A motion to stay pending appeal filed in a case against Dow Chemical Company was partially granted by a Louisiana a District Court Judge on October 23 in which the plaintiffs seek to stay their obligation to conduct “a burdensomely expensive claims process.”
On Oct. 31, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted summary judgment for a construction company in its dispute with a popular department store franchise after a customer fell on the property.
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.
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 trucking company cannot be pursued directly for negligent involvement in a crash when it is already accused as the employer of the driver of allegedly causing the collision, a federal court has ruled.
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.
JUNEAU, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court has affirmed a ruling that granted the municipality of Juneau discretionary function immunity in a lawsuit involving a mother suing over the death of her teenage daughter from an accident in a Juneau lake owned by the State.
Now, Rannazzisi is helping private lawyers pin the blame squarely on manufacturers and distributors of opioids, as well as pharmacies. A post-DEA alliance with trial lawyers has been worth six figures for Rannazzisi, who has been hailed as a whistleblower by those cheering attempts to prosecute the opioid industry for the nation’s addiction crisis.
NEW ORLEANS — Coastal erosion lawsuits that oil and gas producers have fought for more than half a decade are designed to enrich plaintiff attorneys, rather than fix any environmental problems – and Louisianans know it – legal and fuel industry influencers said during recent interviews.
A Louisiana attorney has filed a federal class action lawsuit against several national law firms, accusing them of breach of contract, professional malpractice and fraud related to their involvement in representing victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
A number of private attorneys and law firms have been hired to work on Louisiana’s massive lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies that produce opioids, and it's no surprise that many of them are campaign donors to either Gov. Bel Edwards or to Attorney General Jeff Landry.