News from February 2019

Appeals court responds to Hammerman & Gainer's third-party claims dispute

By Charmaine Little | Feb 4, 2019

On January 7, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied in part and granted in part an insurance company’s partial motion to dismiss after it allegedly denied insurance coverage.

Motion to remand environmental tort against Denka Performance, state agencies is denied

By Charmaine Little | Feb 4, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied a plaintiff’s request to remand her environmental tort complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

Asbestos claims against Avondale Industries and others remanded to state court

By Charmaine Little | Feb 4, 2019

A man’s motion to remand his case after allegedly being exposed to asbestos by his employer was granted on Jan. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Court denies Motion for Summary Judgment in asbestos claim against Ford Motor Co.

By Chandra Lye | Feb 4, 2019

NEW ORLEANS -- A Louisiana court has declined a Motion for Summary Judgment in a case that accuses the Ford Motor Co. of being complicit in exposing a former employee to asbestos.

Discover Bank seeks over $5,200 on open credit card account

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 4, 2019

GRETNA – A bank is seeking more than $5,200 from a customer, alleging he failed to pay off a balance due.

Disaster Recovery Unit seeks $37,500 on unpaid grant

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 4, 2019

GRETNA – The State of Louisiana alleges that a resident is negligent in paying back a grant that was meant for a home repair.

Disaster Recovery Unit claims couple misused a $37,500 government grant

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 4, 2019

GRETNA –The State of Louisiana alleges that a couple failed to use a government grant for the designed purposes.

FORMAN WATKINS: Gault and Ritchie Obtain Bench Trial Verdict

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Feb 4, 2019

Win Gault and Spencer Ritchie obtained a bench trial verdict in favor of an oil and gas company in a contractual indemnity action pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Crawford Elected to Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Board of Directors

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Crawford has been elected to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Board of Directors.

BURGOS & ASSOCIATES: Employee Spotlight: Maria Canizales

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

In our continuing Employee Spotlight series, this month we are featuring our Staff Manager, Maria Canizales.

Court activity on Feb. 4: Barrett Beach Bungalows vs BP Exploration & Production, Inc.

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 4, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity in the suit brought by Barrett Beach Bungalows against BP Exploration & Production, Inc. and John L Crain on Feb. 4: 'Summons Issued As To Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bayer Pharma Ag, Janssen Ortho Llc, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Janssen Research & Development Llc, Johnson & Johnson Company.

Case activity for Barrett Beach Bungalows vs BP Exploration & Production, Inc. on Feb. 4

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 4, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activities in the suit brought by Barrett Beach Bungalows against BP Exploration & Production, Inc. and John L Crain on Feb. 4:

Court activity on Feb. 4: Lizard Property Management vs BP Exploration & Production, Inc.

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 4, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity in the suit brought by Lizard Property Management against BP Exploration & Production, Inc. on Feb. 4: 'Summons Issued As To Bayer Ag, Bayer Corporation, Bayer Healthcare Ag, Bayer Healthcare Llc, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bayer Pharma Ag, Jannsen Ortho Llc, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Jans

Court activity on Feb. 4: Barrett Beach Bungalows vs BP Exploration & Production, Inc.

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 4, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity in the suit brought by Barrett Beach Bungalows and Lizard Property Management against BP Exploration & Production, Inc. on Feb. 4: 'Summons Issued As To Bayer Ag, Bayer Corporation, Bayer Healthcare Ag, Bayer Healthcare Llc, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bayer Pharma Ag, Janssen Ortho Llc, Jansse

Case activity for Barrett Beach Bungalows vs BP Exploration & Production, Inc. on Feb. 4

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 4, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activities in the suit brought by Barrett Beach Bungalows against BP Exploration & Production, Inc. and John L Crain on Feb. 4:

Court activity on Feb. 4: Brett J Clements vs Greenwich Insurance Company

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 4, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity in the suit brought by Brett J Clements against Greenwich Insurance Company, XL Catlin Insurance Company and Shelter Mutual Insurance Company on Feb. 4: 'Directive Of The Clerk Pursuant To 28:1447(b) Re 1 Notice Of Removal Filed By Greenwich Insurance Company. By The Clerk.(jeg)'

New Iberia attorney suspended, placed on probation over trust account dispute

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – New Iberia attorney Alicia Johnson Butler received a partially deferred suspension following a split Jan. 30 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over a dispute that arose in her trust account.

Woman alleges she was injured after being struck by a negligent driver

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 4, 2019

GRETNA – A woman claims she was injured in a car accident after a negligent driver violently struck the rear of the vehicle in which she was riding.

Louisiana Oil and Gas Association says lawsuit abuse is making Louisiana unattractive

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 4, 2019

A group of business associations recently hosted a luncheon to discuss the legal climate in the state of Louisiana and to begin planning how to implement legal reform.

Discover Bank files lawsuit seeking credit card balance of over $18,000

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 5, 2019

GRETNA – Discover Bank is seeking more than $18,000 on an open account.

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