News from June 2014

Antitrust lawsuit by Baton Rouge baseball bat manufacturer against NCAA dismissed on appeal

By Lizzy Fitzsousa | Jun 2, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A federal appeals court has turned down an appeal by a baseball bat manufacturer that claimed its business was negatively affected after two national high school sports associations disallowed use of its product.

Uninsured driver sued by auto insurer for alleged hit and run accident

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 2, 2014

GRETNA – State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is suing an uninsured driver who allegedly caused a serious auto accident with one of its customers who then tried to flee the scene and responding law enforcement officers.

Macy’s sued by customer for alleged injuries in trip and fall over merchandise

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 2, 2014

GRETNA – Macy's is being sued by a customer who claims she was injured in a trip and fall over merchandise that was left on the floor of a local store.

Patient who allegedly had surgical mesh improperly implanted sues doctor and hospital

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 2, 2014

GRETNA – A patient who received a surgical mesh implant that was allegedly improperly done is suing her doctor and the hospital where the surgery occurred.

Man whose auto insurance was canceled before accident sues title company that was working as insurance agent

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 2, 2014

GRETNA – An auto title company and one of its employees are being sued by a customer for allegedly failing to transmit payments he was making to them to his auto insurance agency, which resulted in his policy being canceled before he was involved in a hit and run accident.

Insurance company sued over Hurricane Isaac damages

By Lizzy Fitzsousa | Jun 2, 2014

Satellite image of Hurricane Isaac in Aug. 2012

Man sues alleging driver ran him over in elementary school parking lot

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 3, 2014

GRETNA – A man is suing a driver he alleges ran into him with her vehicle as he helped students into vehicles in an elementary school parking lot owned by the Jefferson Parish school system.

Property insurer sued for allegedly not providing proper claim on fire damage rental

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 3, 2014

GRETNA – The owners of an apartment building that was damaged in a fire are suing over the estimate provided by their property insurer.

Rain sodden carpet at Home Depot allegedly causes customer’s slip and fall

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 3, 2014

GRETNA – A corporate hardware store is being sued by a customer who claims she was injured in a slip and fall on a rain sodden carpet.

Fifth Circuit declines to create ‘new rule’ in asbestos case over bar date

By Heather Gvillo | Jun 4, 2014

A federal appeals court has affirmed a bankrupt company’s request for summary judgment, arguing the asbestos claim filed against Placid Oil Company was discharged as claimants were given sufficient notice of the 1987 bar date.

School bus driver sued for allegedly striking child in face

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 4, 2014

GRETNA – A school bus driver who was transporting students to school when one of them allegedly activated the emergency alarm is being sued by the family of a student who claims he struck him in the face after being blamed him for stopping the bus.

Boomtown Casino sued by patron for alleged injuries in fall off stairs

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 4, 2014

GRETNA – A local casino is being sued by a patron who claims she was injured in a fall off a set of stairs.

Condo association sued over Hurricane Katrina insurance claim payment

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 4, 2014

GRETNA – A condo owner is suing his condominium association for $65,000 after finding out nearly nine years after Hurricane Katrina damaged his condo unit that he had not been paid the full amount of an insurance claim for the damage.Aaron Mauffray filed suit against Lake Castle Condominium Association Inc., Dalton Truax III and Wagner & Truax Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 7.Mauffray

Bayou Segnette camp subcontractor sued over alleged non-payment of materials

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 6, 2014

GRETNA – A concrete product fabricator is suing a local construction company for non-payment of materials it provided for work as a subcontractor on a public bid project.

Attorney sues over alleged dumping in front of law office

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 6, 2014

GRETNA – An attorney is suing a man he claims dumped debris on his law office’s property, killing the grass.

Sam’s Club sued by woman claiming injury after carts were pushed into her car

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 6, 2014

GRETNA – A woman who was visiting a local retailer is claiming she was severely injured when an employee pushed a stack of carts that collided with her car.Jane Ramee filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Sam’s Club, Sam’s West Inc. and ABC Insurance Company in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 9.Ramee claims that she was in the parking lot at the Sam’s Club located at 3900 Airline Highway

CVS Pharmacy sued on claims of falsely imprisoning teen accused of shoplifting

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 6, 2014

GRETNA – CVS Pharmacy Inc. is being sued by the parents of a teenage girl they claim was wrongfully detained and searched after being wrongfully accused of shoplifting.

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