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Surilla Ott et al v. Families Helping Familes et al,

Surilla Ott et al v. Families Helping Familes et al,
(August 2006)

Surilla Ott et al v. Families Helping Familes et al, This case involved plaintiffs’ claims that they were discriminated against because of their race in regards to their termination and that they were defamed in the process. The trial court granted our summary judgment dismissing plaintiffs’ claims. The Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals sustained the granting of a motion for summary judgment dismissing all claims against our client.

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Kevin Friloux v. St. Charles Parish School Board, et al.

Kevin Friloux v. St. Charles Parish School Board, et al.
(June 2006)

Michael R. Sistrunk and Kyle P. Kirsch won a victory in favor of the Superintendent of the St. Charles School Board in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Plaintiff (a former Parish President) brought Civil Rights and state law claims against Superintendent Rodney Lafon for allegedly terminating him for the exercise of his First Amendment rights. The district court granted defendants summary judgment motion finding that the actions of Superintendent Lafon were objectively reasonable and dismissed all of plaintiff’s claims against the superintendent.

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Bank One v. Nemo Viso

Bank One v. Nemo Viso
(May 2006)

Bank One vs. Nemo Viso, Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The court affirmed a verdict we recieved on behalf of the Bank requiring a former employee to return monies recieved under a retention agreement.

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Bienemy v. Plaquemines Parish

Bienemy v. Plaquemines Parish
(March 2005)

Bienemy v. Plaquemines Parish, Plaquemines Parish Civil Service Commission. This was a federal court case wherein plaintiff alleged race and age discrimination in the failure of the Parish to hire/promote him to the position of Superintendent of the Waste Management department.  The firm’s attorney filed a motion to dismiss parts of the case which was granted and then subsequently the court granted our motion for summary judgement dismissing the remainder of the plaintiff’s case.

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Surilla Ott, Gwenn Barze v. Families Helping Families and the State of Louisiana

Surilla Ott, Gwenn Barze v. Families Helping Families and the State of Louisiana
(February 2005)

Surilla Ott, Gwenn Barze v. Families Helping Families and the State of Louisiana, CDC, the firm won a motion for summary judgment dismissing the plaintiffs’ race discrimination case. The plaintiffs have filed a devolutive appeal.

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Carl Hooper v Lockheed Martin

Carl Hooper v Lockheed Martin
(January 2005)

McCranie Sistrunk Attorneys won a Motion for Summary Judgment in favor of Lockheed Martin dismissing Hooper’s claims of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress in the case entitled Carl Hooper v. Lockheed Martin in the Eastern District of Louisiana. In January, 2005 the US Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court decision in our favor.

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Johnson v. Marrero-Estelle VFD

Johnson v. Marrero-Estelle VFD
(May 2004)

In May 2004, in Johnson v. Marrero-Estelle VFD, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals granted McCranie Sistrunk Attorneys’ writ and reversed the trial court’s decision regarding the interpretation and application of La. R.S. 33:1995 concerning statutory sick leave provisions to an employee of a volunteer fire company.

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Donohue v. Francis Services

Donohue v. Francis Services
(May 2004)

In May 2004, the Eastern District Court granted McCranie Sistrunk Attorneys’ Motion to Certify a Collective Action under the Fair Labor Standards Act in Donohue v. Francis Services.

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Trena Weber v. Lockheed Martin

Trena Weber v. Lockheed Martin
(February 2004)

McCranie Sistrunk Attorneys won an Exception of Prescription in favor of Lockheed Martin in the case entitled Trena Weber v. Lockheed Martin in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. The plaintiff fax filed a pleading, but did not pay costs within 5 days, as required by statute. Therefore, the court found Ms. Weber’s claims of sex discrimination and race discrimination were prescribed.

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Bank One v. Nemo Viso

Bank One v. Nemo Viso
(November 2003)

McCranie Sistrunk Attorneys won a victory in favor of Bank One after a two day trial in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans in the case entitled Bank One v. Nemo Viso. The Court granted a judgment enforcing the terms of an Employee Retention Agreement and required a former employee to return the monies paid under the retention agreement.

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