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Refinery worker claims racial discrimination after suspension for sleeping on the job

By Michelle Massey | Dec 7, 2010

An oil refinery employee who was caught asleep on the job and placed on suspension has filed a lawsuit against his employer claiming racial discrimination. Charles Refinery on Dec. Courtney Wilson

Class certification sought in red light traffic camera case

By Alejandro de los Rios | Dec 8, 2010

A New Orleans couple is seeking class certification Orleans Parish Civil District Court over traffic camera speeding tickets. 10 has been continued to Jan. 14

Experts shed light on how judicial panels of MDLs select venue

By Alejandro de los Rios | Dec 13, 2010

U.S. "That's very, very difficult for the plaintiff bar," Fallon, a former plaintiff lawyer, said."It can be done efficiently with the help of the lawyers," he said. "It's about lawyers..

Churchill Downs employees claim they were fired for gambling on the job

By Michelle Massey | Dec 14, 2010

Several former employees of a New Orleans gaming facility have filed a lawsuit against the company claiming that they unfairly lost their jobs for gambling on the job. and Churchill Downs Inc. on Dec

J &J verdict puts St. Landry Parish on judicial 'Hellhole' watch list

By Alejandro de los Rios | Dec 14, 2010

Landry The American Tort Reform Association's list of judicial "Hellholes" placed St. Landry Parish on its "watch list. Landry Parish received the dubious distinction

Whistleblower sues Treasure Chest after losing job

By Michelle Massey | Dec 17, 2010

A former Treasure Chest casino employee claims he was terminated from his position after the casino learned he was reporting their allegedly illegal hiring practices. 16.Case No. 2:10-cv-04561

Texas lawyer causes stir in BP hearing by introducing 7 million docs from previous class action

By Alejandro de los Rios | Dec 17, 2010

Coon, who serves on a plaintiffs discovery committee, spoke at the end of a hearing in U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's courtroom at the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans

Man sues restaurant over alleged smoke damage caused by grease fire

By Alejandro de los Rios | Dec 22, 2010

Covington attorneys Shawn Reed and Kyle Del Hierro filed a petition for damages on behalf of Greg Kowles on Dece. 16 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.The suit names Verti Marte Inc

Executive sues Louisiana company after losing his job

By Michelle Massey | Dec 27, 2010

A senior executive of a Louisiana company claims he was terminated from his position due to age discrimination and in retaliation for filing a worker's compensation claim.Randal A. and KCI USA Inc

Barbier officially bars BP from claiming OPA liability limits

By Alejandro de los Rios | Dec 30, 2010

Barbier In an order signed just before the Christmas holiday, U.S.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana...Federal MDL 2:10-2179

Gulf Coast Claims Facility hires lawyers to help with BP oil spill claims

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jan 3, 2011

The GCCF was formed by BP in response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster that has affected millions along the Gulf Coast., eastern New Orleans and a number of Florida cities

Union Pacific sues truck driver for causing train derailment

By Michelle Massey | Jan 4, 2011

Howard Union Pacific is suing a truck driver for failing to yield at a truck crossing and for causing a collision and derailment of its train.Union Pacific Railroad Co

New Orleans firm paid improperly from bridge tolls

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jan 5, 2011

The announcement came through a Dec. 29 letter to Daryl Purpera, the state legislative auditor, and was first reported in yesterday's Times-Picayune

Class action filed against Domino's over text ads

By Michelle Massey | Jan 7, 2011

Individually and on behalf of the class, Jonathan Bailey filed suit against Domino's Pizza on Dec. 22 in federal court in New Orleans.Bailey is represented by John P. Wolff III and Christopher K.U.S

Patient sues over sponge left in abdomen

By Michelle Massey | Jan 10, 2011

Tommie D. Ladner filed suit against Ochsner Clinic Foundation on Jan. 3 in federal court in New Orleans. He states that shortly after his discharge, he experienced abdominal pain and anorexia.U.S

Hearing in suit against New Orleans Aquarium continued without date

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jan 10, 2011

A hearing on three defense motions in a liability suit against the New Orleans Aquarium has been continued without date in Orleans Parish Civil District Court... is not an allegation of fact

Seaman claims employer did not provide proper training

By Michelle Massey | Jan 13, 2011

A seaman has filed a lawsuit against his employer arguing that he was not properly trained or supervised. Monolito Alvarado filed suit against Diamond Offshore Management Co. on Jan. Young, Robert J

Judge divides BP shareholder plaintiffs into two groups

By Steve Korris | Jan 13, 2011

Yetter Mithoff HOUSTON - U.S.On Dec.He gave each group 45 days to file a complaint.He operates separately from U.S

Construction worker claims he was fired after injury

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jan 18, 2011

Georgia resident Daren Williams is suing Auguillard Construction and an unidentified insurance company, claiming the defendants "withheld salary ... 10.Orleans Parish Case 2011-00265

Resident seeks injunction against commercial property after she was allegedly threatened

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jan 19, 2011

A New Orleans woman is seeking injunctive relief in Orleans Parish Civil District Court against business entities located in a commercial building next door.The petition names H.B. 10. 21

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