News from August 2018

Legal battle between black farmers and Stine Seed Co. begins tomorrow

By Angela Underwood | Aug 1, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Ahead of federal court hearing this month over alleged bogus soybean sales, the president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA) asked the public to think about the nation's food safety.

Stine Seed Company fights back against black farmers' bogus soybean allegations

By Angela Underwood | Aug 1, 2018

The president of Stine Seed Company said allegations made against his company by the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA) are categorically untrue.

Former employee accuses Diamond Offshore of race discrimination

By Daniel Beauregard | Aug 1, 2018

A former employee for Diamond Offshore says the oil drilling company showed racial favoritism during tough economic times.

Appeals court affirms reinstatement of Scotlandville Magnet High School principal

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 1, 2018

BATON ROUGE – A Louisiana appeals court recently affirmed a district court decision reversing the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board’s termination in 2015 of Dr. Calvin Nicholas, principal of Scotlandville Magnet High School, for an alleged violation of the district’s corporal punishment policy.

East Baton Rouge Parish resident's suit claims Johnson & Johnson hernia system is defective

By Daniel Beauregard | Aug 1, 2018

BATON ROUGE – An East Baton Rouge Parish resident recently filed a federal lawsuit accusing Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon Inc. for selling and distributing a faulty hernia system.

Marksville police officer and Avoyelles Parish deputies face wrongful death lawsuit

By Daniel Beauregard | Aug 1, 2018

Two Texas residents accuse a Marksville police officer and two Avoyelles Parish sheriff deputies of choking and tasering their brother to death.

State files civil suit against alleged heroin distributor

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 2, 2018

GRETNA – The state of Louisiana is seeking damages for the possession of and distribution of heroin.

Louisiana seeks damages for alleged drug possession

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 2, 2018

GRETNA – The State of Louisiana is seeking damages for the possession of illegal substances.

Delgado Community College seeks more than $1,400 from former student

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A community college is seeking more than $1,400.

Woman claims she tripped over a cart at Dillard's

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 2, 2018

GRETNA – A woman is seeking damages for an incident that took place when she claims she was caused to trip over a cart.

Delgado Community College seeks over $1,000

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A community is seeking more than $1,000 in sums due.

Louisiana files civil suit in drug possession case

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 2, 2018

GRETNA – The state of Louisiana claims that a man was in possession of an illegal substance.

Hearing committee recommends conditional reinstatement for Hammond attorney

By Karen Kidd | Aug 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Suspended Hammond attorney Leonard E. Yokum Jr., admitted to the bar in Louisiana more than 50 years ago, faces possible conditional reinstatement following a recommendation issued July 31 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

Delgado Community College seeks over $1,000 on open account

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A community college is seeking more than $1,000 in sums due.

State seeks educational debt of over $1,900

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – An individual is being sued for failed to pay over $1,900 to a educational institution.

Louisiana State University seeks over $6,500 on unpaid balance

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A university is seeking more than $6,000.

State files civil suit against alleged marijuana dealer

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 2, 2018

GRETNA – The State of Louisiana is seeking damages after allegedly discovering more than 5,000 grams of marijuana in a man's home.

Delgado Community College claims former student owes over $1,000

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A community college is seeking more than $1,000 in sums due.

Community college seeks over $1,100 from former student

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A community college is seeking more than $1,100 in sums due.

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