News from September 2016

Settlement reached in suit against housing authority head

By John Breslin | Sep 8, 2016

BATON ROUGE – A three-year federal lawsuit accusing the executive director of a Terrebonne Parish housing authority of sexual harassment and retaliation against a former employee has been settled.

Man alleges he was injured after tripping over pallet at Sam's Club

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 8, 2016

GRETNA – A man is seeking damages, claiming that he was injured when he fell in a Sam's Club.

Homeowner alleges property's title still has not been transferred to her

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 8, 2016

GRETNA – A woman alleges that the title of her home still has not been transferred to her.

Bank of America alleges it is owed more than $12,000 for debt

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 8, 2016

GRETNA – Bank of America is seeking damages of more than $12,000.

Debt collector alleges woman owes more than $10,000

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 8, 2016

GRETNA – A debt collector is seeking damages for an allegedly open Citibank South Dakota NA account.

Bank of America alleges customer has open account

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 8, 2016

GRETNA – Bank of America claims that a Jefferson Parish individual has failed to pay more than $5,000.

New York bar foundation offers help to Louisiana flood victims

By John Breslin | Sep 8, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. – The New York State Bar Association, through its charitable arm, is soliciting donations to help flood victims in Louisiana to cope with what are likely to be a labyrinth of legal issues.

Attorney general's office questions Dardenne attack on car allowance request

By Claudia Balthazar | Sep 8, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office called Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardene’s recent attack on Landry “false,” after the governor’s office denied Landry’s alleged request for a car allowance and mileage reimbursements, accusing him of “double-dipping.”  

After Hours Medical Group allegedly refuses to vacate its leased space

By Russell Boniface | Sep 9, 2016

GRETNA — East Jefferson General Hospital has filed a lawsuit in the 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna against urgent care company After Hours Medical Group, which is partially owned by former hospital employee and Jefferson Parish coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich.

Plan participant alleges claims administrator wrongfully denied benefits

By Michael Abella | Sep 9, 2016

LAFAYETTE — A Louisiana man is suing an insurance company, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failure to provide benefits.

Couple accuses hip implant components manufacturer of negligence

By Michael Abella | Sep 9, 2016

MONROE — A Bienville Parish husband and wife are suing a hip implant components manufacturer, alleging failure to manufacture safe components.

Acadia Parish residents allege truck driver caused crash

By Michael Abella | Sep 9, 2016

BATON ROUGE — Two Acadia Parish residents are suing an employer, employee and insurer, alleging negligence led to injuries to both plaintiffs in a car collision. 

Maritime worker blames ship owner for injuries

By Michael Abella | Sep 9, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A seaman is suing a vessel owner, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent the plaintiff's injuries.

Plaintiff fires back against New Orleans' motion to dismiss lawsuit over Jackson monument removal

By Quinten Plummer | Sep 9, 2016

The judge hasn't yet made a decision on the city's motion to dismiss. The plaintiff says he sees that as a sign of his lawsuit's validity.

Two individuals allege malfunction elevator at New Orleans hotel caused injuries

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 9, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Two individuals claim that they were injured due to a malfunctioning elevator.

Woman alleges she was injured because slippery grounds caused fall from bike

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 9, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A woman claims that she fell from her bike due to an excessively slippery surface.

Woman is seeking damages after a slip and fall in Family Dollar store

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 9, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A woman is seeking damages following a slip and fall in a store.

Company alleges homeowners refused to allow it to complete work

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 9, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A contracting group is seeking damages for alleged breach of contract from a Jefferson Parish couple.

Coleman E. Adler & Sons claims individual owes more than $3,000

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 9, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – An Orleans Parish business is seeking damages for an allegedly open account from a Metairie individual.

Lobbyists for attorneys picked by Edwards for coastal litigation team hold fundraiser for governor

By Dawn Geske | Sep 9, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Amid all the controversy surrounding Gov. John Bel Edwards' picks for his legal team to represent the state in coastal lawsuits against the oil and gas industry in Louisiana, two lobbyists for trial attorneys on his new team held a fundraiser for the governor this week.

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