News from December 2018

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry sees need to compromise in Bayou Bridge Pipeline dispute

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 2, 2018

A group of landowners has filed a lawsuit alleging Bayou Bridge Pipeline has trespassed on their properties and the land has been damaged without their consent; the group also claims that corporations should not be allowed to expropriate privately owned land through eminent domain, an article posted on courthousenews.com said.

Coastal lawsuits moving state in wrong direction, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 2, 2018

Coastal lawsuits filed against the gas and oil industries in Louisiana may not be over despite one of the parish councils involved in the suits, Plaquemines Parish Council, indicated it favored withdrawing from the litigation last month.

Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association says Plaquemines Parish wants jobs, not coastal lawsuits

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 2, 2018

Following a brutal battle which ended with the Plaquemines Parish choosing to withdraw from a coastal lawsuit against the energy industry, it seems plausible that the lawsuit may be far from over.

Court may order relocation of school near LaPlace chemical plant, attorney says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 2, 2018

A parent of a student at Fifth Ward Elementary School in Reserve is suing the St. John the Baptist School Board, alleging that their child's safety is in danger due to the proximity of the school to the LaPlace chemical plant owned by Denka Performance Elastomer, an article posted on theadvocate.com said.

Delgado Community College says former student owes over $800

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A community college is seeking damages for sums due.

Cavalry SPV I is seeking more than $15,000

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A collection agency is seeking more than $15,000 on an open account.

American Cruise Lines employee says she was injured on a ship

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A woman is seeking damages for an injury on a cruise ship.

Woman claims she was injured in fall at Audubon Nature Institute

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A woman is seeking damages for a fall at Audubon Nature Institute.

Chase Bank seeks more than $78,000 on unpaid mortgage

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 3, 2018

GRETNA – A bank is seeking more than $78,000 on an unpaid mortgage.

Riverland Federal Credit Union says borrower owes over $12,000

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 3, 2018

GRETNA – A credit union is seeking more than $12,000 in sums due.

Midland Funding is seeking over $2,600

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 3, 2018

GRETNA –A funding company is seeking more than $2,600 in sums due.

Midland Funding files court action seeking over $3,800

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 3, 2018

GRETNA – A funding company is seeking more than $3,800 in sums due.

Midland Funding is seeking over $6,400

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 3, 2018

GRETNA – A funding company is seeking more than $6,400 in sums due.

Louisiana Chemical Association monitors LaPlace chemical plant lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 3, 2018

The Louisiana Chemical Association is awaiting the outcome of a lawsuit that has been filed by plaintiffs who are alleging the LaPlace chemical plant is causing health complications for those who live in the range of its emissions.

LADB hearing committee recommends retroactive suspension for disgraced juvenile judge

By Karen Kidd | Dec 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Suspended Slidell attorney and former Orleans Parish Juvenile Court judge Yolanda Julie King faces possible retroactive suspension following a recommendation issued Nov. 30 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

LADB recommends suspension of Gretna attorney for alleged failure to return fees

By Karen Kidd | Dec 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Gretna attorney Kevin Michael Steel faces possible suspension following a Nov. 30 Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court over a failure to return unearned fees to clients.

Coastal suits threaten a key job creator in state, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 3, 2018

After a series of coastal lawsuits was filed against the gas and oil industry in Louisiana, an attempt in October by the Plaquemines Parish Council fell one vote shy of the tally needed to withdraw from the lawsuits, and the battle may be far from over.

Use of eminent domain for Bayou Bridge Pipeline is unconstitutional, attorney says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 3, 2018

Owners of a 38-acre portion of land in the Atchafalaya Basin are infuriated as their land is now being challenged, not by the government, but by a pipeline company, a posting on katc.com said.

Jefferson Parish School Board District 5 runoff challenger sues incumbent over alleged defamation

By Karen Kidd | Dec 3, 2018

The candidate challenging District 5 Jefferson Parish School Board Member Cedric Floyd in the upcoming runoff election has asked a Jefferson Parish court to make the incumbent stop making "misleading and/or defamatory" campaign statements about him.

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