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USPS sued for more than $1 million after truck hits vehicle

Michelle Massey Sep. 17, 2010, 4:43am

An Orleans Parish resident is suing the U.S. Post Office for more than $1 million after allegedly being in a collision with a postal service truck.

Inmate sues after being head-butted by officer

Michelle Massey Sep. 17, 2010, 4:38am

A "House of Detention" inmate has filed suit against an Orleans Parish deputy sheriff claiming the officer head-butted him.

Fairgrounds supervisor claims retaliatory termination

Michelle Massey Sep. 17, 2010, 4:33am

A security supervisor for the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has filed a discriminatory lawsuit against his former supervisor after he lost his job for payroll fraud.

Tentative agreement reached in translating BP proceedings for foreign workers

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 16, 2010, 2:42pm

Plaintiff and defense counsel in BP oil spill litigation have tentatively agreed to consider ways in which case proceedings can be translated into Vietnamese, Cambodian and Spanish to help foreign fishermen and other workers affected by the spill to follow the case.

Barbier opens door for plaintiffs to subpoena government and defense

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 16, 2010, 2:20pm

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier granted a plaintiff motion for leave to amend a pre-trial order on the issue of subpoenaing government entities for environmental specimens.

BP shareholder suits standing still in Texas

Steve Korris Sep. 16, 2010, 4:00am

Branham HOUSTON – While litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion runs at full speed in Louisiana, shareholder suits against BP stand still in Texas.

Ford tries to limit evidence in Orleans Parish 'Explorer' trial

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 16, 2010, 2:52am

Charbonnet Defense counsel for the Ford Motor Co. has filed several motions seeking to limit the scope of evidence introduced at trial in a product liability suit against the auto manufacturer in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Feds signal intent to sue over BP oil spill

Steve Korris Sep. 15, 2010, 12:34pm

Moreno NEW ORLEANS – All the little plaintiffs in litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion need to clear the way for the biggest plaintiff – Uncle Sam.

Coon seeks spot on BP litigation steering committee

Steve Korris Sep. 15, 2010, 10:32am

Coon Brent Coon of Beaumont, Texas seeks a position with a group that will run the plaintiff side of national oil spill litigation.

Motion to dismiss denied in councilman's suit against Brown Ferris Industries

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 15, 2010, 4:35am

Johnson Judge Piper Griffin denied a defense motion for dismissal in an Orleans Parish Civil District Court case involving a waste disposal truck allegedly hitting an electrical pole and knocking out power to a Papa John's franchise in July 2005.

Employees claim racial discrimination after co-workers call them 'boys'

Michelle Massey Sep. 15, 2010, 2:28am

Two welders assigned to work on an oil rig have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against their previous employer, after co-workers allegedly referred to them as "boys."

Student seeks $2 million after being kicked out of paralegal program

Michelle Massey Sep. 15, 2010, 2:12am

A former Herzing University student who was allegedly kicked out of its paralegal program is seeking $2 million in damages, claiming in part that he now suffers from unreasonable irritability.

Worker claims reasonable accommodations not made after disability leave

Michelle Massey Sep. 15, 2010, 2:00am

Williams A Jefferson Parish resident has filed a discrimination lawsuit against her employer after she was allegedly terminated for exhausting her leave under the Family Medical Leave Act.

Union Pacific switchman sues over back injuries

Michelle Massey Sep. 15, 2010, 1:59am

Gray A Union Pacific switchman has filed suit against his employer after allegedly injuring his back attempting to align a switch.

Chalmette woman accuses refinery of making her sick

Andrea Dearden Sep. 15, 2010, 1:54am

A Chalmette woman is suing a local oil refinery company after emissions from the facility allegedly made her sick.

Deckhand sues after paint gets into eyes

Michelle Massey Sep. 14, 2010, 3:17am

A Louisiana resident has filed a lawsuit blaming his employer for not providing protective eyewear.

Oil spill response worker sues for $2 million after trip and fall

Michelle Massey Sep. 14, 2010, 3:13am

An oil spill response worker has filed a lawsuit asking for more than $2 million after he alegedly tripped and fell while working on a vessel.

Captain sues for $1.9 million after falling due to missing stairs

Michelle Massey Sep. 14, 2010, 3:00am

A supply vessel's captain is suing for more than $1.9 million after he fell because he did not notice the stairs were removed during repairs.

Covington residents sue over corrosive plumbing system

Michelle Massey Sep. 14, 2010, 2:56am

Arseault A Covington couple has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of a plumbing system they say is defective.

Med mal suit filed against Heart Hospital

Michelle Massey Sep. 14, 2010, 2:50am

An Indiana woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Louisiana hospital after her husband died following bypass surgery.