News from July 2011

Plaintiff claims excessive force in suit against NOPD

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jul 1, 2011

A Baton Rouge man is suing the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), claiming excessive force from arresting officers caused him physical injuries.

Scaffold worker sues after tripping and falling over construction materials

By Michelle Keahey | Jul 1, 2011

A scaffold worker has filed a personal injury lawsuit after he tripped and fell over tubing which had been dropped by other contract workers.

Visitor sues company for failing to have handrail alongside stairs after slip and fall incident

By Michelle Keahey | Jul 1, 2011

McCall A lawsuit has been filed against a company for failing to have a handrail alongside its wooden stairs after a visitor slipped on wet steps and injured his knee.

Shopper sues Lowe's for $1 million after being run over by tractor

By Michelle Keahey | Jul 1, 2011

A Lowe's shopper has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $1 million after she was struck by a tractor driven by a store employee.

Hip replacement advertisement leads to Zimmer lawsuit

By Michelle Keahey | Jul 5, 2011

A federal lawsuit has been filed against hip replacement device maker Zimmer by a person who saw a TV ad involving a recall of DePuy hip replacement devices.

Personal injury lawsuit filed against McDermott fabrication over worker's injury

By Michelle Keahey | Jul 5, 2011

A drywall installer has filed a personal injury lawsuit against his employer after he injured his back while carrying a wooden pallet with sheets of drywall.

Suit claims door fell on man's head when entering McDonald's

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jul 5, 2011

A Jefferson Parish man is suing a Canal St. McDonald's and its insurer, claiming that the door to the restaurant fell on his head when he was entering the premises.

HUD settles with hundreds of Louisiana homeowners in Road Home dispute

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jul 8, 2011

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it has reached a $62 million settlement with over a thousand Louisiana homeowners claiming racial discrimination through the Road Home program.

Sierra Club to file objection to dismissal of claims in BP MDL

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jul 8, 2011

Huber Attorneys for the Sierra Club filed a motion to extend the deadline to submit an objection on an earlier court ruling that barred the environmental group's claims in the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation (MDL).

Oil spill claimants to invoke Fifth in criminal investigation

By Steve Korris | Jul 8, 2011

Buzbee NEW ORLEANS – Three men who claimed orthopedic and emotional injuries from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion seek protection from criminal investigations.

St. Charles Parish accused of removing minority personnel from management positions

By Michelle Keahey | Jul 11, 2011

A recently filed lawsuit accuses St. Charles Parish of attempting to cleanse management of any minority personnel.

Sodexo personnel manager sues for age, disability and gender discrimination

By Michelle Keahey | Jul 11, 2011

A personnel manager has filed a lawsuit against her employer for age, disability and gender discrimination after she was forced to resign her position due to new job responsibilities.

Nuclear plant security supervisors sue Entergy over unpaid overtime wages

By Michelle Keahey | Jul 11, 2011

Hourly employees who provide security services at the nuclear plant facility in Kilona have filed a lawsuit against Entergy in an attempt to obtain compensation for unpaid overtime wages.

Jones Act lawsuit filed after seaman falls head first from ladder

By Michelle Keahey | Jul 11, 2011

Bickford A seaman from St. James Parish has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he fell from a ladder and landed on his head.

Assistant attorney general files racial discrimination lawsuit after losing job

By Michelle Keahey | Jul 11, 2011

A former assistant attorney general has filed a racial and gender discrimination lawsuit against the state that claims she was terminated after making a complaint about gender-based pay discrimination.

Scruggs, other shady lawyers highlighted in film

By John O'Brien | Jul 11, 2011

Scruggs WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A documentary that debuts Monday night chronicles personal injury lawyers who abused America's civil justice system.

Crane operator sues employer after being struck by counterweight

By Michelle Keahey | Jul 11, 2011

A heavy equipment operator has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he was struck by a crane's counter weight and suffered debilitating injuries.

Bowling alley sued after kegler slips and breaks leg

By Michelle Keahey | Jul 11, 2011

Huber A Louisiana woman has filed a lawsuit against a bowling alley after she slipped and broke her leg.

Deckhand sues after slipping on loose tile

By Michelle Keahey | Jul 11, 2011

A Jones Act lawsuit has been filed against a Louisiana towing company after a deckhand slipped and fell on a loose tile.

Barbier impressed by cooperation in BP MDL discovery process

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jul 11, 2011

Barbier Speaking at a status conference for the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation (MDL), U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said he had never seen a discovery process on a similar scale.

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