NEW ORLEANS – Former state legislator and convicted felon Derrick Shepherd addressed the Louisiana Supreme Court last week with an argument that the constitutional provision that disqualified him from running for the state House Representatives this year is invalid.
News from January 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.
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.
NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana couple is suing Kent Mitchell RV and the makers of their recreational vehicle for allegedly selling them a defective vehicle.
NEW ORLEANS – A St. Tammany Parish woman says she was terminated from her nursing job after she told supervisors she was going to have a baby.
NEW ORLEANS – An Orleans Parish woman says her employer, The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Institute, discriminated against her by failing to accommodate her disability.
NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans Parish woman says her auto insurance company is dragging its feet in paying her claim for damages caused by an underinsured motorist.
NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish man says officials have failed to make Johnny Jacobs Park handicapped accessible.
NEW ORLEANS – A St. Tammany Parish man says he was falsely charged with rape based on an incomplete investigation conducted by Mandeville police.
NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish man is suing restaurant chains Subway and Original Italian Pie and its franchisees, claiming they restrict access to handicapped visitors.
NEW ORLEANS – A British-based maritime underwriter is suing law firm Frilot, alleging it failed to determine proper jurisdiction for a personal injury claim.
NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson received a favorable ruling in October when a judge blocked an attempt to prevent court proceedings determining whether he can swap ownership shares in trusts for promissory notes.
SHREVEPORT – A Louisiana company is suing two Oklahoma firms in a dispute involving oil and gas lease royalties.
LAFAYETTE – An Acadia Parish man says his employer’s insurance carrier, CIGNA, is refusing to pay long-term disability benefits he claims is owed.
SHREVEPORT – Arcadia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the defendant in a wrongful death suit, is petitioning to move the case from the Second Judicial District Court to the Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport Division.
L&L Sandblasting employee seeks damages for lingering injuries allegedly suffered in equipment explosion
LAFAYETTE – A St. Landry Parish man says he continues to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, visual impairment and a permanent limp after a 20-pound sand hopper lid struck his head in an explosion.
ALEXANDRIA – An African-American man says he was deliberately ignored by sales representatives when he attempted to purchase a computer printer at the Office Depot in Ruston.
NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans woman says her former employer, Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts, paid her and some 50 other servers less than minimum wage and owes them for unpaid overtime pay.
ALEXANDRIA – A Georgia man is suing Whataburger Restaurants, claiming he suffered injuries after tripping and falling on a rug in its Lafayette location.
NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish man says The Marrero Shopping Center contains architectural barriers that restrict access to the handicapped.