount

By Lhalie Castillo | May 24, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A Mississippi woman alleges her disability benefit payments were not correctly calculated.

Xarelto makers win first case, prepare to defend others

By Mike Helenthal | May 8, 2017

The companies defending a lawsuit filed against them for safety concerns over blood-thinning drug Xarelto say their first win in a string of bellwether court cases bolsters their claims the drug is safe and contains proper patient warnings.

First Xarelto federal bellwether trial beginning in Louisiana court

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 2, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – The initial bellwether trial to ascertain whether the manufacturers of Xarelto are liable for claims which allege the blood-thinning medication caused injury or death to more than 15,000 patients was slated to begin Monday in a Louisiana federal court.

Louisiana lawyer honors Mississippi war hero with new book

By Michelle de Leon | Jan 8, 2017

LAFAYETTE — A Louisiana attorney has penned the first-ever biography of a Mississippi native who took on major roles in shaping the outcome of both World War I and II.

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

By Dawn Geske | Oct 10, 2016

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.

Suit filed against Xarelto makers over alleged injuries

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 21, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A man claims he suffered brain injuries as a result of taking Xarelto.

Man alleges Xarelo caused mother's death

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 15, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – An estate executor has filed suit against several pharmaceutical companies alleging a drug cause his mother's death.

Man claims Xarelto caused heart attack

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 2, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A St. Tammany Parish man alleges a prescription drug used to treat deep vein thrombosis and other medical issues caused a heart attack.

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