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Recovery School District employee files disability discrimination

Michelle Keahey Aug. 3, 2011, 8:58am

An employee of the Recovery School District has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit claiming that she was fired because she was undergoing medical treatment for job-related injuries.

Seaman files slip and fall lawsuit against barge owner

Michelle Keahey Aug. 3, 2011, 7:00am

After slipping and falling on the deck of a barge, a seaman, who was helping with the oil spill cleanup efforts, has filed a lawsuit against the barge owner for failing to provide a safe place to work.

Louisiana GCCF payments being seized for child support

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 2, 2011, 4:23pm

Nearly $5.5 million in Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) payments in Louisiana have been seized by the state of Louisiana to cover unpaid child support payments, the state Department of Family and Child Services announced.

BP stock up 60 percent; Company responds to employee class action

Steve Korris Aug. 2, 2011, 7:00am

Taylor HOUSTON – While BP employees complain that the company's disregard for safety drove down the value of their stock plans, they watch their stock plans grow.

Seaman files slip and fall lawsuit against barge owner

Michelle Keahey Aug. 1, 2011, 10:00am

After slipping and falling on the deck of a barge, a seaman, who was helping with the Gulf oil spill cleanup efforts, is suing the barge owner for failing to provide a safe place to work.

Deckhand sues after being struck by broken equipment

Michelle Keahey Aug. 1, 2011, 9:53am

A deckhand aboard a fishing vessel has filed a lawsuit after he was struck by broken equipment.

Boat collision during oil spill clean-up leads to lawsuit

Michelle Keahey Aug. 1, 2011, 5:00am

After suffering back injuries during a boat collision, an oil spill worker has filed a personal injury lawsuit that claims the boat owners failed to provide competent boat operators.

Seaman sues company after suffering head injury due to co-worker's alleged actions

Michelle Keahey Aug. 1, 2011, 4:56am

Gordon A New Orleans marine company is being sued by an employee who suffered a head injury allegedly due to a co-worker's actions.

Bogalusa lawyer sues city over unapproved change of street name to 'Bob Hicks'

Michelle Keahey Aug. 1, 2011, 4:50am

A Bogalusa lawyer has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming his civil rights and the civil rights of other residents were violated when the city changed the street name of East Ninth Street to the Robert "Bob" Hicks Street.

Workers sue oil spill cleanup contractors claiming they were under paid

Michelle Keahey Aug. 1, 2011, 4:28am

Derbes Fifteen employees of DRC Emergency Services and DRC Marine have filed a lawsuit against the companies claiming they were not paid the hourly wages they were promised.

Airboat operator sued over failed attempt to navigate sand flat

Michelle Keahey Jul. 29, 2011, 7:45am

A Lafitte resident has filed a lawsuit against the operators of an air boat after he broke his arm during a failed attempt to take the air boat over a sand flat.

White male sues Tulane University claiming racial discrimination

Michelle Keahey Jul. 29, 2011, 7:34am

A field specialist for Tulane University has filed a lawsuit that claims he lost his job due to racial discrimination.

Louisiana oil companies sued after well explosion

Michelle Keahey Jul. 29, 2011, 7:29am

Two Louisiana oil companies are being sued for allegedly allowing its employees to use an acetylene torch on an oil well, which caused an explosion and resulted in severe injuries to at least one employee.

Florida lawsuit against GCCF removed to federal court

Alejandro de los Rios Jul. 29, 2011, 4:52am

Feinberg A Florida state lawsuit against Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) Administrator Kenneth Feinberg has been removed to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Judge orders Chinese drywall supplier to divulge details of $54 million settlement

Alejandro de los Rios Jul. 27, 2011, 9:13am

Durkee A Florida circuit judge has ruled in favor of a group of plaintiffs that threatened to opt out of a $54 million Chinese drywall settlement over lack of transparency.

Seaman sues employer over ladder injury

Michelle Keahey Jul. 26, 2011, 9:17am

Bickford A Jefferson Parish seaman has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he hit his head while climbing up a ladder.

Deckhand sues for $1.3 million after being shocked

Michelle Keahey Jul. 26, 2011, 9:13am

A deckhand has filed a lawsuit for more than $1.3 million after he was shocked while attempting to plug in a light held together by masking tape.

$25 million settlement in Katrina hospital suit gets preliminary approval

Alejandro de los Rios Jul. 25, 2011, 4:00pm

Orleans Parish Chief Judge Rosemary Ledet has given preliminary approval to a $25 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit against a New Orleans hospital that flooded following during hurricane Katrina.

Plaintiffs challenge GCCF's OPA compliance filed in BP oil spill MDL

Alejandro de los Rios Jul. 25, 2011, 3:53pm

Feinberg A motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana claims that the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) fails to comply with the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) in how it administers payments to victims of the 2010 BP oil spill.

Seesaw laws and missing merry-go-rounds

Melissa Landry Jul. 25, 2011, 10:52am

In a recent article, John Tierney of the New York Times questions a disturbing trend that's taken over playgrounds across the country.