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Louisiana appellate court rules state not vicariously liable for deadly car crash involving city marshal

Louisiana's Third Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a motion for summary judgment against the state, finding that it is not vicariously responsible for a car accident that injured four and killed one.

SLLS executive director says legal help is an 'often overlooked solution' for homeless veterans

Veterans accounted for around 10 percent of all homeless individuals in Louisiana, according to 2016 data from an annual Housing Urban Development (HUD) report.

Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal grants dismissal in medical malpractice case

&&& On March 7, Louisiana's Third Circuit Court of Appeal dismissed Justin Thomas' claims of medical malpractice against Dr. Otis Rashad Drew after Thomas suffered a brain injury from falling into a coma while he recovered from shoulder surgery.

1st Circuit reverses award in fire engine manufacturer lawsuit

An appeals court has reversed an order requiring Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc. to pay Red Star Consultants LLC and Fepro Fire Protection Co. more than $500,000 in a lawsuit regarding the sale of fire trucks.

Attorney targets media outlet in latest lawsuit against critics

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has been using a group of trial lawyers to submit legacy lawsuits against oil and gas companies for their alleged role in destroying Louisiana's coastline in order to fill holes in the state's budget with settlement money.

Louisiana Supreme Court reverses ruling in case against affordable housing developer

NEW ORLEANS –The Louisiana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s decision regarding Orleans Parish Assessor Errol Williams’ fair market value assessments of an affordable housing development.

Court denies Camellia Grills' motion to reconsider in trademark infringement case

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied a motion to reconsider its ruling in a trademark infringement case filed by Camellia Grill Holdings (CGH) on March 7, finding that the company sold all of its trademarks to Uptown Grill in a bill of sale.

Former NOLA death investigator's overtime pay case survives dismissal motion

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has denied an Orleans Parish Coroner’s office motion to dismiss a case in which a former death investigator in the office filed a federal suit alleging that she was improperly denied overtime pay during her tenure.

Court upholds dismissal of malpractice claim against Louisiana dermatology lab

LAKE CHARLES – A Louisiana appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a malpractice claim against a dermatology lab accused of missing a patient’s cancer diagnosis.

Court tosses galley hand's suit against Hercules Offshore

NEW ORLEANS — The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has dismissed a lawsuit against Hercules Offshore Services LLC brought by a former galley hand on an oil rig.

Owner of foreclosed Gretna property loses FDCPA suit

NEW ORLEANS — A Gretna man who lost his property to a sheriff's sale in October now has lost his case against financers who held the mortgage he paid for 16 years after he failed to respond to their motions, according to a recent court order.

Winn-Dixie wins summary judgement in food poisoning suit

A Louisiana justice has dismissed a food poisoning complaint against a big brand grocer.

Covington attorney granted voluntarily transfer to disability inactive status

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Covington attorney Joseph Aiavolasiti Kott has been voluntarily transferred to disability inactive status following a March 9 Louisiana Supreme Court order.

Judge approves class-action against Global Staffing Solutions

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana judge has ordered a conditional class action certification against a staffing agency.

Shreveport attorney suspended over alleged rule violations, failing to cooperate

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Shreveport attorney Laetitia Black has received a partially deferred suspension following a March 13 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding alleged professional conduct rule violations and failing to cooperate with an investigation.

Louisiana must pay legal fees of man denied marriage license for lacking birth certificate

NEW ORLEANS — The State of Louisiana will have to pay more than $150,000 to an attorney representing a man who sued after he was denied a marriage license because he doesn't have a birth certificate, according to a federal judge's recent order.

Ruby Slipper Cafe owner accuses former adviser of fraud, breach of contract

NEW ORLEANS — The owners of the Ruby Slipper Cafe in New Orleans have sued a former executive adviser claiming fraud and breach of contract.

Redistricting takes center stage for politicians, grassroots groups

A grassroots group has banded together to tackle the issue of gerrymandering in Louisiana.

LASC director chosen for Presidential Leadership Scholars program

Louisiana Supreme Court Division of Children and Families Director Alanah Odoms Hebert is one of 59 scholars chosen to take part in the Presidential Leadership Scholars program.

Federal judge rules 1,200 Xarelto lawsuits will be removed from MDL for disposition in separate trials

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NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge has ruled that 1,200 product liability lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of anti-coagulant drug Xarelto will soon be removed from their multi-district litigation (MDL) status, for resolution in separate jury trials.