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Judge stays lawsuit against actor Stephen Baldwin over oil spill cleanup technology

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 3, 2011, 6:11am

Baldwin A New Orleans federal judge has stayed a liability lawsuit against actor Stephen Baldwin over oil spill cleanup technology the actor claims he was tricked into selling.

Cook sues after losing job for reporting to jury duty

Michelle Keahey Oct. 3, 2011, 6:47am

Williams A cook for a retirement community center has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he lost his job for reporting for jury duty.

Train conductor sues railroad company over debris

Michelle Keahey Oct. 3, 2011, 6:59am

David After injuring his ankle while working, a train conductor has filed a lawsuit against his employer for causing an unsafe condition by failing to remove debris alongside train tracks.

Electrician sues employer seeking overtime wages

Michelle Keahey Oct. 3, 2011, 7:12am

A LaFourche Parish electrician has filed a lawsuit against his employer for allegedly failing to pay overtime wages.

Seaman files lawsuit claiming ladder created dangerous condition

Michelle Keahey Oct. 3, 2011, 7:15am

After falling off a ladder and sustaining serious injuries, a seaman has filed a lawsuit against his employer for allegedly failing to provide a safe place to work.

New Orleans attorney sued for allegedly interfering in settlement negotiations

Michelle Keahey Oct. 3, 2011, 7:22am

A lawsuit has been filed against New Orleans attorney James L. Arruebarrena for alleged interference in settlement negotiations.

Globaltech Offshores says employees engaged in espionage

Michelle Keahey Oct. 3, 2011, 7:54am

Sharpe A California corporation has filed a $6 million lawsuit against five former employees for misappropriation of trade secrets and civil conspiracy.

Barbier: BP cleanup contractors are immune only if directed by government

Steve Korris Oct. 4, 2011, 3:41am

Barbier NEW ORLEANS – BP contractors who cleaned up after the Deepwater Horizon explosion can't share the government's immunity from personal injury suits unless they prove they took direction from the government and not from BP, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled on Sept. 30.

BP shareholder suits in court Nov. 4 on motions to dismiss

Steve Korris Oct. 4, 2011, 3:57am

Taylor HOUSTON – U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison will hear motions to dismiss three groups of Deepwater Horizon suits from BP shareholders at hearings on Nov. 4.

Transocean wants explanation from rig workers invoking the Fifth

Steve Korris Oct. 4, 2011, 4:00am

Miller Five Deepwater Horizon workers must explain how they can pursue personal injury claims against rig owner Transocean while they plead Fifth Amendment privilege against self incrimination, U.S. Magistrate Sally Shushan ruled on Sept. 27.

Hazeur and Kiefer lead in campaign spending for Orleans Parish bench

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 5, 2011, 1:44am

Hazeur Orleans Parish Civil District Court nominees Ellen Hazeur and Kris Kiefer are leading other candidates in campaign spending, according to campaign finance reports.

Hispanic worker files suit after being called 'illegal immigrant' by co-worker

Michelle Keahey Oct. 5, 2011, 1:55am

Griffith An Hispanic worker has filed a discrimination lawsuit after she was allegedly referred to as an illegal immigrant by a co-worker.

Seaman sues after transfer basket falls onto deck

Michelle Keahey Oct. 5, 2011, 2:00am

A seaman has filed a Jones Act lawsuit after he was injured when the crew basket he was being transferred in fell onto the vessel's deck due to severe wind.

Seaman claims back injuries after vessel collision

Michelle Keahey Oct. 5, 2011, 2:52am

Bruno A Louisiana seaman has filed a lawsuit that claims he is suffering from debilitating back injuries after the vessel he was aboard collided into another vessel.

New Orleans City Attorney confirmed to federal bench

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 6, 2011, 5:53am

The U.S. Senate has confirmed New Orleans City Attorney Nannette Jolivette-Brown to the federal bench in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New Orleans.

Wal-Mart sued after pregnant woman slips and falls

Michelle Keahey Oct. 6, 2011, 5:59am

After slipping and falling while she was pregnant, a Louisiana resident has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart for failing to properly clean its floors.

Class action filed against New Orleans hotel over $7.95 fee

Michelle Keahey Oct. 7, 2011, 2:37am

A class action has been filed against a New Orleans hotel for allegedly hiding a $7.95 daily resort fee and not disclosing it until it is too late and customers receive their bill at check-out time.

Paramedic sues BP after suffering injuries when Fast Boat hits wave

Michelle Keahey Oct. 7, 2011, 2:41am

A paramedic working offshore for BP has filed a lawsuit that claims he was severely injured due to the lack of safety restraints aboard a Fast Boat.

Three Louisiana companies sued for allowing employee to move heavy equipment

Michelle Keahey Oct. 7, 2011, 2:44am

Three Louisiana companies are facing a lawsuit after an employee injured his groin when he attempted to move heavy equipment.

Captain sues after reckless roommates fall from top bunk on top of him

Michelle Keahey Oct. 7, 2011, 2:49am

Gaar A boat captain has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he was injured when two reckless co-workers fell from a top bunk.