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Suit filed over I-10 service road accident

Michelle Massey Apr. 24, 2010, 5:13am

A suit filed April 21 in Orleans Parish District Court seeks damages over severe and disabling injuries sustained in an accident that occurred last year on Read Boulevard, an Interstate 10 service road.

Equipment failure caused chemical release according to lawsuit

Michelle Massey Apr. 23, 2010, 10:31am

Daniel Becnel, Jr. A hazardous chemical release in St. Charles Parish on April 13 is the subject of a federal lawsuit brought six days later by nearby resident Shannon Clark.

Safeway sued over unpaid theft claim

Michelle Massey Apr. 23, 2010, 9:36am

Jewel Addison filed suit against Safeway Insurance Co. of Louisiana on April 20 in the Orleans Parish District Court, over an unpaid theft claim.

Driver failed to yield, accident suit claims

Michelle Massey Apr. 23, 2010, 7:27am

Angel Foster of St. Tammany Parish filed a personal injury lawsuit against Sandra J. Smith, Michael Charles, B & M Towing Co. and Performance Insurance on April 21 in Orleans Parish District Court over an accident that occurred May 4, 2008.

Injuries claimed in rear-end accident

Michelle Massey Apr. 23, 2010, 4:29am

Susanne Baber filed a lawsuit against Tara Gibbs Riley, Khanh Nguyen, Allstate Insurance and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance on April 20 in Orleans Parish District Court, claiming head and neck injuries from a rear-end accident.

Lawsuit claims air conditioning unit caused fatal fire

Michelle Massey Apr. 23, 2010, 4:25am

A Louisiana family claims that defects in their mobile home's air conditioning unit caused a fire that killed two of their children.

Vessel was unseaworthy, worker claims in Jones Act suit

Michelle Massey Apr. 23, 2010, 4:20am

While working aboard the Clara B vessel, a seaman claims he aggravated a previous injury rendering him permanently disabled.

Jewelry store owner who staged fake heist sues over false imprisonment

Michelle Massey Apr. 23, 2010, 4:00am

The owner of a Covington jewelry store is suing police for interrupting a staged robbery that was being filmed for a school project.

Lawsuit holds company liable for not securing airplane during storm

Michelle Massey Apr. 23, 2010, 3:54am

A man who was trying to sell his Cessna 150J is suing the company that was going to buy it for failing to protect the aircraft during a storm.

Class action claims medical centers overcharged for X-rays

Alejandro de los Rios Apr. 23, 2010, 3:20am

Centola, III A class action suit filed April 20 in Orleans Parish District Court alleges that a group of Louisiana medical centers have been overcharging patients for the handling and copying of their medical records since 2001.

Accident caused injuries, suit claims

Michelle Massey Apr. 23, 2010, 2:44am

Louis Fazende filed a personal injury lawsuit against Mohammed Mohsen Ali, Southern United Fire Insurance, doing business as American Service Insurance, and Progress Paloverde Insurance Company on April 21, in the Civil District for the Parish of Orleans.

Transit Management sued over wheelchair occupant's injuries

Kathy Woods Apr. 23, 2010, 2:41am

In a petition filed in the Civil District for the Parish of Orleans, Transit Management of Southeast Louisiana and the Regional Transit Authority are being sued over a wheelchair occupant's injuries.

Wal-Mart customer blames employee for injuries

Kathy Woods Apr. 22, 2010, 2:00pm

A Wal-Mart customer claims she was struck in the back by a metal display rack that was being moved by an employee, according to a suit filed in Orleans Parish District Court on April 21.

South Claiborne accident is subject of suit

Kathy Woods Apr. 22, 2010, 1:17pm

An accident that occurred in May 2009 near South Claiborne Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard in New Orleans resulted in severe and disabling injuries to Malkia Collins, a passenger in the car.

School and state sued over student's injuries

Alejandro de los Rios Apr. 21, 2010, 7:39am

The Louisiana State Department of Education and the Recovery School District are being blamed for injuries sustained by an elementary school student in June 2009, according to a suit filed in Orleans Parish District Court on April 5.

ATM company sues Bourbon Street music club

Alejandro de los Rios Apr. 21, 2010, 2:30am

Sistrunk A suit filed in Orleans Parish District Court alleges that a music club on Bourbon Street violated a contractual agreement with ATMs of the South Inc. by replacing the company's ATM machine.

Lawsuit alleges weight loss product caused liver damage

Michelle Massey Apr. 19, 2010, 9:39am

A 32-year-old man claims he had to be hospitalized after using a dietary supplement.

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.