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Volunteers file class action against BP over clean-up agreement

Michelle Massey May 5, 2010, 8:17am

Force Louisiana fishermen who volunteered to help clean up the oil spill have joined the class action fray against BP, claiming an indemnification agreement they would be required to sign severely hampers their freedom of speech and their right to sue over lost income.

City vendor sues city's management services

Michelle Massey May 5, 2010, 8:00am

A vendor for New Orlean's disadvantaged business enterprise accuses the city's personnel management service of breach of contract and misrepresentation in a recently filed lawsuit.

Class actions mount in federal court over Horizon Deepwater explosion

Michelle Massey May 5, 2010, 7:57am

While BP promises pay for oil spill damage from the April 20 Horizon Deepwater oil rig explosion, lawsuits continue to mount in federal court in New Orleans.

New Orleans sued over pedestrian's trip on loose brick

Alejandro de los Rios May 4, 2010, 3:55am

A New Orleans man is suing the city of New Orleans after he tripped and fell on a loose brick on a public street and injured his left shoulder, according to a suit filed April 8 in Orleans Parish District Court.

Wal-Mart shopper sues over allegedly defective motorized mobility scooter

Michelle Massey May 3, 2010, 2:35pm

Upton Wal-Mart customer Carolyn Brumley claims the motorized mobility scooter she was operating at a Boutte store flipped over and landed on her.

Property owners sue insurer over Hurricane Katrina-related wind damage

Michelle Massey May 3, 2010, 11:00am

The owner of property in Orleans Parish has filed suit against his insurance company, claiming the company failed to pay for Hurricane Katrina-related wind damage.

Hand-built boat owners sue oil well operators after vessel sinks

The Louisiana Record May 3, 2010, 8:32am

Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co., Conoco Phillips Co. and Safety First are being sued by the owners of a hand-built commercial fishing boat that struck an oil well structure and sank.

Homeowner sues after second contractor hired to finish house

Michelle Massey May 3, 2010, 8:13am

New Orleans homeowner Janell Perry alleges a home contractor refused to finish remodeling her house on Chevy Chase Drive in breach of contract.

Shrimpers file class action over Gulf Coast oil spill

Michelle Massey May 3, 2010, 5:59am

Herman Another class action has been filed over the April 20 fire and explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and its resulting oil spill.

Injured oil rig worker sues for $6 million

Michelle Massey May 3, 2010, 5:53am

Sterbcow Injured during the explosion and resulting fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, electronics technician Michael Williams is suing for more than $6 million in damages.

Commercial fisherman files class action over Gulf Coast oil spill

Michelle Massey May 3, 2010, 5:44am

Wright Troy Wetzel, Extreme Fishing and a class of similarly situated individuals and entities filed a class action lawsuit against Transocean, BP and its insurers over the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

Woman claims waiter served bleach to drink

Michelle Massey Apr. 30, 2010, 10:41am

A New Orleans diner claims she was served bleach instead of water, in a lawsuit filed against Vincent's Italian restaurant.

Husband still missing after explosion in Gulf, lawsuit states

Michelle Massey Apr. 30, 2010, 8:19am

A lawsuit filed April 25 in federal court in New Orleans by the wife of a missing Deepwater Horizon worker is seeking damages for physical and mental injuries.

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The Louisiana Record Apr. 30, 2010, 6:57am

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Union Pacific sues after barge runs into railroad bridge

Michelle Massey Apr. 30, 2010, 6:52am

Union Pacific Railroad is suing a barge company after one of its barges equipped with a crane, failed to slow or change course and struck a steel structure of a railroad bridge.

Covington residents sue over Chinese drywall

Michelle Massey Apr. 30, 2010, 6:15am

Herman Claiming their recently built home contains defective Chinese-manufactured drywall, Covington residents Dennis and Susan Cunningham have filed a lawsuit stating their home is not fit for occupancy.

Woman sues Winn Dixie and cleaners after slipping in soapy water

Michelle Massey Apr. 30, 2010, 5:42am

Winn Dixie customer Marbra Rixner claims she slipped and fell at a LaPlace store after failing to notice a wet floor beneath her.

I-610 accident is subject of Orleans Parish suit

Kathy Woods Apr. 28, 2010, 9:54am

US Agencies along with CNA Insurance Co. and Continental Casualty Co. are being sued by a New Orleans family over injuries allegedly suffered in a motor vehicle accident.

Insurance Company denies policy coverage over wind damage, lawsuit claims

Michelle Massey Apr. 27, 2010, 11:25am

A Louisiana insurance company denied wind-storm damage coverage after three hurricanes, according to a recent lawsuit filed by New Orleans resident Curly Johnson, Sr.

Pedestrian sues after being hit by vehicle

Michelle Massey Apr. 27, 2010, 7:56am

Larmann Janell Michel of Orleans Parish filed suit in Orleans Parish District Court in April claiming she was struck and seriously injured by a car operated by Leola Hicks.