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Plaintiffs reassure state governments and municipalities of their sovereignty in BP MDL

Alejandro de los Rios Mar. 1, 2011, 2:00am

Strange Speaking at a Feb. 25 status conference for the multidistrict litigation (MDL) surrounding the BP oil spill, plaintiff attorneys sought to reassure states and municipalities of their sovereignty when it comes to filing claims.

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USPS sued over carrier's collision with motorist

Michelle Massey Mar. 1, 2011, 2:22am

An Orleans Parish resident is suing the U.S. Postal Service after his vehicle was struck by a postal vehicle which allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign.

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Feinberg says 100,000 claims lack proof

Alejandro de los Rios Mar. 1, 2011, 9:00am

Feinberg Gulf Coast Claims Administrator Kenneth Feinberg told a group of foreign journalists yesterday that close to 100,000 claims submitted as a result of the BP oil spill "lack proof."

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Barbier denies Becnel's pro-GCCF motion

Alejandro de los Rios Mar. 1, 2011, 9:13am

Becnel U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier denied a motion for reconsideration filed by Louisiana attorney Danny Becnel which challenged the court's authority over Ken Feinberg and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF).

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Motrin maker sued over inadequate warnings of rare side effect

Michelle Massey Mar. 2, 2011, 4:52am

Salim A Texas woman is suing the manufacturers of Motrin after her daughter suffered a rare side effect of the drug and was hospitalized for over a month.

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Rigger sues for $3.5 million after suffering brain injury

Michelle Massey Mar. 2, 2011, 10:21am

A rigger is suing his employer for more than $3.5 million after suffering a severe brain and spinal injury.

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GCCF report shows few have accepted final claims

Alejandro de los Rios Mar. 2, 2011, 12:39pm

Feinberg Program statistics for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) show that less than 10 percent of individuals and businesses offered a final payment have accepted, leaving close to a total of $70 million on the table.

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Doctor suing Straight Flush plumbing company over uncompleted work

Alejandro de los Rios Mar. 2, 2011, 1:45pm

Dileo A New Orleans doctor is suing a plumbing company in Orleans Parish Civil District Court after he allegedly advanced the plumbers money for work that was not completed.

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Winn-Dixie customer sues after slip and fall

Michelle Massey Mar. 3, 2011, 5:22am

A Winn-Dixie customer is suing a Hammond store after she slipped in water and fell, sustaining a fracture to her wrist.

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Jindal to spend $12 million on oyster restoration, bill BP later

Alejandro de los Rios Mar. 3, 2011, 7:53am

Jindal Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday that his state will spend an estimated $12 million restoring oyster beds and wetlands damaged by the BP oil spill, and then bill the oil company later for the cost.

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Louisiana legislature to examine GCCF

Alejandro de los Rios Mar. 3, 2011, 2:00pm

Leger III Louisiana state House and Senate leadership announced that a special committee has been assigned to oversee the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) and its claims process.

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GSK sued over Avandia

Michelle Massey Mar. 4, 2011, 4:57am

GlaxoSmithKline is facing another federal lawsuit for allegedly failing to warn of the risks associated with its diabetes drug Avandia.

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Construction companies agree to pay $110,000 to settle sexual harassment lawsuit

Michelle Massey Mar. 4, 2011, 5:00am

Four national construction companies have agreed to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a former employee of the Conoco Phillips facility in Belle Chasse for $110,000.

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LSU nursing student sues over hazing incident involving instructor

Michelle Massey Mar. 4, 2011, 5:00am

A nurse anesthetist student has filed a federal lawsuit against Louisiana State University for allegedly allowing hazing of students.

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State and local governments claim economic hardship over Obama's drilling moratorium

Steve Korris Mar. 4, 2011, 1:00pm

Strange NEW ORLEANS – States and local governments blaming oil company BP for damage from the Deepwater Horizon explosion now blame BP for damage from the drilling moratorium President Obama imposed after the explosion.

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Disabled vet sues Entergy claiming rates are discriminatory

Michelle Massey Mar. 7, 2011, 3:17am

A Louisiana energy company is accused of discriminating against retired, older, disabled and lower-income residents by arbitrarily raising rates and fees in order to drive the residents out of New Orleans.

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Bowler dislocates elbow after falling on sticky approach lane, suit says

Michelle Massey Mar. 7, 2011, 3:21am

Sutton A bowling alley patron has filed a lawsuit against the bowling alley after she slipped in a sticky substance and fell, breaking her elbow. Denise Timmerman and Pierre Timmerman filed suit against AMF Bowling Centers Inc. d/b/a AMF All Star Lanes and ABC Insurance Co. on Jan. 6 in Jefferson Parish District Court. The defendant removed the case to federal court in New Orleans on Feb. 21.

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Debt collection company sued over lawsuit threat

Michelle Massey Mar. 7, 2011, 3:28am

Michaud An Orleans Parish resident has filed a lawsuit against a debt collection agency after she received a voicemail which stated she was going to be served with a lawsuit regarding a debt.

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What Reagan really said about tort reform

Andrew Cochran Mar. 7, 2011, 3:54am

Cochran During the recent 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan, we read many tributes to him and re-read many of his greatest speeches.

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Louisiana civil codes 'exacerbate' New Orleans' dysfunction, according to report

Alejandro de los Rios Mar. 7, 2011, 8:20am

Landrieu A specialist hired by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Louisiana's civil laws make bureaucratic dysfunction worse and has led to a "shocking" situation in City Hall.

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