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Entergy sued by hotel occupants after substation fire

Edwin M. Shorty

Electrical worker granted petition for review over anti-union charges

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).

Appeals court finds for IRS, against companies that created tax shelter to write off $18 million

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Couple who purchased home sue seller and inspector over significant plumbing damage

Brett M. Dupuy

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

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

Construction companies accused of paving over street drains sued by homeowner whose home flooded

Scott T. Winstead

Children of man who drowned in Harvey Canal sue employer

Timothy J. Young

Subcontractor sues for allegedly not being paid for work done on Public Belt Railroad

William L. Brockman

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

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

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"

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

Harvey homeowners sue elevation company for not completing elevation in timely manner

Chad B. Ham

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

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.

Pool renovation company sued by homeowners for allegedly damaging pool

Gregory J. Noto

Looking Back Part III: The Tort Reform Special Session of 1996

Dan Juneau

Department of Health and Hospitals loses appeal in Medicaid benefit termination

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

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

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

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

St. James Parish resident sues after tripping and falling while leaving cafeteria

Pete Lewis