News from October 2010

Former residents sue city claiming discrimination against New Orleans East community

By Michelle Massey | Oct 1, 2010

Former residents of the New Orleans East community claim the city is inappropriately using federal funds, including $30 million for building a brand new park in an area that was not affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Cook sues after trip and fall

By Michelle Massey | Oct 1, 2010

A cook has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he tripped and fell when walking out of a cooler.

Judge rules New Orleans traffic cameras violate city charter

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 1, 2010

Judge Landrieu Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Paulette Irons has ruled that New Orleans' red-light and traffic cameras violate the city charter and has placed an injunction on the city to prevent it from issuing any more tickets.

Son seeks control of father's Mardi Gras float-building company

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 4, 2010

A lawsuit filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court claims the owner of New Orleans' largest Mardi Gras float production company has used his recent control of the firm to "aggrandize his own financial situation to the detriment of...shareholders."

Motorist seeks $50K after vehicle run off road by tractor-trailer

By Michelle Massey | Oct 4, 2010

A Plaquemines Parish resident has filed a personal injury lawsuit asking for more than $50,000 after his vehicle was run off the road by a tractor-trailer.

Seaman sues for $2 million after falling on stairs

By Michelle Massey | Oct 4, 2010

A seaman is seeking $2 million in damages after falling on a vessel's stairway.

Strip club building owners dismissed from trip and fall suit

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 5, 2010

Cates Three defendants have been dismissed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court in a slip and fall suit involving a man who fell inside a strip club.

Tax sale buyer sues Louisiana Tax Commission after sale canceled

By Michelle Massey | Oct 5, 2010

An East Baton Rouge Parish resident is suing the Louisiana Tax Commission after the property he acquired through a tax sale was improperly canceled.

Seaman sues after vessel collides into another vessel

By Michelle Massey | Oct 5, 2010

A seaman is suing his employer after he received serious injuries when the vessel he was aboard collided into another vessel.

Repairman sues American Energy after falling through laldder

By Michelle Massey | Oct 5, 2010

A crane repairman has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he fell through a ladder opening, sustaining injuries.

Seaman sues for $2 million after falling on stairs

By Michelle Massey | Oct 6, 2010

A seaman is suing for $2 million after he fell on a vessel's stairway and sustained injuries.

Drug rehab center sued after terminating obese employee

By Michelle Massey | Oct 6, 2010

A Louisiana drug and alcohol rehabilitation center is being sued for allegedly discriminating against an obese employee and for illegally terminating her employment.

Wal-Mart shopper slips and sues

By Michelle Massey | Oct 6, 2010

A Wal-Mart shopper is suing the retail store after she slipped and fell on an unknown substance that was left on the floor.

Seaman sues after tripping over oar

By Michelle Massey | Oct 6, 2010

A seaman has filed a lawsuit against his employer for failing to properly supervise the crew after he tripped over an oar.

Debt collector sued after calling consumer's mom and dad

By Michelle Massey | Oct 7, 2010

Smythe A debt collector is facing a lawsuit after a collection agent called the consumer's parents and discussed the consumer's debt.

Borrower changes theory in mortgage class action against Dean Morris law firm, others

By Steve Korris | Oct 7, 2010

Holtzman NEW ORLEANS – Borrowers who pursued a class action against Dean Morris law firm, banks, and mortgage service companies under state fraud and conversion laws for five years now propose to press their claims under federal law.

Supreme Court hears attorney discipline explanations

By Steve Korris | Oct 7, 2010

Two lawyers await Supreme Court discipline for tampering with a witness, and two await discipline for keeping fees they didn't earn.

Suits remain on file against Mardi Gras float production company

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 7, 2010

Despite reports that their differences had been settled, Barry Kern's suit to oust his father as head of the family company remains on file in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Jury rules against plaintiff in suit against Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 7, 2010

Sutterfield An Orleans Parish Civil District Court jury ruled Thursday that a plaintiff was not entitled to any damages in a racetrack liability suit involving the Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing Company.

Laundromat's suit against Entergy challenged

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 8, 2010

Defense counsel in a suit against Entergy Inc. counters that a plaintiff's claims in Orleans Parish Civil District Court have prescribed and the lawsuit should be dismissed.

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