News from June 2011

Seaman sues employer after accident causes disabling injury

By Michelle Keahey | Jun 1, 2011

After suffering permanent and disabling injuries to his spine, seaman Erneto L. Posana filed suit against Kilgore Marine and Kilgore Marine Services Inc. on May 23 in federal court in New Orleans.

Winn Dixie sued over woman's slip on water

By Michelle Keahey | Jun 1, 2011

A New Orleans woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Winn Dixie after she slipped in water and fell.

Seaman claims going back to work aggravated pre-existing injury

By Michelle Keahey | Jun 1, 2011

Claiming aggravation of an existing shoulder injury, a seaman has filed a lawsuit against his employer that claims he was ordered back to work while he was out for medical treatment, which ultimately resulted in surgery.

Seaman claims snapped cable broke his leg

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jun 1, 2011

A St. Tammany Parish man is suing Gill's Crane & Dozer Service Inc. for more than $50,000 after a snapped cable broke his leg.

Apartment complex sues security company for incomplete camera system installation

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jun 2, 2011

A New Orleans apartment complex, which calls itself a "state-of-the-art urban home for artists," is suing a security company for allegedly failing to properly install a security system for the complex.

Louisiana man claims Tramadol made him black out

By Michelle Keahey | Jun 2, 2011

A Louisiana man has filed a lawsuit against the makers of the pain medication Tramadol, after he suffered from a black-out episode and fell backwards striking his head resulting in a blood clot in his brain.

Class action filed against Laser Amusement over ATM fees

By Michelle Keahey | Jun 2, 2011

A class action has been filed against a New Orleans business for failing to post notice of that there is a fee for withdrawing money from its ATM.

Chevron employee claims she was fired for not dating supervisor

By Michelle Keahey | Jun 2, 2011

An employee of Chevron's Oakpoint location has filed lawsuit claiming she was subjected to gender discrimination and ultimately, terminated for refusing to date her supervisor.

Domino's Pizza sued after customer hit by door frame

By Michelle Keahey | Jun 2, 2011

A Domino's Pizza located in New Orleans is being sued after a customer was hit and injured by a falling door frame.

Chevron plant accused of allowing racial discrimination

By Michelle Keahey | Jun 2, 2011

Two Chevron employees have filed a lawsuit claiming they are victims of racial discrimination and were fired for complaining about the discrimination.

Former Exxon-Valdez plaintiff lawyer sees GCCF as alternative to prolonged litigation

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jun 2, 2011

Nolting A Minneapolis attorney who served as a lead trial lawyer in the Exxon-Valdez oil spill litigation said he's looking to avoid prolonged litigation for his clients affected by the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Seaman sues employer after falling during vessel transfer

By Michelle Keahey | Jun 3, 2011

A seaman is suing his employer after he fell while attempting to transfer from a vessel to a small skiff using a chain fall.

Woman sues apartment complex after slip on puddle

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jun 3, 2011

A woman from East Baton Rouge Parish is suing the Peace Lake Towers apartment complex after she slipped on a puddle of water in a bathroom.

Amended BP investor class action is rife with redaction

By Steve Korris | Jun 7, 2011

Ajamie HOUSTON – Retired investors suing BP over the Deepwater Horizon explosion claim to know what caused it, but the keys to their theory remain secret.

Feinberg says GCCF has not received claims for dispersant sickness

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jun 7, 2011

Feinberg Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of the $20 billion Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) says his office has not processed any claims as a result of oil spill cleanup crews becoming sick due to chemical dispersants.

Shareholder class predicts BP will pay more than $40 billion for explosion

By Steve Korris | Jun 7, 2011

Yetter HOUSTON – BP will pay more than $40 billion for the Deepwater Horizon explosion, public pension funds of New York and Ohio predicted on June 6.

Monks argue for right to build caskets outside of state regulations

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jun 7, 2011

Bullock Monks from the St. Joseph Abbey of Covington, La. argued for their right to build and sell custom caskets without a state license before a federal judge in the Eastern District Federal Court for Louisiana.

Obama nominates New Orleans attorney for Federal judgeship

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jun 8, 2011

Morgan New Orleans attorney Susie Morgan has been nominated to a seat at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative making $1.5 million in grants available

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jun 8, 2011

The science panel BP formed in response to last years Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion and subsequent oil spill announced that it is making available $1.5 million in grants to scientists.

Schindler Elevator sued on racial discrimination allegations

By Michelle Keahey | Jun 9, 2011

Burgos A Hispanic employee is suing his employer for racial discrimination after his supervisor referred to him as "wetback" and other derogatory names.

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