News from September 2016

New Orleans attorney faces disbarment for alleged dishonesty, fraud

By Kerry Goff | Sep 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has filed a formal hearing committee report regarding Greta L. Wilson, an attorney who practices in New Orleans, alleging she violated many rules of professional conduct and should be disbarred from practicing law.

Attorney: Officers who questioned exonerated woman knew of mental illness

By Carrie Salls | Sep 3, 2016

RENO, Nev. – Cleared of a murder charge after spending 35 years in prison for the crime, Anita Carter, also known as Cathy Woods, has filed a lawsuit against the Louisiana officers who obtained a false confession, as well as against law enforcement officials in Nevada.

Attorney: Court reporters board bound by challenged statute

By Carrie Salls | Sep 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Board of Examiners of Certified Shorthand Reporters is bound by a decades-old law prohibiting the use of high-volume contracts by reporting firms, according to the attorney representing the board in an anti-competition lawsuit filed by Veritext Corp. 

Gil's Carpet Sales Inc. alleges a Metairie company owes it more than $500,000

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A Kenner carpet sales company alleges a Metairie company owes it for work it completed.

Shopper claims Restaurant Depot employee struck cart with forklift, caused injury

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – An Orleans Parish individual alleges his cart was struck by a forklift driver at a store and caused him injury.

Capital One Bank alleges it is owed more than $10,000

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 3, 2016

GRETNA – Capital One Bank is seeking damages for more than $10,000.

Woman claims that she slipped and fell in a Dollar General

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 3, 2016

GRETNA – A woman is seeking damages, claiming that she slipped in a Dollar General.

Ruelco Inc. alleges WT Petrotech USA has outstanding balance

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 3, 2016

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish business is seeking more than $6,000 in allegedly outstanding charges.

Attorney General keeps an eye out for fraud as GoFundMe campaigns bring in $10 million for Louisiana flood victims

By Dawn Geske | Sep 4, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Assistance for the Southeastern Louisiana flooding victims is pouring in with more than 6,400 campaigns set up on GoFundMe for the state.

Louisiana flooding expected to yield more lawsuits

By Stephen Silver | Sep 5, 2016

WALKER – The recent flooding in Louisiana could lead to an influx of lawsuits seeking government compensation for flood damage. 

Former Louisiana attorney general Richard Ieyoub inducted into Order of Living Legends

By Claudia Balthazar | Sep 6, 2016

ERATH – Former attorney general Richard Ieyoub is now part of the long list of honorable members of the Living Legends, which is an Acadian Museum of Erath induction to recognize the people who have helped define the cajun culture of Louisiana.

U.S. alleges taxpayer, property owners owe nearly $353,000

By Michael Abella | Sep 6, 2016

LAKE CHARLES — The U.S. government is suing two Louisiana residents and a Texas woman, alleging they owe nearly $353,000 in unpaid federal taxes.

Widow, two children blame tourist bus company for husband's death in crash

By Michael Abella | Sep 6, 2016

SHREVEPORT — A widow and two children are suing a bus touring company, alleging their negligence caused a crash that killed a family member. 

Depositor alleges St. Mary Parish bank owes $212,000

By Michael Abella | Sep 6, 2016

LAFAYETTE — A curator for a woman with dementia is suing a St. Mary Parish bank, alleging it owes more than $212,000. 

Construction worker alleges employer failed to pay overtime

By Michael Abella | Sep 6, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana construction worker is suing a Baton Rouge company, alleging failure to pay overtime. 

Maritime worker alleges ship owners' negligence caused his injuries

By Michael Abella | Sep 6, 2016

BATON ROUGE — A seaman is suing Louisiana ship owners, alleging their negligence led to the plaintiff suffering injuries.

Mississippi woman accuses private security providers of gender discrimination

By Michael Abella | Sep 6, 2016

BATON ROUGE — A Mississippi operations manager is suing Baton Rouge private security providers, alleging gender discrimination.

Inspector alleges he was injured in boat collision

By Michael Abella | Sep 6, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A senior inspector alleges he was injured when the ship transporting him to a lift boat collided with another boat.

Driver alleges mattress business did not pay him overtime wages

By Michael Abella | Sep 6, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A driver alleges he was not properly compensated for all hours worked for delivering mattresses.

New Orleans Redevelopment Authority alleges property owner did not make improvements

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 6, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority alleges a man did not make improvements to a New Orleans property as outlined in a contract.

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