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Becnel awaits court decision on suspension

Steve Korris Aug. 2, 2010, 2:31am

Becnel NEW ORLEANS – Daniel Becnel III of LaPlace expresses remorse for misconduct and waits for the Supreme Court of Louisiana to decide how long to suspend his law license.

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School employee sues to obtain disability benefits after being assaulted

Michelle Massey Aug. 3, 2010, 4:00am

A disciplinarian for John McDonough Senior High School has filed a lawsuit against his employer to obtain disability benefits after allegedly being attacked by a student.

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Orleans Parish resident files med mal suit against Tulane Hospital

Michelle Massey Aug. 3, 2010, 4:00am

An Orleans Parish resident has filed a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice after a procedure to treat renal cancer left her with a perforated colon.

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Seaman sues after vessel capsizes

Michelle Massey Aug. 3, 2010, 5:42am

A seaman has filed a lawsuit due to the injuries he received when his vessel capsized.

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Lawsuit alleges Avandia caused heart failure

Michelle Massey Aug. 3, 2010, 5:48am

A Louisiana resident has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the diabetic drug Avandia for not warning him or his doctor about an increased risk of cardiovascular problems. The patient says he suffered heart failure more than ten years after his initial digestion of the drug.

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Furniture store sued after wall unit falls apart

Michelle Massey Aug. 3, 2010, 7:34am

A New Orleans furniture store is being sued for improperly installing a television wall unit after the unit allegedly came apart and fell on a customer.

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Hearing on bankrupt asbestos defendant's motion to dismiss continued

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 4, 2010, 2:58pm

Roussel A hearing set on a bankrupt asbestos defendant's motion to dismiss was continued without date in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

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Judge strikes class certification in gas spill suit; gives plaintiffs 90 days to try again

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 4, 2010, 3:00pm

Chief Judge Lloyd Medley Jr. granted two defense motions to strike plaintiff's class allegations and motions for certification on July 30 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

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Cyclist sues over allegedly dangerous road

Michelle Massey Aug. 4, 2010, 3:28pm

Farrelly A Jefferson Parish resident has filed a lawsuit after falling off his bicycle on Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans.

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St. Tammany Parish resident files lawsuit over Chinese drywall

Michelle Massey Aug. 5, 2010, 5:52am

Russell Herman Five years after completing renovations on his Slidell home after Hurricane Katrina, Hiram Mason claims he discovered Chinese-manufactured drywall throughout his home and has filed a lawsuit to recover damages to his person and property.

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Homeowners file lawsuit after not qualifying for Citimortgage loan

Michelle Massey Aug. 5, 2010, 6:18am

Irpino After learning they did not qualify for the Home Affordable Modification Program, property owners from St. Charles Parish filed suit against their mortgage company for not adequately communicating information about the program.

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Neighbor sues after fire damages commercial building

Michelle Massey Aug. 5, 2010, 6:24am

Wilson A New Orleans commercial property owner has filed a lawsuit against his neighbor, claiming a fire originating from their junction box caused extensive property damage to his building.

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Customer sues Wal-Mart for getting 'clocked' in the head

Michelle Massey Aug. 5, 2010, 7:14am

Irpino A Wal-Mart customer is suing after she was allegedly hit in the head by a falling clock.

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Boater files lawsuit after running into power line

Michelle Massey Aug. 5, 2010, 10:56am

A boater and his passengers are suing Entergy after their pleasure boat collided with a low-lying electrified power line, allegedly causing personal injuries as well as property damage.

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Lowe's customer sues for $450k after trip and fall

Michelle Massey Aug. 5, 2010, 10:58am

A Lowe's customer wants more than $450,000 after tripping and falling in the parking lot.

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Illinois Central carpenter sues after being hit by railroad timber

Michelle Massey Aug. 5, 2010, 10:59am

German-Oden A bridge carpenter, allegedly hit by a railroad timber, is suing his employer for failing to provide a safe place to work.

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Seaman sues after developing carpal tunnel syndrome

Michelle Massey Aug. 5, 2010, 11:29am

After allegedly developing carpal tunnel syndrome, seaman Anthony Francis filed a Jones Act lawsuit against his employer, Omega Protein, Inc.

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Rand's asbestos report shows lucrative outcome for lawyer trust fund managers

Steve Korris Aug. 5, 2010, 1:43pm

Budd Giants of asbestos litigation hold half the power in seven trust funds that paid $2.4 billion in claims in 2008, according to tables in a new Rand Corporation report.

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Wal-Mart shopper claims tendonitis after deli shelf falls on foot

Michelle Massey Aug. 6, 2010, 8:00am

A St. Charles Parish resident has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart after a store shelf allegedly fell on her foot.

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Suit filed over garbage truck and motorcycle collision

Michelle Massey Aug. 9, 2010, 9:55am

Phares The family of a deceased motorcycle rider has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the employer of the garbage truck driver who allegedly caused the fatal crash.

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