News from 2011

Deckhand sues after crushing hand

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 19, 2011

A deckhand is filing a lawsuit against his employer after he crushed his hand between a dock and his vessel.

Contactor files $1.5 million lawsuit against Rouses Enterprises

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 19, 2011

An independent contractor has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against a Covington supermarket after he was injured by a malfunctioning piece of equipment.

Louisiana plantation sued after Californian woman trips and breaks ankles

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 19, 2011

A California woman has filed a lawsuit against a Louisiana plantation after she tripped and fell, breaking both her ankles.

Conservation group sues over August 'black liquor' spill

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 19, 2011

A conservation group has filed a lawsuit over a "black liquor" spill from a Bogalusa paper mill into the Pearl River in August, claiming the spill damaged 86 acres of wildlife sanctuary.

Colorado law firm sued for legal malpractice

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 19, 2011

A Colorado law firm is being sued on allegations of legal malpractice by a Louisiana development group.

Shopper sues JC Penney after falling in restroom

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 19, 2011

After slipping in water and falling, a shopper has filed a lawsuit against JC Penney for failing to maintain its bathroom floors in a safe condition.

Seaman sues after tripping and falling due to vessel's flooring

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 19, 2011

A seaman is suing Transocean for personal injuries he received when he fell on allegedly inadequate flooring.

Worker files personal injury lawsuit against company for not making deck skid proof

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 19, 2011

After slipping and falling on a slippery deck, a Louisiana worker has filed a personal injury lawsuit that claims he would not have fallen if the deck was skid-proof.

Seaman seeks $2.5 million after slipping down stairs due to wet boots

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 19, 2011

A boat rental company and a marine services company are being sued for $2.5 million by an employee who slipped while walking down stairs.

Woman says Rite Aid is at fault after she took the wrong medication

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 19, 2011

An elderly New Orleans woman has sued a local pharmacy for allegedly giving her the wrong medication, which she took for over a month.

Harrah's being sued over woman's slip and fall on marble flooring

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 19, 2011

Roy D'Aquila A Jefferson Parish woman is suing after she allegedly slipped and fell at the New Orleans Harrah's Casino.

Embattled police detective sues city for not paying overtime; Claims intimidation by superiors

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 19, 2011

A New Orleans Police Department detective has filed suit against the city and top-ranking police officials for allegedly not paying him overtime.

Cameron to pay BP $250 million

By Steve Korris | Dec 20, 2011

Beck Deepwater Horizon blowout prevention contractor Cameron International will pay BP $250 million to settle a dispute over liability for last year's explosion and oil spill.

Order disqualifying BP expert filed under seal

By Steve Korris | Dec 20, 2011

Barbier NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan apparently kicked out of court an engineer who switched sides from BP to Halliburton in Deepwater Horizon litigation, but her exact action and her reasons remain secret.

Roofing company sued by former salesman who says he was denied commission

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 20, 2011

A former salesman for a roofing company claims he was terminated and not paid $9,000 in commissions.

Woman sues construction company after workers drop cabinet on her

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 20, 2011

An Ascension Parish woman is suing a construction company for injuries she allegedly sustained when a cabinet was dropped on her as she held the door open for workers who were transporting it.

Construction company sued by property owner claiming major damages during home elevation

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 20, 2011

Richard B. Levin An Orleans Parish man is suing a contractor for allegedly causing major damage to his home when it was being elevated.

Delayed breast cancer diagnosis results in suit

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 20, 2011

A woman is suing a New Orleans health clinic along with six other defendants, including the State of Louisiana, claiming the diagnosis of her breast cancer was delayed for nine months.

Woman claims permanent disability after fall in laundry room

By Kyle Barnett | Dec 22, 2011

A New Orleans woman is suing an apartment building owner after she claims she received injuries when she slipped in standing water in a laundry room.

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