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Lloyd's and others resist BP's bid for coverage

Steve Korris Aug. 15, 2011, 2:00pm

Dicharry NEW ORLEANS – Insurers who covered pollution claims against Deepwater Horizon owner Transocean insist they didn't cover pollution claims against rig operator BP.

Becnel sticks up for Feinberg in oil spill litigation

Steve Korris Aug. 15, 2011, 1:50pm

Feinberg NEW ORLEANS – Gulf Coast Claims Facility administrator Kenneth Feinberg doesn't need to defend himself from attacks as long as Louisiana lawyer Danny Becnel can do it.

BP attorney criticizes plaintiff attorneys' mode of questioning in oil spill depositions

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 15, 2011, 9:26am

Langan BP attorney Andrew Langan called plaintiff attorney questions have been "repetitive, irrelevant, and sometimes harassing" during depositions of BP witnesses.

Pharmaceutical sales rep sues employer for discriminating against her depression disability

Michelle Keahey Aug. 15, 2011, 5:27am

Farrugia After losing her job, a pharmaceutical sales representative has filed a lawsuit against her employer that claims she was discriminated against because of her depression.

Metairie restaurant sued for $300,000 after woman slips and breaks her arm

Michelle Keahey Aug. 15, 2011, 5:20am

A Metairie restaurant is being sued for $300,000 after a woman slipped in rainwater and broke her arm.

BP sued over seaman's crushed finger

Michelle Keahey Aug. 15, 2011, 5:00am

After his finger was crushed by a falling engine, a seaman has filed a lawsuit against his employer for allegedly not providing the proper equipment to hold up the engine.

Barbier describes rough outline of BP oil spill liability trial

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 15, 2011, 2:12am

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier today gave an idea of the structure for the first liability trial in the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation (MDL) set to take place in February 2012.

Worker sues owner of offshore platform for not placing non-skid surface on deck

Michelle Keahey Aug. 12, 2011, 4:50am

After slipping and falling outside of his living quarters, a worker has filed a lawsuit against the owner of an offshore platform for failing to place non-skid or other slip prevention measurements on the deck of the platform.

Sunbeam and Walgreens sued over child's burns in house fire

Michelle Keahey Aug. 12, 2011, 4:34am

The parents of a child who suffered burns in a house fire have filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of a heating pad, claiming that the heating pad was defective and caused the fire.

Hammond police officer sues over exposure to ammonia gas

Michelle Keahey Aug. 12, 2011, 4:16am

Price A Hammond police officer has filed a lawsuit claiming that he developed cancer 10 days after being exposed to significant quantities of ammonia gas.

Refinery worker claims exposure to benzene led to development of leukemia

Michelle Keahey Aug. 12, 2011, 4:13am

A former Alliance Refinery worker has filed a lawsuit that claims he was exposed to toxic levels of benzene while employed at the refinery and as a result he developed leukemia.

Barbier considers appointment of BOP supervisor

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 12, 2011, 4:00am

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has signed an order outlying provision for the possible appointment of a Master for Supervision of Custody of the failed blowout preventer (BOP) which led to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

PlayStation class action accuses Sony of knowing customers' data was at risk

Michelle Keahey Aug. 11, 2011, 2:25am

A class action against Sony over a data breach of its PlayStation Network accuses the company of knowing its customers' data and personal information was at risk for theft and the company did nothing to protect it, including failing to put up a firewall.

Two seats up for grabs in Orleans Parish Civil District Court

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 10, 2011, 4:52pm

Hazeur Two seats in Orleans Parish Civil District Court are up for grabs in elections that will be held on Oct 22.

Union Pacific worker sues after tripping in rail yard

Michelle Keahey Aug. 6, 2011, 4:24am

A railroad worker has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he tripped in the rail yard and injured his knee.

First Circuit rules in favor of homebuilder, establishing limits on Chinese drywall claims

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 5, 2011, 4:00am

The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Louisiana New Home Warranty Act establishes a one-year limitation for Chinese drywall claims from new homes.

Senate bill to divert 80 percent of BP funds to Gulf Coast restoration up for vote

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 5, 2011, 3:54am

Vitter Legislation that would divert the majority of federal fines levied against BP for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to Gulf Coast restoration is up for a vote in the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Railroad worker sues employer after tripping in rail yard and injuring knee

Michelle Keahey Aug. 4, 2011, 2:40am

Arata A railroad worker has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he tripped in the rail yard and injured his knee.

Employer sued for not training employee on how to lift heavy objects

Michelle Keahey Aug. 4, 2011, 2:38am

After injuring his back, a Jefferson Parish resident is suing his employer for not properly training him on how to lift heavy objects.

Debt collection agency sued for threatening Houma woman with lawsuit

Michelle Keahey Aug. 3, 2011, 9:00am

A New York debt collection agency is being sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by threatening to sue a Houma woman when it did not intend to do so.