NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - A Louisiana construction company allegedly responsible for severing phone lines of three businesses while on contract with the city of New Orleans lost its appeal in a ruling that distinguished “mental anguish damage” from “inconvenience damage.”

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Updated: Dec 22, 2020

Four more defendants pleaded guilty Thursday in a conspiracy to stage a New Orleans vehicle accident for $4.7 million in insurance payouts.

That brings to 15 the number of people, out of 33 defendants, who have admitted guilt in a wide-ranging federal investigation of drivers, passengers, other accomplices and a lawyer accused of intentionally crashing vehicles into tractor-trailer rigs. Read more...

NEW ORLEANS — Four more defendants pleaded guilty Thursday in the massive staged accident fraud case involving insurance fraud from staged accidents with 18-wheelers, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced.


The sprawling investigation has now netted 15 guilty pleas out of 33 defendants. The four defendants who pleaded guilty Thursday confessed to packing into a car Oct. 13, 2015 driven by previously convicted co-defendant Roderick Hickman. Read more...

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