News from August 2014

Ochsner sued for allegedly dropping patient from surgical table and not notifying family

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 1, 2014

GRETNA – A local hospital is being sued for allegedly dropping a patent from a surgical table.

Buffet at Harrah’s sued after bugs allegedly found in food

By Chelsea Partington | Aug 1, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A woman is suing Harrah's casino for alleged negligence resulting in her reported ingestion of one or more insects while dining at The Buffet at Harrah's.

Policy holder sues insurer claiming inadequate compensation

By Andrew Stevens | Aug 4, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A policy holder claims he was not adequately compensated for damages caused by Hurricane Isaac.

Construction company allegedly squats on developer’s land – faces lawsuit

By Chelsea Partington | Aug 4, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans developer is suing a construction corporation for allegedly trespassing upon its property and profiting from the land’s use.

Employee files suit against employer for allegedly denying overtime compensation

By Andrew Stevens | Aug 4, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – An employee has filed suit against his former employer for allegedly violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to properly compensate him for overtime hours.

Pregnant woman alleges nerve damage after blood draw at LabCorp

By Anna Aguillard | Aug 4, 2014

COVINGTON – A woman who was pregnant while receiving treatment is suing Laboratory Corporation of America for complications that allegedly arose while having her blood drawn.

Food company and work comp insurer sued by employee allegedly injured after biting into chicken bone

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 4, 2014

GRETNA – A hospital employee has filed a lawsuit against her employer’s workers' compensation insurer and a food producer after she was allegedly injured biting into a chicken bone hidden in a bowl of gumbo.

Man files suit against woman he claims falsely accused him of stalking and threatening her

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 4, 2014

GRETNA – A man who claims he was jailed after being wrongfully named in a police report is filing suit against his accuser.

Hotel sued by woman who claims she broke tooth and foot in fall in elevator

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 4, 2014

GRETNA – Marriott is being sued by one of its customers who was allegedly injured after slipping and falling while entering an elevator on the premises.

Company sues couple and business over alleged default on several pieces of heavy equipment

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 4, 2014

GRETNA – A local company is suing a number of customers for allegedly defaulting on the sale of multiple pieces of heavy equipment and other materials.

New Deepwater Horizon claims calculation formula could sharply reduce future settlement payments

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 6, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – An arcane change to the formula that determines awards for settlement of BP oil spill claims may diminish the size of future damage awards, leading some in the trial bar to say that senior plaintiffs’ attorneys who brokered the settlement with BP are more interested in preserving their $660 million payday than in protecting the rights of victims still awaiting payment.

Woman claims mesothelioma after childhood exposure in West Bank

By Chelsea Partington | Aug 6, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A woman is suing companies she claims were engaged in the mining, manufacturing, selling, supplying, shipping, and distribution of asbestos and asbestos-containing products which allegedly resulted in her development of malignant mesothelioma.

Jefferson Parish sued for allegedly removing property owner’s tree

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 6, 2014

GRETNA – Jefferson Parish is being sued by a local couple after a tree was allegedly wrongfully removed from the front of their home.

Cement street barricade allegedly falls on pedestrian, Southern Recycling sued for negligence

By Chelsea Partington | Aug 6, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A man is suing Southern Recycling for allegedly stacking cement blocks in a hazardous manner, which he claims resulted in his injury.

Health club and spa sued over alleged sauna slip and fall

By Anna Aguillard | Aug 6, 2014

COVINGTON – A man is suing a Covington health club and spa after allegedly falling while exiting the sauna.

Movers sued for $72K after botched moving job

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 6, 2014

GRETNA – A moving company is being sued by a couple who alleges that more than $72,000 worth of damage was done to their belongings during a move.

Contractor sued for allegedly defaulting on temporary loans

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 6, 2014

GRETNA – A contractor is being sued by a loan provider after he allegedly defaulted on two temporary loans.

Woman sues for mental and physical injuries allegedly suffered after man shot up downtown Covington law firm

By Anna Aguillard | Aug 6, 2014

(Correction: The title of an earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the plaintiff was suing her employer. The Louisiana Record regrets the error.)COVINGTON – An office manager present during a shooting that occurred at a Covington law firm last summer has filed suit in civil court.Robin Domingue and her husband Elden Domingue Jr. filed suit against St. Tammany Parish, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s

Home Depot sued after toddler allegedly injured in fall from cart

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 7, 2014

GRETNA – The family of a toddler who was allegedly seriously injured after falling from a cart is suing Home Depot.

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