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Nurse files racial discrimination lawsuit due to lower pay

Michelle Keahey Jan. 3, 2012, 12:49am

A nurse is suing her former employer after she learned that she was making $4 less per hour than other nurses.

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Diver sues after sustaining decompression illness

Michelle Keahey Jan. 3, 2012, 12:53am

Delise A commercial diver has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he sustained a decompression illness.

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Academy Sporting store sued after customer slips in water

Michelle Keahey Jan. 3, 2012, 12:57am

A Lafourche Parish resident has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Academy Sporting and Outdoor Store after he slipped in water and suffered injuries.

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Dune Energy sues after backhoe operator allegedly causes oil spill

Michelle Keahey Jan. 3, 2012, 1:00am

An energy company has filed a $1.3 million lawsuit against the employer of a backhoe operator that caused an oil spill.

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Railroad workers claims chemical exposure led to lung cancer

Michelle Keahey Jan. 3, 2012, 1:00am

German-Oden An Alabama railroad worker has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he learned that he had developed lung cancer from possible chemical exposure.

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Judge unseals order disqualifying BP's cement expert

Steve Korris Jan. 3, 2012, 6:12am

Cap on BP's leaking well NEW ORLEANS – U. S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan blamed Houston engineer Fred Sabins for the disqualification of his firm as BP's cement expert in litigation over the Deepwater Horizon explosion, according to an order she unsealed on Dec. 21.

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Barbier grants lawyers 6 percent charge on future settlements; Sides with Jindal over Caldwell

Steve Korris Jan. 3, 2012, 9:29am

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier exiled Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell from Deepwater Horizon litigation and granted plaintiff lawyers a six percent charge on $14 billion in future settlements at BP's Gulf Coast Claims Facility.

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Neighborhood Association sues to block partial demolition of historic home

Kyle Barnett Jan. 3, 2012, 12:45pm

A New Orleans neighborhood association is suing the city for its part in overturning an Historic Landmarks Association ruling that disallowed property owners from demolishing part of an historic home.

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Landlord sued after woman falls to her death from window

Kyle Barnett Jan. 3, 2012, 12:48pm

A New Orleans family is suing their landlord after the family's mother fell to her death from an open window.

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Actor Stephen Baldwin and business partner sued over Kevin Costner oil spill contract

Kyle Barnett Jan. 3, 2012, 12:51pm

Baldwin A New Orleans man is suing actor Stephen Baldwin and his business partner over a joint venture aimed at cleaning up parts of the gulf oil spill.

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Humane Society and vet sue non-profit agency that runs city's animal shelter

Kyle Barnett Jan. 3, 2012, 1:00pm

Kramer The Humane Society of New Orleans is suing a non-profit organization that shelters the city's stray animals and its director for violating the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices Act.

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NALCO employee attributes five month absence from work to stress ball injury

Kyle Barnett Jan. 4, 2012, 12:24pm

An Ascension Parish man is suing his former boss and employer for terminating him when he was ordered by medical professionals not to return to work.

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Class action filed over FlexFoil reflective insulation

Michelle Keahey Jan. 6, 2012, 1:49am

Bennett Calling the product not suitable for southern heat, a Louisiana company has filed a class action over FlexFoil, reflective insulation that is designed to eliminate solar-generated heat radiated through a roof, wall or under a floor.

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Wrongful death suit filed after industrial equipment fails, kills worker

Michelle Keahey Jan. 6, 2012, 2:16am

The wife of a deceased longshoreman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit that claims her husband suffered fatal injuries when a piece of equipment failed and the parts acted like projectiles and hit him.

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Oil spill cleanup worker files lawsuit after suffering respiratory failure

Michelle Keahey Jan. 6, 2012, 2:19am

Delise An oil spill cleanup worker has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he suffered respiratory failure as a result of exposure to oil products.

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Seaman permanently injures back while grocery shopping, sues employer

Michelle Keahey Jan. 6, 2012, 2:22am

deGravelles A vessel's chief mate has filed a lawsuit against his employer that claims he suffered a disabling back injury while grocery shopping because of a lack of manpower and a lack of proper equipment.

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Industrial worker suffered fatal third degree burns due to defective steel ladle, suit claims

Michelle Keahey Jan. 6, 2012, 2:26am

Arruebarrena The wife of a deceased industrial worker, who suffered fatal third degree burns when a steel ladle erupted and spewed molten steel on him, has filed a lawsuit against her husband's employer and the manufacturers of the ladle.

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Man claims industrial accident resulted in severe burns

Kyle Barnett Jan. 9, 2012, 4:53am

Wolff An Ascension Parish man is suing a fertilizer company for burns he claims to have suffered while working as a contractor.

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Lawsuit seeks to remove Republican committee candidate from ballot

Kyle Barnett Jan. 9, 2012, 5:34am

A candidate is suing the New Orleans city clerk's office to remove his opponent from the upcoming Republican State Central Committee election.

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Two class actions filed against automotive supplier for alleged price fixing

Michelle Keahey Jan. 9, 2012, 7:42am

Herman A few months after an automotive supplier pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a $200 million fine for its role in price-fixing automotive wire harnesses, two federal class actions have been filed in New Orleans on behalf of automotive consumers.

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