News from December 2018

Gulf Enterprises alleges it's owed more than $10,000

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 6, 2018

GRETNA – A company is seeking more than $10,000 in sums due.

Nicholls State says former student owes more than $1,100

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 6, 2018

GRETNA – A university is seeking over $1,100 in sums due.

Louisiana ranked #5 "Judicial Hellhole" by American Tort Reform Foundation

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 6, 2018

The American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRA) ranks Louisiana No. 5 on its "Judicial Hellhole" list.

Lafayette attorney disbarred - but not permanently - in split Supreme Court decision

By Karen Kidd | Dec 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Suspended Lafayette attorney Michael Sean Reid has been disbarred following a split Dec. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding multiple allegations, including abandoning his practice and trust fund irregularities.

State Supreme Court disbars former assistant U.S. attorney over internet posts

By Karen Kidd | Dec 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Harahan attorney and former assistant U.S. attorney Salvador R. Perricone has been disbarred following a Dec. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding alleged inappropriate anonymous postings on a local newspaper's website over five years.

Baton Rouge attorney suspended in split state high court decision over alleged conflict of interest

By Karen Kidd | Dec 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Gregory Cook has been suspended following a split Dec. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding conflict of interest allegations.

Court reverses medical malpractice claim involving St. Francis Medical Center

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 10, 2018

Earlier ruling denied claim citing failure to file in a timely manner

Shooting victim to have his case against Bella Noche heard again, appeals court rules

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 10, 2018

A lower court will once again hear part of a case involving a man who was shot after leaving a 2015 wedding reception outside of Bella Noche restaurant.

Hancock Whitney Bank is seeking more than $34,000 in sums due

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 10, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A bank is seeking more than $34,000 in sums due.

One Main Financial Group seeks over $1,800 in sums due

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 10, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A finance group is seeking over $1,800.

Credit union claims it is owed over $5,600

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 10, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A credit union is seeking more than $5,600.

Riverland Federal Credit Union is seeking more than $8,100

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 10, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A credit union is seeking more than $8,100 in sums due.

Man claims he is owed more than $64,000 by Green Bee Publishing

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 10, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A man is seeking damages for more than $64,000.

Riverland FCU files court action seeking over $4,900

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 10, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A credit union is seeking more than $4,900 in sums due.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS & PHILLIPS LLP: Six Taylor Porter Attorneys to Serve as Lead Presenters at BRBA CLE By The Hour

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Dec 10, 2018

Six Taylor Porter attorneys will serve as presenters at the annual Baton Rouge Bar Association "CLE By the Hour" seminar event, to be held at the Renaissance BR Hotel on Dec. 6-7, 13-14, and 27-28.

Louisiana's 'judicial hellhole' rating is no surprise, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 10, 2018

The release of an American Tort Reform Foundation report naming Louisiana as the fifth worst judicial hellhole in the U.S. recently prompted Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) to comment on the issue.

St. Tammany Parish panhandling laws unconstitutional, unfair, attorney says

By Claudia Balthazar | Dec 10, 2018

St. Tammany Parish panhandling laws are being questioned by a Slidell resident who is asking a federal judge to declare parish ordinances unconstitutional in a lawsuit naming the parish government, Parish President Pat Brister and Sheriff Randy Smith.

Coalition for Comment Sense hopes lawsuit urging government to address climate change is dismissed

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 10, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court recently allowed a group of young Americans to proceed with their lawsuit claiming the federal government has failed to take what they believe to be necessary action to prevent climate control, a posting on nola.com said.

Maritime status leads to partial summary judgment in indemnity case

By Charmaine Little | Dec 11, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ironed out an indemnity issue and granted a motion for partial summary judgement on November 15 after a man was injured at work.

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