Mr. Tourere, the plaintiff, suffered a fractured pelvis and crushed right hip socket. His injuries left him disabled and unable to return to his physically demanding occupation as a pipe fitter and boiler maker.
Ms. Pritchard’s injuries required four surgeries and extensive physical and mental rehabilitation. Yet, at the trial, Boh Brother Construction argued that Ms. Pritchard was the primary cause of the accident. However, after considering the evidence, a Pointe Coupee Parish jury disagreed and found Boh Brother Construction 75% at fault.
Baton Rouge, La. –On June 4, 2008, Brittani Hatfield was traveling straight ahead on Starring Lane. The defendant, Claudine Blondeau was attempting to make a left turn onto Starring Lane out of Kean’s the Cleaners. Blondeau pulled directly into the path of the oncoming Hatfield vehicle.
New Roads, La. — A Pointe Coupee Parish jury decided in a civil case to award the parents of a young woman killed in an automobile accident $1 million each.
Three days after Rodney Peairs walked out of a Louisiana courtroom a free man in the shooting death of a Japanese exchange student, the case is reverberating from radio talk shows to newspaper editorial pages, raising difficult issues of law, justice and race in a nation with more than 200 million guns and where 4.2 million new guns are sold each year.
Wilford Holmes was gunned down in front of his family’s home. Upon hearing the sound of gunshots, the victim’s mother, Lamarscha Homles, allegedly investigated the sounds coming from outside of her door. The triggerman allegedly looked straight at Ms. Holmes before fleeing down an alley. Later, she identified 22-year old Louis Daniels as the gunman.
After almost five hours of deliberations Friday night, a jury ruled the state of Louisiana is more responsible for the death of Mya George.
New Roads, La. – An 18th Judicial District jury awarded a 9-year-old boy $2.41 million for the loss of his mother in a car crash last year.
On Christmas Eve 2008, the plaintiff and his wife were injured in an automobile accident involving a sugar cane truck.
Baton Rouge, La. – Former Insurance Commissioner Jim Brown’s lax oversight of a failed insurer’s assets cost one former owner around $2.4 million, including interest, according to a state appeals court.
A federal judge Tuesday dismissed charges that former state Sen. Heulette “Clo” Fontenot, R-Livingston, hid a $100,000 debt from two federally insured lenders.
The child’s family contended that a gas regulator failed and allowed gas to escape into the lines and subsequently into the child’s home.
In October of 2001, four people were killed when an eighteen-wheeler crossed the median and slammed into a family’s minivan. Alton Williams was driving a Salvation Army truck when his hat flew out the window. In an attempt to recover the hat, Mr. Williams quickly changed lanes.
From the 1950s until 1987, T.H. Agriculture & Nutrition and Harcros Chemicals Corp. operated a pesticide and herbicide plant next to a New Orleans neighborhood. In 1994, the Environmental Protection Agency found substantial amounts of contamination in the neighborhood, including DDT and some components of Agent Orange.
The 11-year-old daughter of a woman killed four years ago was awarded $1.6 million after a weeklong trial stemming from a car crash that involved a speeding, off-duty Baton Rouge Police officer.
An 11-person jury ordered ExxonMobil to pay $5 million to the widow of a former contract worker at the company’s Baton Rouge plant who died of a disease caused by exposure to asbestos in the 1960s.
Syvella Totson was seriously injured when a drunk driver pulled into her path on Louisiana Highway 2. James Pardon, the driver of the other vehicle, was drunk at the time of the crash.
A federal judge has thrown out all but one of the charges against former Livingston Parish President Dewey Ratcliff. In a ruling issued Monday, U.S. District Judge James Brady dismissed 14 mail-fraud counts — leaving Ratcliff facing just one bank-fraud charge that carries a maximum 30-year sentence.
Attorneys for a company that contends Louisiana wrongfully terminated its nearly $200 million Medicaid claims processing contract can question the state health agency’s chief lawyer, a Baton Rouge judge ruled Monday over the state’s objections.
an explosion rocked the home of a mother and four children and killed the caretaker of the home. Prior to the explosion and while no one was home, Herring Gas of Louisiana filled an external propane tank.
As a result of her acquittal, the Louisiana Legislature reimbursed Judge Hedges for the $102,900 of legal fees attributable to her defense against the false charges.
In August 1999, Vernon Pitcher attended a football jamboree at Livingston High. As he walked through the bleachers to visit friends, his foot became lodged in a gap between planks in the walkway.
As all citizens of Livingston Parish were affected by the actions of Combustion, Inc., the federal court ruled that some of the funds could be spent on a project that would benefit the community as a whole.
A West Baton Rouge Parish jury awarded damages of $5.3 million to a man who was severely injured nine years ago in a traffic collision on U.S. 190, the man’s attorneys said Wednesday.
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