News from May 2018

Metairie attorney returned to active status, Alexandria lawyer suspended

By Karen Kidd | May 1, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — A Metairie attorney has been returned ot active status and an Alexandria attorney has been suspended following recent Louisiana Supreme Court orders.

OWC ruling on worker's claim against Dover Construction upheld in part

By Sandra Lane | May 1, 2018

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal on April 11 upheld in part a default judgment issued by the Office of Workers' Compensation in favor of a man who said he sustained severe injuries while working on a roofing project for Dover Construction USA.

Stonebridge Villas is seeking over $8,000 from tenant

By Carrie Bradon | May 1, 2018

A company is seeking damages for fees that allegedly went unpaid.

PAR Contractors Inc. allegedly performed substandard work on home

By Carrie Bradon | May 1, 2018

Two individuals claim that the work done on their home was not up to standard and caused damage to their property.

Law scholar says measure requiring unanimous jury vote for felony convictions in Louisiana is needed

By John Sammon | May 1, 2018

BATON ROUGE — A measure proposed by state Sen. J.P. Morrell (D-New Orleans) that would change the requirement to convict a defendant of a felony to a unanimous jury vote from a nonunanimous vote could lead to the single most important legal reform in the state’s history, a law scholar said.

Louisiana State University claims that former student owes it more than $5,000

By Carrie Bradon | May 1, 2018

A university is seeking more than $5,000 from a former student.

4th Circuit rules hospital cannot relitigate claims against insurance company

By Elizabeth Alt | May 1, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeal has ruled that a local hospital cannot relitigate claims that have been dismissed in federal court in its suit against Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

Hearing committee recommends dismissal of ethical violations allegations against Opelousas attorney

By Karen Kidd | May 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Ethical violations allegations against Opelousas attorney Anne E. Watson, practicing in Louisiana almost 33 years, should be dismissed, a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee recently recommended.

1st Circuit delivers mixed ruling in women's case alleging false arrest

By Sandra Lane | May 2, 2018

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal delivered a mixed ruling April 13 in a suit filed by two women who say they were unjustly arrested.

Family seeks damages after children reportedly were exposed to mold at school

By Carrie Bradon | May 2, 2018

GRETNA – A family is suing a county school board, alleging their children were exposed to mold at school.

Lawsuit claims poor home health care led to man's worsening condition

By Carrie Bradon | May 2, 2018

GRETNA – A man claims in a lawsuit that his home care specialists failed to provide him with the care he needed.

Woman claims physical, emotional damage resulted from facial peel

By Carrie Bradon | May 2, 2018

GRETNA – A woman claims a facial peel rendered her face swollen and red.

Capital One is seeking over $8,100 on open account

By Carrie Bradon | May 2, 2018

GRETNA – Capital One is seeking more than $8,100 in sums due.

Funding company claims it is owed more than $2,300

By Carrie Bradon | May 2, 2018

GRETNA – A funding company is seeking more than $2,300 in sums due.

Bank of America claims account holder owes over $7,400

By Carrie Bradon | May 2, 2018

GRETNA – Bank of America is seeking damages for an open account of more than $7,400.

Woman claims she was rear ended by negligent driver

By Carrie Bradon | May 2, 2018

GRETNA – A woman is seeking damages after her car was struck by another car whose driver, she alleges, was negligent.

American Express claims account holder owes more than $26,000

By Carrie Bradon | May 2, 2018

GRETNA – American Express is seeking more than $26,000 in sums due.

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