News from April 2019

Individuals seek damages for injuries reportedly suffered on Oakwood Shopping Center escalator

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 29, 2019

GRETNA – Two individuals allege they were injured at a mall by a malfunctioning escalator.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Taylor Porter Sponsors 2019 BRAC Diversity in Business Luncheon

By Press release submission | Apr 29, 2019

Taylor Porter is a supporting sponsor of the 2019 BRAC's annual Diversity in Business luncheon presented by ExxonMobil, to take place Tuesday, May 7, at the Renaissance Hotel.

Suspension recommended for Baton Rouge attorney alleged to have mishandled uncle's discrimination case

By Karen Kidd | Apr 29, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Anna M. Jackson faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued April 26 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over her mishandling of her uncle's racial discrimination case.

Court denies change of venue for Texas company accused of defaulting on $195,000 debt to BCS Fluids

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 29, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – A Texas-based company that had hopes of changing the venue of a lawsuit filed by a Louisiana company has suffered a setback in court.

Judge rules in favor of property owners seeking over $435,000 from East Jefferson General Hospital

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 29, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Following nearly two years of disagreements regarding unpaid rent between East Jefferson General Hospital and its property owners, Judge Carl Barbier granted East Jefferson Medical Plaza, who has owned the land since 2008, a victory against the financially riddled hospital.

Appeals court reverses ruling for drilling company in dispute with oyster harvester

By John Breslin | Apr 29, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – An appeals court has ruled in favor of an oyster harvester in his case against the owner of an oil drilling company.

LOGA president says City of New Orleans is chasing 'pot of gold' by joining coastal erosion lawsuits against energy companies

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 29, 2019

In the wake of numerous threats against the oil and gas industry of Louisiana, the City of New Orleans has come alongside of six parishes that are suing companies for alleged coastal land loss.

District court rules Rain CII is entitled to legal fees in dispute with Paulina Industries

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 29, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Resulting from a prior personal injury lawsuit, Senior Judge Ivan Lemelle ruled on Mar 28 that Rain CII, the owner and operator of a calcining facility in Gramercy, is entitled to reimbursements for attorney’s fees and costs from a subcontractor.

District judge allows case against UPS to move forward on its racial discrimination claims

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 29, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – As package delivery behemoth UPS faces a two-fold Title XII and ADA lawsuit from a current employee, Judge Jay Zainey of the Eastern District Court of Louisiana has honored and denied two separate motions from the defendant, moving the case forward upon altered terms.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Sweet Potato Farm to Pay $105,000 in Back Wages and Penalties to Settle U.S. Department of Labor Lawsuit for H-2a Visa Program Violations

By Press release submission | Apr 30, 2019

To resolve a lawsuit filed with the Department of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ), Earl Roy Farm of Louisiana LLC – based in Hessmer, Louisiana – has signed consent findings and will pay $71,611 in back wages to 76 employees, and $33,388 in civil money penalties.

Judge dismisses protective coating company Rhino Shield's amended complaint against insurers

By Scott T. Holland | Apr 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has again granted a motion to dismiss an insurance malpractice lawsuit filed by protective coatings company Rhino Shield Gulf South (Rhino Shield GS).

April 22: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana docket for personal injury cases

By The Louisiana Record | Apr 30, 2019

The following personal injury-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on April 22. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana: Actions Taken on April 22

By The Louisiana Record | Apr 30, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity on April 22 in the suits below:

JACKSON LEWIS: Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2019 Edition

By Press release submission | Apr 30, 2019

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2019 Edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S.

District court rules against Team Contractors in renovation contract dispute

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana has ruled against Team Contractors LLC in a case involving contracts made in connection with the construction and renovation of a property at 1250 Poydras St.

Consolidated lawsuit over 2017 auto accident remanded to Orleans Parish court

By Karen Kidd | Apr 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Two now-consolidated lawsuits filed by three people injured in a 2017 auto accident that involved an 18-wheeler are headed back to an Orleans Parish court.

Court cites jurisdiction issues in dismissing marine personal injury lawsuit against 3 international firms

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana has dismissed a Louisiana man’s marine personal injury lawsuit against three defendants, citing a lack of personal jurisdiction.

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