News from May 2019

Louisiana Free Enterprise Institute says coastal erosion suits may be more about payouts than protecting environment

By Carrie Bradon | May 1, 2019

Orleans Parish is among the parishes that have filed lawsuits against the oil and gas companies in the state alleging their operations are causing damage to wetlands and coastal erosion; but these allegations might be losing ground to stand on.

April 23: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana docket for personal injury cases

By The Louisiana Record | May 1, 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 23. 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 23

By The Louisiana Record | May 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity on April 23 in the suits below:

Hearing panel backs deferred suspension for Gretna attorney over alleged trust account negligence

By Karen Kidd | May 1, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Gretna attorney Connie Phuong Trieu faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued April 29 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations she failed to fully disburse trust account funds.

New Orleans attorney put on probation over alleged false information on quitclaim deed

By Karen Kidd | May 1, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Cherie Elizabeth Teamer has been placed on a fully deferred suspension following an April 29 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations she provided false information about signatures on a quitclaim deed.

Baton Rouge attorney conditionally reinstated following gambling addiction treatment

By Karen Kidd | May 1, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Julie Ann Fusilier, suspended over her arrest in 2014 after she allegedly broke into her ex-husband home and stole jewelry so she could gamble, as been reinstated following an April 29 Louisiana Supreme Court decree.

North Carolina attorney reciprocally disciplined by Louisiana high court following D.C. suspension

By Karen Kidd | May 1, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — North Carolina attorney Warner H. Anthony Jr. has been reciprocally suspended following an April 29 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding his alleged mishandling of a married couples U.S. Tax Court case.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office denied motion for summary judgment in ex-cop's age discrimination suit

By Shanice Harris | May 2, 2019

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Department’s motion for summary judgment was denied in court on April 17. The Plaintiff, Mark Richard, originally filed the lawsuit against the department in 2013 after he alleged he experienced ageism.

Case activity for Gail Phillips vs Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company on April 30

By The Louisiana Record | May 2, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activities in the suit brought by Gail Phillips and Harold E. Newsome against Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, Sandoz Inc. and Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on April 30:

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana: Actions Taken on April 25

By The Louisiana Record | May 3, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity on April 25 in the suits below:

April 25: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana docket for personal injury cases

By The Louisiana Record | May 3, 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 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Pelican Institute's Baehr supports new auto insurance bill

By Carrie Bradon | May 3, 2019

While Louisiana is known for being one of the most expensive states in which to own a car, the result of inflated insurance rates due to large settlements from even minor accidents, there is a new bill seeking to bring those rates back down to earth.

LSU professor fired for vulgar language attempts to revive lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | May 3, 2019

A Louisiana State University professor who was fired in 2015 for vulgar language is seeking the revival of her lawsuit against the university, claiming that she was fired for language that qualified as constitutionally protected speech.

Woman sues Grand Vision LLC, Bankers Insurance Company after alleging injuries from a broken chair

By Carrie Bradon | May 3, 2019

GRETNA – A woman is suing a vision company, alleging that a chair she was sitting in broke and caused her to be injured.

Employee alleges racial discrimination in lawsuit against Jefferson Parish schools

By Carrie Bradon | May 3, 2019

GRETNA – A woman is suing her employer, alleging that she was not paid fairly due to her race.

Woman sues Coca-Cola, alleging injuries from a Walmart display

By Carrie Bradon | May 3, 2019

GRETNA – A woman is suing Coca-Cola after alleging that a display shelf fell on her while shopping at Walmart.

Case activity for Wayne M Maldonado vs 3M Company on May 2

By The Louisiana Record | May 4, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activities in the suit brought by Wayne M Maldonado against 3M Company and Aearo Technologies, LLC on May 2:

April 26: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana docket for personal injury cases

By The Louisiana Record | May 4, 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 26. 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 26

By The Louisiana Record | May 4, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity on April 26 in the suits below:

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