News from July 2013

Electrical worker granted petition for review over anti-union charges

By Yolanda Martinez | Jul 1, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has granted a petition for review brought by the Independent Electrical Contractors of Houston (IEC-Houston) against orders by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Building owners sued by tenant’s employee who slipped and fell down stairs

By Kyle Barnett | Jul 1, 2013

GRETNA – A New Orleans man is suing a Jefferson Parish building owner for injuries she allegedly received after falling down a flight of stairs.

Wendy’s sued by woman who claims disability after allegedly being burned by coffee

By Kyle Barnett | Jul 2, 2013

GRETNA – A fast food chain restaurant is being sued by a Jefferson Parish woman who claims she was injured when coffee spilled on her.Elvia Legarreta filed suit against Wendy’s International in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 8.Legarreta claims she purchased a cup of coffee from the Wendy’s located at 4226 W. Esplanade Ave. in Metairie and the lid was not securely in place on the cup and the

Appeals court agrees with mineral servitude judgment

By Yolanda Martinez | Jul 8, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – A Sabine Parish property owner lost an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit related to a dispute over mineral rights.

Casino customer seeks damages after slip and fall due in part to "low lighting"

By Yolanda Martinez | Jul 8, 2013

Mark J. GraffagniniNEW ORLEANS - A California woman is suing a New Orleans casino after allegedly being injured in a slip and fall on its premises.Dana Terrian, filed suit against Jazz Casino Company LLC and Harrah’s New Orleans Casino. Terrian claims she was on her way to the Masquerade Bar located inside Harrah’s Casino located at 228 Poydras St. on May 11, 2012, when she slipped and fell on a platfor

Woman who allegedly fell in water in garden section of Wal-Mart sues for multiple injuries

By Kyle Barnett | Jul 8, 2013

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing a corporate retailer for injuries she claims to have received in a fall at one of its local stores.

Department of Health and Hospitals loses appeal in Medicaid benefit termination

By Leslie Gamboni | Jul 8, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - The Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals lost an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit concerning its attempt at terminating Medicaid benefits to a Louisiana resident.

BP says settlement easy set up for fraud, seeks reversal from appeals court

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jul 8, 2013

Lawyers for BP claim a judge’s ruling has allowed payments for fictitious claims from the 2010 oil spill, and are asking a federal appeals court to reverse the decision.

Surgical tech files racial discrimination lawsuit

By Michelle Keahey | Jul 8, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - A surgical technician has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit claiming she was terminated for complaining about the failure to receive differential pay.

Roustabout sues after slipping while exiting the shower

By Michelle Keahey | Jul 8, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - A roustabout is suing his employer for injuries he claims he received while exiting a shower.

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