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EEOC: Specialty apparel chain fired employee after learning she was pregnant

By Marian Johns | Oct 9, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against a New Orleans specialty apparel chain, alleging the company fired one of its managers after learning she was pregnant.

Louisiana, federal government allege Shell is liable for damages from Gulf oil spill

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 11, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The federal government and Louisiana are seeking damages from an oil production company over a 2016 pipeline leak that discharged several thousand gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Judge tosses TCPA claim over texts from Anthem, calls suit 'unwarranted'

By Kyla Asbury | May 17, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Anthem Inc. and others that alleged the company sent unwanted text messages in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Declaratory judgment sought for agreement between two New Orleans law firms

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 9, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A law firm in Orleans Parish, New Orleans is seeking declaratory judgment from the court regarding an agreement with another law firm in the parish.

Federal judge rules 1,200 Xarelto lawsuits will be removed from MDL for disposition in separate trials

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge has ruled that 1,200 product liability lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of anti-coagulant drug Xarelto will soon be removed from their multi-district litigation (MDL) status, for resolution in separate jury trials.

Academy of Allergy & Asthma in Primary Care alleges insurers conspired to fix prices

By Louie Torres | Jan 29, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization consisting of more than 250 member physicians and a company engaged in allergy testing allege that health insurers are conspiring against them.

New book details attorney’s frustrations with MDL: Handling of cases becoming ‘more and more deplorable’

By Amanda Robert | Jan 18, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Nearly 40 percent of civil cases pending in federal courts across the country are consolidated into multidistrict litigation, resulting in “a shift away from the rule of law to a system of arbitrary justice,” says Tampa attorney Brian Donovan in his new book on his experience and frustrations with MDL.

Dispute between law firms over fee-sharing agreement transferred to New Jersey court

By Shanice Harris | Jul 20, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A judge has granted a transfer motion filed by law firm Stull, Stull & Brody in a lawsuit against it filed by The Whitehead Law Firm and Goforth, Lewis & Sanford.

Law firms butt heads over share of fees in Vioxx class action settlement

By Jessica Karmasek | Jan 6, 2017

Kahn Swick & Foti LLC, considered one of the nation’s premier boutique securities litigation law firms, filed its lawsuit against Milberg LLP in November. The Louisiana firm contends Milberg owes it millions in fees from work it did on litigation concerning Merck’s painkiller Vioxx.

Settlement reached in Advanced Care Scripts class action over faxes

By Kristin Regula | Dec 30, 2016

The settlement totals $9.25 million, with each member of the class who received an unsolicited fax from Advanced to be awarded $500 to $1,500.

Court reporting firm accuses board of examiners of unlawful conspiracy

By Michael Abella | Aug 31, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — A New Jersey court reporting firm is suing members of a Louisiana board of examiners, alleging unlawful behavior.

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