News from March 2014

Contractor accused of insurance fraud in Hurricane Isaac home repair

By Kyle Barnett | Mar 8, 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.

AT&T store sued by customer who claims she was injured after being struck by sign

By Kyle Barnett | Mar 8, 2014

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.

Apartment complex sued after murder takes place on premises

By Galia Binder | Mar 8, 2014

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.

Doctor sued over pneumonia death of patient

By Lizzy Fitzsousa | Mar 10, 2014

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.

Two New Orleans airport terminal restaurants sue over eviction

By Lizzy Fitzsousa | Mar 10, 2014

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.

Restaurant sued by woman for broken arm from fall over parking stop

By Kyle Barnett | Mar 10, 2014

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.

Insurer sued by medical clinics over Hurricane Isaac damage

By Kyle Barnett | Mar 10, 2014

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.

Entergy suing for breach of contract over $3.9M transformer

By Louisiana Record reports | Mar 10, 2014

GRETNA – A regional electric provider is suing a company they claim breached a contract for a transformer worth nearly $4 million.

Nurse practitioner sued after death of patient with pressure ulcers

By Louisiana Record reports | Mar 10, 2014

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.

Legislative Preview: A guide to the top legal reforms to watch in 2014

By Melissa Landry | Mar 11, 2014

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Parking company sued over disrepair and faulty records

By Lizzy Fitzsousa | Mar 11, 2014

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.

Construction company must pay state over unpaid taxes to the unemployment compensation program

By Lizzy Fitzsousa | Mar 11, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A local construction company is being sued by the Louisiana Workforce Commission for failing to pay into the state unemployment compensation fund.

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office sued by couple claiming auto accident with employee

By Louisiana Record reports | Mar 11, 2014

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.

Wife of partner in apartment investment company sues over funds she alleges were misappropriated

By Louisiana Record reports | Mar 11, 2014

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. 

Restaurant sued by woman who claims she was seriously injured in fall at buffet

By Louisiana Record reports | Mar 11, 2014

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. 

Stine: Frivolous lawsuits hurt state

By Tim Stine | Mar 11, 2014

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. 

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