News from April 2018

A woman claims that she was thrown to the ground in the emergency room

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 2, 2018

A woman claims that she was thrown to the ground in the emergency room by an employee.

A woman claims that she was injured at Colonial Oaks Living Center

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 2, 2018

An individual is seeking damages for an incident that allegedly took place at an assisted living center.

Louisiana Senate approves bill to protect sexual assault victims from slander lawsuits

By Sandra Lane | Apr 2, 2018

&&& The Louisiana Senate passed a bill on March 20 to postpone any slander lawsuits filed against people who allegedly have been victims of sexual assault. If the House approves it, courts will be required to postpone any slander lawsuits filed against alleged sexual assault victims.

A woman allegedly tripped and fell at Elmwood Shopping Center

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 2, 2018

A woman claims that she was injured when she allegedly tripped and fell at a shopping center.

Two individuals seek damages from City of Gretna due to accident allegedly involving city-owned vehicle

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 2, 2018

Two individuals are seeking damages after they allegedly were injured in a car accident.

Woman alleges she was sexually assaulted in workplace

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 2, 2018

GRETNA – A woman claims that she was physically assaulted in her workplace.

Woman claims she was injured falling into a puddle

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A woman claims she fell into a large puddle of water outside of her apartment.

Court affirms decision denying media request to unseal records in case involving a judge

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 3, 2018

Louisiana’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal has affirmed a court’s decision to deny a weekly newspaper’s request to unseal court records in a case involving a judge.

From Legal Newsline

Louisiana correctional facility allegedly violated ADA by segregating detainee with HIV

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 22 that Union Parish Detention Center (UPDC), a Farmerville, Louisiana, correctional facility, will pay $27,500 in in damages and adopt new policies after allegations of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

An individual claims that he fell on an malfunctioning escalator

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2018

A man claims that he was injured when an escalator allegedly malfunctioned.

Frame-to-Frame LLC is accused of breach of contract

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2018

A property owner claims that his property was damaged by a contractor.

Allstate Insurance Company accused of breaching insurance contract

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2018

A man claims that his insurance agency failed to settle a claim.

Eastern District of Louisiana judge denies motions in case involving school construction projects

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 3, 2018

A federal judge has denied motions brought by two companies involved in a yearslong dispute over two school construction projects.

Bank seeks damages for open Mastercard account

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2018

GRETNA – A bank is seeking damages for more than $2,500 in sums due on a Mastercard.

Judge approves attorneys’ fees, expenses, award in junk fax case against McGowen Enterprises

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 4, 2018

A federal judge has granted an unopposed motion to approve attorneys’ fees, expenses and a service award in a junk fax class-action lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company accused of violating telephone harassment statutes.

Louisiana high court ruling for charter schools makes funding law clear, business advocate says

By Karen Kidd | Apr 5, 2018

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Supreme Court decision last month in favor of charter schools is a clear victory for backers of those schools, a business lobby president said during a recent interview.

Former Orleans Parish judge reprimanded for allegedly failing to supervise assistant

By Karen Kidd | Apr 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney and former Orleans Parish traffic and civil judge Ronald J. Sholes has been publicly reprimanded following an April 2 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations he failed to adequately supervise a non-lawyer assistant.

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