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Uncovered water meter hole leads to lawsuit

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,

Parents allege children received 10 times amount of dosage post-op

Sera H. Russell III

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

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.

Insurance company sues roofer for roof failure during Hurricane Isaac

Jake P. Skaggs

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

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

BP settlement flawed, law professor and judicial activist say: 'No way for defendant to take responsibility without being extorted'

Deepwater Horizon oil rig

Poor Legal Climate Stealing the Show

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

Fifth Circuit denies insurance benefits for husband following his wife’s death

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

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

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.

Appeals court rules for BP - allows claims process to be revisited

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Apartment complex sued for allegedly exposing family to toxic mold

St. Germaine Apartments

Construction company sued by insurer after wall collapses during Hurricane Isaac

Satellite image of Hurricane Isaac

Boost Mobile store sued by patron who sat on bench that collapsed beneath him

Timothy L. Fields

Winn-Dixie sued by man who claims he was barred from store after being racially profiled as a thief

Gregory P. Di Leo

Man barred from Tulane campus for asking sex-related question sues for $2M

Tulane University

Asbestos suit filed by cancer patient over work-related expsosure

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

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

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

Claims administrator ordered to immediately halt oil spill claims payments to businesses

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier

Appeals court reverses and remands decision regarding punitive damages under maritime law

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals