News from February 2018

Bad Science at NIOSH?

By Bruce Fein | Feb 2, 2018

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health.

Coastal Federal Credit Union trying to collect on unpaid debt

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 2, 2018

GRETNA — A credit union is seeking more than $8,000 on an open account.

Capital One Bank claims man owes more than $2,500

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 2, 2018

GRETNA –A bank is seeking more than $2,500 for sums due.

H2O Hair accused of unjust enrichment by former employee

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 2, 2018

GRETNA – A woman claims that her former employer illegally withheld payment, which she had earned.

Woman claims she fell over handicapped ramp at Ochsner Clinic

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 2, 2018

GRETNA – A woman claims that she was caused to trip and fall on a handicapped ramp at a local clinic.

Capital One Bank trying to collect $2,662 debt

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 2, 2018

GRETNA – A bank is seeking damages for an open account of more than $2,500.

Capital One Bank sues over debt of $2,612

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 3, 2018

GRETNA – A bank is seeking more than $2,000 on an open account.

Chateau Drugs accused of negligence in woman's death

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 3, 2018

GRETNA – Two sons claim that their mother died due to negligence and breach of care by a pharmacy.

Capital One customer allegedly owes bank nearly $3,000

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 3, 2018

GRETNA – A bank is seeking damages, claiming that the defendant is indebted for the balance of more than $2,700.

Midland Funding seeking more than $1,200 on past due Walmart account

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 3, 2018

GRETNA – A woman is being sued after she allegedly failed to pay back more than $1,200.

Woman claims she was injured at East Jefferson High School

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 3, 2018

GRETNA – A woman is seeking damages after she allegedly was injured at a local high school.

Bossier City attorney faces interim suspension after allegedly stealing from dying client

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2018

Bossier City attorney Michael David Cox has been suspended on an interim basis following a Jan. 26 Louisiana Supreme Court order, a little more than two years after he and his wife were arrested for allegedly stealing from a dying man.

New Orleans councilman suspended from law practice 2nd time in 3 years

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2018

New Orleans attorney and city councilman James Austin Gray II has been suspended for the second time in three years following a Jan. 29 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding after he allegedly failed to respond to an official complaint.

Slidel attorney permanently disbarred after "Doc-in-a-Box" conviction

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2018

Slidel attorney Joseph George Pastorek II, also a physician in Covington, has been permanently disbarred following a Jan. 30 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding after his 2011 conviction in the U.S. Department of Justice's

1st Circuit Court of Appeal court affirms 'oceangoing barge' tax ruling

By David Hutton | Feb 3, 2018

The Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling of summary judgment and dismissal of a demand for a tax refund on certain property and rejecting a request for a new trial in a dispute over barge taxes.

Former Louisiana state senator reinstated to law practice after tax evasion conviction

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2018

Disbarred Monroe attorney and former Louisiana state Sen. Charles D.

Man arrested last year in viral video files suit against Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office

By Dee Thompson | Feb 5, 2018

Christopher Verdin Jr., whose arrest in May by the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office was recorded in a video that went viral, has filed suit against the department and three officers.

ACLU: Residents have a right to take photos in public spaces

By Angela Underwood | Feb 5, 2018

A recent settlement in a First Amendment case filed by American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana (ACLU) that stemmed from Lafayette Police Department deleting a citizen's photograph shows the public has a right to take a photo in public when law enforcement is present.

Renter sues landlord after mold runs rampant in apartment

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A woman claims that her belongings were damaged by uncontrollable mold in her apartment

Judge denies environmental groups' records search request in Louisiana pipeline challenge

By John Sammon | Feb 5, 2018

A 19th Judicial District judge has refused to order an additional records search in the office of Gov. John Bel Edwards in a case brought by activists including environmental group Louisiana Bucket Brigade to stop construction of an oil pipeline.