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Katrina-related med mal suits edge toward class certification

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 9, 2010, 12:41pm

Irpino A dozen cases related to deaths following Hurricane Katrina at a Mid-City hospital have already begun consolidating and a class certification date has been set in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Judges closing offices early due to Saints season opener

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 9, 2010, 2:00am

Many Judges in Orleans Parish Civil District court will be closing their divisions early on account of the New Orleans Saints season opener Thursday.

Taxi driver suing hostel after falling on wet spot

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 8, 2010, 1:00pm

Judge Herbert Cade will hear a defense motion in Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Sept. 10 in a slip and fall suit involving a taxi driver and a backpacker's hostel.

Judge hears motions in school shooting suit

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 8, 2010, 11:00am

Rodney Judge Robin Giarusso heard three motions in a suit involving a 2003 school shooting in Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Sept. 7.

Laborer claims unpaid wages in suit

Michelle Massey Sep. 8, 2010, 9:30am

A laborer at a rock-crushing yard has filed a lawsuit claiming he was not paid all the wages he earned during his 19-day employment.

Food service employees sue New Orleans convention center

Michelle Massey Sep. 8, 2010, 6:41am

Food service employees for the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans have filed a collective lawsuit alleging they were not paid proper wages or overtime compensation.

Seaman fears cancer over asbestos exposure

Michelle Massey Sep. 8, 2010, 6:34am

Craig After learning he was exposed to asbestos more than 30 years ago, a Louisiana resident has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he fears developing cancer.

Vessel worker seeks $1.2 million over injuries in transfer basket

Michelle Massey Sep. 8, 2010, 6:23am

A Mississippi seaman has filed a lawsuit against the employer of a crane operator after the operator allegedly jerked a personnel transfer basket off a vessel's deck.

Jones Act lawsuit filed over seaman's hand injuries

Michelle Massey Sep. 8, 2010, 6:16am

Miller A seaman filed a lawsuit under the Jones Act after he sustained serious injuries to his hand while working on an offshore drilling unit.

Employee claims he was forced to work five hours on hands and knees

Michelle Massey Sep. 7, 2010, 10:19am

Wynne An Alabama resident has filed a lawsuit against his former employer after he was forced to work five hours on his hands and knees attempting to fix the floor of a vessel.

Woman sues Walgreens after slipping and falling

Andrea Dearden Sep. 7, 2010, 8:25am

An Orleans Parish woman blames drug store employees for causing her to slip and fall.

Inmate claims forced TB testing is unconstitutional

Michelle Massey Sep. 7, 2010, 6:33am

After being arrested for driving while intoxicated and placed in a St. Charles jail cell, Ronnie Strange claims he was involuntarily injected with a foreign and dangerous substance in direct violation of his civil rights, Louisiana and federal law.

Improper payphone removal blamed for fall

Andrea Dearden Sep. 7, 2010, 6:23am

An Orleans Parish woman has filed a lawsuit after allegedly tripping over metal rods left behind after a payphone was removed.

Man sues over injuries suffered in platform blast

Andrea Dearden Sep. 7, 2010, 6:20am

A Texas man is suing the companies he says are to blame for an explosion that left him permanently injured.

'Who Dat' ownership battle set for conference Oct. 7

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 6, 2010, 4:34pm

A scheduling conference has been set for Oct. 7 in a suit between parties fighting over who has ownership of the term "Who Dat."

Hustler Club fights bar over use of alley

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 3, 2010, 6:57am

Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in the French Quarter is claiming that its neighbor, the Utopia Night Club, is threatening to closed down a fire alley in between the two buildings, thus forcing the city of New Orleans to revoke the strip club's license, according to documents filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Businessman sues attorneys just in case lawsuit is unsuccessful

Andrea Dearden Sep. 2, 2010, 2:32am

Didriksen The owner of a consulting company is suing members of an Orleans Parish law firm for damages he may suffer if a previously-filed lawsuit is unsuccessful.

Iberia Parish woman accused of converting $142,000 insurance payment

Andrea Dearden Sep. 2, 2010, 2:26am

A mortgage servicing company is accusing an Iberia Parish woman of stealing insurance proceeds.

Judge denies injunction in suit over Gulf oil-skimming technology

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 1, 2010, 1:40pm

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon on Wednesday denied an injunction sought by plaintiffs suing a rival company for allegedly stealing Gulf oil-spill cleanup technology.

Woman asks to be re-named executor after losing will in Katrina

Andrea Dearden Sep. 1, 2010, 2:34am

An Orleans Parish woman is asking to be reinstated as executor of her deceased husband's will.