Bringing the legal system to light.
Bringing the legal system to light. Our weekly newsletter sheds light on the lawsuits, people, and organizations that continually clog the legal system in Louisiana.
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FORT POLK – A lawsuit has been filed to protect a herd of horses after threats of auctioning the horses has risen.
BATON ROUGE – Inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola allege that they have waited years for doctor-recommended surgeries.
BATON ROUGE – A disabled Brusly veteran alleges she was wrongfully terminated for filing a complaint over sexual harassment from a co-worker.
NEW ORLEANS – A chef claims that a pressure cooker malfunctioned and caused second and third-degree burns on his chest, face and arms.
NEW ORLEANS – A Plaquemines Parish couple alleges the husband was exposed to illness-causing bacteria while working.
NEW ORLEANS – A cook has filed a class-action lawsuit against his former Metairie-based employer over allegations he was not paid overtime wages.
NEW ORLEANS – A Latin-American roulette dealer alleges she was forced to quit her job at a New Orleans casino because of sexual harassment from security and patrons.
NEW ORLEANS – A Colorado man alleges his claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied.
NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans resident John Ford has won the right to carry a normally banned stun gun after recently filing suit against the city and the superintendent of police.
NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced on Dec. 19 that the City of New Orleans has settled all criminal and civil lawsuits brought by victims of police violence right around the time of Hurricane Katrina.
NEW ORLEANS – A Galliano maritime company claims a Miami construction company has not made payments on a charter agreement.
NEW ORLEANS – Two seamen allege that a plan administrator improperly reduced their disability benefits and have filed a class-action suit.
NEW ORLEANS – A health care worker has filed a class-action lawsuit against a New Orleans business over allegations she was not properly compensated for overtime work.
NEW ORLEANS – A deckhand alleges he was injured while working on a vessel.
NEW ORLEANS – A podiatric surgeon alleges her claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied.
NEW ORLEANS – A Connecticut company is seeking confirmation of an arbitration award that relates to a Kenner company.
NEW ORLEANS – A community college is seeking damages for unpaid fees.
NEW ORLEANS – A state university is seeking more than $2,500 for an unpaid balance.
NEW ORLEANS – American Express is seeking damages from an Orleans Parish man, alleging he owes more than $88,000 in credit card charges.
NEW ORLEANS – A construction company is suing a bank, alleging a work contract was breached and that the plaintiff was treated in a fraudulent manner.