BATON ROUGE – A television reporter’s federal lawsuit alleging that he was illegally confined and his First Amendment rights trampled while at a crime scene in Baton Rouge last year could help foster better relations between police and the press, the legal defense director of a journalists’ advocacy group said on Thursday.
News from April 2016
BATON ROUGE – A workers' compensation insurer is seeking declaratory relief alleging it is not liable for a case.
NEW ORLEANS – The widow of an electrician is seeking damages alleging that her husband’s former employers are responsible for his cancer and subsequent death.
NEW ORLEANS – A general manager of a luxury import company is seeking damages over claims of wrongful and discriminatory termination.
LAFAYETTE – A contractor and its insurance provider are seeking to recoup the costs they incurred during a case for which they allege no responsibility.
NEW ORLEANS – An insurance company is filing for declaratory relief alleging that it was not providing coverage to a company during the time of the claims.
NEW ORLEANS – A move to standardize how education funds are divvied up among all New Orleans public schools has prompted a federal lawsuit alleging that the new formula will violate contracts between charter schools and the Orleans Parish School District, while depriving some schools of due process and equal protection under the law.
VIDALIA – An attorney has filed a lawsuit against Concordia Parish District Attorney Brad Burget in an ongoing dispute over who attacked whom.
BATON ROUGE – A bill that would repeal a Louisiana law prohibiting jury trials in lawsuits filed against a political subdivision was passed today by the state's Senate and is now in the House.
NEW ORLEANS – “Frivolous” and “desperate” is how the New Orleans mayor’s press secretary sums up Two Canal Street Investors’ latest lawsuit over losing its bid to develop the World Trade Center.
NEW ORLEANS – A Texas contractor is suing a Louisiana business, alleging it has not been paid for work provided.
NEW ORLEANS – A collection of music corporations is suing a Covington bar, alleging the bar has used their music without permission or proper license.
NEW ORLEANS – A restaurant server is suing a New Orleans establishment, alleging tip appropriation and refusing to pay overtime.
BATON ROUGE – Having the most cases of AIDS per capita in the nation, Baton Rouge is often challenged in distributing federal funding between the organizations trying to provide care to those patients. Now, one group is alleging the most recent distribution of federal funds was unfair and is suing to have it changed.
CHALMETTE — The St. Bernard Parish Council is expected to vote on Tuesday on whether to allow St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis and a controversial law firm to potentially file a lawsuit on behalf of the parish against oil and gas companies for alleged coastal damage and land loss.
NEW ORLEANS – The owner and operator of a fishing vessel is seeking damages after another vessel allegedly collided against him.
NEW ORLEANS – A sub sea engineer is filing for damages against his former employer after allegedly suffering an accident while on the job.
NEW ORLEANS — A Covington restaurant owner is suing Capital One, alleging failure to comply with a court order.
SHREVEPORT — A financing and leasing company is suing an equipment rental company, alleging willful and malicious injury.