News from March 2016

Watchdog group opposses Medicare Transparency Act

By Paul Glasser | Mar 1, 2016

A watchdog group says a Congressional bill that is designed to increase transparency for Medicare Part D could actually lead to higher drug costs.

Woman alleges gender discrimination against convenience store chain

By Annie Hunt | Mar 1, 2016

ALEXANDRIA – A former director of operations for Leebo’s Stores Inc. is suing the company over allegations of gender discrimination resulting in inequality of pay.

Former KFC employee alleges unpaid overtime compensation

By Annie Hunt | Mar 1, 2016

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.

Blue Marlin Services of Acadiana sues insurance provider over alleged policy breach

By Annie Hunt | Mar 1, 2016

LAFAYETTE – A Louisiana company is suing its foreign insurance provider, alleging overcharges in its insurance policies during the past two years.

Daiquiris Labadie LLC accused of copyright violations

By Hoang Tran | Mar 1, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Several large music corporations are seeking damages against a Louisiana bar over alleged copyright violations.

Assistant managers claim they were not paid overtime compensation

By Annie Hunt | Mar 1, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Assistant managers of a major fast food chain are collectively suing for claims of unpaid overtime compensation, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated.

Reamer hands allege they were not paid overtime

By Hoang Tran | Mar 1, 2016

LAFAYETTE – Two former employees of Schlumberger are seeking damages from the company alleging that they were not paid overtime.

Former dishwasher claims that employer violated labor laws

By Hoang Tran | Mar 1, 2016

BATON ROUGE – A former employee of Nottoway Plantation and Resort alleges that the company failed to pay its employees their full wages and overtime.

Marine transport worker blames vessel owner for hand injury

By Annie Hunt | Mar 1, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A former crew member aboard the Mr. Hampton is suing its owner, alleging that negligence led to a serious hand injury.

Banc of America Leasing and Capital asserts that businesses defaulted on loans

By Hoang Tran | Mar 1, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A bank is seeking the court’s help after two businesses allegedly defaulted on their loans.

(Corrected) Legal expert: Judges need to recuse themselves when contributors become litigants

By Justin Stoltzfus | Mar 1, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — With the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry backing Jimmy Genovese and trial lawyers supporting Marilyn Castle in the race to replace outgoing state Supreme Court Justice Jeanette Knoll, the flow of political donations from special interest groups such as these raises the question of whether judges should recuse themselves when contributors become litigants.

Sun Earth Inc. alleges that it has not been paid for materials provided

By Hoang Tran | Mar 2, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A California energy company is asking the court for help in retrieving payment for an allegedly past-due invoice.

Anonymous judge accuses Louisiana judiciary panel of illegal discipline

By Michael Carroll | Mar 2, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A lawsuit filed last week in federal court alleges that the Louisiana Judiciary Commission illegally disciplined a judge and denied the plaintiff due process rights.

Shrimp boat captain alleges he was injured by tug boat

By Annie Hunt | Mar 2, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A shrimp boat captain is suing Highland Marine LLC for alleged negligence, which he claims caused him severe injuries.

De Lage Landen Financial claims it is owed millions of dollars for unpaid loan

By Hoang Tran | Mar 2, 2016

LAFAYETTE – A financial service company is seeking millions of dollars from a loan allegedly in default.

Gulf South Quality Network – New Orleans accused of breach of contract

By Hoang Tran | Mar 2, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A medical technology company is seeking damages after it claims a Metairie business breached their contract.

Security shift supervisor sues Entergy over unpaid overtime claims

By Annie Hunt | Mar 2, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A supervisor for Entergy Operations Inc. is suing his employer, alleging he did not receive overtime compensation for three years. 

Parents claim Zofran was responsible for their child's birth defect

By Hoang Tran | Mar 2, 2016

LAFAYETTE – The makers of Zofran are being taken to court over claims that the drug caused birth defects.

Former Louisiana state lawmaker likes what he's seeing from Jeff Landry's first weeks in office

By Jamie Javor | Mar 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — Within a week of assuming office in January, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry began making drastic changes to his office and winning over the likes of former state representative and senator Bernard J. Bagert Jr., who is now practicing law in New Orleans. 

Hearing-disabled man claims discrimination in interview process

By Annie Hunt | Mar 3, 2016

BATON ROUGE – A hearing-disabled man is suing a Baton Rouge business and a Houston business, alleging failure to accommodate his disability during a pre-employment physical evaluation.

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