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Lawsuit claims personal trainer responsible for client's injuries

Michelle Massey Jun. 1, 2010, 3:00am

A New Orleans resident blames her personal trainer for injuries she says she suffered as a result of a weight-training program.

Three seaman sue vessel after receiving back injuries

Michelle Massey Jun. 1, 2010, 3:33am

Three seamen have filed separate Jones Act lawsuits after allegedly suffering back injuries while working on a vessel owned by Omega Protein.

Metairie couple blames fire on faulty space heater

Michelle Massey Jun. 2, 2010, 8:49am

NEW ORLEANS-A Jefferson Parish couple claims a newly purchased ceramic space heater caused a fire in their home.

Diver sues vessel after decompression sickness

Michelle Massey Jun. 2, 2010, 9:00am

NEW ORLEANS-A commercial diver has filed a Jones Act lawsuit against his employer after he sustained a decompression injury.

Woman slips at Winn-Dixie, sues store

Michelle Massey Jun. 2, 2010, 9:39am

NEW ORLEANS-While shopping at the Winn-Dixie on Pontchartrain Boulevard in Slidell, Myrtle Terrell claims she slipped on a wet substance and did a split backwards into a wall, causing serious injuries.

Class action alleges Capital One rearranges transactions to charge more overdraft fees

Michelle Massey Jun. 2, 2010, 9:45am

Kanner NEW ORLEANS-A recently filed class action accuses Capital One of unfair and unconscionable acts in order to collect excessive overdraft fees.

Company failed to supervise space walk, suit claims

Michelle Massey Jun. 2, 2010, 9:55am

NEW ORLEANS-While browsing the manufactured homes at Clayton Homes in Houma, Gloria Miles let her son play in the space walk and expected the company to supervise him and the other children that were playing.

Judge takes evidence under advisement before liability case ruling

Alejandro de los Rios Jun. 7, 2010, 10:50am

Dalia Judge Robin Giarusso is taking evidence from both sides in a liability suit against the Omni Royal Hotel before pronouncing judgment in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Couple claims space heater caused home fire

Michelle Massey Jun. 8, 2010, 3:17am

A Jefferson Parish couple claims a newly purchased ceramic space heater caused a fire in their home.

Buyer says defective floor model GE gas range exploded

Michelle Massey Jun. 8, 2010, 3:20am

A Houma man claims a defective range caused an explosion in his home.

Slidell homeowner seeks more payment on Gustav claim

Michelle Massey Jun. 8, 2010, 3:28am

A Slidell property owner is suing his insurance provider for failing to pay claims filed after Hurricane Gustav.

Disabled Kenner woman sues over inadequate access to polling places

Michelle Massey Jun. 8, 2010, 3:36am

A disabled Kenner resident hopes a suit filed against Jefferson Parish will mean better handicap access at polling places throughout the Parish.

BP battle at center of contingency fee debate

Aricka Flowers Jun. 8, 2010, 1:45pm

Chaisson The ongoing BP oil leak has sparked debate around the state's ability to defend itself in litigation with corporations.

Rigger slips on grease buildup on pilings

Michelle Massey Jun. 9, 2010, 8:19am

A former employee is suing Premier Industries, accusing the company of failing to recognize dangerous working conditions on an ocean barge.

Boat owner claims repair shop left rag in engine

Michelle Massey Jun. 9, 2010, 11:00am

A yacht owner has is suing a repair shop he says is to blame for damage to his yacht.

Orleans Parish judges attending summer school in Destin

Alejandro de los Rios Jun. 9, 2010, 11:15am

A photo from Sandestin Resort's Web site As part of an annual gathering, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Judicial College are hosting a joint summer school and annual meeting from June 7 to June 11 at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, Fla.

Louisiana Senate contingency fee bill heads to the House

Aricka Flowers Jun. 9, 2010, 11:30am

Chaisson With a 21-16 vote, the Louisiana Senate passed a controversial bill that would allow the state's attorney general to hire outside counsel via contingency contracts. Yesterday, the bill was read in the House and referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Procedure.

Rule hearing set in class action against Dept. of Social Services

Alejandro de los Rios Jun. 10, 2010, 2:51am

Stanley A rule hearing for a class action suit against the Louisiana Department of Social Services (LDSS) is set for June 18 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Tort reform advocates praise new Georgia law, but some doubt effect in Louisiana

Alejandro de los Rios Jun. 10, 2010, 5:33am

Rickard The executive director of the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch called the passing of aGeorgia tort reform law a "no brainer" and said the state is leading the way in curbing frivolous lawsuits.

Mother alleges anti-nausea drug caused birth defects

Michelle Massey Jun. 10, 2010, 11:52am

A mother is suing the manufacturer of the anti-nausea drug Reglan, claiming the medication caused birth defects in her child.