News from October 2013

Uncovered water meter hole leads to lawsuit

By Holland Phillips | Oct 1, 2013

Darleen M. JacobsNEW ORLEANS—A woman who allegedly fell in an uncovered water meter hole while walking seeks compensation for her injuries.Cheryl Cheneau filed suit against the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on July 19.The plaintiff claims that her right foot landed in an uncovered water meter hole while she was walking down Canal Street last September,

Woman who fell in drainage ditch sues city, parish and state

By Kyle Barnett | Oct 1, 2013

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing a number of governmental entities for injuries she claims to have received in a fall off a sidewalk into a drainage ditch.

Contractor sued for allegedly not completing home repairs from Hurricane Isaac damage

By Kyle Barnett | Oct 1, 2013

GRETNA – A contractor is being sued by a homeowner couple who claims he did not properly finish a job.

Poor Legal Climate Stealing the Show

By Don Briggs | Oct 2, 2013

While the national political climate is unsteady and the entire country is nervous about how a government shutdown might affect us at home, Louisiana is experiencing an unprecedented economic development boom.A study conducted in February by Dr. David Dismukes of the LSU Center for Energy Studies showed that over $62 billion in economic development investments have been committed to the state of Louisiana

Customer’s appeal in case against North American Van Lines results in reversal, remand

By Eliza Walker | Oct 2, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has reversed and remanded a personal property damage claim that went in favor of North American Van Lines of Texas.

Asbestos suit filed by cancer patient over work-related expsosure

By Holland Phillips | Oct 4, 2013

NEW ORLEANS— Several companies have been named in an asbestos lawsuit filed by a man who contracted lung cancer, which he attributes to his exposure to asbestos from the early 1970s.

Jefferson Parish Transit sued after bus driver allegedly took off too soon

By Kyle Barnett | Oct 4, 2013

John B. FoxGRETNA – A public transit organization is being sued by a bus rider who was allegedly injured when a bus took off when she was still standing and she fell to the floor.Ella Kendrick filed suit against Parish of Jefferson through the Department of Transit Administration in the 24th Judicial District Court on Aug. 26.Kendrick claims on Oct. 1, 2012 she was entering a Jefferson Parish Transit

Couple sues after being made aware of possible embryo mix up in in vitro pregnancy

By Kyle Barnett | Oct 4, 2013

Kara Hadican SamuelsGRETNA – A married couple who underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive their twin daughters is suing the doctor who handled their pregnancy and the hospital where the embryos were stored after it was revealed that there was a mix-up.C.B. and J.B., a married couple whose true identities are protected in the filing, filed suit against Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Ochsner Fertility

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