News from October 2016

Surveys suggest unaffiliated Senate candidate who sued over party misattribution would do better as a Republican

By Karen Kidd | Oct 1, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The short-lived lawsuit filed by an unaffiliated candidate over being misidentified as a Republican in a poll last spring is over after a follow-up survey suggested he'd get more support if he did run for the GOP – but only slightly more.

Recent activity in dismissed WTC development lawsuit means case remains alive

By Karen Kidd | Oct 2, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Anyone who thought development of New Orleans' former World Trade Center, stalled for more than a year by litigation over how the city awarded bids in the project, would move forward after a judge's dismissal of a lawsuit in the case last summer has been disappointed.

Landry brings federal, state issues to local chamber in Morgan City

By Deb Rogers | Oct 2, 2016

MORGAN CITY – The Louisiana attorney general brought federal and state issues to the attention of the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce recently.

Senate hopeful Hebert fails to meet debate requirements, files injunction

By Melissa Landon | Oct 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — Former state alcohol and tobacco control commissioner Troy Hebert, who is running for the Senate, asked a judge to force Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) include him in an upcoming debate despite his failure to meet participation requirements.

Cigna & Life Insurance Co. of North America accused of wrongfully terminating benefits

By Michael Abella | Oct 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A St. Charles Parish woman alleges her disability benefits were wrongfully terminated.

Van owner alleges Chrysler vehicle contained defects, seeks rescission of the sale

By Michael Abella | Oct 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A consumer is seeking the rescission of a sale of a van over allegations the vehicle contained defects.

Baton Rouge pet owners allege city, parish's treatment of dog violated constitutional rights

By Michael Abella | Oct 4, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Two Baton Rouge pet owners have filed a suit against the city and parish over the treatment of their dog after an alleged bite incident.

Deaf man alleges state did not provide interpreter during incarceration

By Michael Abella | Oct 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A deaf Marrero man and his father are alleging discrimination after they were not provided an interpreter during legal proceedings and other matters.

Gulf Coast Housing Partnership claims it is owed $325,000 from New Orleans complex

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A company alleges it was not paid a portion of a fee after the development of a New Orleans property.

Byrne, Rice and Turner Inc. claims it is owed more than $25,000 for equipment, materials

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans business claims it was never paid for equipment and materials by a Cut Off company.

New Orleans Tours alleges more than $9,000 is owed on account

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Tours alleges a Marrero company has not paid an invoice.

New Orleans woman alleged to owe more than $30,000 to financial company

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A financial service company is seeking damages for an allegedly open account.

Marrero man's estate claims money bank paid to ex-wife belongs to estate

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 4, 2016

GRETNA – An estate of a Marrero man is seeking funds paid to his ex-wife over allegations the bank wrongly paid the money to her.

Woman alleges insurance company failed to provide proper coverage for water damage

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 4, 2016

GRETNA – A woman claims that she was harassed and not given the full amount of protection that she deserved from her insurance company to cover property damage.

Harris Builders LLC alleges firm overcharged for legal fees

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 4, 2016

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish business and a representative allege they were over charged for legal services.

Consumers claim Lumber Liquidators flooring's emission of chemical caused health issues

By Michael Abella | Oct 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Three consumers allege flooring they installed in their homes caused health problems because the flooring emitted excessive levels of formaldehyde.

Mother alleges child's eye was injured by student's scissors at McDonogh 42 school

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A mother claims that her child's eye was injured by another student at a charter school.

Woman alleges Walgreens filled incorrect dosage of perscription

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A woman alleges she was given the wrong prescription at a New Orleans pharmacy.

Age-restricting law for exotic dancers reeks of sexism disguised as chivalry, attorney says

By Tara Mapes | Oct 4, 2016

A new law restricting the age of exotic dancers to 21 or older is unconstitutional and reeks of sexism and paternalism disguised as chivalry, says attorney

Man files suit for $550,000 over alleged injures from Keurig coffeemaker

By Michael Abella | Oct 5, 2016

ALEXANDRIA – A man alleges a coffeemaker malfunctioned and injured him.

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