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Monks argue for right to build caskets outside of state regulations

Alejandro de los Rios Jun. 7, 2011, 4:23pm

Bullock Monks from the St. Joseph Abbey of Covington, La. argued for their right to build and sell custom caskets without a state license before a federal judge in the Eastern District Federal Court for Louisiana.

Shareholder class predicts BP will pay more than $40 billion for explosion

Steve Korris Jun. 7, 2011, 5:28am

Yetter HOUSTON – BP will pay more than $40 billion for the Deepwater Horizon explosion, public pension funds of New York and Ohio predicted on June 6.

Feinberg says GCCF has not received claims for dispersant sickness

Alejandro de los Rios Jun. 7, 2011, 5:24am

Feinberg Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of the $20 billion Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) says his office has not processed any claims as a result of oil spill cleanup crews becoming sick due to chemical dispersants.

Amended BP investor class action is rife with redaction

Steve Korris Jun. 7, 2011, 3:18am

Ajamie HOUSTON – Retired investors suing BP over the Deepwater Horizon explosion claim to know what caused it, but the keys to their theory remain secret.

Woman sues apartment complex after slip on puddle

Alejandro de los Rios Jun. 3, 2011, 12:00pm

A woman from East Baton Rouge Parish is suing the Peace Lake Towers apartment complex after she slipped on a puddle of water in a bathroom.

Seaman sues employer after falling during vessel transfer

Michelle Keahey Jun. 3, 2011, 2:24am

A seaman is suing his employer after he fell while attempting to transfer from a vessel to a small skiff using a chain fall.

Former Exxon-Valdez plaintiff lawyer sees GCCF as alternative to prolonged litigation

Alejandro de los Rios Jun. 2, 2011, 8:36am

Nolting A Minneapolis attorney who served as a lead trial lawyer in the Exxon-Valdez oil spill litigation said he's looking to avoid prolonged litigation for his clients affected by the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Chevron plant accused of allowing racial discrimination

Michelle Keahey Jun. 2, 2011, 6:12am

Two Chevron employees have filed a lawsuit claiming they are victims of racial discrimination and were fired for complaining about the discrimination.

Chevron employee claims she was fired for not dating supervisor

Michelle Keahey Jun. 2, 2011, 6:00am

An employee of Chevron's Oakpoint location has filed lawsuit claiming she was subjected to gender discrimination and ultimately, terminated for refusing to date her supervisor.

Domino's Pizza sued after customer hit by door frame

Michelle Keahey Jun. 2, 2011, 6:00am

A Domino's Pizza located in New Orleans is being sued after a customer was hit and injured by a falling door frame.

Class action filed against Laser Amusement over ATM fees

Michelle Keahey Jun. 2, 2011, 5:56am

A class action has been filed against a New Orleans business for failing to post notice of that there is a fee for withdrawing money from its ATM.

Louisiana man claims Tramadol made him black out

Michelle Keahey Jun. 2, 2011, 5:50am

A Louisiana man has filed a lawsuit against the makers of the pain medication Tramadol, after he suffered from a black-out episode and fell backwards striking his head resulting in a blood clot in his brain.

Apartment complex sues security company for incomplete camera system installation

Alejandro de los Rios Jun. 2, 2011, 5:18am

A New Orleans apartment complex, which calls itself a "state-of-the-art urban home for artists," is suing a security company for allegedly failing to properly install a security system for the complex.

Seaman claims snapped cable broke his leg

Alejandro de los Rios Jun. 1, 2011, 10:37am

A St. Tammany Parish man is suing Gill's Crane & Dozer Service Inc. for more than $50,000 after a snapped cable broke his leg.

Seaman claims going back to work aggravated pre-existing injury

Michelle Keahey Jun. 1, 2011, 2:31am

Claiming aggravation of an existing shoulder injury, a seaman has filed a lawsuit against his employer that claims he was ordered back to work while he was out for medical treatment, which ultimately resulted in surgery.

Winn Dixie sued over woman's slip on water

Michelle Keahey Jun. 1, 2011, 2:27am

A New Orleans woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Winn Dixie after she slipped in water and fell.

Seaman sues employer after accident causes disabling injury

Michelle Keahey Jun. 1, 2011, 2:24am

After suffering permanent and disabling injuries to his spine, seaman Erneto L. Posana filed suit against Kilgore Marine and Kilgore Marine Services Inc. on May 23 in federal court in New Orleans.

One firm responsible for 33 of 39 hurricane suits filed in Orleans Parish in 2011

Alejandro de los Rios May 31, 2011, 4:19pm

Torres Records at the Orleans Parish Civil District Court indicate that the Chalmette firm of Sidney Torres III has filed 33 of the 39 hurricane-related lawsuits in 2011.

Whole Foods sued by couple over trip on greenery

Alejandro de los Rios May 31, 2011, 10:26am

A Tensas Parish couple is suing Whole Foods Marict Inc. claiming the supermarket chain is liable for injuries the wife sustained after falling "on a piece of produce and/or greenery" inside a New Orleans store.

Jefferson Parish woman sues Ochsner Baptist Medical Center over DePuy hip replacement

Alejandro de los Rios May 31, 2011, 10:21am

Rue A Jefferson Parish woman is suing the Ochsner Baptist Medical Center and DePuy Orthopaedics claiming damages after she received an allegedly defective DePuy hip replacement.