Carmouche files ethics complaint against Abramson over legacy lawsuit reform; Abramson says he won't be 'intimidated'
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.
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 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.
DONALDSONVILLE – A Donaldsonville fertilizer producer is suing a Texas-based contractor who it claims improperly constructed and installed pipelines at their plant.
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.
DONALDSONVILLE – A former nursing school student is suing her former teacher claiming unsanitary conditions led to her fear of infection.
Impastato GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish man is suing the school system where he was formerly employed for alleged wrongful termination.
GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing a moving truck renter for injuries she claims she received on their property.
BATON ROUGE – A bill that would reform handling of "legacy lawsuits" has made its way through the House Civil Law Committee.
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.
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.
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.
NEW ORLEANS - A captain is suing for more than $4 million after he injured his spine when he fell while aboard his vessel.
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.
NEW ORLEANS - A seaman claims his diagnosis of aplastic anemia is a result of 18 years of benzene exposure.
NEW ORLEANS - A Terrebonne Parish woman is suing Lowe's claiming the retailer is negligent for failing to maintain a safe area.
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.
Briggs Legacy lawsuit reform is expected to be hotly discussed this week in committee meetings throughout the capital.
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.
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.