News from 2011

'By God's Grace We Live' sign holder sues NOPD claiming 18 false arrests

By Michelle Massey | Jan 31, 2011

Shorty A man who sits on the corners of Metairie Road and Interstate 10 and Washington Avenue and Interstate 10 in New Orleans is suing the New Orleans Police Department for falsely arresting him 18 times in the past five years.

Seaman sues after refrigerator falls on him

By Michelle Massey | Jan 31, 2011

Gordon A seaman has filed a lawsuit against his employer after an impact with another barge caused a refrigerator to fall on him.

Pre-impact fright damages sought from truck driver in accident suit

By Michelle Massey | Jan 31, 2011

Pivach A Plaquemines Parish resident has filed a lawsuit against a truck driver and the truck driver's employer seeking damages for pre-impact fright and mental anguish after the tractor-trailer rear-ended his vehicle.

Oil platform worker sues after chainsaw breaks and strikes him

By Michelle Massey | Jan 31, 2011

Kelly An oil platform worker has filed a personal injury lawsuit against his employer for failing to take proper safety precautions.

Deckhand falls down stairs, sues employer for lack of supervision

By Michelle Massey | Jan 31, 2011

Pfleeger A deckhand is accusing his employer of failing to provide appropriate supervision after he fell down 12 stairs.

AGs want New GM to continue mercury program

By Keith Loria | Jan 31, 2011

Caldwell BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Friday that she has joined attorneys general and agency heads from eight other states in asking General Motors to continue in a National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program.

Landowners suing to stop Corps of Engineers from dredging private canal

By Michelle Massey | Jan 31, 2011

Owners of 14,000 acres of property in St. Charles Parish are suing to stop the Corps of Engineers from dredging a private canal.

Executive assistant sues after boss allegedly took pictures of cleavage

By Michelle Massey | Jan 31, 2011

Claiming sexual harassment and constructive discharge, Wendy Solomon filed suit against Tidy Building Services Inc. on Jan. 23 in federal court in New Orleans, claiming her boss took pictures of her cleavage.

Trial set for man suing Hampton Inn over bathtub slip

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jan 31, 2011

A two-day jury trial is set to begin Feb. 15 involving a man suing the Hampton Inn Metairie after he allegedly slipped and fell in his room's bathtub.

Icon Sports has yet to answer suit brought by Adrenaline Broadcasting

By Alejandro de los Rios | Jan 31, 2011

Defendants in a lawsuit between a media production company and a sports fitness business have yet to answer service or pay a nearly $90,000 default judgment rendered in June 2010.

Hurricane Katrina evacuee blames FEMA for his parole violations

By Michelle Massey | Feb 1, 2011

Kramer A Hurricane Katrina evacuee has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), blaming it for his parole violations, which resulted in an additional four years in prison.

Jones Act lawsuit filed against Chet Morrison

By Michelle Massey | Feb 1, 2011

A Louisiana resident has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he was injured during a commercial dive.

Deckhand sues after cable slips and hits his knee

By Michelle Massey | Feb 1, 2011

An injured deckhand has filed a lawsuit against his employer after his crewmembers failed to slow a pulling cable.

Protective order motion filed in 'Who Dat' lawsuit

By Alejandro de los Rios | Feb 1, 2011

Barbier A motion for protective order has been filed in a case involving the ownership rights to the term "Who Dat," according to court documents in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisisana.

Reports state Louisiana AG to switch to GOP

By Alejandro de los Rios | Feb 1, 2011

Caldwell A report posted Tuesday afternoon on NOLA.com states that Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell plans to switch his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican this week.

Mississippi AG Hood supports monitoring communications in BP MDL

By Alejandro de los Rios | Feb 1, 2011

Hood Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has filed a motion supporting the plaintiffs' request for monitoring alleged ex parte communications regarding the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF), according to papers filed in the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation (MDL).

Superdome sued by woman who trips on plywood outside stadium

By Alejandro de los Rios | Feb 3, 2011

Charbonnet A New Orleans woman is suing the owners of the Louisiana Superdome and the city of New Orleans after she fell while walking on plywood boards around a construction site outside the stadium.

Barbier rules Feinberg is an agent of BP

By Alejandro de los Rios | Feb 3, 2011

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued a 15-page order stating that Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) administrator Kenneth Feinberg "cannot be considered 'neutral' or totally 'independent' of BP."

Barbier issues order reaffirming states rights to choose counsel in BP litigation

By Alejandro de los Rios | Feb 3, 2011

Caldwell U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued an order Tuesday reaffirming the rights of states in pursuing litigation against BP for damages relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill.

Louisiana legal watchdog group says $52 million spent by municipalities on litigation

By Alejandro de los Rios | Feb 3, 2011

Landry The Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) released a study today stating that more than $52 million was spent by Louisiana municipalities fighting lawsuits from 2006-2009.

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