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Judge's decision on Chinese drywall award will be bellwether

After hearing testimony from several Virginia homeowners during a February bench trial against Chinese drywall manufacturer Taishan Gypsum Co., U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon's highly anticipated ruling is expected to be a bellwether.

Apple responds to allegations of fraud in iPhone MMS litigations

Bickford Apple says it did not deceive or defraud customers who bought iPhones without multimedia messaging service, according to its response in a series of lawsuits pending in federal court in New Orleans.

New Orleans resident injured using Pilates chair

New Orleans resident Sandra Andry claims she seriously injured her back on an exercise machine, according to a lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Louisiana man believes reflux drug caused Parkinson's disease

After four months of taking the drug Reglan to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, a Louisiana resident alleges he developed drug-induced Parkinson's disease.

Woman sues bank after glass partition shatters onto her face

A New Orleans bank customer is suing over severe injuries she claims to have sustained when a glass partition shattered and sprayed glass in her face.

Suit claims Lockheed Martin violated Military Service Relief Act

A U.S. naval reserve commander wants his employer Lockheed Martin to follow the law by paying vacation credits and differential during the time he was called to active duty.

Falling elevator case set for trial March 29 in federal court

With settlement negotiations stalled and summary judgment motions denied, several companies will soon be heading to trial to argue who is responsible for a falling elevator in a parking garage owned by Hertz Texaco Center.

Post traumatic stress disorder claimed by man who falls from chair at Macy's

A Macy's customer claims to suffer from post-traumatic stress after sitting in a chair that broke at a Lafayette store.

Barge worker claims staph infection; seeks $2 million in damages

A seaman believes he caught a medicine-resistant staph infection while working on a heavy lift derrick barge in navigation.

Man's fingers severed during basketball goal assembly; suit claims loss of enjoyment of life

A man who severed two fingers while assembling a portable basketball goal known as "The Beast" is suing the manufacturer and others.

Zicam caused man to lose sense of smell, suit claims

A man who claims he lost sense of smell after using Zicam, filed a personal injury lawsuit against Matrixx, Initiatives, Inc., Zicam LLC., and Botantical Laboratories, Inc. on March 10 in New Orleans federal court of the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Oil companies controlled erection of levees to hide polluted lands, class action claims

Companies who manufacture petroleum, chemicals, gas and other products are accused of manipulating the Pontchartrain levee system in order to hide contaminated tracts of land north of the lake.

Family's sues over father's mesothelioma death

More than 50 years after their father worked around asbestos products, the family of a deceased longshoreman is suing several New Orleans companies in a case that was removed from Orleans Parish to federal court.

Appeals Court will rehear hotel workers on labor law violations

After a request for a rehearing, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to listen to arguments from a Latin American group of guest workers hired to maintain New Orleans hotels after Hurricane Katrina.