NEW ORLEANS – Postcards with the return address of the nonprofit "NOLA Taxicab Legal Fund," whose directors include plaintiffs in a lawsuit against 10 UberX drivers, are being mailed to other New Orleans-area UberX drivers claiming they "may be the subject of a lawsuit."
HOUSTON – A recently filed lawsuit seeks an award of $100 million in
exemplary damages against Texas attorneys John Cracken and Bob Hilliard for allegedly using case runners to steal the identities of
Vietnamese-Americans damaged by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – A lawsuit filed earlier this year by more than two dozen cab drivers against UberX drivers is unique as Uber lawsuits go, but isn't unique to Louisiana, a labor law professor said recently. law professor said in an interview.
NEW ORLEANS – As the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals last week heard arguments in a lawsuit over alleged wetlands damage to the Louisiana coast by oil and natural gas companies, a watchdog group described the legal effort by a state flood protection authority as futile and a waste of money.
NEW ORLEANS — Following a critical report by the New Orleans Office of Inspector General, the city attorney responded to calls for time-tracking and other improvements by highlighting the ways her office provides “highly efficient and effective legal representation.”
NEW ORLEANS - A September 2015 study by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform ranked Louisiana as the second worst state for litigation against businesses, with New Orleans ranking as the fifth worst city.
NEW ORLEANS — The ongoing suit brought by a New Orleans-area levee board “sends the wrong signal” to companies in Louisiana’s massive gas and oil industry, Chris John, president of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, told the Louisiana Record.
NEW ORLEANS –– A settlement agreement will resolve lawsuits filed by eight former employees of the Times-Picayune newspaper, but one former reporter said she doesn't expect it to effect any industrywide changes.
NEW ORLEANS – Dallas Buyers Club was one of 2013’s most acclaimed films, earning three Academy Awards and widespread critical acclaim, but the 1980s-set AIDS drama holds one distinction that its producers are decidedly not honored by: since its release, the film has been one of the most pirated on peer-to-peer sharing sites.
While the seminal legal findings produced by late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last month, will certainly serve as a historical touchstone for those who cleave to an “originalist” view of constitutional law, attorney’s and legal scholars in Louisiana offered more personal views of the man.
NEW ORLEANS — A former personal assistant to New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson claims he should have been paid for the extra hours he spent running errands and serving his employer, including waiting in line for king cake at 4 a.m. during Mardi Gras.
NEW ORLEANS — Within a week of assuming office in January, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry began making drastic changes to his office and winning over the likes of former state representative and senator Bernard J. Bagert Jr., who is now practicing law in New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS — With the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry backing Jimmy Genovese and trial lawyers supporting Marilyn Castle in the race to replace outgoing state Supreme Court Justice Jeanette Knoll, the flow of political donations from special interest groups such as these raises the question of whether judges should recuse themselves when contributors become litigants.
NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and other state officials scored a victory last week when a federal appeals court decided that new state restrictions on doctors who perform abortions may go forward, but a similar case that’s before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will likely bring the final word on the matter.