News from May 2019

Case activity for George Fowler vs Atchity Productions, LLC on May 3

By The Louisiana Record | May 5, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activities in the suit brought by George Fowler against Atchity Productions, LLC and Kenneth Atchity on May 3:

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: “Voir Dire: Selling Themes and Deselecting Jurors” - Groves Lowe Speaks at LSBA Jazz Fest CLE

By Press release submission | May 6, 2019

Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe was a guest speaker and presenter on "Voir Dire: Selling Themes and Deselecting Jurors," during a Louisiana State Bar Association CLE and also during the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival weekend.

Mother claims her child suffered electrocution when plugging in an Apple iPhone

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

GRETNA – A woman is suing Apple, alleging her minor child was shocked when plugging an iPhone in.

Woman sues ASI Federal Credit Union, alleging she was caused to trip and fall over a curb

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

GRETNA – A woman is suing a credit union, alleging she was caused to trip and fall over a curb.

Shopper claims she was caused to slip and fall in a Budget Saver store

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

GRETNA – A woman is suing Budget Saver, alleging she was caused to slip and fall in a store.

Fired Audubon Communities employee claims he was terminated for reporting mold in the workplace

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

GRETNA – A man is suing his former employer, alleging a mold situation in his former workplace was not remedied and he was terminated unfairly.

Woman claims she was caused to slip and fall in a Family Dollar store

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

GRETNA – A woman is suing Family Dollar, alleging she was caused to slip and fall in one of its stores.

Woman carrying baby claims she was caused to fall on a Sprint store's poorly maintained steps

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

GRETNA – A couple is suing a Sprint store franchisee, alleging they were caused to slip and fall while holding their baby.

Woman claims she was injured when product fell off a rack and hit her in a Walmart Supercenter

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

GRETNA – A woman is suing Walmart, alleging that she was injured in a Supercenter when a box of products fell on her.

LMOGA president speaks out as New Orleans joins coastal lawsuits against energy companies

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

Following the seemingly countless threats against the oil and gas industry of Louisiana, the City of New Orleans has joined with six other parishes filing lawsuits against energy companies, listing allegations of coastal land loss.

Federal judge dismisses employee's wrongful termination suit against LaPlace steel manufacturer

By Karen Kidd | May 6, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has dismissed a Gonzales man's lawsuit against his former employer, a LaPlace industrial steel manufacturer that he alleges fired him three years ago when he refused a medical and psychological exam.

Judge rules both captains negligent in Mississippi River collision that caused $1.1 million in damages

By Charmaine Little | May 6, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Both captains were negligent in a vessel collision that caused more than $1 million in damages, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana determined on April 2.

Judge overrules Oceaneering International's objection to testimony in maritime injury case

By Charmaine Little | May 6, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Oceaneering International Inc.’s attempt to ban a plaintiff from bringing exhibits and a deposition testimony into evidence was sustained in part, overruled in part, and deferred in part by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on April 2.

Elevator patent dispute between Cajun Services, Besco Energy ends with dismissal due to jurisdiction

By Charmaine Little | May 6, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – On April 3, the U.S. District in the Eastern District of Louisiana granted in part Cajun Services Unlimited LLC’s motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction a case filed against it by Benton Energy Service Co. over rights to an elevator roller insert system (ERIS).

Court denies appeal of subpoena ruling in insurance coverage for Jung Hotel restoration

By Charmaine Little | May 6, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied defendant Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Co.’s appeal against previous rulings that both denied its motion to enforce a subpoena and its motion for reconsideration of the court’s denial to enforce the subpoena.

Lawsuit alleges The Pilates Loft studio is responsible for member's injuries

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

GRETNA – A man is suing a pilates training center, alleging he was injured while using one of the establishment's workout machines.

Blaming energy industry for coastal erosion solves nothing, says LLAW

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

New Orleans Parish is one of many in the state that has filed a lawsuit against the oil and gas companies, alleging that their operations have been the main contributors to several environmental issues, including the coastal erosion.

Pelican Institute cautions Louisianans about environmental litigation

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

New Orleans Parish is one of numerous parishes in the state filing lawsuits against the oil and gas companies, alleging that the energy industry’s operations are the leading cause of Louisiana's environmental issues such as coastal erosion.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Barton Elected to Board of Directors of Manship Theatre

By Press release submission | May 6, 2019

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton has been elected to the board of directors of Manship Theatre, which located in downtown Baton Rouge in the Shaw Center for the Arts, provides music, film, theatre, arts, and dance, within in a 325-seat auditorium.

New Orleans construction company ordered to pay portion of employees' fees, costs

By Karen Kidd | May 6, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Construction workers who successfully sued their New Orleans employer over unpaid overtime also will have part of their attorney fees and costs paid, a federal judge said in a recent ruling.

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