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Carmouche files ethics complaint against Abramson over legacy lawsuit reform; Abramson says he won't be 'intimidated'

Ann Maher Apr. 20, 2012, 3:30am

Abramson BATON ROUGE - Democratic state Rep. Neil Abramson is accused of violating state ethics law for his role in promoting legislation that an opponent says would benefit the lawmaker's legal firm.

Talbot firm continues to press for professor's deposition on economic impact study

Kyle Barnett Apr. 19, 2012, 4:12pm

Dismukes An LSU researcher who wrote a study on the economic impact of legacy lawsuits is again being challenged by the plaintiff's firm who has been trying to compel him to testify on the study.

Jindal's ties to trial bar noted

Ann Maher Apr. 19, 2012, 1:47pm

Jindal A collection of national news outlets have taken an interest in Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal's relationship with trial lawyers, according to a report today in PoliticalDesk.com.

Fertilizer manufacturer sues pipeline installer for improper installation of pipelines

Kyle Barnett Apr. 19, 2012, 7:49am

DONALDSONVILLE – A Donaldsonville fertilizer producer is suing a Texas-based contractor who it claims improperly constructed and installed pipelines at their plant.

Fifth Circuit: Judge allowed to vacate other judge's ruling

John O'Brien Apr. 19, 2012, 6:24am

Stewart NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge had the authority to overturn a colleague's findings in a class action lawsuit over a change in discounts given to employees and retirees of a phone company, an appeals court has ruled.

Nursing school instructor sued for allegedly touching student with dirty hands

Kyle Barnett Apr. 19, 2012, 5:45am

DONALDSONVILLE – A former nursing school student is suing her former teacher claiming unsanitary conditions led to her fear of infection.

Jefferson Parish teacher school fired for corporal punishment sues

Kyle Barnett Apr. 19, 2012, 5:13am

Impastato GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish man is suing the school system where he was formerly employed for alleged wrongful termination.

Gretna U-Haul sued by woman who allegedly tripped over wire

Kyle Barnett Apr. 19, 2012, 4:15am

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing a moving truck renter for injuries she claims she received on their property.

Reform of 'legacy lawsuits' makes it through House Civil Law Committee

Kyle Barnett Apr. 18, 2012, 2:26pm

BATON ROUGE – A bill that would reform handling of "legacy lawsuits" has made its way through the House Civil Law Committee.

Oil platform worker sues after slipping off a ladder and falling down

Michelle Keahey Apr. 17, 2012, 3:47am

NEW ORLEANS - A service technician has filed a lawsuit against the owner of a fixed drilling platform, claiming he slipped on mud and fell while descending a ladder.

Traffic manager claims she was terminated over sleep disorder issues

Michelle Keahey Apr. 17, 2012, 3:43am

NEW ORLEANS - A traffic manager with a sleep disorder that caused her to fall asleep unexpectedly has filed a discrimination lawsuit against her employer after she was terminated during approved medical leave.

Injured seaman sues after failing to safely jump from tug boat to barge

Michelle Keahey Apr. 17, 2012, 3:37am

LaBarre NEW ORLEANS - After a failed attempt to jump from a tug boat onto a barge, a seaman is suing his employer for failing to provide him fall protection equipment.

Captain sues for $4 million after falling

Michelle Keahey Apr. 17, 2012, 2:00am

NEW ORLEANS - A captain is suing for more than $4 million after he injured his spine when he fell while aboard his vessel.

Medtronic sued for alleged off-label promotion of bone graft medical device

Michelle Keahey Apr. 17, 2012, 2:00am

NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man has filed a lawsuit that claims he will never recover from a spinal surgery due to the use of a surgically implanted medical device that is used to stimulate bone growth.

Seaman sues employer claiming 18 years of benzene exposure caused blood disorder

Michelle Keahey Apr. 16, 2012, 6:58am

NEW ORLEANS - A seaman claims his diagnosis of aplastic anemia is a result of 18 years of benzene exposure.

Lowe's sued for assault after trip and fall accident

Michelle Keahey Apr. 16, 2012, 6:54am

NEW ORLEANS - A Terrebonne Parish woman is suing Lowe's claiming the retailer is negligent for failing to maintain a safe area.

Jefferson Parish woman sues over oral contraceptive Yasmin

Michelle Keahey Apr. 16, 2012, 6:51am

NEW ORLEANS - A Jefferson Parish woman has filed a lawsuit against Bayer Pharmaceuticals claiming that their oral contraceptive drug Yaz/Yasmin caused her to develop gallbladder disease.

Numerous 'legacy lawsuit' reform bills expected to be introduced in House this week

Kyle Barnett Apr. 16, 2012, 5:21am

Briggs Legacy lawsuit reform is expected to be hotly discussed this week in committee meetings throughout the capital.

Brown & Root employee claims cancer diagnosis related to benzene exposure

Michelle Keahey Apr. 15, 2012, 4:00am

NEW ORLEANS - A former Brown and Root employee has filed a personal injury lawsuit that claims his repeated exposure to benzene and other chemicals has caused him to develop cancer.

Seaman files lawsuit after elevator parts fall on him

Michelle Keahey Apr. 15, 2012, 4:00am

NEW ORLEANS - Claiming he suffered injuries when parts of an elevator fell onto him, a seaman is suing his employer for negligently failing to maintain the elevator.