News from December 2010

Sales rep claims job caused post traumatic stress disorder

By Michelle Massey | Dec 1, 2010

A regional sales representative for Professional Marketing Services Inc. (PMSI) claims to have suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after hearing a supervisor make a recently terminated co-worker beg for her job back.

Family sues after collision with 18-wheeler on I-12

By Michelle Massey | Dec 1, 2010

Mumphrey A family has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company and its driver after an 18-wheeler rear-ended its vehicle.

Seaman sues over unpaid wages

By Michelle Massey | Dec 1, 2010

Several seamen are suing their employer in an attempt to obtain unpaid wages and to penalize the employer for each day the seamen's wages allegedly remain unpaid.

Mississippi mud causes vessels to become moored, engineer sues

By Michelle Massey | Dec 1, 2010

Steele An engineer has filed a lawsuit over injuries he suffered when several vessels became stuck in mud.

Orleans Parish Clerk's office continues to deal with missing property records

By Alejandro de los Rios | Dec 1, 2010

The Orleans Parish Clerk's office is still working to recover missing property and real estate data lost after a computer crash in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Dispute between waste disposal company and New Orleans resolved

By Alejandro de los Rios | Dec 2, 2010

The city of New Orleans and Richard's Disposal Inc. have come to an agreement for trash cleanup less than 24 hours before an Orleans Parish Civil District Court judge was set to hear an injunction filed by the waste disposal company.

School shooting liability trial set to resume Dec. 6

By Alejandro de los Rios | Dec 2, 2010

A liability trial involving a 2003 school shooting at a New Orleans high school, which began Oct. 11, is set to resume Dec. 6 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Supreme Court sides with Liberty Mutual -- discounts don't break law

By Steve Korris | Dec 3, 2010

Barrasso Liberty Mutual Insurance didn't violate workers compensation law when it discounted bills through a preferred provider organization, the Supreme Court of Louisiana decided on Nov. 30.

Borrowers propose to settle class action against Dean Morris law firm

By Steve Korris | Dec 3, 2010

Herman Borrowers who sued Dean Morris law firm of Monroe and lenders it represented in foreclosures propose to settle their class action claims.

Judge signs order governing the discovery of experts in BP MDL

By Alejandro de los Rios | Dec 4, 2010

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier signed an order governing the discovery of experts in the BP multi-district litigation (MDL) at the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Warwick Hotel sues security company over break-in

By Andrea Dearden | Dec 6, 2010

The owner of a New Orleans hotel blames a security company for failing to keep someone from breaking in.

New Orleans and sewer board named in personal injury suit

By Andrea Dearden | Dec 6, 2010

A New Orleans woman is suing the city and its sewer board after she allegedly slipped and fell in water from a leaking drain pipe.

Ruling in charter school lawsuit expected Wednesday

By Alejandro de los Rios | Dec 6, 2010

Barriere Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Kern Reese announced he will issue a ruling on Wednesday on an injunction filed by the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) to stop the certification of nine charter school applications.

Homicide detective describes grisly scene in school shooting liability suit

By Alejandro de los Rios | Dec 6, 2010

The lead detective who investigated a 2003 school shooting at an Orleans Parish high school described a grisly scene where gunmen stood over the body of one of their victims and shot him to death with an AK-47.

Woman sues US Trustee over allegedly false accusations

By Andrea Dearden | Dec 6, 2010

A New Orleans business woman is suing the federal government and its lawyer after she was accused of wrongful business practices.

Class action filed against Darvocet manufacturer

By Michelle Massey | Dec 6, 2010

Becnel The manufacturer of the recalled drug Darvocet is facing a class action in New Orleans that accuses the manufacturer of failing to warn of the drug's risks and side effects.

Customer sues Wal-Mart for $2 million after slip and fall

By Michelle Massey | Dec 7, 2010

A Wal-Mart customer is suing the retail giant for more than $2 million after he slipped on a substance and fell at a Bogalusa store on Feb. 12.

Platform operator sued by worker over injuries

By Michelle Massey | Dec 7, 2010

A Mississippi man has filed a lawsuit against the operators of an oil platform after he was injured due to tripping and falling on a deck patch.

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.

Flying tire caused more than $75k in damages, suit claims

By Michelle Massey | Dec 7, 2010

A Baton Rouge resident is suing a trucking company for more than $75,000 after she was injured when her vehicle drove over a tire that flew off of the tractor-trailer on westbound I-12.

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