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Judge's decision on Chinese drywall award will be bellwether

Michelle Massey Mar. 5, 2010, 2:45am

After hearing testimony from several Virginia homeowners during a February bench trial against Chinese drywall manufacturer Taishan Gypsum Co., U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon's highly anticipated ruling is expected to be a bellwether.

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Apple responds to allegations of fraud in iPhone MMS litigations

Michelle Massey Mar. 5, 2010, 3:24am

Bickford Apple says it did not deceive or defraud customers who bought iPhones without multimedia messaging service, according to its response in a series of lawsuits pending in federal court in New Orleans.

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New Orleans resident injured using Pilates chair

Michelle Massey Mar. 5, 2010, 3:44am

New Orleans resident Sandra Andry claims she seriously injured her back on an exercise machine, according to a lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

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Louisiana man believes reflux drug caused Parkinson's disease

Michelle Massey Mar. 5, 2010, 11:55am

After four months of taking the drug Reglan to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, a Louisiana resident alleges he developed drug-induced Parkinson's disease.

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Woman sues bank after glass partition shatters onto her face

Michelle Massey Mar. 8, 2010, 2:47am

A New Orleans bank customer is suing over severe injuries she claims to have sustained when a glass partition shattered and sprayed glass in her face.

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Suit claims Lockheed Martin violated Military Service Relief Act

Michelle Massey Mar. 8, 2010, 3:51am

A U.S. naval reserve commander wants his employer Lockheed Martin to follow the law by paying vacation credits and differential during the time he was called to active duty.

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Falling elevator case set for trial March 29 in federal court

Michelle Massey Mar. 12, 2010, 11:38am

With settlement negotiations stalled and summary judgment motions denied, several companies will soon be heading to trial to argue who is responsible for a falling elevator in a parking garage owned by Hertz Texaco Center.

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Post traumatic stress disorder claimed by man who falls from chair at Macy's

Michelle Massey Mar. 19, 2010, 4:22am

A Macy's customer claims to suffer from post-traumatic stress after sitting in a chair that broke at a Lafayette store.

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Barge worker claims staph infection; seeks $2 million in damages

Michelle Massey Mar. 19, 2010, 4:28am

A seaman believes he caught a medicine-resistant staph infection while working on a heavy lift derrick barge in navigation.

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Man's fingers severed during basketball goal assembly; suit claims loss of enjoyment of life

Michelle Massey Mar. 19, 2010, 4:34am

A man who severed two fingers while assembling a portable basketball goal known as "The Beast" is suing the manufacturer and others.

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Zicam caused man to lose sense of smell, suit claims

Michelle Massey Mar. 19, 2010, 4:46am

A man who claims he lost sense of smell after using Zicam, filed a personal injury lawsuit against Matrixx, Initiatives, Inc., Zicam LLC., and Botantical Laboratories, Inc. on March 10 in New Orleans federal court of the Eastern District of Louisiana.

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Oil companies controlled erection of levees to hide polluted lands, class action claims

Michelle Massey Mar. 25, 2010, 4:44am

Companies who manufacture petroleum, chemicals, gas and other products are accused of manipulating the Pontchartrain levee system in order to hide contaminated tracts of land north of the lake.

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Family's sues over father's mesothelioma death

Michelle Massey Mar. 27, 2010, 4:32am

More than 50 years after their father worked around asbestos products, the family of a deceased longshoreman is suing several New Orleans companies in a case that was removed from Orleans Parish to federal court.

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Appeals Court will rehear hotel workers on labor law violations

Michelle Massey Mar. 31, 2010, 4:00am

After a request for a rehearing, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to listen to arguments from a Latin American group of guest workers hired to maintain New Orleans hotels after Hurricane Katrina.

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