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Mississippi seaman seeks $1.2 million after being hit in face with tongs

Michelle Keahey Sep. 20, 2011, 9:51am

A Mississippi seaman has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he was hit in the face by a set of tongs.

Slidell man sues collection agency for discloses financial information to employer

Michelle Keahey Sep. 20, 2011, 9:44am

A Slidell man has filed a lawsuit against a collection agency for allegedly violating federal regulations by calling his employer and disclosing information about his debt.

Crewmember sues after falling into Gulf

Michelle Keahey Sep. 20, 2011, 9:39am

Shaw After falling through a vessel's deck grating and into the Gulf of Mexico, Daniel W. Martin filed a lawsuit against his former employer, Noble Drilling (U.S.) and Noble Leasing (Switzerland) GMBH on Sept. 9 in federal court in New Orleans.

Shareholders must sue BP under British law, judge rules

Steve Korris Sep. 20, 2011, 1:29am

HOUSTON – Shareholders who sued BP directors in American courts under British law must pursue their claims in London, U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison ruled on Sept. 15.

Government delays document production in BP litigation; Napolitano lacks email is cited as one reason

Steve Korris Sep. 20, 2011, 1:20am

Napolitano NEW ORLEANS – Homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano lacks an electronic mail account, the Obama Administration offers as one of many excuses for delays in producing documents about the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

Ritz-Carlton general manager files gender discrimination lawsuit

Michelle Keahey Sep. 19, 2011, 1:42am

After19 years of employment with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Myra deGersdorff filed a lawsuit claiming she was a victim of gender discrimination.

Lawsuit accuses diabetic drug manufacturer Takeda of not warning of risks of bladder cancer

Michelle Keahey Sep. 16, 2011, 6:38am

A diabetic has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of his prescription glucose medication for not warning that the drug carries an increased risk of bladder cancer after more than 12 months of the drug's use.

Dockhand files racial discrimination lawsuit after physical assault by co-workers

Michelle Keahey Sep. 16, 2011, 6:21am

A Mississippi dockhand is suing his employer for racial discrimination after co-workers physically assaulted him, causing him to flee the boat and swim to shore.

Louisiana business groups sue Labor Department over new immigrant hiring rules

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 15, 2011, 3:00pm

A group of Louisiana business are suing the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over proposed revisions to a federal program regarding immigrant workers.

Bartholomew earns endorsements from conservative groups in Orleans Parish race

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 15, 2011, 3:00pm

Regina Bartholomew, a candidate for the Orleans Parish Civil District Court Division B bench, has earned endorsements from the Greater New Orleans Republicans and the Regular Democratic Organization, according to Bartholomew's campaign.

Man awarded $7.55 million in Orleans Parish asbestos suit

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 15, 2011, 12:00pm

An Orleans Parish Civil District Court jury ruled last week that thee companies are liable for $7.55 million for exposing a former employee with asbestos.

BP shareholders urge Barbier to keep claims in U.S.

Steve Korris Sep. 13, 2011, 3:36am

Ajamie HOUSTON – BP stands for British petroleum but BP directors should face American justice, shareholders suing over losses from the Deepwater Horizon explosion believe.

Transocean wants claims of five who took Fifth dismissed

Steve Korris Sep. 13, 2011, 1:30am

Miller NEW ORLEANS – Deepwater Horizon oil rig owner Transocean claims workers hid behind the Fifth Amendment to avoid answering questions about their injuries.

State judge allows Florida Chinese drywall claimants to opt out

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 12, 2011, 11:29am

A Broward County District Judge has issued an order allowing Florida residents with claims in the multidistrict litigation surrounding Chinese drywall to opt out of a $53 million settlement and pursue claims in state court.

House hearing: Louisiana's business growth stunted by asbestos lawsuits

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 12, 2011, 11:13am

Brickman Michael Carter, a small business owner in Louisiana, says a corner in his office is, literally, stacked high with asbestos lawsuits.

Class notices sent to motorists who paid red light camera fines

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 12, 2011, 8:16am

A Jefferson Parish District Court judge has ruled that all lawsuits brought against an Arizona company that runs the Parish's red light cameras will proceed as one class action.

Kmart sued for $900,000 after shopper slips in water

Michelle Keahey Sep. 12, 2011, 3:52am

A St. Tammany Parish woman is suing Kmart for more than $900,000 after she slipped in water and fell.

Safety harness malfunctions, upending seaman, lawsuit claims

Michelle Keahey Sep. 12, 2011, 3:50am

A Mississippi seaman is suing his employer after he was injured when the safety harness he was using malfunctioned and he was upended.

Racial discrimination claimed after employee comments on marijuana email

Michelle Keahey Sep. 12, 2011, 3:44am

Farrugia After being fired for responding to a co-worker's email about marijuana, Krisner O. Green filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Pan America Laboratories on Sept. 8 in federal court in New Orleans.

Morgan City sues Wal-Mart after slip and fall incident

Michelle Keahey Sep. 12, 2011, 3:42am

A Morgan City resident has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Wal-Mart after she slipped and fell, fracturing her neck.