News from August 2018

West Centro claims Easy Money Acquisition failed to pay rent

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 5, 2018

GRETNA – West Centro LLC is seeking damages after a tenant allegedly failed to pay rent and abandoned the company's property.

M. Lombardi Properties looks to sell mortgaged property to collect payments

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 5, 2018

GRETNA – M. Lombardi Properties LLC is seeking approval to seize and sell a mortgaged property on which a borrower allegedly owes more than $91,000.

Delgado Community College claims former student owes $778

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 5, 2018

GRETNA – Delgado Community College filed a lawsuit seeking payment on a former student's open account.

Law firm Stone Pigman Walther Wittman claims it is owed more than $124,000

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A law firm is seeking more than $124,000 allegedly owed by a client.

Appeals court agrees AAA Cooper is to blame for fatal Lafayette crash

By Davion Smith | Aug 5, 2018

LAFAYETTE — An appeals court in Louisiana has rejected a trucking company’s request to be declared ‘less culpable’ in a fatal traffic accident that happened four years ago.

Massman Construction seeks more than $360,000 in damages from PAI Ready Mix cement company

By Davion Smith | Aug 5, 2018

A Louisiana company that produces ready-mix concrete is alleged to have supplied defective concrete to repair a railroad bridge in the state.

State of Louisiana seeks civil damages in narcotics case

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 6, 2018

GRETNA – The State of Louisiana is seeking damages for discovery of narcotics.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch director wants wetland damage suits consolidated

By Angela Underwood | Aug 6, 2018

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) Executive Director Lana Sonnier Venable said it is a shame that a national panel of federal judges recently rejected a request by oil and gas companies to consolidate several wetland damage lawsuits brought by a half-dozen Louisiana parishes.

Louisiana Supreme Court candidate speaks out on tax returns, address allegations

By Angela Underwood | Aug 6, 2018

Richard Ducote, a candidate for associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, wants to set the record straight.

Federal judge rejects class action request in lawsuit alleging tea product was tainted

By Brandi Fleeks | Aug 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied a motion to certify the class by plaintiff Pam Fradella in a suit against the Coca-Cola Company, ruling Fradella hasn’t met all the requirements for a claim to qualify as a class action lawsuit.

Louisiana files lawsuit in marijuana possession case

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 7, 2018

GRETNA – A man is being sued for possession of marijuana.

Discovery of heroin cited in civil suit

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 7, 2018

GRETNA – The state of Louisiana claims that they discovered a man with heroin.

State seeks civil damages in alleged drug possession case

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 7, 2018

GRETNA – The State of Louisiana is seeking damages after discovering drugs in the possession of a woman.

State claims discovery of marijuana in man's home

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 7, 2018

GRETNA – The state of Louisiana is seeking damages for the possession of an illegal substance.

Former Annie Sloan Chalk Paints distributor loses appeal

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 7, 2018

Jolie Designs & Decor claims it was in the right to sell products outside the U.S.

Royal Smit loses appeal against freight companies, railroad

By Danielle Pacey | Aug 7, 2018

Royal Smit and insurers believed that Central Oceans' contracted carriers were responsible for damaged transformers shipped to St. Gabriel, Louisiana from Netherlands

Ken Carter remembered as a 'larger-than-life New Orleanian'

By Sandra Lane | Aug 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Gov. John Bel Edwards was among state and local leaders honoring Ken Carter, a local attorney and businessman who was one of the city’s first African-American tax assessors, who died Aug. 3 at the age of 74.

Judge agrees to transfer dispute over soil contamination cleanup in Metairie to federal court in Illinois

By William Sassani | Aug 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently ruled that a soil contamination case involving KFC and Iron Rooster can be transferred to the federal court in Illinois.

CARTOON: Fine print

By Jonny Hawkins | Aug 8, 2018

Since 1986, over 43,000 of Jonny Hawkins' cartoons have been printed in Forbes, The Federal Lawyer, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Texas Lawyer, San Antonio Lawyer, Texas Bar Journal and in over 900 other publications.

Bank of America claims open account of over $9,700

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 8, 2018

GRETNA – Bank of America is seeking more than $9,700 in sums due.

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