News from August 2015

Disabled man claims hotel pool is out of ADA compliance

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 3, 2015

A disabled individual is suing an Orleans Parish hotel alleging non-compliance with the ADA in connection with the plaintiff’s attempts to access the premises.

Diver charges maritime negligence in deep sea explosion

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 4, 2015

A maritime worker is suing his employer alleging negligence following a harrowing underwater explosion in a 2015 workplace injury.

Family forced to leave home alleges racial attacks, harassment and hostility

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 4, 2015

A Jefferson Parish couple is suing a Metairie homeowners association and its officers alleging Federal Housing Adminstration violation and creation of a hostile housing environment in regard to a series of encounters that purportedly forced them to leave their home.

Family of elderly man who died after fall sue doctor, nurse practitioner

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 4, 2015

GRETNA – The relatives of an 88-year-old man who died after falling and suffering a head injury are suing the medical health professionals responsible for his care. Lena Roberts and Linda Murry, both individually and on behalf of their deceased husband and natural father John B.

Correction: Broadcaster sues church for $7.3K in fees

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 4, 2015

GRETNA – A broadcasting company is suing a local church claiming it is owed $7.3 million.  LeSEA Broadcasting Corp. filed suit against House of Hope Fellowship Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 12.

Steakhouse customer claims he was struck, injured by a moving cart

By Andrey Burin | Aug 4, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — A customer sitting in a steakhouse parking garage is suing the restaurant she was eating at and claiming that an employee lost control of a cart full of materials and injured her.

Power tools company sues for unpaid balance of $125K

By Andrey Burin | Aug 4, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A company specializing in the distribution of power tools and construction materials is suing a solar power company claiming that a large balance was left unpaid by the defendant.

Fired teacher sues St. Augustine High School for unpaid wages

By Andrey Burin | Aug 4, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A former music teacher at St. Augustine High School is suing the school, claiming that after an entire summer and academic year of working he was unfairly fired without any reasonable complaint.

Man sues maintenance shop after unfinished repair allegedly ruins engine

By Andrey Burin | Aug 4, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — A man servicing his car at an oil change shop is suing the shop and its employee, claiming his oil filter was not properly tightened which caused the oil to leak out and ruin the vehicle's engine.

Brothers sued for allegedly attacking motorist

By Gloria Parker | Aug 4, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A motorist who claims a pair of brothers stopped his car and attacked him is suing for injuries he allegedly received in the incident.

Minority worker alleges discrimination, wrongful discharge

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 5, 2015

A worker is suing her New Orleans employer, alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation in a series of incidents culminating in her termination.

Newborn’s death sparks lawsuit against hospital, doctor

By Brandon Caples | Aug 5, 2015

BATON ROUGE – A local medical center and doctor are being sued over the death of a newborn baby.  

Retail property owner faulted for alleged lack of accessibility

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 5, 2015

A disabled Lafourche Parish man is suing a Jefferson Parish business, alleging violations of disability law with regard to its premises.

Picture framing company sued after mirror allegedly shatters during delivery

By Gloria Parker | Aug 6, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A woman who claims she was injured when receiving delivery of a mirror she had ordered is suing over alleged injuries from glass shards when the mirror shattered. 

Water heater manufacturer sued by property insurer of Metairie law firm

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 6, 2015

GRETNA – A property insurance company is suing a water heater manufacturer after a unit allegedly failed and flooded a Metairie law firm.

Realtor, former homeowner sued for allegedly not disclosing defects

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 6, 2015

GRETNA – A woman who purchased a home is suing the seller, her real estate agent and inspector for allegedly failing to disclose several problems with the property.

Woman claims she sprained ankle on unsecured water meter, sues Water Board

By Andrey Burin | Aug 6, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans woman is suing the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board claiming that she was walking toward a dessert shop when she tripped over an unsecured water meter and severely sprained her ankle.

Woman claims malpractice over husband's renal failure

By Andrey Burin | Aug 6, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A woman is suing Tulane University Hospital and doctors over her husband's treatment, saying their alleged breaches in standards of care directly led to his death.

Loop Linen Service sues restaurant owner for more than $20K for canceling linen service

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 6, 2015

GRETNA – A linen service is suing a local restaurant and its owner for more than $20,000 after allegedly canceling a linen service contract just months into a five-year contracted period.

Towing company sued by woman allegedly injured after falling out of tow truck

By Brandon Caples | Aug 6, 2015

BATON ROUGE – An East Baton Rouge woman is suing a local towing service claiming she injured herself while exiting its truck after her car was towed. Barbara Murphy filed suit against KCJS Trucking LLC in the 19th Judicial District Court on April 22.

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