News from April 2010

French Quarter power outage subject of new class action

By Alejandro de los Rios | Apr 6, 2010

Yacoubian A group of French Quarter businesses have filed a class action lawsuit against Entergy Enterprises Inc. over a day-long power outage that occurred in March 2009.

Metairie lawyer files class action over New Orleans' red light cameras

By Alejandro de los Rios | Apr 6, 2010

Metairie lawyer Joseph McMahon III filed a class action suit against New Orleans over the city's use of red light cameras that catch motorists breaking the law.

Shipyard workers file asbestos class action against Northrop Grumman

By Alejandro de los Rios | Apr 6, 2010

A group of shipyard workers have filed a class action lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Inc. after being exposed to asbestos fibers more than 40 years ago.

Woman files FMLA lawsuit against Odyssey House

By Michelle Massey | Apr 7, 2010

Hospitalized for more than a week due to pneumonia, an employee of the Odyssey House believes she was wrongfully terminated and that her termination violated the Family Medical Leave Act.

Mom sues after child injured on Chuck E Cheese ride

By Michelle Massey | Apr 8, 2010

A mother claiming her child suffered severe head and neck injuries on an amusement ride at Chuck E. Cheese in Metairie is suing CEC Entertainment, Inc.

Louisiana doctor sues casino for failing to help after throat was slashed

By Michelle Massey | Apr 8, 2010

A New Orleans doctor whose throat was slashed by an assailant at Harrah's New Orleans Casino claims she received no assistance from security personnel or casino employees after the attack, according to a lawsuit that was removed to federal court.

Podiatrist accused of abusing mentally disabled patient

By Alejandro de los Rios | Apr 8, 2010

McGovern A New Orleans podiatrist allegedly harassed and performed graphic sexual acts on a mentally disabled female patient, according to a lawsuit filed in Orleans Parish on March 4.

Maintenance worker sues Recovery School District over injuries

By Alejandro de los Rios | Apr 8, 2010

Poulliard A Katrina-damaged Orleans Parish public school is the subject of a personal injury lawsuit filed by a general maintenance employee.

DirecTV installers, techs sue company for unpaid overtime

By Michelle Massey | Apr 9, 2010

Former and current workers who install and service DirecTV satellite equipment allege they were not always paid minimum wage or overtime.

Youth leader claims false arrest at JazzFest

By Michelle Massey | Apr 9, 2010

Pathfinder Club counselor Nicole Carryl claims she was subjected to an illegal arrest by use of unreasonable and excessive force and denied substantive due process during an incident last year near the fairgrounds of the New Orleans JazzFest.

Louisiana's claims against Vioxx heading to trial

By Michelle Massey | Apr 9, 2010

U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon has scheduled a lawsuit brought by Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell against Merck to begin April 12 in New Orleans federal court.

No one owns 'Who Dat?' claims Who Dat Yat Chat

By Alejandro de los Rios | Apr 12, 2010

Jacobs A dispute over the popular chant associated with the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints is the subject of a declaratory judgment suit filed in Orleans Paris District Court on March 25.

Winn-Dixie, cleaning service sued by woman in slip and fall case

By Alejandro de los Rios | Apr 12, 2010

A New Orleans woman is suing the supermarket chain Winn-Dixie Louisiana Inc. and its cleaning service, Southern Cleaning Services Inc., for injuries she sustained in a slip and fall, according to a suit filed in Orleans Parish District Court on March 2.

Airboat swamp tour company sued by injured couple

By Alejandro de los Rios | Apr 12, 2010

A couple is suing a popular New Orleans airboat swamp tour company after they suffered injuries while on a tour, according to a suit filed in Orleans Parish District Court on March 5.

Property owners sue city, water board over canal flooding

By Alejandro de los Rios | Apr 12, 2010

Rodriguez The Sewerage and Water Board of the City of New Orleans is liable for extensive property damage due to flooding at a canal, according to a suit filed against the board and city in Orleans Parish District Court on March 3.

Trackman sues Union Pacific over unsafe working conditions

By Michelle Massey | Apr 12, 2010

A former Union Pacific Railroad worker has filed suit against the company, claiming he injured his lower extremities due to his job as a trackman.

New Orleans attorney sues credit bureaus over inaccuracies

By Michelle Massey | Apr 12, 2010

New Orleans attorney David Jerrell alleges that an inaccuracy in his credit report has cost him more than $200,000 in an increased loan interest rate.

Seaman sues employer for $1 million after knee injury

By Michelle Massey | Apr 12, 2010

A seaman is asking a federal court to award him more than $1 million after he injured his knee while working on a vessel.

US Airways agent claims supervisor put inappropriate pictures on Facebook

By Michelle Massey | Apr 12, 2010

A customer service agent for US Airways filed a civil rights violation complaint claiming she was fired after reporting her supervisor for allegedly posting a sexually inappropriate picture of her on Facebook.

Hotel worker claims sexual harassment in Orleans Parish suit

By Alejandro de los Rios | Apr 14, 2010

A suit filed April 12 in Orleans Parish District Court alleges that a Loews New Orleans Hotel Corp. employee was the victim of ongoing sexual harassment, sexual advances, sexual abuse, mental abuse and physical attacks.

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