News from July 2018

Sorin Group heart-lung machine allegedly failed during cardiac surgery

By Angela Underwood | Jul 1, 2018

NEW ORLEANS - A mother filed a lawsuit June 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, claiming that Sorin Group Deutschland GMBH and Sorin Group USA Inc., which does business as Liva Nova PLC, were to blame for an allegedly faulty medical device that was used on her daughter during heart surgery at the Children's Hospital in New Orleans.

Judge blames dismissal of Medtronic, Covidien product defect case on lack of argument, opens door for changes

By Sandra Lane | Jul 1, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Judge Sarah Vance of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana said in a June 20 opinion that her decision to dismiss a defective medical products lawsuit was based more on the plaintiff's attorneys' failure to construct a convincing argument and a lack of detail than on the merits of the plaintiff's claims.

Woman seeks damages for a slip and fall at Staybridge Suites New Orleans

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A woman filed a lawsuit seeking damages from Hotel Management Advisors Inc. and The Phoenix Insurance Co. in connection with an alleged slip and fall at the Staybridge Suites New Orleans.

Customer accuses Save-A-Lot of negligence in slip-and-fall case

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A woman claims that she slipped and fell because of a puddle at a Save-A-Lot in Baton Rouge.

Pedestrian blames Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans for fall

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A woman claims that she fell in a hole in a poorly maintained portion of sidewalk, causing her to be injured.

LADB recommends disbarment for Covington attorney over multiple allegations

By Karen Kidd | Jul 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Covington attorney Raymond Charles Burkart III faces possible disbarment following a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court regarding multiple allegations in a consolidated matter.​​​​

LADB recommends suspension for New Orleans attorney after former client's complaint

By Karen Kidd | Jul 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Hilliard Charles Fazande III faces possible suspension following a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court over a complaint filed against him by a former client.

New Orleans attorney faces recommended disbarment for allegedly writing worthless checks

By Karen Kidd | Jul 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Tracey Michel Favorite faces possible disbarment following a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court over allegations she wrote bad checks over two years.

LADB recommends suspension for Baton Rouge attorney over conflict of interest allegations

By Karen Kidd | Jul 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Gregory Cook faces possible suspension following a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court over conflict of interest allegations.

Court reverses and remands 15-year Family Worship Center property dispute

By Angela Underwood | Jul 5, 2018

A panel of Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal judges reversed and remanded a longtime property dispute between a worship center and health science park.

National Collegiate seeks over $5,600 on unpaid student loan

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A man is being sued for damages of an open account exceeding $5,600.

Man seeks damages following fall in a Winn-Dixie store

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 5, 2018

GRETNA – A man is seeking damages against Winn-Dixie following a slip and fall.

University of New Orleans seeks over $2,500 on open account

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 5, 2018

GRETNA – A university is seeking damages of more than $2,500.

LVNV Funding files lawsuit seeking more than $1,500

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 5, 2018

GRETNA – A funding company is seeking damages for more than $1,500 in sums due.

LVNV Funding claims open account of over $1,300

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 5, 2018

GRETNA – A funding company is seeking more than $1,300 in sums due.

New Orleans Home for the Incurables named in breach of contract lawsuit

By Angela Underwood | Jul 5, 2018

A Pennsylvania corporation has filed a lawsuit claiming that a rehabilitation center has failed to pay for contracted housekeeping and laundry services that it performed.

Woman seeks damages for fall at East Jefferson General Hospital

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 5, 2018

GRETNA – A woman is seeking damages, claiming that she was injured in a hospital.

Judges dismisses suit regarding insurance claim over water-damaged Maison Blanche Annex project

By Danielle Pacey | Jul 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A judge in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted an insurer's motion to dismiss a lawsuit regarding an insurance dispute over a water damaged development project aimed at converting the Maison Blanche Annex building in New Orleans.

LADB hearing committee 'still perplexed' over motive for suspended attorney's alleged misconduct

By Karen Kidd | Jul 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Suspended Winnfield attorney Laura J. Johnson, admitted to the bar in Louisiana almost 39 years ago, faces possible disbarment following a July 3 recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over her alleged misconduct on behalf of a client in a 2015 criminal case.

Customer blames Walmart for injuries after slip and fall

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 6, 2018

GRETNA –A woman is seeking damages from Walmart Inc. after she was allegedly injured in a slip and fall incident.

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