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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Equal pay bill may have trouble clearing Louisiana House

By Whitney Wright | May 10, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Although hardly anyone would argue against men and women earning equal pay, a new bill by state Sen. JP Morrell (D-Dist. 3) met opposition by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) and other state senators earlier this year.

Parents' Zofran lawsuit blames generic drug for birth defects

By Robert Hadley | Mar 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – The parents of two children are suing pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline for fetal damage allegedly caused by the generic form of the drug Zofran.

Disabled man alleges that he was wrongfully denied benefits

By Hoang Tran | Feb 24, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A disabled man claims he was wrongly denied disability benefits and is seeking the court’s help in retrieving information from his plan administrator.

Behind the Fence sued over allegedly illegal broadcasting of UFC fight

By Hoang Tran | Feb 17, 2016

LAFAYETTE – A licensor of sporting events is taking a local bar to court over what it claims was an unlawful access to its television program.

Widow brings wrongful death suit against Clemco, Chevron for alleged asbestos exposure

By Robert Hadley | Jan 27, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing her deceased husband’s former employers for allegedly exposing him to asbestos while on the job.

Chinese drywall makers face $5 million lawsuit over allegedly defective product

By Robert Hadley | Jan 8, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A couple has brought a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturers and distributors of sulfur-laden drywall made in China, claiming the product is defective.

Machinist accuses CIGNA of failing to pay disability benefits

By Robert Hadley | Jan 6, 2016

LAFAYETTE – An Acadia Parish man says his employer’s insurance carrier, CIGNA, is refusing to pay long-term disability benefits he claims is owed.

Allianz Life Insurance seeks judgment after agent allegedly forged signatures on annuity

By Robert Hadley | Jan 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A Pennsylvania insurance agent whose signature was allegedly forged on a $100,000 annuity application with Allianz Life Insurance is refusing to renounce ownership in the account until he is paid $10,000.

Mother sues drug company alleging Zofran caused her son's medical conditions

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 24, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – An Arkansas mother is suing a drug corporation in relation to her son's medical conditions, alleging that a drug she was prescribed during her pregnancy caused the congenital defects.

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