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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.

Hotel worker claims sexual harassment in Orleans Parish suit

Alejandro de los Rios Apr. 14, 2010, 7:00am

A suit filed April 12 in Orleans Parish District Court alleges that a Loews New Orleans Hotel Corp. employee was the victim of ongoing sexual harassment, sexual advances, sexual abuse, mental abuse and physical attacks.

US Airways agent claims supervisor put inappropriate pictures on Facebook

Michelle Massey Apr. 12, 2010, 2:16pm

A customer service agent for US Airways filed a civil rights violation complaint claiming she was fired after reporting her supervisor for allegedly posting a sexually inappropriate picture of her on Facebook.

Seaman sues employer for $1 million after knee injury

Michelle Massey Apr. 12, 2010, 4:00am

A seaman is asking a federal court to award him more than $1 million after he injured his knee while working on a vessel.

New Orleans attorney sues credit bureaus over inaccuracies

Michelle Massey Apr. 12, 2010, 3:24am

New Orleans attorney David Jerrell alleges that an inaccuracy in his credit report has cost him more than $200,000 in an increased loan interest rate.

Trackman sues Union Pacific over unsafe working conditions

Michelle Massey Apr. 12, 2010, 3:10am

A former Union Pacific Railroad worker has filed suit against the company, claiming he injured his lower extremities due to his job as a trackman.

Property owners sue city, water board over canal flooding

Alejandro de los Rios Apr. 12, 2010, 3:00am

Rodriguez The Sewerage and Water Board of the City of New Orleans is liable for extensive property damage due to flooding at a canal, according to a suit filed against the board and city in Orleans Parish District Court on March 3.

Airboat swamp tour company sued by injured couple

Alejandro de los Rios Apr. 12, 2010, 2:48am

A couple is suing a popular New Orleans airboat swamp tour company after they suffered injuries while on a tour, according to a suit filed in Orleans Parish District Court on March 5.

Winn-Dixie, cleaning service sued by woman in slip and fall case

Alejandro de los Rios Apr. 12, 2010, 2:41am

A New Orleans woman is suing the supermarket chain Winn-Dixie Louisiana Inc. and its cleaning service, Southern Cleaning Services Inc., for injuries she sustained in a slip and fall, according to a suit filed in Orleans Parish District Court on March 2.

No one owns 'Who Dat?' claims Who Dat Yat Chat

Alejandro de los Rios Apr. 12, 2010, 2:25am

Jacobs A dispute over the popular chant associated with the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints is the subject of a declaratory judgment suit filed in Orleans Paris District Court on March 25.