In the midst of the coastal lawsuits that have been filed against the oil and gas industry, groups that support these industries are beginning to speak out against what they believe to be unfair targeting of a single industry.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana has issued multiple decisions regarding motions to exclude evidence collected in the discovery period of a lawsuit arising from a motor vehicle accident in April 2017.
In a push to bring much-needed insurance reform to Louisiana, state Rep. Kirk Talbot is sponsoring House Bill 372, which would bring numerous changes to how courts handle car accident cases and presumably lower auto insurance rates.
The following cases categorized as "motor vehicle" cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on May 24. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity in the suit brought by Catherine Laird McIver against Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange and Mary Cordell on May 30: 'Complaint With Jury Demand Against All Defendants (filing Fee $ 400 Receipt Number 053l-7676771) Filed By Catherine Laird Mciver. (attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)attorney Rober
In a push to bring much-needed reform to Louisiana, state Rep. Kirk Talbot is sponsoring House Bill 372, which will change how courts handle car accident cases in an effort to subsequently lower auto insurance rates.
NEW ORLEANS – Responding to a motion submitted by the U.S. government to dismiss both an expert's testimony and a lawsuit regarding a purported wrongful death and multiple claims of the Federal Tort Claims Act, a judge within the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana granted each motion, thus ending the lawsuit.
NEW ORLEANS – Responding to a motion submitted by an insurance company is facing a lawsuit from multiple plaintiffs regarding a car accident, a judge representing the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana has given 30 days to file proof of service.
NEW ORLEANS – In a key development in a lawsuit in which three plaintiffs sued the Canal Insurance Co. for negligence regarding a purported motor vehicle accident between a semi-truck and the plaintiffs’ passenger vehicle, a U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana judge has denied the plaintiffs’ motion to dismiss the insurance company’s counterclaim.
NEW ORLEANS – After suffering injuries from an alleged accident, a seaman was awarded nearly $200,000 on May 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana through litigation against his former employer, marine transport company Kirby Offshore Marine, LLC.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has dismissed the majority of complaints from a plaintiff regarding alleged defective products administered by Covidien LP and Medtronic, expect for his “construction or composition defect claim.”
As Louisiana’s oil and gas industry deals with a number lawsuits condemning its operations, candidates for governor are seizing every opportunity they have to share their opinions on the condition of business in the state and what changes they want to bring.
For Louisiana, the gas and oil industry is one of the state's biggest, providing thousands of jobs to residents. But as lawsuits have stacked up against the industry, candidates for the position of governor are making their stance clear when it comes to this job provider.