NEW ORLEANS – A fisherman who was represented by a law firm alleged to have aided in a previous false BP claim on behalf of another fisherman has been accused of filing a fraudulent $50,000 BP claim that he may not have to pay back because he received a payment through a lawsuit financier.
Don Briggs, President, Louisiana Oil and Gas AssociationThe oil and gas industry was faced with several tough issues this Louisiana legislative session.The hot topic for debate were the pieces of legislation that would combat the hundreds of abusive lawsuits that are plaguing the oil and gas industry. Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, along with coalition members like the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil
GRETNA – A woman is suing a psychiatric hospital for medical malpractice after she allegedly suffered a severe stroke while in its care.Mary Fitzpatrick filed suit against River Oaks Inc., River Oaks Hospital, River Oaks Child and Adolescent Hospital and Mack R. Holdiness, M.D. in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 20.Fitzpatrick asserts she was transferred from Tulane Hospital to River Oaks Hospital
GRETNA – A local real estate rental company is being sued by one of its tenants who claims she was severely injured after tripping over a wall while walking her dog.Darlene Mince filed suit against Victoria Witte, wife of Terry Laurent, and Theodore A. Kraft Jr. Realty LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 19.On May 6, 2013, Mince claims that she was living in a rental unit located at 521