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  1. United States v. State of Louisiana (1963)

    Jack P. F. Gremillion, Carroll Buck, Harry J. Kron, Jr., Baton Rouge, La., Henry Roberts, Jr., Weldon Cousins, John Jackson, New Orleans, La., Thomas W. McFerrin, Baton Rouge, La., for defendants.


    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ. A. No. 2548
  2. Clark v. American Marine Corporation (1970)

    These plaintiffs are entitled to such an award. They did not receive back wages, but they skillfully and successfully attacked a pattern of covert discrimination in employment, on behalf of a class composed of the victims of the discrimination, and secured extensive relief. By this undertaking, these obscure litigants assumed "the mantel of the sovereign." Jenkins v. United Gas Corp., 5 Cir. 1968, 400 F.2d 28, 32. They are entitled to the award of counsel's fees. Quarles v. Phillip Morris, [...]

    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ. A. No. 16315
  3. Margaret S. v. Edwards (1980)

    George M. Strickler, New Orleans, La., Judith Levin, Janet Benshoof, New York City, Wayne G. Hawley, Cleveland, Ohio, John Wilson Reed, New Orleans, La., Stephen Landsman, Cleveland, Ohio, for plaintiffs.


    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ. A. No. 78-2765
  4. Porche v. Gulf Mississippi Marine Corporation (1975)

    The plaintiffs brought this suit to recover damages suffered as a result of the death of their son, Gerald Porche. The decedent was employed by Allen Welding; Allen, pursuant to a contract with Fluor Ocean Services, supplied Porche to work aboard a barge floating offshore and do welding on a pipeline being laid by the barge, replacing a regular Fluor employee who was absent from work. Fluor was to pay Allen an hourly rate for these services beginning when Porche left his home. Allen in turn [...]

    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ. A. No. 74-771
  5. Major v. Treen (1983)

    Individually and on behalf of all black persons residing and registered to vote in Louisiana, plaintiffs Barbara Major, Michael Darnell, Bernadine St. Cyr, Brenda Quant and Annie A. Smart brought suit under the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, § 2 of the Voting Rights Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 1973, and 28 U.S.C. §§ 2201 and 2202, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief restraining use of the recent [...]

    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ. A. No. 82-1192
  6. In Re TH New Orleans Ltd. Partnership (1995)

    The appellant, Financial Security Assurance, Inc. ("appellant" or "cross-appellee" or "FSA") has filed an appeal from the bankruptcy court's orders of March 27, 1995, denying confirmation of the reorganization plan, March 30, 1995, confirming the plan, and June 27, 1995, denying appellant's motion for reconsideration or new trial. The cross-appellant, T-H New Orleans Limited Partnership ("cross-appellant" or "appellee" or "TH-NOLP"), has filed an appeal from the same bankruptcy orders. Both [...]

    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ. A. No. 95-2383. Bankruptcy No. 91-10681-JAB
  7. In Re Vioxx Products Liability Litigation (2007)

    Before the Court is Merck & Co., Inc.'s Motion for Summary Judgment (Rec.Doc. 5842) in two individual Vioxx cases on federal preemption grounds. The Court heard oral argument and took this motion under submission. Because the Court finds that the plaintiffs' claims are not expressly nor impliedly preempted by virtue of the federal regulation of prescription drugs, Merck's motion is now DENIED.[1]


    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: MDL 1657
  8. Starks v. Orleans Motors, Inc. (1974)

    Ronald Starks purchased a used 1970 Ford automobile from Orleans Motors, Inc.; Colonial Bank "handled the financing" for the sale. Initially Starks agreed to purchase the automobile for $1795. He made a cash deposit of $100. When taxes, license fee, and a fee for transferring title of the car were added to the cash price, and the $100 deposit was credited, the unpaid balance was $1805. After this agreement was reached, a representative of Orleans called Dale Black, Vice-President in charge of [...]

    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ. A. No. 73-1427
  9. US Ex Rel. Lombardino v. Heyd (1970)

    Petitioner, Jessie S. Lombardino, asks this court to release him from state custody by writ of habeas corpus on the ground that he is being held in violation of the Constitution. The contentions made here have been previously presented to and rejected by the Criminal District Court for the Parish of Orleans and the Louisiana Supreme Court. The petition is therefore properly before this court. 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241(c) (3), 2254.


    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Misc. No. 1750
  10. In Re Air Bag Products Liability Litigation (1998)

    James Minge (Plaintiff's Lead and Liaison Counsel), James Minge & Associates, New Orleans, LA, Vance R. Andrus, Andrus, Boudreaux, Lemoine & Tonore, P.L.C., Lafayette, LA, Richard J. Arsenault, Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, Alexandria, LA, Darleen Jacobs, New Orleans, LA, John M. O'Quinn, Richard Laminack, Houston, TX, Dianne M. Nast, Roda & Nast, P.C., Lancaster, PA, Joseph J. McKernan, McKernan, Clegg & Walker, Baton Rouge, LA, Patrick W. Pendley, Plaquemine, LA, Rene R. [...]

    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ.A. MDL 1181
  11. Hall v. St. Helena Parish School Board (1961)

    Jack P. F. Gremillion, Atty. Gen. of Louisiana, L. K. Clement, Jr., Weldon Cousins, Michael E. Culligan, John M. Currier, John E. Jackson, Jr., George Ponder, William P. Schuler, Asst. Attys. Gen., W. Scott Wilkinson, Sp. Asst. Atty. Gen., Duncan Kemp, Dist. Atty. for St. Helena Parish, Amite, La., E. Freeman Leverett, Deputy Atty. Gen. of Georgia, Gordon Madison, Leslie Hall, Deputy Attys. Gen. of Alabama, for defendants.


    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ. A. No. 1068
  12. LeBlanc v. Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co. (1971)

    On July 8, 1965, and again on February 28, 1967, plaintiff Gloria Kendall LeBlanc, an employee of the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company (hereinafter the Telephone Company) since 1954, applied in writing to the Telephone Company for a promotion to the position of test deskman. Plaintiff Helen Jenkins Roig, a Telephone Company employee since 1955, likewise applied for the same job opening on March 15, 1966, and on February 28, 1967. All applications were similarly rejected by letters [...]

    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ. A. Nos. 67-573, 67-574
  13. Gary W. v. State of La. (1976)

    Robert Funderburk, Jr., Baton Rouge, La., James P. Dore, Plaquemine, La., Chester E. Darnell, Houston, Tex., J. Carlisle DeHay, Jr., Dallas, Tex., Ronald K. Gurley, Louis M. Jones, New Orleans, La., Clarence F. Kendall, II, Houston, Tex., John Rienstra, Beaumont, Tex., James P. Screen, New Orleans, La., James J. Thornton, Jr., Shreveport, La., Cynthia Anne Wegmann, John D. Wogan, New Orleans, La., for defendants.


    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ. A. No. 74-2412
  14. Mondy v. Crown Zellerbach Corporation (1967)

    Dodd, Hirsch, Barker & Meunier, C. Paul Barker, Trial Atty., New Orleans, La., for United Papermakers and Paperworkers International AFL-CIO and Local 189 of the United Papermakers and Paperworkers AFL-CIO, defendants.


    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ. A. Nos. 66-242, 67-286
  15. Chambliss v. Foote (1976)

    After oral argument, we took under submission the defendants' motion for dismissal and, alternatively, for summary judgment, as well as plaintiff's cross-motion for summary judgment and motion to maintain the action as a class action. After due consideration given the matter, we find and conclude as follows:


    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ. A. No. 74-1185
  16. Silver v. Nelson (1985)

    In this diversity case, the plaintiff Sol Silver seeks to hold the defendant Dr. Earl Nelson liable for the loss of close to $200,000 worth of diamonds and rings. The plaintiff delivered the diamonds pursuant to five diamond memoranda, one of which was signed by the defendant.[1] The diamonds were never returned to the plaintiff, nor was he paid for them as promised under the terms of all five memoranda. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant is liable for the diamonds transferred pursuant to [...]

    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ. A. No. 82-823
  17. Bush v. Orleans Parish School Board (1960)

    M. Hepburn Many, U. S. Atty., Prim B. Smith, Jr., Asst. U. S. Atty., New Orleans, La., Gerald P. Choppin, Civil Rights Division, U. S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., for plaintiff, the United States.


    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ. A. Nos. 3630, 10329, 10566
  18. In Re Sincere Navigation Corporation (1971)

    George Frilot, A. J. McNamara, Joseph Horne, Charles M. Steen, New Orleans, La., Jerry G. Jones, Louis B. Merhige, Raymond A. McGuire, New Orleans, La., David H. Burrow, for individual claimants.


    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Civ. A. Nos. 68-2254, 68-2243, 68-2250, 69-2340, 69-2341, 69-2535, 69-2613, 69-2628, 69-2742, 69-2743, 69-2854, 69-2855, 69-2889, 69-2899, 69-2903, 69-2923, 69-2924 and 70-40
  19. United States v. Ghebreziabher (1988)

    Defendant, George Ghebreziabher, has filed a motion to strike his guilty plea to one count of food stamp trafficking in violation of 7 U.S.C. § 2024(b). The defendant pled guilty to three misdemeanor counts, but seeks to have his guilty plea stricken to only one count in order to become eligible for the amnesty program implemented by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. The Government opposes the defendant's motion on the basis that the defendant must have been aware of the [...]

    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Crim. A. No. 87-457
  20. Wells Fargo Bank, NA v. Jones (2008)

    This consolidated matter comes before the Court on appeal from the Bankruptcy Court. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. f/k/a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. ("Wells Fargo") has filed eight (8) Notices of Appeal, or Motions Seeking Leave to Appeal in this matter.[1] In the interests of judicial efficiency, the Court has consolidated these appeals, and asked the parties to submit omnibus briefs addressing all of the issues raised in the individual appeals.[2] Having considered the parties briefs, exhibits [...]

    Court: District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Docket: Bankruptcy Nos. 07-3599, 03-16518. Adversary No. 06-01093

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