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MOEX cuts loss by $935 million in BP trust fund

Steve Korris May 31, 2011, 4:29am

Boles When U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan ordered BP to deliver documents to minority owners of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, she dealt the company a double defeat.

Discovery an 'exhausting' process in BP MDL

Alejandro de los Rios May 28, 2011, 2:40am

Langan The discovery process for the expansive litigation surrounding the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is an "intense, multi-track and exhausting" process, a BP attorney said this week.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court closes due to air conditioning malfunction

Alejandro de los Rios May 27, 2011, 7:58am

The Orleans Parish Civil District Court was closed down at 1 p.m. Friday because of a faulty air conditioning system.

Seaman sues after pneumatic tool causes injury

Michelle Keahey May 27, 2011, 2:35am

After receiving injuries from using a pneumatic tool, Michael Thumm filed a personal injury lawsuit against his employer Chet Morrison Contractors on May 23 in federal court in New Orleans.

Sears shopper sues after dress rack falls and strikes foot

Michelle Keahey May 27, 2011, 2:20am

A Sears customer is suing the retail store after a metal pole fell and hit her foot.

Railroad worker files lawsuit after suffering staph infection

Michelle Keahey May 27, 2011, 2:14am

A railroad worker has filed a personal injury lawsuit after a piece of steel allegedly became embedded in his leg and remained undetected for two weeks causing an infection.

BP argues maritime and economic loss claims should be dismissed in oil spill MDL

Alejandro de los Rios May 27, 2011, 2:00am

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier heard oral arguments for and against a motion by BP stating that he should dismiss most, if not all of the economic loss and maritime claims over last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

USA sued by man who trips at New Orleans commissary

Michelle Keahey May 26, 2011, 6:18am

Poulliard After tripping over a mat at a New Orleans commissary, Ernest Watson Jr. filed suit against the United States on May 23 in federal court in New Orleans.

Woman suing Sewerage & Water Board over construction debris

Alejandro de los Rios May 26, 2011, 6:00am

A New Orleans woman is claiming property and medical damages as a result of a construction site operated by the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board (SWB), according to a suit filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Tyco sales rep sues employer for racial discrimination over sales leads

Michelle Keahey May 26, 2011, 6:00am

Arruebarrena A sales representative for a home security company has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit claiming she was not provided an equal amount of sales leads because of her race.

Patient sues LSU Hospital claiming they failed to diagnose sepsis

Alejandro de los Rios May 26, 2011, 5:58am

Landrieu A former patient at LSU Public Hospital is suing the medical facility after she ended up dialysis-dependent after a 2008 hospital visit.

Woman suing Allstate over Hurricane Katrina wind damage

Alejandro de los Rios May 26, 2011, 5:54am

Torres A lawsuit filed against Allstate Insurance claims that the company has failed to pay the full policy amount on a home damaged by wind during Hurricane Katrina.

Orleans Parish Civil Court announces Resource Center for pro se litigants

Alejandro de los Rios May 25, 2011, 3:51am

Patterson The Orleans Parish Civil District Court announced the formation of a Self Help Resource Center (SHRC) to help the increasing number of pro se litigants that have filed suits recently.

Benzene exposure claimed in suit against Chevron, others

Michelle Keahey May 25, 2011, 1:22am

Barbier A Jefferson Parish resident claims his years of exposure to benzene-containing products has resulted in his diagnosis of multiple myeloma and has filed suit against his previous employers and the companies who manufactured the benzene-containing products.

Home Depot sued over customer's trip at Covington store

Michelle Keahey May 25, 2011, 1:15am

A customer is suing a Covington Home Depot store for more than $1.5 million after she allegedly slipped in water and fell, injuring her knee.

Patient sues hospital after being 'severely affected with insect bites'

Alejandro de los Rios May 24, 2011, 3:36am

A lawsuit filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court claims a patient at Touro Infirmary Hospital was subject to a hospital bed which was "surrounded and infested with insects."

Legislation aimed at reforming 'legacy sites' fails in Louisiana legislature

Alejandro de los Rios May 23, 2011, 8:49am

Cortez A proposal to change a 2006 Louisiana law which oil executives claim has created "a tremendous burden" on the industry because of resulting lawsuits has failed to advance in the state legislature.

DeRoyal Industries sued over CTU

Michelle Keahey May 23, 2011, 6:44am

Lemmon A Jefferson Parish woman is suing a cold therapy ice pack manufacturer claiming she suffered tissue damage from its prolonged use.

Apple Street construction results in pregnant woman's lawsuit

Michelle Keahey May 23, 2011, 6:40am

Wheelahan An Orleans Parish woman has filed a lawsuit against a construction company after she fell while attempting to go under pipe to reach her vehicle.

Offshore supply vessel company sued after crew member kills co-worker

Michelle Keahey May 23, 2011, 6:34am

An offshore supply company is facing a Jones Act lawsuit after a crew member brutally beat a fellow crew member who later died from his injuries.