News from May 2019

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in 11 Louisiana Restaurants Paying $461,754 in Back Wages, Damages to 141 Employees

By Press release submission | May 6, 2019

After investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the owners and operators of a family of 11 restaurants with common ownership in Louisiana have paid $230,877 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 141 employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping requirements.

Federal court grants summary judgment in favor of couple that sold French Quarter condo

By Charmaine Little | May 7, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – A federal court sided with a Louisiana couple sued over allegations of negligent and intentional misrepresentations, granting them their motion for partial summary judgment on April 2.

Gulf Logistics denied summary judgment in case filed by deckhand dismissed after seeking treatment for situational depression

By Lauren Shea | May 7, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied Gulf Logistics Operating's motion for summary judgment in a discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Judge dismisses federal claims in employment contract suit against PosiGen

By Lauren Shea | May 7, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted in part a motion for summary judgment by PosiGen Inc. in a lawsuit made against it by Logan Landry, et al. on April 4.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch questions motives, impact surrounding oil and gas lawsuits

By Carrie Bradon | May 7, 2019

New Orleans Parish and six other parishes throughout the state have filed a lawsuit against Louisiana's oil and gas companies, alleging that their operations are causing coastal erosion.

Federal judge partially dismisses lawsuit dating back to 2002 property transfer

By Scott Holland | May 7, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has dismissed the majority of a lawsuit involving a disputed property transfer.

Court again denies class-action certification in FLSA lawsuit against Associated Wholesale Grocers

By Charmaine Little | May 7, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – On April 25, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied a class action’s second motion for conditional certification and another motion for reconsideration that granted an employer its motion to dismiss opt-in plaintiffs in its Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit.

FLANAGAN PARTNERS LLP: Flanagan Partners founder profiled by Chambers & Partners

By Press release submission | May 7, 2019

Chambers & Partners released its annual guide to lawyers practicing in the United States—Chambers USA 2019.

Grow Louisiana advocates for collaboration among science and industry

By Carrie Bradon | May 7, 2019

New Orleans Parish is one of many Louisiana parishes that have recently filed suit against the oil and gas companies, alleging that the industry’s operations are to blame for coastal erosion.

Woman claims she tripped over a clothing rack in a Dillard's store

By Carrie Bradon | May 7, 2019

GRETNA – A woman is suing a department store, alleging she was caused to trip over a clothing rack and injure her wrists.

FLANAGAN PARTNERS LLP: Flanagan Partners Welcomes Two Experienced Lawyers to the Firm

By Press release submission | May 7, 2019

Flanagan Partners is pleased to welcome Andrew E. Galloway III and Sarah E. Stogner to the firm. Mr. Galloway and Ms. Stogner bring a wealth of experience to the firm’s transactions and litigation teams, particularly in the oil and gas industry.

Two attorneys suspended, one reprimanded in separate Louisiana Supreme Court actions

By Karen Kidd | May 7, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Two attorneys have been suspended and one reprimanded following May 6 Louisiana Supreme Court actions.

Woman seeks damages from City of Kenner after chair collapses on her at convention center

By Carrie Bradon | May 8, 2019

GRETNA – A woman is suing the City of Kenner, alleging that she was caused to fall when a metal chair she was sitting on at a municipal event broke under her.

Grow Louisiana Coalition lists concerns with coastal lawsuits against energy companies

By Carrie Bradon | May 8, 2019

Louisiana is familiar with lawsuits – including those condemning the operations of oil and gas companies – and now the City of New Orleans has joined forces with six parishes that are alleging energy companies are to blame for coastal land loss in the state.

2 plaintiffs' motions to dismiss denied in mass-action Lester v. Exxon Corp. case

By Lauren Shea | May 8, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Judge Eldon Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied two motions to dismiss without prejudice filed by two men seeking to pursue their claims in state court.

Firm's motion for attorneys' fees denied in post-Katrina Chinese drywall case

By Charmaine Little | May 8, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Attorneys’ fees for interest earned following a Chinese drywall issue during the aftermath of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina were denied in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on April 26.

Federal court grants motion for summary judgment in maritime case

By Charmaine Little | May 8, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – On April 26, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ironed out a complex case of a deal between maritime companies gone wrong, and granted a motion for summary judgment.

Baton Rouge attorney voluntarily suspended following DUI arrest

By Karen Kidd | May 8, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Baton Rouge attorney Connie M. Easterly has been voluntarily suspended following a May 6 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana: Actions Taken on April 30

By The Louisiana Record | May 8, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity on April 30 in the suits below:

April 30: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana docket for personal injury cases

By The Louisiana Record | May 8, 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 30. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

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