News from June 2016

Former state Senator stands with Landry on AG's budget legislation

By Robert Larson | Jun 1, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Former state Sen. Ben Bagert recently spoke out in favor of House Bill 105, a controversial measure that would effectively create a separate budget for the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, removing that power from Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Customer blames Lafayette furniture store for injuries

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 1, 2016

OPELOUSAS — A St. Landry Parish customer is suing a Lafayette furniture store, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Consumer accuses agency, debt collector of false reporting

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 1, 2016

BATON ROUGE — A consumer is suing a reporting agency and debt collector, alleging false and inaccurate reporting.

Patient blames United States for denying benefits claim

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 1, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A patient is suing the United States, alleging it denied him an administrative claim regarding botched eye surgery.

5th District DA hopes parish suit to fully fund his office 'evokes a conversation'

By Mike Helenthal | Jun 1, 2016

LAFAYETTE – Keith Stutes, the district attorney for Louisiana’s fifth district since 2015, said he hopes his lawsuit against the Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) to fully fund his office will start a conversation that leads to a resolution.

St. Tammany Coroner sued for allegedly cremating man against family's wishes

By Jamie Kelly | Jun 1, 2016

NEW ORLEANS—A Florida woman who claims that the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office cremated her deceased husband without her permission has sued the office in federal court for infliction of emotional distress and lost worker’s compensation, as well as to ensure such unauthorized cremations don’t happen again, according to her lawyer.

Husband blames pharmaceutical companies for wife's death

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 2, 2016

LAFAYETTE — A widower is suing a number of pharmaceutical companies, alleging their negligence caused his wife's death.

Employee alleges car wash failed to pay overtime

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 2, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — An employee is suing a Plaquemines Parish car wash business, alleging failure to pay overtime wages. 

Former Louisiana AG claims immunity, asks for dismissal of retaliation suit

By Mike Helenthal | Jun 2, 2016

BATON ROUGE–Former Louisiana Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell is using an oft-cited elected official immunity defense to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses him and others of retaliating against a Fourth Judicial Court judge.

Despite paying out $56 billion, BP still dogged by dubious Deepwater Horizon claims

By James Varney, American Media Institute | Jun 2, 2016

For the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, penance still isn't cheap: Try $12 million for land not touched by a drop of oil.

Man claims Xarelto caused heart attack

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 2, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A St. Tammany Parish man alleges a prescription drug used to treat deep vein thrombosis and other medical issues caused a heart attack.

Portfolio Recovery Associates, Experian Information Solutions accused of false reporting

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 2, 2016

BATON ROUGE – A consumer alleges that a consumer reporting agency and debt collector reported false information on her credit report.

Woman alleges injuries in accident with USPS employee

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 2, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A woman alleges she was injured in an auto accident with a postal service employee.

Manual laborer files suit against employers for alleged unpaid overtime wages

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 2, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A manual laborer has filed a class-action lawsuit against her Metairie and Kenner employers alleging she was not paid overtime.

Seaman alleges he was injured by nets

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 2, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A Mississippi seaman is suing an Empire business alleging he was injured while catching pogy.

Consumer blames generic drugs manufacturer for health woes

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A Jefferson Parish woman is suing a generic drug manufacturer, alleging a certain drug caused her health problems.

Consumer blames pharmaceuticals companies for Xarelto side effects

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A Michigan man is suing a group of pharmaceutical companies, alleging a drug they produced and marketed caused him health problems. 

Contractor alleges oil exploration company owes $133,000

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana contractor is suing a Texas oil exploration company and owner, alleging failure to pay more than $133,000.

Train passenger blames multiple entities for injuries

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana train passenger is suing multiple entities, alleging their negligence caused her to be injured. 

Employee accuses detention center of unlawful employment practices

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A St. Tammany Parish woman is suing Florida Parishes agencies, alleging she was discriminated against due to her gender.

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