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Seaman alleges knee injury caused by unseaworthy vessel

Michael Abella Sep. 30, 2016, 8:41pm

NEW ORLEANS – A Terrebonne Parish man claims he injured his knee while working because of the unsafe conditions on the ship.

Man files class action over claims he was not paid for flooding restoration work

Michael Abella Sep. 30, 2016, 8:34pm

BATON ROUGE – A laborer hired to perform disaster restoration work after the August floods in the state alleges he was not paid and has filed a class-action suit.

Seaman alleges Enterprise Marine Services did not provide a safe working environment

Michael Abella Sep. 30, 2016, 8:08pm

NEW ORLEANS – A Terrebonne Parish man claims he injured his knee, hand and thumb while on the job and has filed suit for damages.

Daiquiri Island Sports Bar & Grill accused of unlawfully broadcasting boxing match

Michael Abella Sep. 30, 2016, 7:58pm

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans establishment is accused of broadcasting sports event without authorization to do so.

Equipment operator blames crew boat, platform owners for fall into Gulf

Michael Abella Sep. 30, 2016, 7:50pm

LAFAYETTE – A Schlumberger employee alleges he was caused to fall into the Gulf of Mexico during a transfer from a boat to a platform.

Cargill International SA says oil tanker owner breached contract

Michael Abella Sep. 30, 2016, 6:47pm

NEW ORLEANS — Swiss corporation Cargill is suing the Marshall Islands-based owner of an oil tanker, alleging breach of warranty.

Business First Bancshares Inc. alleges commercial guaranties were not paid

Michael Abella Sep. 30, 2016, 6:41pm

NEW ORLEANS – An East Baton Rouge Parish bank alleges a South Dakota man and a South Carolina man did not pay a commercial guaranty.

Ochsner Medical Center accused of failing to accommodate deaf woman

Michael Abella Sep. 30, 2016, 6:39pm

NEW ORLEANS — A daughter serving as her deceased mother's estate representative has filed a class-action lawsuit against Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore LLC and Ochsner Health System, alleging unlawful discriminatory practices and deliberate indifference.

Workers Corporate Construction LLC accused of not paying overtime wages

Michael Abella Sep. 30, 2016, 6:33pm

BATON ROUGE – A construction worker has filed suit against his East Baton Rouge Parish employer over claims he is owed unpaid overtime pay.

Widow's claim against M/V African Raptor alleges negligence led to death

Michael Abella Sep. 30, 2016, 6:31pm

NEW ORLEANS — A widow from St. John the Baptist Parish is suing a Bahamian bulk carrier, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Easton Group Attorneys accused of using misleading debt collection practices

Michael Abella Sep. 30, 2016, 6:29pm

NEW ORLEANS – A Gretna consumer claims a Baton Rouge-based debt collector used misleading tactics in an attempt to collect an alleged debt.

Simon Roofing and Sheet Metal accused of wrongful termination

Michael Abella Sep. 30, 2016, 6:23pm

BATON ROUGE — A man from East Baton Rouge Parish is suing a former employer, alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge. 

Galley hand blames injuries on W & T Offshore

Michael Abella Sep. 30, 2016, 6:18pm

NEW ORLEANS — A galley hand from St. Tammany Parish is suing W & T Offshore Inc., a tension leg platform operator, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Father says daughter was repeatedly sexually assaulted by police officer

Michael Abella Sep. 29, 2016, 7:16pm

BATON ROUGE — A father is suing an East Baton Rouge police officer who lives in Livingston Parish, accusing the defendant of sexual abuse against the plaintiff's minor daughter.

Asset Management Services Group among entities accused of violating collection law

Michael Abella Sep. 29, 2016, 7:11pm

SHREVEPORT — A Bossier Parish woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against debt collectors, citing alleged unfair and unconscionable means of collection practices. 

Cash for Cars accused of junk fax violation

Michael Abella Sep. 26, 2016, 2:16pm

NEW ORLEANS — A business entity has filed a class-action lawsuit against Copart Inc., d/b/a Cash for Cars, a used car wholesaler, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Whitney Bank claims couple defaulted on promissory note

Michael Abella Sep. 26, 2016, 2:12pm

BATON ROUGE — A Mississippi state chartered bank is suing Robert E. Brooks and Lynda K. Brooks, a married couple living in New Orleans, citing alleged breach of contract.

European companies accuse common carriers of breach of contract

Michael Abella Sep. 26, 2016, 2:05pm

NEW ORLEANS — Several European companies are suing M/V HC Bea-Luna, Central Oceans USA LLC, Onego Shipping & Chartering BV, Canadian National Railway Company (CN) and Berard Transportation Inc., common carriers, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent damages.

Crane operator blames Marine Transportation Services Inc. of Florida for injuries

Michael Abella Sep. 26, 2016, 1:58pm

LAFAYETTE — A crane operator is suing Marine Transportation Services Inc. of Florida, a ship owner, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Offshore technician accuses Seadrill Americas Inc. of negligence

Michael Abella Sep. 26, 2016, 1:51pm

BATON ROUGE — An offshore technician is suing Seadrill Americas Inc., a vessel owner, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.