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Federal judge rules Phillips 66 isn't entitled to coverage from contractor's insurer in pipeline explosion case

By Karen Kidd | Feb 21, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — A Texas-based multinational energy company is not entitled to defense or coverage from a contractor's insurer in a personal injury lawsuit filed by workers following a natural gas pipeline explosion, a federal judge recently ruled.

Jury will decide whether injured offshore oil platform worker is a 'borrowed servant,' federal judge rules

By Karen Kidd | Feb 21, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — A jury will have to decide whether an injured worker employed by a contractor on an offshore oil platform is a "borrowed servant," which would mean the platform's Texas-based owner is not liable, a federal judge ruled recently.

Court activity on Feb. 19: Kristopher Embry vs Hibbard Inshore, LLC

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 20, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity in the suit brought by Kristopher Embry against Hibbard Inshore, LLC on Feb. 19: 'Initial Case Assignment To Judge Sarah S. Vance And Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Wilkinson, Jr. (cc)'

Case activity for Michael Spaziano vs BP Exploration & Production, Inc. on Feb. 19

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 20, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activities in the suit brought by Michael Spaziano and Barrett Beach Bungalows against BP Exploration & Production, Inc. and John L Crain on Feb. 19:

Case activity for Arthur Colvin vs BP Exploration & Production, Inc. on Feb. 19

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 20, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activities in the suit brought by Arthur Colvin, Lizard Property Management and Barrett Beach Bungalows against BP Exploration & Production, Inc. on Feb. 19:

Court activity on Feb. 19: Janice Prior vs BP Exploration & Production, Inc.

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 20, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity in the suit brought by Janice Prior and Barrett Beach Bungalows against BP Exploration & Production, Inc. and John L Crain on Feb. 19: 'Initial Case Assignment To Judge Eldon E. Fallon And Magistrate Judge Michael North. (djg)'

Court activity on Feb. 19: Charles Neal vs BP Exploration & Production, Inc.

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 20, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity in the suit brought by Charles Neal and Barrett Beach Bungalows against BP Exploration & Production, Inc. and John L Crain on Feb. 19: 'Summons Issued As To Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bayer Pharma Ag, Janssen Ortho Llc, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Janssen Research & Development Llc, Johnson

Case activity for Kenneth Kendrick vs BP Exploration & Production, Inc. on Feb. 19

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 20, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activities in the suit brought by Kenneth Kendrick and Barrett Beach Bungalows against BP Exploration & Production, Inc. and John L Crain on Feb. 19:

Court activity on Feb. 19: Cesidio Frascarella vs BP Exploration & Production, Inc.

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 20, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity in the suit brought by Cesidio Frascarella, Lizard Property Management and Barrett Beach Bungalows against BP Exploration & Production, Inc. on Feb. 19: 'Initial Case Assignment To Judge Eldon E. Fallon And Magistrate Judge Michael North. (cc)'

Court dismisses East Baton Rouge Parish woman's discrimination suit against Phillips 66

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed an East Baton Rouge Parish woman's discrimination suit against an industrial services firm and Texas-based Phillips 66 Company because she did not file the litigation on time.

Court stays claim against shipping company, 'pending the outcome of arbitration, if any'

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — A third-party defendant in a Malta-based navigation company's $1.1 million lawsuit over an oil spill on the Mississippi River isn't off the hook but claims against it are pending arbitration that may never happen, according to a federal judge's recent order.

Court activity on Feb. 18: Janice Prior vs BP Exploration & Production, Inc.

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 19, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity in the suit brought by Janice Prior and Barrett Beach Bungalows against BP Exploration & Production, Inc. and John L Crain on Feb. 18: 'Complaint With Jury Demand Against Bayer Ag, Bayer Corporation, Bayer Healthcare Ag, Bayer Healthcare Llc, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bayer Pharma Ag, Janssen

Case activity for Cesidio Frascarella vs BP Exploration & Production, Inc. on Feb. 18

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 19, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activities in the suit brought by Cesidio Frascarella, Lizard Property Management and Barrett Beach Bungalows against BP Exploration & Production, Inc. on Feb. 18:

Court issues split verdict in employment allegations against LaShip

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 19, 2019

NEW ORLEANS -- Six Louisiana people, who sued the company they worked for as a result of a series of labor law violations, have obtained mixed results in court, as two different motions were decided differently.

Judge dismisses Louisiana protective coating company's lawsuit against insurers

By Karen Kidd | Feb 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed a now defunct Louisiana protective coating company's bad faith claims adjustment and legal malpractice lawsuit against two insurers for not clearly stating their case.

Court dismisses malpractice suit against LSU Health Sciences physician

By Karen Kidd | Feb 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge recently dismissed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Louisiana State University Health Sciences physician who allegedly failed to properly diagnose a patient's complaints of chest pains in 2013.

Federal judge stays worker's suit claiming injuries from cleanup following Deepwater Horizon spill

By Karen Kidd | Feb 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted a stay in lawsuit filed a Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup worker against two BP subsidiaries over illnesses he claims were brought on by exposure to crude oil and other hydrocarbons.

U.S. District Court judge dismisses mesothelioma case after finding expert witnesses unreliable

By Karen Kidd | Feb 17, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge recently dismissed the mesothelioma case of a man briefly employed as an engine room worker on Lake Pontchartrain in 1973, saying the case couldn't move forward without two expert witnesses she decided to exclude.

Case activity for Roger Sheetz vs BP Exploration & Production, Inc. on Feb. 15

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 16, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activities in the suit brought by Roger Sheetz and Barrett Beach Bungalows against BP Exploration & Production, Inc. and John L Crain on Feb. 15:

Court activity on Feb. 15: Kristopher Embry vs Hibbard Inshore, LLC

By The Louisiana Record | Feb 16, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity in the suit brought by Kristopher Embry against Hibbard Inshore, LLC on Feb. 15: 'Notice Of Removal From Civil District Court, Parish Of Orleans, Case Number 2018-12683 (filing Fee $ 400 Receipt Number 053l-7433710) Filed By Hibbard Inshore, Llc. (attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Notice Of Removal,

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