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Seaman sues over crane accident

Michelle Massey May 2, 2011, 1:15am

A seaman is suing his employer after a crane operator allegedly dropped a steel plate on his foot.

Welder sues after becoming covered in chemicals

Michelle Massey May 2, 2011, 1:26am

A chemical company is being sued for allegedly not warning a welder that the tank he was cutting contained chemicals.

Railroad worker sues after injuring finger

Michelle Massey May 2, 2011, 1:31am

A railroad worker is suing his employer after his finger was injured when a co-worker allegedly attempted to kick a door shut.

Construction workers sue New Orleans company over unpaid wages

Michelle Massey May 2, 2011, 1:34am

Tusa Several construction workers are suing a New Orleans company for allegedly failing to pay more than $12,000 in wages.

Bank employee claims retaliatory discharge over familty leave request

Michelle Massey May 2, 2011, 1:45am

Rose A bank employee has filed a lawsuit against a Harahan bank after she was allegedly terminated a day after requesting medical leave.

Cytec employee claims 39 years of exposure to dangerous noise led to hearing loss

Michelle Massey May 2, 2011, 1:47am

An employee of Cytec's Fortier facility, suffering from hearing loss, has filed a lawsuit claiming he was exposed to unreasonably loud and damaging noise on a regular and continuous basis for approximately 39 years.

Mexican states seek standing in BP MDL

Steve Korris May 2, 2011, 4:00pm

Serna NEW ORLEANS – Three Mexican states claim equal standing with American states in suing BP over the Deepwater Horizon explosion

Barbier slams State of Louisiana's actions in BP MDL

Alejandro de los Rios May 3, 2011, 3:49pm

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier had some stern words for the State of Louisiana at the most recent BP oil spill MDL status conference regarding a recent filing by the state which came after a deadline set by a court management order (CMO).

Barbier approves order allowing quicker disposal of samples taken in BP MDL

Alejandro de los Rios May 3, 2011, 4:00pm

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier amended a pre-trial order allowing quicker disposal of environmental samples taken during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year.

Final scheduling order set in 'Who Dat' litigation

Alejandro de los Rios May 4, 2011, 7:00am

Bussert Following a final pre-trial conference in April, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has issued an order laying out a schedule and deadlines in litigation over the ownership of the phrase "Who Dat."

Carnival Cruise Lines files suit in BP MDL; Seeks $10 million claim with GCCF

Alejandro de los Rios May 4, 2011, 7:15am

The popular cruise line Carnival has jumped into the multidistrict litigation (MDL) surrounding the BP oil spill and Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Seaman sues Transocean after being hit in the head with falling scaffolding

Michelle Massey May 5, 2011, 2:14pm

After being hit in the head by a falling piece of scaffolding, a seaman is suing Transocean for allegedly failing to secure it.

Hospital secretary sues after losing job due to overscheduling patients

Michelle Massey May 5, 2011, 2:52pm

Rose Hitchen filed a lawsuit against her employer Southeast Community Health Systems claiming she was a victim of race and age discrimination.

Painter claims exposure to benzene resulted in multiple myeloma

Michelle Massey May 6, 2011, 11:00am

A painter claims his years of exposure to benzene-containing products has resulted in his diagnosis of multiple myeloma and has filed suit against companies who manufactured the products.

Hair iron manufacturer sued after house catches fire

Michelle Massey May 6, 2011, 11:00am

The manufacturer of a hair iron is being sued by an insurance company for more than $190,000 after a house caught on fire causing significant property damage.

BP sued after seaman thrown overboard during 'man overboard' drill

Michelle Massey May 6, 2011, 11:12am

Camel A seaman has filed a lawsuit against BP after he was thrown overboard while participating in a man overboard training drill

Jones Act lawsuit filed against company after employee injured when towing strap breaks

Michelle Massey May 9, 2011, 2:38am

A Louisiana seaman has filed a Jones Act lawsuit against his employer after he was knocked to the ground when a towing strap snapped.

Family sues after son lost at sea

Michelle Massey May 9, 2011, 4:24am

The parents of a missing Louisiana man have filed a lawsuit against their son's employer claiming the company failed to use proper lifesaving actions, allowing their son to become lost at sea.

Med mal suit claims surgeon took advice of salesman over standards of care

Michelle Massey May 9, 2011, 4:28am

After suffering complications from a lumbar surgery, a Virginia resident has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Louisiana surgeon for allegedly taking the recommendation of a salesman instead of complying with an appropriate level of standard of care.

Refinery worker claims job-related stress led to disability

Michelle Massey May 9, 2011, 4:34am

A Valero employee has filed a lawsuit against his company arguing that job-related stress caused by intimidation and racial discrimination has resulted in the employee being placed on long term disability.