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2 attorneys placed on disability inactive status

Two attorneys have been placed on disability inactive status, one of them voluntarily, following recent and separate action by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Maker of Gold Bond Diabetic Cream accused of negligence

GRETNA – A man claims that he was caused to have an allergic reaction by Gold Bond Diabetic Cream.

Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Franklin lawyer receives reciprocal suspension in Louisiana, on disability inactive status in Tennessee

Franklin attorney Erich Webb Bailey has been placed on reciprocal interim suspension following a Dec. 15 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding and similar suspension last summer in Tennessee.

Atlanta attorney reciprocally disbarred following fraud conviction

Atlanta attorney Everett H. Mechem, has been reciprocally disbarred following an Oct. 27 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding, more than a year after his conviction on 28 counts of fraud in connection with a Social Security payment scheme

Altus GTS Inc. alleges former employee misappropriated trade secrets

NEW ORLEANS – A Kenner commercial debt collection agency alleges a former employee unlawfully used its confidential information.

New oil rig regulations have industry unsure of cost burden

NEW ORLEANS - New safety regulations for offshore drilling rigs -- primarily spurred by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon rig blowout -- were passed recently, but it's too soon to tell if they will help Louisiana or hurt it.

Former KFC employee alleges unpaid overtime compensation

BATON ROUGE – An assistant manager of a Baton Rouge KFC is collectively suing a franchisee over allegations of unpaid overtime on behalf of herself and all class members.

Owners of oil tanker seeks court's help in getting vessel back

NEW ORLEANS – The owner of a crude oil tanker is seeking millions in damages for allegedly unpaid payments and for the return of its vessel.

Dawson Vessels accused of negligence in collision

NEW ORLEANS – The owners of a cargo carrier are taking Dawson Vessels to court over alleged damages arising from a collision.

BMI accuses Artie’s Sports Bar of copyright infringement

NEW ORLEANS – A New York firm that licenses music for broadcasting or public performance is suing Artie’s Sports Bar and its owner in a dispute surrounding copyright infringement.

Bus buyers claim $300K vehicle from Tiffin Motor Homes was defective

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana couple say a bus they purchased from Tiffin Motor Homes was defective, and seeks to cancel the sales contract under Louisiana redhibition laws.

Painters claim denial of overtime pay by Purity Group and its owners

BATON ROUGE – A group of Baton Rouge painters are suing their former employer, Purity Group, and its owners in a dispute involving overtime wages.

Bed Bath & Beyond sues Clearview Mall over alleged denial of store remodel

NEW ORLEANS – Retailer Bed Bath & Beyond is suing Metairie-based Richards Clearview in a dispute involving proposed changes to leased property.

Couple accuse Keystone RV of breach of warranty

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana couple is suing Keystone RV and Dixie Motors, alleging they sold them a defective recreational vehicle and failed to repair it.

Alleged unauthorized R&B performances at Dish on Hayne bring lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS – A New York firm that licenses copyrighted music for public is suing Dish on Hayne for alleged copyright violations of five classic soul and rhythm and blues songs.

Crewman blames Ingram Barge for injuries allegedly suffered aboard the Sally Bromfield

NEW ORLEANS – A crewman says the marine vessel Sally Bromfield’s owners are liable for injuries he suffered to his leg while following captain’s orders.

Couple accuses Forest River, Dixie Motors of selling leaking Leprechaun boat

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana couple say the approximately $60,000 recreational boat they purchased was defective in materials and workmanship and should have been repaired under warranty.