News from 2015

Mattress store sues roofing company for $56K after dumpster fire

By Kyle Barnett | Jan 2, 2015

GRETNA – A mattress store and its property insurer are suing a roofing company after employees allegedly started a dumpster fire next to the store that damaged the building and contents.

Used car dealer sued by customer who claims cost of repairs to salvage vehicle were fraudulently inflated

By Kyle Barnett | Jan 2, 2015

GRETNA – A used car dealership is being sued by a woman who claims a salesman sold her a salvage vehicle and fraudulently inflated the cost of repairs needed to make the vehicle functional.

Man claims disabilty from severe back injuries suffered while working in Gulf of Mexico lab

By Max Schramel | Jan 2, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A man allegedly sustained acute injuries to his back while working on a sea vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.

Taxi crashes into a woman’s vehicle allegedly leading to acute personal injuries

By Max Schramel | Jan 5, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A taxi company and driver are being sued after a taxi allegedly crashed into the back of a woman’s vehicle pushing her car into the intersection.

Auto insurer sued for allegedly underinsuring motorist by $500

By Kyle Barnett | Jan 5, 2015

GRETNA – A motorist is suing an auto insurer for allegedly underinsuring a man who ran his vehicle into hers.

After walking into pole, man sues bank for injuries

By Kyle Barnett | Jan 5, 2015

GRETNA – A man who was allegedly injured after walking into a pole is suing the bank where the incident occurred.

Dry cleaner sued by customer over alleged physical attack

By Kyle Barnett | Jan 5, 2015

GRETNA – A customer is suing a local dry cleaner who he claims physically attacked him after they had a disagreement.

Man files lawsuit claiming antidepressant Abilify caused neurological disorder

By Kyle Barnett | Jan 5, 2015

GRETNA – A man is suing two pharmaceutical companies over side effects he claims to have suffered due to taking an anti-depressant.

Phone companies sued contract for allegedly damaging utilities during excavation

By Kyle Barnett | Jan 6, 2015

GRETNA – A local contractor is being sued by a pair of telephone companies who claims their utilities were damaged during excavation work.

Electrician contractor sued for breach of contract for allegedly abandoning project

By Kyle Barnett | Jan 6, 2015

GRETNA – An electrical contractor is being sued by a customer for breach of contract for allegedly abandoning a project after receiving 90 percent of the payment, but only completing only 30 percent of the work.

BP appeals McGladrey audit findings, says auditor should release interim reports on Deepwater Horizon payment investigation

By Kyle Barnett | Jan 6, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – BP PLC is demanding to see the work product of an independent audit of the Deepwater Horizon claims operation, saying the $14 million investigation overlooked serious flaws in the court appointed claims administrator's operation.

Davita Dialysis sued, accused of negligence after man's alleged slip-and-fall

By Chelsea Partington | Jan 6, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans man is suing a Louisiana dialysis company for negligence after he allegedly slipped and fell in a puddle of water at the corporation's facility in the Freret neighborhood.

Father of basketball player who allegedly injured leg in pre-game warmup sues school

By Kyle Barnett | Jan 7, 2015

GRETNA – The father of a high school basketball player is suing John Ehret High School after his son was allegedly injured in pregame warmups.

Wal-Mart sued after woman claims permanent disability from trip and fall over cable

By Kyle Barnett | Jan 7, 2015

GRETNA – An international retailer is being sued by a local woman who claims she was permanently injured after tripping and falling on a cable.Karen Hebert filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on Oct. 22.Hebert claims that she was a customer at the Wal-mart located at 1501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey when she tripped on an unmarked cable and fell

Dump truck owner sued by workers’ compensation insurer over alleged injuries man suffered when struck by pipe

By Kyle Barnett | Jan 7, 2015

GRETNA – A workers’ compensation insurer is suing a the owner of dump truck the claims is responsible for on the job injuries suffered by an employee of one of its customers.

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