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Barriere Construction Co. LLC accused of not properly compensating former employee for overtime work

Michael Abella Feb. 7, 2017, 5:05am

NEW ORLEANS – A former employee for a Metairie-based construction company alleges he was only paid straight time for overtime hours worked and has filed a class-action suit.

Consumer files class action against Samsung over washing machine recall

Michael Abella Feb. 6, 2017, 6:06am

LAFAYETTE – A Fort Polk consumer alleges a Samsung washing machine she purchased at a Lowe's store in Leesville was subject to a recall and that Samsung has not repaired the machine.

Lead rigger/deckhand alleges Longnecker Properties' unsafe working conditions caused injuries

Michael Abella Feb. 6, 2017, 5:52am

NEW ORLEANS – A lead rigger/deckhand claims an unsafe condition on a vessel caused him to injure his lower back and neck.

John J. Hainkel Home & Rehab Center accused of wrongfully terminating employee

Michael Abella Feb. 6, 2017, 5:46am

NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish man alleges he was wrongfully terminated after a hospital stay.

Ophthalmologist alleges Retina Specialty Institute did not provide partnership papers

Michael Abella Feb. 6, 2017, 5:33am

NEW ORLEANS – An Orleans Parish ophthalmologist alleges his employer failed to timely provide executed partnership papers to him.

Banc of America Leasing & Capital alleges Breakwater Advanced Manufacturing LLC owes more than $500,000

Michael Abella Feb. 6, 2017, 5:19am

LAFAYETTE – A Broussard company is accused of not making payments on a loan.

Man alleges he was injured when a generator fell on his head

Michael Abella Feb. 3, 2017, 11:00am

NEW ORLEANS – A Lafourche Parish couple alleges the husband was injured while loading a generator.

Property owner alleges Imperial Fire and Casualty has not paid claim

Michael Abella Feb. 3, 2017, 10:50am

BATON ROUGE – A property owner alleges his insurer failed to tender payment for damages caused by rain and flooding.

General laborer alleges he was burned at Georgia-Pacific facility

Michael Abella Feb. 3, 2017, 10:41am

NEW ORLEANS – A laborer alleges he was burned by hot ash while cleaning a facility in Zachary.

Plan beneficiary files suit plan administrator over life insurance policy

Michael Abella Feb. 3, 2017, 10:32am

NEW ORLEANS – A woman alleges her claim for life insurance benefits was denied because an alleged breach of fiduciary duty.

River Transport Services alleges tanker vessel caused damage of dock facility

Michael Abella Feb. 3, 2017, 6:32am

NEW ORLEANS – A dock facility owner claims the facility was damaged by a tanker vessel.

Cajun Services Unlimited alleges Besco Tubular, Elite Energy violated Uniform Trade Secrets Act

Michael Abella Feb. 2, 2017, 2:25pm

NEW ORLEANS – A Gray company alleges two Houma businesses misappropriated its technology.

Vigiliant Insurance claims DuraPro connector caused water damage to home

Michael Abella Feb. 2, 2017, 11:07am

NEW ORLEANS – An insurance company is seeking damages after a home was allegedly damaged by the failure of a plumbing fixture.

Nurses file suit against Ochsner Health over alleged compensation issues

Michael Abella Feb. 2, 2017, 10:52am

NEW ORLEANS – Certified registered nurses have filed a class-action lawsuit against Ochsner Health System and Ochsner Clinic Foundation alleging violations of wage laws.

Men allege they were not hired by Southern University System because of ethnicity, religion

Michael Abella Feb. 2, 2017, 10:42am

NEW ORLEANS – Two Muslim men allege they were not hired for positions at a university because of their race, ethnicity and national origin.

North American Automotive Group employee alleges he was only paid straight time for overtime work

Michael Abella Feb. 2, 2017, 5:38am

BATON ROUGE – An employee for a used car dealer in Baton Rouge claims he was not paid at a rate of time-and-one-half of his regular wages for overtime work.

Man alleges he was assaulted during traffic stop

Michael Abella Feb. 1, 2017, 12:03pm

MONROE – An Ouachita Parish man alleges his constitutional rights were violated by law enforcement officers during a traffic stop.

Acadiana Community Based Services Inc. alleged to have not paid overtime

Michael Abella Feb. 1, 2017, 11:51am

LAFAYETTE – Current and former direct service workers with businesses based in Lafayette allege they were misclassified so their employers could circumvent requirements to pay overtime wages.

Captain alleges he was injured because of vessel's unseaworthiness

Michael Abella Feb. 1, 2017, 11:33am

NEW ORLEANS – A captain alleges he was injured while painting because of a ship's uneven steel deck.

2138 Mag alleges Cimarron Underground caused damage to property

Michael Abella Feb. 1, 2017, 9:25am

NEW ORLEANS – A commercial rental building owner alleges the property was damaged by construction done on a neighboring property.