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Contractor claims homeowners trying to force him to do more work

Andrea Dearden Sep. 1, 2010, 2:28am

An Orleans Parish contractor is accusing homeowners of trying to force him into doing more work without more pay.

Homeowners sue insurance company for unpaid Katrina claim

Andrea Dearden Sep. 1, 2010, 2:26am

An Orleans Parish couple is suing an insurance company for property damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Plaintiffs seek to extend discovery in gas leak suit against city

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 1, 2010, 2:19am

Wolff Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Ethel Julien will hear a plaintiff motion to extend discovery in a suit against the city of New Orleans involving a 2003 gas leak.

Barbier says no to delaying recovery of blowout prevention device

Steve Korris Aug. 31, 2010, 10:21am

Beck Preventing further oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon rig takes priority over preserving evidence, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled on Aug. 29.

Deepwater Horizon contractor drops bid to replace Barbier as MDL judge

Steve Korris Aug. 31, 2010, 8:24am

Barbier Cameron International dropped its bid to replace U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier as pretrial judge over oil spill litigation from five states.

Lawsuit claims captain intentionally rammed other vessel

Michelle Massey Aug. 31, 2010, 5:58am

Bourque A captain of the M/V BJ 102 has filed a lawsuit after his vessel was intentionally rammed by another vessel while his was spudded down along the banks of Louisiana in Lafourche Parish.

Employee claims he was dumped out of personnel transfer basket

Michelle Massey Aug. 31, 2010, 4:47am

A Lafayette resident has filed a lawsuit for personal injuries he received after he was allegedly dumped out of a personnel basket during a transfer from an oil platform to a vessel.

FEMA sued after employee allegedly causes rear-end collision

Michelle Massey Aug. 31, 2010, 3:51am

Hatch A St. Bernard Parish resident has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency after sustaining injuries in a rear-end collision.

Seaman seeks $4 million after falling through broken railing

Michelle Massey Aug. 31, 2010, 3:43am

A Slidell resident has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $4 million after allegedly falling through a broken railing on board the M/V Admiral.

Seaman sues vessel owners over injuries

Andrea Dearden Aug. 31, 2010, 3:36am

Jones An Orleans Parish man is suing his former employers after allegedly being injured twice on the job.

Judge will hear three motions in school shooting civil suit

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 30, 2010, 12:00pm

Rodney An infamous 2003 school shooting is the subject of three motions to be heard by Judge Robin Giarusso in Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Sept. 7.

Truck driver accused of causing automobile wreck

Michelle Massey Aug. 30, 2010, 11:41am

A Louisiana resident has filed a lawsuit against a Virginia truck driver after a 2009 automobile wreck.

Suit accuses competitor of stealing technology used in oil spill cleanup

Michelle Massey Aug. 30, 2010, 11:41am

Hymel A subcontractor involved in the Gulf oil spill cleanup effort accuses a competitor of stealing a newly-developed technology used to skim and extract oil in shallow and environmentally-sensitive areas.

Former employee claims racial comments forced her to take disability leave

Michelle Massey Aug. 30, 2010, 10:00am

In a recently-filed lawsuit, a former employee of Hydril Co. is claiming she suffered such severe racial ridicule that she was forced to seek medical treatment and take disability leave.

Platform worker sues after falling into hole

Michelle Massey Aug. 30, 2010, 10:00am

Neblett An offshore platform worker has filed a lawsuit that argues he did not have a safe place to work due to a hole in the grating on a platform.

Med mal suit raises constitutionality questions in Orleans Parish

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 30, 2010, 2:00am

Belsome A Gretna couple is challenging the constitutionality of liability caps on medical malpractice cases in Louisiana in a suit in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Motion for retrial in nine-year-old slip and fall suit to be heard

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 27, 2010, 4:54am

Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Herbert Cade will hear a motion to reset trial and for a rehearing on a defense dismissal on Sept. 10 in a nine-year-old suit involving a woman that fell outside Harrah's Casino.

Class action filed over blown well near Paincourtville

Michelle Massey Aug. 26, 2010, 6:00am

Bickford Seeking more than $5 million in damages, a class action has been filed against the owners and operators of an oil and gas well that blew out Aug. 11 near Paincourtville.

Seaman sues after being struck by falling pipe

Michelle Massey Aug. 26, 2010, 6:00am

Jones Lockport resident Donald Champagne has filed a lawsuit against his employer Chet Morrison Contractors Inc. and CM 15, after he was allegedly struck by a falling pipe and injured.

Property owner sues U-Haul over belongings stored during Katrina

Andrea Dearden Aug. 26, 2010, 5:53am

An Orleans Parish woman has filed a lawsuit against the storage company that allegedly sold belongings she was forced to leave behind during Hurricane Katrina.