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FEMA and DHS sued over Orleans Parish 911 Call Center

Michelle Massey Feb. 8, 2011, 12:59am

Collings Orleans Parish Communication District filed a lawsuit against Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security in order to force the federal government to pay for replacing the Orleans Parish 911 Call Center, which was damaged during Hurricane Katrina.

Louisiana AG quietly switches to GOP

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 7, 2011, 12:49pm

Caldwell After months of rumors, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell officially announced that he has switched his party affiliation to Republican.

Barbier extends briefing deadline in BP MDL

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 7, 2011, 12:00pm

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued two orders Feb. 4 pertaining to the multi-district litigation (MDL) surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Barbier's order takes control of BP trust fund

Steve Korris Feb. 7, 2011, 3:49am

Barbier NEW ORLEANS – U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier seized jurisdiction over a $16 billion trust fund for oil spill damage claims.

Orleans Parish Clerk states all mortgage records recovered

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 7, 2011, 3:41am

All the Orleans Parish mortgage and conveyance records lost in a computer crash in October 2010 have been recovered, according to Clerk of Court Dale Atkins.

Feinberg: Oyster harvesters will get double their losses

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 3, 2011, 6:44am

Feinberg The person in charge of a $20 billion BP oil spill compensation fund said Tuesday that claimants will have the opportunity to receive twice their damages from 2010 from "final payments."

Louisiana legal watchdog group says $52 million spent by municipalities on litigation

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 3, 2011, 6:28am

Landry The Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) released a study today stating that more than $52 million was spent by Louisiana municipalities fighting lawsuits from 2006-2009.

Barbier issues order reaffirming states rights to choose counsel in BP litigation

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 3, 2011, 3:00am

Caldwell U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued an order Tuesday reaffirming the rights of states in pursuing litigation against BP for damages relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill.

Barbier rules Feinberg is an agent of BP

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 3, 2011, 2:48am

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued a 15-page order stating that Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) administrator Kenneth Feinberg "cannot be considered 'neutral' or totally 'independent' of BP."

Superdome sued by woman who trips on plywood outside stadium

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 3, 2011, 2:38am

Charbonnet A New Orleans woman is suing the owners of the Louisiana Superdome and the city of New Orleans after she fell while walking on plywood boards around a construction site outside the stadium.

Mississippi AG Hood supports monitoring communications in BP MDL

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 1, 2011, 1:55pm

Hood Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has filed a motion supporting the plaintiffs' request for monitoring alleged ex parte communications regarding the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF), according to papers filed in the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation (MDL).

Reports state Louisiana AG to switch to GOP

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 1, 2011, 1:29pm

Caldwell A report posted Tuesday afternoon on NOLA.com states that Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell plans to switch his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican this week.

Protective order motion filed in 'Who Dat' lawsuit

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 1, 2011, 12:35pm

Barbier A motion for protective order has been filed in a case involving the ownership rights to the term "Who Dat," according to court documents in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisisana.

Deckhand sues after cable slips and hits his knee

Michelle Massey Feb. 1, 2011, 3:59am

An injured deckhand has filed a lawsuit against his employer after his crewmembers failed to slow a pulling cable.

Jones Act lawsuit filed against Chet Morrison

Michelle Massey Feb. 1, 2011, 3:52am

A Louisiana resident has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he was injured during a commercial dive.

Hurricane Katrina evacuee blames FEMA for his parole violations

Michelle Massey Feb. 1, 2011, 3:45am

Kramer A Hurricane Katrina evacuee has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), blaming it for his parole violations, which resulted in an additional four years in prison.

Icon Sports has yet to answer suit brought by Adrenaline Broadcasting

Alejandro de los Rios Jan. 31, 2011, 12:39pm

Defendants in a lawsuit between a media production company and a sports fitness business have yet to answer service or pay a nearly $90,000 default judgment rendered in June 2010.

Trial set for man suing Hampton Inn over bathtub slip

Alejandro de los Rios Jan. 31, 2011, 10:55am

A two-day jury trial is set to begin Feb. 15 involving a man suing the Hampton Inn Metairie after he allegedly slipped and fell in his room's bathtub.

Executive assistant sues after boss allegedly took pictures of cleavage

Michelle Massey Jan. 31, 2011, 10:50am

Claiming sexual harassment and constructive discharge, Wendy Solomon filed suit against Tidy Building Services Inc. on Jan. 23 in federal court in New Orleans, claiming her boss took pictures of her cleavage.

Landowners suing to stop Corps of Engineers from dredging private canal

Michelle Massey Jan. 31, 2011, 10:29am

Owners of 14,000 acres of property in St. Charles Parish are suing to stop the Corps of Engineers from dredging a private canal.