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AGs want New GM to continue mercury program

Keith Loria Jan. 31, 2011, 9:10am

Caldwell BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Friday that she has joined attorneys general and agency heads from eight other states in asking General Motors to continue in a National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program.

Deckhand falls down stairs, sues employer for lack of supervision

Michelle Massey Jan. 31, 2011, 6:57am

Pfleeger A deckhand is accusing his employer of failing to provide appropriate supervision after he fell down 12 stairs.

Oil platform worker sues after chainsaw breaks and strikes him

Michelle Massey Jan. 31, 2011, 6:48am

Kelly An oil platform worker has filed a personal injury lawsuit against his employer for failing to take proper safety precautions.

Pre-impact fright damages sought from truck driver in accident suit

Michelle Massey Jan. 31, 2011, 6:41am

Pivach A Plaquemines Parish resident has filed a lawsuit against a truck driver and the truck driver's employer seeking damages for pre-impact fright and mental anguish after the tractor-trailer rear-ended his vehicle.

Seaman sues after refrigerator falls on him

Michelle Massey Jan. 31, 2011, 6:34am

Gordon A seaman has filed a lawsuit against his employer after an impact with another barge caused a refrigerator to fall on him.

'By God's Grace We Live' sign holder sues NOPD claiming 18 false arrests

Michelle Massey Jan. 31, 2011, 6:25am

Shorty A man who sits on the corners of Metairie Road and Interstate 10 and Washington Avenue and Interstate 10 in New Orleans is suing the New Orleans Police Department for falsely arresting him 18 times in the past five years.

ADM sued by deckhand claiming captain was intoxicated or impaired

Michelle Massey Jan. 31, 2011, 2:34am

Steele A deckhand has filed a lawsuit against his employer after the vessel he was working aboard collided with a barge, causing him to be thrown overboard.

Barbier expected to rule on Feinberg and GCCF this week

Alejandro de los Rios Jan. 31, 2011, 1:24am

Feinberg U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said he will likely render a ruling on a plaintiff motion to monitor ex parte communications between BP and oil spill claims administrator Ken Feinberg this week.

DOJ says BOP and cement testing still under way

Alejandro de los Rios Jan. 31, 2011, 1:14am

Justice Department attorney Michael Underhill said that a forensic report on the failed blowout preventor (BOP) which led to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent Gulf of Mexico oil spill should be finished in March.

Barbier clarifies pre-trial order coordinating government claims

Alejandro de los Rios Jan. 31, 2011, 1:11am

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier clarified a pre-trial order meant to coordinate state and federal government counsel during a status conference for the BP multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Barbier says no to separating state and federal government claims from private suits

Steve Korris Jan. 28, 2011, 7:44am

Caldwell U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier rejected pleas from the federal government and 15 states to separate their suits over the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill from private civil suits.

Lucky Dollar player sues after falling from chair

Alejandro de los Rios Jan. 28, 2011, 1:00am

A Lafayette woman is suing the Lucky Dollar Casino and Madison Auto Truck Plaza in New Orleans after she fell from a chair, according to a suit filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Private security firm claims Warwick Hotel owes $60k for services

Alejandro de los Rios Jan. 28, 2011, 1:00am

Blackhawk Protection Services is suing the owners of the Warwick Hotel in New Orleans for allegedly failing to pay for more than $60,000 in services, according to petition filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Three attorneys drop out of 'Who Dat' litigation

Alejandro de los Rios Jan. 27, 2011, 11:40am

Barbier Three attorneys working for the plaintiff in a suit over the rights to the term "Who Dat" have withdrawn as counsel of record, according to filings in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Feinberg says payments for final and interim claims to begin Feb. 18

Alejandro de los Rios Jan. 27, 2011, 11:38am

Feinberg Speaking before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on Jan. 27, oil spill claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg announced that payments for final and interim claims would begin around Feb. 18.

Occidental Chemical sues transformer manufacturer after fire

Michelle Massey Jan. 27, 2011, 5:16am

Friend A Louisiana chemical company has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a transformer after it ruptured and started a fire.

Oil rig worker seeks $950K after slip on anti-freeze

Michelle Massey Jan. 27, 2011, 5:10am

Sunseri An oil rig worker has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $950,000 after he slipped in anti-freeze and was injured.

75-year-old professor claims discrimination in suit against University of New Orleans

Michelle Massey Jan. 27, 2011, 5:00am

A University of New Orleans adjunct assistant professor has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit aafter he was not rehired due to budget cuts.

BP attorneys oppose plaintiffs' complaints involving Feinberg

Alejandro de los Rios Jan. 26, 2011, 11:42am

Haycraft Attorneys for BP have filed a motion in opposition to a recent plaintiff filing asking that U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier supervise communications between defendants and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) in the Gulf oil spill litigation.

Defense exception denied in lawsuit against Entergy

Alejandro de los Rios Jan. 26, 2011, 4:35am

Frischhertz Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Herbert Cade denied a defense motion of exception for prescription in a suit filed against Entergy over a blown transformer that allegedly damaged a nearby Laundromat.