News from September 2014

Winn-Dixie sued by customer allegedly injured in fall

By Kyle Barnett | Sep 2, 2014

GRETNA – A local grocery store is being sued by a woman who claims she was injured in a fall on their premises.Kim Percle filed suit against Winn-Dixie Montgomery LLC and their insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 21.On July 28, 2013 Percle claims she was shopping at the Winn-Dixie located at 1070 Westbank Expressway in Westwego when she tripped and fell due to hazardous conditions in

Home elevation contractor sues over alleged non-payment

By Kyle Barnett | Sep 2, 2014

GRETNA – A home elevation company is suing a customer for alleged non-payment of services.

OSHA citations over practices at company that led to employee death upheld on appeal

By Anna Aguillard | Sep 2, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Texas-based Austin Industrial Specialty Services’ in its appeal of Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) citations over circumstances that led to the death of a worker. The citations, issued in response to an investigation that came about after an Austin employee died due to chemical exposure, were centered on

Depuy Orthopedics and J&J sued over knee bone cement

By Andrew Stevens | Sep 2, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A woman is suing a bone cement manufacturer claiming the product was defective and has caused her to need additional surgery.

Pay day loan company sued by owner’s brother over loan

By Kyle Barnett | Sep 2, 2014

GRETNA – The owner of a pay day loan company is being sued by his brother who allegedly provided a guaranty on a loan used to found the business.

Hospice provider sued on medical malpractice claims

By Kyle Barnett | Sep 2, 2014

GRETNA – A hospice provider is being sued by a woman who claims her mother was improperly treated before and after her death.

Son files suit against numerous companies after father dies of mesothelioma

By Andrew Stevens | Sep 3, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A man has filed a wrongful death suit against the City of New Orleans and numerous companies after his father contracted and died from mesothelioma.

Woman sues elevator company after light fixture falls on her

By Andrew Stevens | Sep 3, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A woman has filed suit against an elevator operator for negligence in the maintenance, inspection, and repair of an elevator she claims she was injured in when a light fixture fell on her.

Majeste's St. Claude Pharmacy sued after man allegedly slips on liquid in store

By Chelsea Partington | Sep 3, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A man is suing a St. Claude pharmacy, its owner, and its insurers for allegedly allowing a hazardous puddle to persist within its premises, which allegedly caused him to slip and fall.

Winn Dixie sued by customer in slip and fall suit

By Anna Aguillard | Sep 3, 2014

COVINGTON – A local woman is suing a Slidell grocery store after allegedly slipping and falling in a clear substance.

BP motion to remove claims administrator alleges multiple instances of impropriety, incompetence

By Kyle Barnett | Sep 3, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The motion BP PLC filed Tuesday to have settlement administrator Patrick Juneau removed from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill case alleged a number of mistakes and deficiencies the Lafayette lawyer has allegedly made during his two and a half years on the job.

Rice Mill Lofts, Frontier Weatherproofing sued after NOCCA employee loses ability to breathe without assistance

By Chelsea Partington | Sep 4, 2014

New Orleans Center for Creative ArtsNEW ORLEANS – An employee of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is suing a Bywater residence company and a Texas waterproofing company for negligence, claiming they aggravated a pre-existing condition and caused her respiratory health to rapidly deteriorate.Claudette Sislo filed suit against National Rice Mill LLC and Frontier Waterproofing in the Orleans Parish

Man sued for more than $9K in lumber he allegedly refused to pay for

By Kyle Barnett | Sep 4, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A lumber wholesaler is suing a local man  it claims owes thousands of dollars worth of lumber.

Halliburton agrees to $1B settlement over Deepwater Horizon spill

By Marilyn Tennissen | Sep 4, 2014

BEAUMONT – Houston-based Halliburton Energy Services – a subcontractor on BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig – has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle claims from coastal businesses that were damaged from the 2010 rig explosion and oil spill.

Circus goer files suit after being knocked to the ground by clown

By Andrew Stevens | Sep 5, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A circus attendee has filed suit after a clown, employed by the circus, bumped into her causing her to fall and suffer serious injuries.

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