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Mamou attorney disbarred following forgery, other allegations in personal injury case

Mamou attorney Timmy James Fontenot has been disbarred following a Nov. 28 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations that included forgery and delaying payment of a settlement in a personal injury case.

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It is not uncommon to hear people all across Louisiana talking about the Permian Basin and for a good reason. The west Texas formation saw its first commercial oil well completed in 1921, and since then, the basin continues to be a predominant supplier of United States oil and gas. Some even say that an oil and gas recovery begins and ends in this portion of West Texas.

Marrero man allegedly owes Credit One more than $1,000

GRETNA – A funding company is seeking more than $1,000 in past due payments from a Credit One Bank card holder.

Allegedly faulty wood floor installation leads to lawsuit

GRETNA — A Jefferson Parish homeowner claims that her wood floors were improperly installed.

Capital One claims it is owed more than $2,000

GRETNA –Capital One claims that they are owed more than $2,000 from an open account.

Out-of-control crane allegedly led to worker's injuries

GRETNA — A Jefferson Parish construction worker alleges he injured himself when he was forced to jump 12 feet down as the result of a negligent crane operator.

Crescent City Surgical Centre sues for funds due

GRETNA — A Metairie surgical center is seeking more than $48,000 from a former patient.

Baton Rouge attorney on probation over allegations stemming from attacked middle school student

Baton Rouge attorney Darryl L. Robertson has been suspended for one year and a day following a Nov. 28 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations that included failing to provide competent representation to a client.

Major Louisiana associations nominate 5th Circuit judges

Kyle S. Duncan and Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt belong in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, according to three major Louisiana associations.

Capital One claims customer owes more than $2,000

GRETNA — Capital One is seeking more than $2,000 from a Jefferson Parish resident.

Crescent City Surgical allegedly owed more than $26,000

GRETNA — Crescent City Surgical Center is seeking more than $26,000 in past due payments from a former patient.

Widow says Norfolk Southern Railway negligent in spouse's death

NEW ORLEANS – A woman claims that her husband died from cancer that he developed in the workplace.

Orleans Shell station accused of negligence

NEW ORLEANS – An Orleans Parish woman allegedly slipped and fell at a local Shell gas station.

American Express claims it's owed more than $30,000

GRETNA — American Express claims that it is owed more than $30,000 for an open account held by a Jefferson Parish man.

Shreveport man freed from death row files suit in hopes 'injustice never happens again'

SHREVEPORT — The lawsuit filed by former death row inmate Rodricus Crawford is about more than justice for Crawford; it's about getting Caddo Parish officials to change their death-penalty-dealing ways, one of the now-freed man's attorneys said during a recent interview.

Florida tops tort reform group's list of ‘Judicial Hellholes,' while California No. 2

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California, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, New York City’s asbestos court and Philadelphia round out the American Tort Reform Association’s top five this year.

Crescent City Surgical sues over past due bill

GRETNA — A local surgical center is seeking more than $48,000 in past due payments from a New Orleans patient.

Renter says she hurt herself on defective stairs

NEW ORLEANS – A renter claims that defective stairs at her home resulted in an injury when she slipped and fell.

Church accused of negligence when woman falls from curb

GRETNA — A Jefferson Parish woman is seeking damages for injuries she allegedly suffered when she fell outside of church.

Breaux Mart employee allegedly hit woman with shopping cart

GRETNA — A woman claims that she was injured when she was struck by a cart being pushed by a Breaux Mart Supermarket employee.