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Law professor backs judge's claim that poor funding is no excuse for violation of constitutional rights

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 11, 2019

A Louisiana judge recently allowed a class-action lawsuit to advance on behalf of poverty-stricken Louisianans, claiming that the state does impoverished defendants a disservice and violates their constitutional rights through failing to properly represent them

Former server seeks class-action against Harris Cuisine

By William Sassani | Feb 8, 2019

New Orleans -- A former restaurant server is seeking conditional certification of a class-action lawsuit against Harris Cuisine LLC, as well as Harris JMHProperties LLC and John M. Harris

Grow Louisiana Coalition and other business groups rallying for legal reform

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 7, 2019

Several business groups recently gathered to discuss options for improving what they consider to be a worsening legal climate in the state of Louisiana

Court grants IHOP worker's request for conditional class certification in employee pay lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jan 24, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted a motion for class certification filed by an IHOP employee who filed a lawsuit alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Class action against Denka Performance Elastomer returns to state court

By Charmaine Little | Nov 5, 2018

On Oct. 15, the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana granted a class action’s motion to remand the case back to state court but denied the class’ request for attorney’s fees and legal costs associated with a previous removal.

Judge rejects class action lawsuit against mayor's court of Gretna

By Sandra Lane | Oct 4, 2018

A federal judge threw out a class action lawsuit over traffic tickets handled by the municipal court in Gretna.

Senior care workers claim Community Care Services fails to pay overtime

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 18, 2018

MONROE – Employees of a Louisiana corporation that provides services to senior citizens recently filed a class action lawsuit claiming Community Care Services (CCS) doesn’t pay the workers for overtime.

Garbage removal companies sued for creating 'noxious' odors

By Chandra Lye | Sep 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS - A Parish of Jefferson resident has filed a complaint on behalf of a proposed class of residents, seeking more than $5 million in damages, over an alleged garbage smell caused by waste companies.

Class action lawsuit over Waggaman landfill moved to federal court

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 28, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A waste management company named as a defendant in a class action lawsuit over odors coming from a Jefferson Parish landfill recently filed notice to move the case to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Federal judge rejects class action request in lawsuit alleging tea product was tainted

By Brandi Fleeks | Aug 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied a motion to certify the class by plaintiff Pam Fradella in a suit against the Coca-Cola Company, ruling Fradella hasn’t met all the requirements for a claim to qualify as a class action lawsuit.

Legal battle between black farmers and Stine Seed Co. begins tomorrow

By Angela Underwood | Aug 1, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Ahead of federal court hearing this month over alleged bogus soybean sales, the president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA) asked the public to think about the nation's food safety.

LOGA president applauds decision to dismiss climate change lawsuits

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 30, 2018

The president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) applauds a California federal judge's decision to toss climate change lawsuits against Big Oil.

Johnson & Johnson files motion to move class-action opioid lawsuit to higher court

By Sandra Lane | Jun 17, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. filed a motion June 4 to move a class-action lawsuit against them and 21 additional pharmaceutical companies to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana from the Civil District Court of the Parish of Orleans.

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