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Court partially grants motion to quash subpoena in alleged string of staged car accidents

By Charmaine Little | May 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted in part and denied in part a motion to quash a subpoena for a group of women accused of staging accidents.

Court rules that Dauphine Orleans Hotel failed to provide 'high degree of care' leading to guest's fall

By Charmaine Little | May 13, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – A patron at a New Orleans hotel was owed a certain level of duty from the inn prior to his accidental fall, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled on April 9.

Lawsuit claims IHOP responsible for man's injuries

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2019

GRETNA – A man is suing an IHOP, alleging that he was injured in a slip and fall.

New auto insurance bill earns praise from LLAW

By Carrie Bradon | May 9, 2019

The Louisiana House of Representatives recently approved a bill aimed at lowering auto insurance rates, in the state known for some of the highest rates in the nation.

Court rules on lawsuit involving man who picked up wet electrical cord

By Charmaine Little | May 9, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – On April 23, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted in part and denied in part Alliance Offshore, LLC and Alliance Liftboats, LLC’s motion for partial summary judgment in a personal injury lawsuit against them.

Court denies Louisiana Machinery's request to dismiss seaman's suit regarding fire on ship near Trinidad

By Takesha Thomas | May 9, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied a Reserve, Louisiana-based construction and heavy machinery supplier's request to dismiss a seaman's negligence case against it regarding a fire on a ship off the coast of Trinidad.

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.

Pelican Institute's Baehr supports new auto insurance bill

By Carrie Bradon | May 3, 2019

While Louisiana is known for being one of the most expensive states in which to own a car, the result of inflated insurance rates due to large settlements from even minor accidents, there is a new bill seeking to bring those rates back down to earth.

Court cites jurisdiction issues in dismissing marine personal injury lawsuit against 3 international firms

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana has dismissed a Louisiana man’s marine personal injury lawsuit against three defendants, citing a lack of personal jurisdiction.

Judge denies motion for summary judgment in slip-and-fall accident at Wendy's restaurant in Gretna

By Lauren Shea | Apr 23, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied a motion for summary judgment requested by Haza Foods of Louisiana LLC and Wendy’s International LLC in a personal injury lawsuit filed by Erin M. Marine.

Billboards mocking attorneys could help Rispone, says LLAW

By Brian Brueggemann | Apr 9, 2019

A gubernatorial candidate's billboards that take a jab at plaintiff attorneys has potential to resonate with voters who are sick of Louisiana's litigious culture, according to the head of a special-interest group trying to rid the state of lawsuit abuse.

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Xarelto litigation resolved with $775M global settlement; Louisiana federal court, Philadelphia's CLC handled most cases

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 26, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Though juries had sided with defendants in early trials, more than 27,000 federal and state court lawsuits nationwide surrounding blood-thinner Xarelto have culminated in a global settlement of $775 million with its makers admitting no liability.

Woman claims K-mart's negligence led to her being injured in a fall

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 20, 2019

GRETNA — A woman is seeking damages after slipping and falling in a K-Mart.

Woman claims she was injured in a fall at a Budget Saver store

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 20, 2019

GRETNA – A woman is seeking damages, alleging she was caused to slip and fall at a Budget Saver.

LLAW blames 'jackpot justice' for high car insurance rates

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 15, 2019

According to Fox News, lawmakers in Louisiana are likely to address the topic of auto insurance rates in the upcoming legislative session, as the state now has the highest rates in the U.S.

Woman files suit against O'Brien Realty Group over fall at apartment

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 15, 2019

GRETNA – A woman is seeking damages from the manager of her apartment and its insurance provider over a fall.

Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar patron alleges wet floor caused fall

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 15, 2019

GRETNA – A patron of a Metairie restaurant alleges its owners failed to clean a liquid on the floor that caused her to fall.

Woman alleges she fractured ankle when St. Patrick's Day parade float driver 'slammed' on brakes

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 15, 2019

GRETNA – A parade float rider alleges she and other passengers were injured when the driver "slammed" on his brakes in a St. Patrick's Day parade.

Kmart shopper alleges she slipped on vomit in restroom, fell and was injured

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 15, 2019

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman alleges she slipped on a substance believed to be vomit in a Metairie store's restroom and is seeking damages for injuries sustained in the fall.

Shopper alleges pallet on floor of Sam's Club caused her to fall

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 15, 2019

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman alleges she was injured at a Metairie warehouse club because a pallet left on the floor caused her to fall.

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