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Parent sues Wal-Mart after child hit in face with video game remote control

Michelle Keahey Apr. 27, 2012, 3:30am

NEW ORLEANS - An Orleans Parish mother is suing Wal-Mart claiming the store's negligence caused her son to suffer a facial laceration when a Nintendo remote control hit him in the face while he was playing a video game.

Seaman sues after captain's chair falls onto his knee

Michelle Keahey Apr. 27, 2012, 3:28am

Gordon NEW ORLEANS - A seaman has filed a lawsuit claiming that he received serious personal injuries when a captain's chair fell onto his knees.

Lebanese librarian sues Catholic school for discrimination

Michelle Keahey Apr. 27, 2012, 3:25am

NEW ORLEANS - After her employment contract was not renewed, a Lebanese librarian has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, a Jefferson Parish Catholic school.

Waffle House manager files lawsuit claiming she was not properly paid

Michelle Keahey Apr. 27, 2012, 2:36am

NEW ORLEANS - A Waffle House manager is suing the restaurant claiming that it violated federal regulations by not properly paying her.

Landowner-backed legacy lawsuit reform clears Senate committee

Kyle Barnett Apr. 26, 2012, 12:35pm

Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin NEW ORLEANS – Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, passed a bill through the Senate Natural Resources Committee that opponents are saying would benefit the landowner's side of the legacy lawsuit issue.

Legacy lawsuit reform passes House

Kyle Barnett Apr. 25, 2012, 1:13pm

BATON ROUGE – A bill supported by the energy industry to reform "legacy lawsuits" has passed the Louisiana House in a 81-19 vote.

Settlement of $14.8 million presented in Katrina trailer formaldehyde class action

Kyle Barnett Apr. 25, 2012, 11:21am

NEW ORLEANS – Attorneys representing claimants in a class action lawsuit filed against 21 travel trailer manufacturers claim they have to come to a $14.8 million agreement.

Department of Natural Resources claims more staff needed if HB618 passes

Kyle Barnett Apr. 25, 2012, 10:43am

BATON ROUGE – The Department of Natural Resources claims it will need additional staff to process cases if "legacy lawsuit" bill HB618 passes.

Faircloth claims he is drafting compromise bill in legacy lawsuit issue

Kyle Barnett Apr. 24, 2012, 4:49am

Attorney Jimmy Faircloth The main opponent to the energy industry's proposed "legacy lawsuit" reforms claims he is drafting legislation that will meet the desires of the energy industry while providing protection to others.

Seaman sues after falling into Mississippi River

Michelle Keahey Apr. 24, 2012, 4:26am

NEW ORLEANS - A St. Charles Parish seaman has filed a lawsuit against his employer claiming that the company's alleged negligence caused him to injure his back and fall into the Mississippi River.

Seaman sues employer for not providing adequate benefits to treat injury

Michelle Keahey Apr. 24, 2012, 4:21am

NEW ORLEANS - After slipping in hydraulic fluid and water and injuring his back, a St. Mary Parish seaman has filed a lawsuit against his employer claiming the company is refusing to provide him with adequate cure benefits for medical treatment.

Pepsi worker sues Wal-Mart after slipping in liquid

Michelle Keahey Apr. 24, 2012, 4:18am

NEW ORLEANS - After slipping in a liquid in a Wal-Mart warehouse, a Pepsi worker is suing the store for failing to warn of the liquid on the floor.

St. Charles Parish woman sues Winn-Dixie after slipping and falling

Michelle Keahey Apr. 24, 2012, 4:15am

NEW ORLEANS - After slipping and falling off of a walkway, a St. Charles Parish woman has filed a lawsuit against Winn-Dixie claiming the store knew it had a dangerous walkway as other customers had fallen in the same area.

Metairie restaurant sued for not paying employees minimum wage rate

Michelle Keahey Apr. 24, 2012, 4:12am

NEW ORLEANS - Two restaurant employees have filed a lawsuit against their employer claiming they were not paid at the federally mandated minimum wage rate or paid any overtime compensation.

Grambling State University sued by head football coach Doug Williams

Kyle Barnett Apr. 23, 2012, 6:19am

Williams GRAMBLING – The head football coach at Grambling State University is suing over his contract with the school.

Chief Justice of Louisiana Supreme Court to step down

Kyle Barnett Apr. 23, 2012, 5:51am

Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball NEW ORLEANS – The Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court has announced she will be stepping down.

Metairie company sues AOL in attempt to gain access to company emails

Michelle Keahey Apr. 23, 2012, 3:23am

Clements NEW ORLEANS - A Metairie company has filed a lawsuit against AOL in an effort to obtain access to the company's email account and the company's past email address.

Another joint public hearing expected Monday on legacy lawsuit reform

Kyle Barnett Apr. 20, 2012, 11:23am

Dismukes BATON ROUGE – A joint public hearing of the natural resources committees from the House and Senate is expected to take place on April 23 for the second Monday in a row.

Abramson says opponent threatened his career over legacy lawsuit reform

Kyle Barnett Apr. 20, 2012, 11:21am

Abramson BATON ROUGE – Weeks before a House committee voted on a civil litigation reform measure, state Rep. Neil Abramson said he was lured to a remote part of the capitol and had his career threatened by an individual whose identity he is not revealing.

Energy advocate is 'outraged' over Carmouche v. Abramson complaint

Michael P. Tremoglie Apr. 20, 2012, 6:00am

Briggs BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) President Don Briggs says he is "outraged" over an ethics complaint filed yesterday against a state lawmaker who has advanced legislation reforming legacy lawsuit litigation.