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Louisiana man accuses Nalco of racial bias

LAFAYETTE – A Lafayette Parish man says his employer, Nalco Co., created a hostile work environment through racial discrimination.

NALCO employee attributes five month absence from work to stress ball injury

An Ascension Parish man is suing his former boss and employer for terminating him when he was ordered by medical professionals not to return to work.

Barbier: BP cleanup contractors are immune only if directed by government

Barbier NEW ORLEANS – BP contractors who cleaned up after the Deepwater Horizon explosion can't share the government's immunity from personal injury suits unless they prove they took direction from the government and not from BP, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled on Sept. 30.

Texas lawyer Coon adds 'first responder' plaintiffs in BP litigation

NEW ORLEANS – Brent Coon of Beaumont asserts claims for 125 clients in a potential class action over chemical effects of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and cleanup.

Defendants file suits against each other in oil spill MDL

Defendants in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) surrounding the BP oil spill have filed counter-claims against each other in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Woman sues employer after losing her job due to ending relationship

After losing her job shortly after ending a relationship with her supervisor, an Ascension Parish woman is suing her former employer for alleged sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

Barbier approves pleading BP claims into 'bundles'

Barbier In an unprecedented move designed to help expedite the lawsuits involving the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, U.S. Disrict Judge Carl Barbier has approved a plan proposed by both defense and plaintiff lawyers to group claims into "pleading bundles."