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Lawsuit holds company liable for not securing airplane during storm

Michelle Massey Apr. 23, 2010, 3:54am

A man who was trying to sell his Cessna 150J is suing the company that was going to buy it for failing to protect the aircraft during a storm.

Class action claims medical centers overcharged for X-rays

Alejandro de los Rios Apr. 23, 2010, 3:20am

Centola, III A class action suit filed April 20 in Orleans Parish District Court alleges that a group of Louisiana medical centers have been overcharging patients for the handling and copying of their medical records since 2001.

Accident caused injuries, suit claims

Michelle Massey Apr. 23, 2010, 2:44am

Louis Fazende filed a personal injury lawsuit against Mohammed Mohsen Ali, Southern United Fire Insurance, doing business as American Service Insurance, and Progress Paloverde Insurance Company on April 21, in the Civil District for the Parish of Orleans.

Transit Management sued over wheelchair occupant's injuries

Kathy Woods Apr. 23, 2010, 2:41am

In a petition filed in the Civil District for the Parish of Orleans, Transit Management of Southeast Louisiana and the Regional Transit Authority are being sued over a wheelchair occupant's injuries.

Wal-Mart customer blames employee for injuries

Kathy Woods Apr. 22, 2010, 2:00pm

A Wal-Mart customer claims she was struck in the back by a metal display rack that was being moved by an employee, according to a suit filed in Orleans Parish District Court on April 21.

South Claiborne accident is subject of suit

Kathy Woods Apr. 22, 2010, 1:17pm

An accident that occurred in May 2009 near South Claiborne Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard in New Orleans resulted in severe and disabling injuries to Malkia Collins, a passenger in the car.

School and state sued over student's injuries

Alejandro de los Rios Apr. 21, 2010, 7:39am

The Louisiana State Department of Education and the Recovery School District are being blamed for injuries sustained by an elementary school student in June 2009, according to a suit filed in Orleans Parish District Court on April 5.

ATM company sues Bourbon Street music club

Alejandro de los Rios Apr. 21, 2010, 2:30am

Sistrunk A suit filed in Orleans Parish District Court alleges that a music club on Bourbon Street violated a contractual agreement with ATMs of the South Inc. by replacing the company's ATM machine.

Lawsuit alleges weight loss product caused liver damage

Michelle Massey Apr. 19, 2010, 9:39am

A 32-year-old man claims he had to be hospitalized after using a dietary supplement.

Mississippi man sues Dutch company over asbestos exposure

Michelle Massey Apr. 19, 2010, 9:24am

A Mississippi resident claims he inhaled asbestos particles and metal dust while working aboard a vessel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and claims the foreign company is liable under the Jones Act.

Ackel Construction sues E. Baton Rouge sheriff for $4 million

Michelle Massey Apr. 19, 2010, 7:38am

Ackel Construction Co. owner George Ackel is seeking more than $4 million in damages over alleged civil rights violations in a suit against East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid J. Gantreaux.

Class action filed same day as chemical spill at Dow plant

Michelle Massey Apr. 19, 2010, 6:49am

A class action lawsuit over a hazardous chemical spill was filed on the same day the accident occurred at a Dow plant in Norco, St. Charles Parish.

Shrimp boaters sue after vessel hits pilings, throws them into water

Michelle Massey Apr. 19, 2010, 6:24am

Occupants of a shrimp boat claim they were tossed from their vessel after it became entangled in pipe and underwater pilings in the Bay Sainte Elaine Gas and Oil Field last year.

Customer slips on grapes, sues Sav A Lot

Michelle Massey Apr. 19, 2010, 6:15am

A New Orleans Sav A Lot customer claims he slipped on grapes and violently fell to the floor, according to a suit pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Sheetrock workers sue over unpaid wages

Alejandro de los Rios Apr. 19, 2010, 6:00am

Three New Orleans laborers are seeking more than $7,000 in unpaid wages from sheetrock work they completed in August 2009, according to a suit filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court on April 8.

Passenger claims injuries in gangway accident

Michelle Massey Apr. 18, 2010, 7:33am

Perry Boat passenger Herman Bustamante filed a lawsuit against Hapag-Lloyd America, Inc., Livorno Express, XYZ Insurance, and EFG Insurance Co. on March 16 in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, claiming injuries in a gangway fall.

Manager claims salesman beat him during commission meeting

Michelle Massey Apr. 15, 2010, 4:23am

A manager for Coastal Waste Services has filed suit against his employer claiming he was beaten by a salesman during a meeting about the company's commission and bonus program.

Trial involving falling elevator reset to July

Michelle Massey Apr. 14, 2010, 11:27am

The trial of a New Orleans woman injured by a falling elevator has been postponed due to an undisclosed medical emergency.

Missing 'Road Home' money subject of suit against JP Morgan Chase Bank

Alejandro de los Rios Apr. 14, 2010, 8:47am

A suit filed against JP Morgan Chase Bank on April 13 in Orleans Parish District Court alleges that the bank is liable for more than $50,000 in unauthorized withdrawals from a private account.

Harrah's parking lot death is subject of suit

Alejandro de los Rios Apr. 14, 2010, 7:22am

Cueria A death in Harrah's Casino parking lot is the basis behind a suit against the Jazz Casino Co. LLC filed April 13 in Orleans Parish District Court.