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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.

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.

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.

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.

Louisiana Supreme Court suspends lawyer for disqualifying judge on purpose

Caleb Murphy Sep. 30, 2016, 10:46am

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Supreme Court suspended Joseph Mole from practicing law in state courts recently. This decision comes after Mole was suspended from practicing in U.S. District Court in New Orleans because of his involvement with impeached Judge Thomas Porteous.

Federal Judge Ginger Berrigan announces semi-retirement

Michelle de Leon Sep. 26, 2016, 3:22pm

NEW ORLEANS – Federal Judge Helen Ginger Berrigan has retired from active service in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and will enter semi-retired "senior" status. She submitted the requisite documents to President Obama on Aug. 23.

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.

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.

Mother says postal worker's carelessness caused injuries

Michael Abella Sep. 20, 2016, 6:03pm

NEW ORLEANS — A mother from Ponchatoula is suing the federal government and the U.S. Postal Service, alleging insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Man says doctor at federally funded Teche Action Clinic was negligent

Michael Abella Sep. 20, 2016, 5:58pm

NEW ORLEANS — A former medical patient from Houma is suing the federal government, alleging negligence in health care.

Service Transport Company, driver blamed in highway collision

Michael Abella Sep. 20, 2016, 5:51pm

NEW ORLEANS — Two women are suing an insurer, a trucking company and a truck driver, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Life Insurance Company of North America accused of breaching contract

Michael Abella Sep. 20, 2016, 5:35pm

NEW ORLEANS — A plan beneficiary from Natchitoches is suing an insurer over alleged breach of duty.

Deckhand blames American River Transportation for injuries

Michael Abella Sep. 20, 2016, 5:25pm

NEW ORLEANS — A deckhand from St. Charles Parish is suing a vessel operator, citing alleged unsafe work environment.

Underwriter says T&M Boat Rentals breached contract

Michael Abella Sep. 20, 2016, 5:21pm

NEW ORLEANS — An underwriter is suing a boat rental company over alleged breach of contract.

Genesis Energy accused of firing man for reporting violations of law

Michael Abella Sep. 20, 2016, 5:20pm

NEW ORLEANS — A former offshore oil pipeline worker is suing Genesis Energy LLC, alleging retaliation and wrongful termination.

Man claims M & T Oceanographic Research is responsible for injuries

Michael Abella Sep. 20, 2016, 5:19pm

NEW ORLEANS — A marine crew member is suing a research vessel operator, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries he suffered while addressing an engine-room leak.

Customer alleges automaker breached warranty

Michael Abella Sep. 16, 2016, 4:08pm

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana customer is suing an automaker, alleging breach of implied warranty of merchantability.

District manager alleges health management company failed to pay overtime

Michael Abella Sep. 16, 2016, 4:07pm

NEW ORLEANS — A St. Tammany Parish woman is suing a health management business, alleging failure to pay overtime wages. 

Federal agency claims G6 Hospitality LLC violated civil rights law

Michael Abella Sep. 16, 2016, 3:59pm

NEW ORLEANS — A federal agency is suing over alleged violations of civil rights provisions.