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Hurricane Katrina evacuee blames FEMA for his parole violations

Michelle Massey Feb. 1, 2011, 3:45am

Kramer A Hurricane Katrina evacuee has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), blaming it for his parole violations, which resulted in an additional four years in prison.

Jones Act lawsuit filed against Chet Morrison

Michelle Massey Feb. 1, 2011, 3:52am

A Louisiana resident has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he was injured during a commercial dive.

Deckhand sues after cable slips and hits his knee

Michelle Massey Feb. 1, 2011, 3:59am

An injured deckhand has filed a lawsuit against his employer after his crewmembers failed to slow a pulling cable.

Protective order motion filed in 'Who Dat' lawsuit

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 1, 2011, 12:35pm

Barbier A motion for protective order has been filed in a case involving the ownership rights to the term "Who Dat," according to court documents in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisisana.

Reports state Louisiana AG to switch to GOP

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 1, 2011, 1:29pm

Caldwell A report posted Tuesday afternoon on NOLA.com states that Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell plans to switch his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican this week.

Mississippi AG Hood supports monitoring communications in BP MDL

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 1, 2011, 1:55pm

Hood Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has filed a motion supporting the plaintiffs' request for monitoring alleged ex parte communications regarding the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF), according to papers filed in the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation (MDL).

Superdome sued by woman who trips on plywood outside stadium

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 3, 2011, 2:38am

Charbonnet A New Orleans woman is suing the owners of the Louisiana Superdome and the city of New Orleans after she fell while walking on plywood boards around a construction site outside the stadium.

Barbier rules Feinberg is an agent of BP

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 3, 2011, 2:48am

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued a 15-page order stating that Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) administrator Kenneth Feinberg "cannot be considered 'neutral' or totally 'independent' of BP."

Barbier issues order reaffirming states rights to choose counsel in BP litigation

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 3, 2011, 3:00am

Caldwell U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued an order Tuesday reaffirming the rights of states in pursuing litigation against BP for damages relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill.

Louisiana legal watchdog group says $52 million spent by municipalities on litigation

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 3, 2011, 6:28am

Landry The Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) released a study today stating that more than $52 million was spent by Louisiana municipalities fighting lawsuits from 2006-2009.

Feinberg: Oyster harvesters will get double their losses

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 3, 2011, 6:44am

Feinberg The person in charge of a $20 billion BP oil spill compensation fund said Tuesday that claimants will have the opportunity to receive twice their damages from 2010 from "final payments."

Orleans Parish Clerk states all mortgage records recovered

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 7, 2011, 3:41am

All the Orleans Parish mortgage and conveyance records lost in a computer crash in October 2010 have been recovered, according to Clerk of Court Dale Atkins.

Barbier's order takes control of BP trust fund

Steve Korris Feb. 7, 2011, 3:49am

Barbier NEW ORLEANS – U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier seized jurisdiction over a $16 billion trust fund for oil spill damage claims.

Barbier extends briefing deadline in BP MDL

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 7, 2011, 12:00pm

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued two orders Feb. 4 pertaining to the multi-district litigation (MDL) surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Louisiana AG quietly switches to GOP

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 7, 2011, 12:49pm

Caldwell After months of rumors, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell officially announced that he has switched his party affiliation to Republican.

FEMA and DHS sued over Orleans Parish 911 Call Center

Michelle Massey Feb. 8, 2011, 12:59am

Collings Orleans Parish Communication District filed a lawsuit against Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security in order to force the federal government to pay for replacing the Orleans Parish 911 Call Center, which was damaged during Hurricane Katrina.

Houston trucking company sued over accident

Michelle Massey Feb. 8, 2011, 1:15am

After a two vehicle collision in Jefferson Parish, a Houston trucking company is being sued for allegedly allowing a sleep-deprived truck driver to continue to operate its tractor-trailer.

Construction company sued for failing to barricade boat launch

Michelle Massey Feb. 8, 2011, 1:31am

A Jefferson Parish couple has filed a lawsuit against a local construction company for failing to barricade a boat launch that was under construction.

Offshore worker sues after crane slams into platform

Michelle Massey Feb. 8, 2011, 1:34am

An offshore worker has filed a lawsuit against the operators of a crane after he was slammed into an offshore platform.

Asbestos jury trial set to start in Orleans Parish

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 8, 2011, 10:44am

A 10-day asbestos jury trial is set to begin in Judge Piper Griffin's courtroom on Feb. 14 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.