News from April 2015

Faegre Baker Daniels faces another Deepwater Horizon clawback; Client falsely alleged he was captain of shrimp boat

By Kyle Barnett | Apr 1, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Fraud investigators in the Deepwater Horizon case are demanding a Cameron, La. deckhand pay back a damage award worth more than $71,000 he received as part of the oil spill settlement.

J.C. Penney sued by customer who claims employee closed door on her, causing injuries

By Kyle Barnett | Apr 1, 2015

GRETNA – A corporate clothing retailer is being sued by a customer who claims she received disabling injuries when an employee let a door close on her.Linda Washington filed suit against J.C. Penney Corporation Inc. and their insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on Feb. 12.Washington claims that on Feb. 17, 2014 she was a customer at the J.C. Penney located at 197 Westbank Expressway in Gretna

Keep Louisiana Competitive

By Don Briggs | Apr 1, 2015

Don Briggs, President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association

Sears Auto Center sued by customer whose tire allegedly flew off car after service

By Kyle Barnett | Apr 2, 2015

GRETNA – A Sears auto center is being sued for allegedly not putting all of a customer's lug nuts back on after replacing tires, later resulting in one of the wheels falling off the car and injuries to the vehicle’s occupants.

Federal prsion construction contractor accused of non-payment, allegedly owes $77K for generator

By Kyle Barnett | Apr 2, 2015

GRETNA – A contractor is being sued by an electric component manufacturer for allegedly not paying for a generator used for a construction job at a federal prison.

Forklift driver allegedly collides with vehicle while driving on public street, faces lawsuit

By Kyle Barnett | Apr 2, 2015

GRETNA – A forklift driver and his employer are being sued by a motorist’s insurer who claims her vehicle was struck by the forklift when driving down a public street.

Oil companies accused of exposing man to radioactive materials three decades ago, causing “fear of cancer”

By Kyle Barnett | Apr 2, 2015

GRETNA – A former pipe cleaner is suing a number of oil companies for allegedly exposing him to radioactive materials.

Wal-Mart sued after woman slips on fruit, claims injury

By Andrey Burin | Apr 2, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans woman is suing Wal-Mart after allegedly slipping on a piece of fruit at the chain's Tchoupitoulas Street location and suffering subsequent personal injury.

Woman files suit after dryer catches home on fire

By Max Schramel | Apr 2, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A woman claims upon moving to her new home her house caught fire due to faulty screws in her clothes dryer.

Planet Fitness faces lawsuit brought by client alleging injury in course of workout

By Kyle Barnett | Apr 3, 2015

GRETNA – A fitness club is being sued by a member who claims she was  injured when a step box she was using fell over, causing her to fall to the floor.

Harrah’s Casino patron files suit after alleged slip and fall near buffet restaurant

By Max Schramel | Apr 3, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A guest at Harrah’s Casino alleges he slipped and fell on a mysterious substance near its buffet.

RTA streetcar passenger files $25K suit after sudden stop allegedly threw him to the ground

By Kyle Barnett | Apr 3, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – An RTA streetcar passenger contends the streetcar operator’s violent stop caused him to incur severe personal injuries.

Client allegedly failed to repay $6K, faces lawsuit

By Kyle Barnett | Apr 3, 2015

GRETNA – A finance company is suing a client it claims failed to fully repay a $6,000 loan.

Former employee sued by H2O Salon & Spa for alleged breach of non-compete clause

By Kyle Barnett | Apr 3, 2015

GRETNA – A hair salon is suing a former employee who allegedly ran afoul of a non-compete contract.

Ochsner sued by family of man who died after allegedly not being able to afford proper heart treatment

By Kyle Barnett | Apr 3, 2015

GRETNA – A local hospital is being sued by the survivors of a man who allegedly died after being refused proper care when Medicaid would not pay for his treatment.

Louisiana man sues over Cyclone RV purchase

By Dan Harkins | Apr 6, 2015

The buyer of a Cyclone recreational vehicle has sued its makers and dealer for alleged improper handling of the warranty guarantees.

Military veteran sues firm, alleges age discrimination

By The Louisiana Record | Apr 6, 2015

A St. Tammany Parish resident brought suit against a company for allegedly violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as well as for unlawful hiring practices.

Rig worker sues employer for damages alleged in injury

By The Louisiana Record | Apr 6, 2015

A St. Landry Parish resident brought suit against an offshore drilling company claiming injuries.

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