News from March 2014
GRETNA – A homeowner who claims he was induced by his property insurer to hire a preferred contractor who allegedly committed insurance fraud is suing.
GRETNA – A local cellular phone store is being sued by a customer who claims she was injured after being struck by a vinyl sign when attempting to enter the premises.
NEW ORLEANS – A local apartment building owner is being sued for improper security by the daughter of a tenant who was stabbed to death in his apartment.
NEW ORLEANS – The family of a local man is suing his doctor for alleged medical malpractice after the man died of pneumonia in his home.
NEW ORLEANS – A Popeye’s and a Subway franchise are under threat of eviction from the Louis Armstrong Airport terminal, after the concessions company alleged they broke the terms of their sublease.
GRETNA – A local restaurant is being sued by a customer who claims she broke her arm due to a fall over a parking stop in their parking lot.
Michael S. Brandner Jr.GRETNA – A pair of medical clinics are suing their property insurer for allegedly not covering property damage caused by Hurricane Isaac.Advanced Sleep Center Inc. and Advanced Neurodiagnostic Center Inc. filed suit against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London in the 24th Judicial District Court on Feb. 18.Advanced Sleep Center Inc. and Advanced Neurodiagnostic Center Inc.
GRETNA – A regional electric provider is suing a company they claim breached a contract for a transformer worth nearly $4 million.
GRETNA – A nurse practitioner is being sued by the children of deceased patient who claim a pressure ulcer that never healed contributed to her death.
Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch
NEW ORLEANS – The Health Education Authority of Louisiana is suing the company responsible for operating its parking garage, alleging they breached the terms of their lease by providing free and discounted parking, and keeping improper records.
NEW ORLEANS – A local construction company is being sued by the Louisiana Workforce Commission for failing to pay into the state unemployment compensation fund.
GRETNA – A local law enforcement agency is being sued by a couple who claim they were in a car accident caused by a an employee of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office.
GRETNA – The wife of a man who quit a business partnership after allegations regarding financial misappropriation arose is suing the businesses remaining partner claiming she is owed over $150,000.
GRETNA – A restaurant located in a corporate hotel is being sued by a customer who claims she was injured in a fall in a puddle at the buffet just weeks after a restaurant employee was injured in a fall in the same spot.
The United States has the most expensive civil justice system in the world, doubling the average of other developed nations. According to national estimates, more than 15 million lawsuits will be filed in state courts across the country this year. That’s one new lawsuit every two seconds or one lawsuit for every 12 adults in America.