News from December 2018

Court dismisses suit seeking $3 million from Penske regarding rental truck's seizure

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed a lawsuit seeking $3 million filed a man who allegedly lost items following the seizure of a truck he was renting from Penske.

Court says it cannot set date for New Orleans to pay out $1.8 million claim in damage suit

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted a motion by the City of New Orleans to dismiss a claim demanding that the city pay a more than $1.8 million judgment to a man who was struck and injured by a municipal police cruiser.

State claims disaster recovery recipient owes over $79,000

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 4, 2018

GRETNA – The State of Louisiana is seeking more than $79,000 in sums due.

State's Disastaer Recoevry Unit seeks over $66,000

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 4, 2018

GRETNA – The State of Louisiana is seeking damages for sums due of more than $66,000.

Cavalry SPV I files lawsuit seeking over $20,000

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 4, 2018

GRETNA – A collection agency is seeking more than $20,000 in sums due.

Midland Funding is seeking over $6,400 in sums due

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 4, 2018

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

Hancock Whitney Bank seeks legal action on loan of over $39,000

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 4, 2018

GRETNA – A bank is seeking more than $39,000 in sums due.

American Metal Fab files lawsuit seeking over $63,000

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 4, 2018

GRETNA – A metal company is seeking more than $63,000 in sums due.

Capital One is seeking more than $4,400

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 4, 2018

GRETNA – Capital One is seeking more than $4,400 in sums due.

Portfolio Recovery Associates seeks over $1,200 in sums due

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 4, 2018

GRETNA – A financial company is seeking sums due, alleging a woman has failed to pay off a balance of over $1,200.

Portfolio Recovery Associates is seeking over $6,900

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 4, 2018

GRETNA – A financial company is seeking over $6,900.

From Legal Newsline

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Baton Rouge attorney suspended over allegations that brought earlier reprimand

By Karen Kidd | Dec 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney George Allen Roth Walsh, publicly reprimanded last summer by the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) for allegedly practicing law while ineligible, faces a 30-day suspension over the same allegations.

St. Francisville attorney allowed to permanently resign; Bossier City attorney reinstated

By Karen Kidd | Dec 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — St. Francisville attorney Kristy Emfinger Griffin has been allowed to permanently resign in lieu of discipline, and Bossier City attorney Rebecca Lynn Vishnefski has been reinstated following separate Dec. 3 Louisiana Supreme Court orders.

Coastal lawsuits could have negative impact on state's growth, Grow Louisiana Coalition says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 4, 2018

As the second leading producer of crude oil and second leading producer of natural gas in the U.S., Louisiana has a lot to lose in a series of coastal lawsuits that claim the energy industry is to blame for the rapidly eroding coastline.

Court says it has no jurisdiction in suit claiming injuries while working on ship near Venezuela

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed a negligence claim against a oil company that was being sued by a former employee who was injured and lost several toes in an on-the-job accident in waters off Venezuela.

Court says doctor's report can't be included in dispute over synthetic opioid patents

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently ruled that a report from a doctor cannot be presented regarding a dispute over patents involving a synthetic opioid compound.

Appeals court upholds license suspension of physician cited for medical violations

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal recently upheld disciplinary sanctions against a Baton Rouge physician who was suspended and fined after he was charged with numerous medical violations.

Barclays Bank Delaware is seeking over $7,800

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 5, 2018

GRETNA – A bank is seeking sums due in excess of $7,800 from a borrower.

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