News from June 2017

Transgender woman sues after allegedly being beaten and raped at Tangipahoa Parish Prison

By Kacie Whaley | Jun 29, 2017

A transgender woman has filed a federal lawsuit after allegedly being brutally beaten and raped by inmates in Tangipahoa Parish Prison last year.

Federal judge rules against Remington in misfire case

By Dee Thompson | Jun 29, 2017

A woman who was injured in 2013 when her father’s Remington rifle misfired won $500,000 in a recent ruling by Judge Ivan Lemelle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Harvey man allegedly failed to repay consumer loan

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 29, 2017

GRETNA – A debt collector is seeking damages for an open account.

Orleans Parish woman claims truck driver hit barrier while she was directing traffic, causing her injuries

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 29, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – An Orleans Parish woman claims that she was struck while directing traffic.

Plaquemines Parish resident claims he was injured when a man assaulted him

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 29, 2017

GRETNA – A Plaquemines Parish man claims that he was choked and beaten by a Jefferson Parish man.

Jefferson Parish woman alleges she was severely injured when she slipped and struck her head

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 29, 2017

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman claims she was injured after a fall on recently waxed floors.

New Orleans Bulk Terminal accused of damaging shipment

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 29, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A company claims that a shipment was damaged.

Orleans Parish resident allegedly owes University of New Orleans almost $2,000

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 29, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A university is seeking nearly $2,000 from an Orleans Parish resident.

Southern Rehan & The Home Medical Center accused of defaulting on account

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 29, 2017

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish medical supply company is seeking damages for sums due

Bank of America is seeking more than $4,500 on an open account

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 29, 2017

GRETNA – Bank of America is seeking sums due on an account.

Midland Funding claims Harvey woman defaulted on Visa account

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 29, 2017

GRETNA – Midland Funding is seeking damages for sums due.

Harvey resident allegedly owes over $1,000 on Wal-Mart account

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 29, 2017

GRETNA – A debt collector is seeking damages for sums due.

Terrebonne Parish pays blog operators $50,000 to settle free-speech case

By Denise Royal | Jun 29, 2017

Terrebonne Parish has paid $50,000 to settle a lawsuit with a Houma couple after their home was searched by the sheriff’s office.

Son files wrongful death suit against government over father's care at Overton Brooks

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 30, 2017

SHREVEPORT – A Texas man alleges that his late father did not receive adequate care at a Shreveport VA hospital.

Louisiana Specialty Products Inc. alleges ALS Associates failed to property install tanker liner

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 30, 2017

LAFAYETTE – A New Iberia vinegar products manufacture alleges that Texas company failed to properly install a liner in its tanker trailer.

Deaf individual accuses Allen's Family Practice Clinic of Ponchatoula of discrimination

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 30, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A deaf Tangipahoa Parish individual alleges a Ponchatoula medical facility dismissed her as a patient because she requested an interpreter to be present during appointments.

Former Blind Pelican employees allege they are owed unpaid wages

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 30, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Two individuals formerly employed as an oyster shucker and waitress at a New Orleans business allege that they are owed unpaid wages.

S&R Development Inc. alleged to have failed to complete hotel project on time

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 30, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A Mississippi contractor is accused of failing to complete the construction of a hotel in accordance with contract specifications.

State Sen. Milkovich says Louisiana law requires reconfirmation of education superintendent

By Carrie Salls | Jun 30, 2017

Louisiana Sen. John Milkovich recently filed a lawsuit in the 19th Judicial Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, challenging the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s decision to keep John White as superintendent.

Texas Supreme Court rules against firm seeking BP oil spill legal fees

By John Severance | Jun 30, 2017

The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled against a law firm that claims it was wrongfully excluded from settlements between the City of Houston, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas and BP over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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