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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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).

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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