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Louisiana taxi drivers claim Uber unfairly competes

By Takesha Thomas | Jul 18, 2018

Mega ride share service Uber will face a group of Louisiana taxi drivers in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, a federal judge ruled July 12.

Split Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board recommends disbarment for former Assistant U.S. Attorney

By Karen Kidd | Jul 18, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — Harahan attorney and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Salvador Perricone faces possible disbarment following a split July 17 Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation regarding allegedly inappropriate anonymous postings made over a five-year period on a local newspaper's website.

Budget Rent-A-Car seeks damages for allegedly stolen car

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 18, 2018

GRETNA – Budget Rent-A-Car is seeking damages for breach of contract when a rental car was stolen.

Louisiana watchdog group says more claims will follow Johnson & Johnson talc powder case

By Takesha Thomas | Jul 17, 2018

In the wake of the recent $4.69 billion court ruling against Johnson & Johnson over dozens of women claiming to have developed ovarian cancer after years of using the company's talcum powder products, a Louisiana watchdog group says similar cases will likely arise in the future.

Bonding company accuses Sun Industries of breach of contract regarding road project in Ascension Parish

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 17, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Sun Industries LLC based in West Baton Rouge Parish was named in a federal lawsuit recently filed by a bonding company accusing Sun Industries of breach of contract involving a Louisiana Department of Transportation intersection improvement project in Ascension Parish.

Voluntarily disqualified Orleans Parish Criminal District Court judge faces sexual harassment lawsuit

By Karen Kidd | Jul 17, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Byron C. Williams, who has been under investigation for almost a year on sexual harassment allegations and who recently agreed to an interim suspension, now faces a lawsuit filed by court clerk who claims the judge harassed her, according to news reports.

From Legal Newsline

Louisiana governor signs bill allowing courts to take judicial notice of laws elsewhere

By Jim Tyrrell | Jul 17, 2018

BATON ROUGE (Legal Newsline) — Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed a bill that allows Louisiana courts to take judicial notice of laws in other states.

Black farmers from the Mid-South allege bogus soybean sale in federal court

By Angela Underwood | Jul 17, 2018

A group of black farmers from Louisiana and the Mid-South are taking on the largest genetic seed trait manufacturer in the world.

Capital One claims it is owed more than $24,000

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 17, 2018

GRETNA – Capital One claims it is owed more than $24,000 in sums due.

Woman claims she was injured in a slip and fall in a Walmart

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 17, 2018

GRETNA – A woman is seeking damages for a slip and fall in a Walmart.

Penske Truck Leasing claims it is owed more than $34,000

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 17, 2018

GRETNA – A truck leasing company is seeking more than $34,000.

Cach LLC files lawsuit seeking more than $15,000

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 17, 2018

GRETNA – Cach LLC is seeking more than $15,000 in sums due.

U.S. Court of Appeals upholds ruling for State Department in passport dispute

By Charmaine Little | Jul 17, 2018

On May 8, two women who were denied and revoked passports couldn’t prove to an appeals court they were entitled to certain relief.

5th Circuit Court upholds denial of damages to family of deceased oilfield worker

By Sandra Lane | Jul 17, 2018

Family missed the filing deadline of one year, saying they didn’t discover the possible cause of death for four years.

1st Circuit Court of Appeal affirms majority of decision on zoning violation

By Sandra Lane | Jul 17, 2018

Peremptory exception is denied, unfair trade practice is reversed

Regions Bank claims it is owed more than $14,000

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 17, 2018

GRETNA – A bank is seeking more than $14,000 in sums due.

Office of Community Development Disaster seeks more than $101,000

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 17, 2018

GRETNA – The Office of Community Development Disaster is seeking more than $101,000 from a resident.

Appeals court upholds damages awarded in Iberia Parish chemical plant explosion

By Sandra Lane | Jul 16, 2018

LAKE CHARLES – Louisiana's 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal recently upheld a ruling by the 16th Judicial District Court in Iberia Parish concerning damages related to a chemical fire in Iberia Parish on June 14, 2011.

Suit claims Stine Seed sold African-American Louisiana farmers sullied soybean seeds

By Angela Underwood | Jul 16, 2018

African-American farmers in Louisiana have faced discrimination for far too long and it ends now, according to Thomas Burrell, president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA).

Man claims his yard was damaged by New Orleans utility

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A man is seeking damages after a New Orleans utility reportedly left a hole in his front yard.

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