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  1. $23,811. 00 IN US CURRENCY v. Kowalski (1993)

    Now before the court for its consideration is Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment in the above-captioned matter. Plaintiffs seek summary judgment pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in that as a matter of law defendant Kowalski's warrantless search and seizure of the plaintiffs and their property was without probable cause and/or a reasonable suspicion supported by articulable facts and as such offended plaintiffs' Fourth Amendment Constitutional guarantees. Kowalski [...]

    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: 92-0171LC
  2. Brown v. Post (1968)

    Jack P. F. Gremillion, Atty. Gen. of State of Louisiana, Thomas W. McFerrin, Asst. Atty. Gen., Baton Rouge, La., Robert U. Goodman, Asst. Atty. Gen., Shreveport, La., Thompson L. Clarke, Dist. Atty., Sixth Judicial District, St. Joseph, La., for defendants.


    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: Civ. A. Nos. 12471, 12583
  3. Soileau v. Nicklos Drilling Company (1969)

    On January 17, 1966, Lanson Soileau, husband and father of the petitioners, was killed when a crane manufactured by Unit Crane and Shovel Company (Unit), mounted on a pedestal on a fixed oil well drilling platform, toppled from its base and fell into the Gulf of Mexico. The platform was located on the outer continental shelf, off the Louisiana coast.


    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: Civ. A. No. 12064
  4. In Re NRG Resources, Inc. (1986)

    This matter is before the Court upon appeal from an interlocutory order of the United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, Opelousas Division, allowing interim compensation to be paid to Ronald J. Bertrand and John L. Van Norman III, "attorneys for the debtor."[1] Bankruptcy Rule 8001(b). This Court has jurisdiction to entertain this appeal pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 158(a) and 28 U.S.C. § 1334(b). The instant appeal has been lodged by the Committee of Unsecured [...]

    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: Civ. A. No. 86-1098, Bankruptcy No. 482-00261
  5. Smith v. Dooley (1984)

    This action was instituted by Jessie Lee Smith with allegations that his constitutional rights were violated, and that he was entitled to compensatory and punitive damages, and attorney's fees under the provisions of 42 U.S.C. §§ 1983 and 1988. Smith also alleged that he was entitled to relief under Louisiana tort law. A three-day bench trial was conducted on June 13-15, 1984, during which extensive testimony was adduced from the defendant deputies, the plaintiff, jail inmates and expert [...]

    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: Civ. A. No. 83-0228
  6. Savoy v. Tidewater Oil Company (1963)

    Plaintiff seeks cancellation of an oil, gas and mineral lease affecting approximately twenty acres of land owned by him in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. The case has been removed to this court under the diversity statute. While there is no evidence before us as to the value of the lease, royalty payments made for production therefrom and damages claimed of $3800.00 leave no doubt but what such value is in excess of $10,000.00. We conclude, therefore, that we have jurisdiction.


    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: 8515
  7. Edwards v. Louisville Ladder Co. (1992)

    For the reasons stated in the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge previously filed herein and after an independent review of the record and any objections filed therein, and having determined that the findings are correct under the applicable law;


    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: 89-1697-LC
  8. Hale v. Co-Mar Offshore Corp. (1984)

    This matter comes before the Court on the motion of Noble Drilling Corporation for summary judgment in its favor on its cross claim for contractual indemnity from Anadarko Production Company. The plaintiff in this suit, David Hale, alleges that he was injured while working aboard the M/V C Crusader. At the time of this alleged accident, Noble was acting as a drilling contractor for Anadarko on a fixed platform located on the Outer Continental Shelf off the coast of Texas. The M/V C Crusader and [...]

    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: Civ. A. No. 83-0496
  9. Champagne v. Penrod Drilling Company (1971)

    1. Terrebonne Welders employed Paul LeBlanc, deceased, as a welder and general construction worker. Terrebonne performs welding as a contract welding organization and also furnishes welders on an hourly basis to perform welding services for customers in the oil field and offshore drilling industry.


    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: Civ. A. No. 13800
  10. Tilbury v. Rogers (1954)

    Almost in point here is Newton's third law of physics which holds that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Launched with some sureness against several adversaries, an action for a Declaratory Judgment has brought forth a multipronged counterattack:


    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: Civ. Nos. 4004, 4040, 4052
  11. In Re Trahan (1968)

    This case presents for review the question of whether or not the vendor's privilege afforded to the seller of merchandise under the law of Louisiana (LSA-C.C. art. 3227) is a statutory lien valid against the trustee in bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Act, Sections 1(29a), 67(b) and (c), and 70(c), as amended July 5, 1966, P.L. 89-495, 11 U.S.C.A. §§ 1(29a), 107(b) and (c), and 110(c). The Referee held that it was not and allowed the trustee's claim for costs to be satisfied in preference to [...]

    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: 16702
  12. United States v. Lassiter (1962)

    St. John Barrett, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D. C., Bernard A. Gould, Interstate Commerce Commission, Washington, D. C., T. Fitzhugh Wilson, U. S. Atty. for Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport, La., for plaintiffs.


    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: Civ. A. Nos. 8567, 8612, 8593
  13. In Matter of Application of US for an Order (2006)

    Before the court is an ex parte application for an order authorizing the installation and use of a pen register and trap and trace device on a number assigned to a cell phone. In order to obtain this information, the Government must certify in its application to the court that the information sought is relevant and material to an ongoing investigation. 18 U.S.C. § 3122(b). The instant application meets that standard and is otherwise in good form. However, the instant application is unique in [...]

    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: 06-5021M-01
  14. McMurry v. Phelps (1982)

    This suit, brought as a class action[1] by inmates of the Ouachita Parish Jail, challenges conditions of confinement at the Parish Jail located on the top floor of the Ouachita Parish Courthouse. The suit was filed seeking declaratory and injunctive relief pursuant to 42 U.S.C., § 1983[2] for alleged deprivations of the rights of inmates secured under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, as well as certain statutory rights [...]

    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: Civ. A. No. 77-1289
  15. Homer Nat. Bank v. Namie (1989)

    The instant case is before the court on appeal from the judgment of the United States Bankruptcy Court (hereinafter, "Bankruptcy Court") for the Western District of Louisiana rendered on May 9, 1988. This court has jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 158(a). Finding no error, the decision of the Bankruptcy Court is AFFIRMED.


    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: Civ. A. No. 88-1926
  16. Thomas v. Frederick (1991)

    The plaintiffs are black citizens who instituted this suit alleging that their constitutional rights were violated, and that they are entitled to compensatory and punitive damages, and attorney's fees under the provisions of 42 U.S.C. Sections 1983, 1985, 1986 and 1988. Plaintiffs also claim relief under Louisiana tort law.


    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: Civ. A. No. 87-1950
  17. Rogers v. Columbia/HCA of Central Louisiana, Inc. (1997)

    Scott Holland Crawford, Crawford & Lewis, Baton Rouge, LA, Mary G. Erlingson, Matchett Verbois Futrell & Henchy, Baton Rouge, LA, for Columbia/HCA of Central Louisiana, Inc., Philip Lindsay, M.D., George Hovantanian, M.D., J. Michael Conerly, M.D., David Rayburn, M.D., John McCabe, M.D., Rapides Foundation.


    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: Civil Action No. 96-2839
  18. Williams v. Kimbrough (1969)

    Jack P. F. Gremillion, Atty. Gen. of Louisiana, Carroll Buck and Harry Kron, Asst. Attys. Gen. of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, La., Thompson L. Clarke, Dist. Atty., Sixth Judicial District, St. Joseph, La., for defendants.


    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: Civ. A. No. 11329
  19. Avoyelles Sportsmen's League v. Alexander (1979)

    Plaintiffs[1] brought this declaratory and injunctive action alleging that land-clearing operations being carried on by the private defendants[2] have and will: alter and modify the course, condition and capacity of the navigable waters of the United States in violation of § 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, 33 U.S.C.A. § 403; result in the discharge of dredged and fill material into the waters of the United States in violation of § 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act [...]

    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: Civ. A. No. 78-1428
  20. In Re Extradition of Gonzalez (1999)

    Ricardo Gonzalez and Victor Huerta ("movers") were taken into federal custody on March 5, 1999 pursuant to a warrant and complaint for provisional arrest pending extradition to Mexico. Before the court are movers' applications for release on bond pending the extradition hearing. The United States government, on behalf of the government of Mexico ("the government"), opposes the applications for bond.


    Court: District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Docket: 99-06

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