SHREVEPORT – Shreveport police reportedly are investigating whether longtime Shreveport City Court Judge R. Lee Irvin's girlfriend received preferential treatment in his courtroom but a Louisiana State University law professor recently said Lee should have done the obvious.
WASHINGTON – In an annual report of “Judicial Hellholes” released today by the American Tort Reform Association, Philadelphia has claimed the No. 1 ranking – in part due to a historic $8 billion punitive damages verdict rendered this year in litigation connected to Johnson & Johnson’s anti-psychotic drug Risperdal.
Sharon Schaefer’s intense retaliation and hostile work environment claims against the St. Bernard Parish Government were dismissed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Oct. 15.
The Republic Fire and Casualty Insurance company failed to convince the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana to reopen a case where the company was convinced a couple committed fraud after a shady fire.
A woman’s failure to state a viable claim against a Dollar General manager after the store’s shelf fell on her while shopping caused the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to deny her motion to remand the case on Oct. 21.
BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards won his second term in Saturday's hard-fought runoff election but an up-north newspaper's rebuke of him and Louisiana earlier this month still remains, tort reform advocates say.
NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge granted a motion to dismiss five defendants from a lawsuit that alleged breach of duty against a law firm and six attorneys in a case involving a woman's estate in Mississippi.
MONROE – A state appeals court that overturned a Mangham contractor's 2015 $20 million verdict in his long-running corruption litigation against the state has asked an Ouachita Parish court to seal documents in the case.
In an age when opioids are being litigated over across the country, there's more than one pitfall in their prescription, the head of a professional society holding its annual meeting in New Orleans later this week said during a recent interview.
As an attempted bribery scandal raises a dark cloud over this weekend's runoff for a vacant seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court, tort reform and policy advocates say the state needs to investigate the matter.
A U.S. district judge ruled against a plaintiff who claimed to have suffered injuries pursuant to the Jones Act and general maritime law due to the alleged negligence of his former employer, Offshore Marine Contractors, Inc. (OMC).
A lawsuit against former world champion boxer, Floyd Mayweather, was dismissed by a federal judge in Louisiana following a finding that the plaintiff failed to properly serve summons against the sportsman and his company.
MONROE – A Mangham contractor won a $20 million verdict in 2015 in his then eight-year-old corruption lawsuit against the state - only for it to be overturned on appeal - may have to wait a couple of years more for his request to annul the appeal's court ruling to be considered.