News from July 2015

Faegre clients accused of falsifying shrimp trip tickets, face $2.3 million Deepwater Horizon clawback

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 1, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A group of shrimpers and associated seafood companies they operate are accused of filing a series of fraudulent Deepwater Horizon claims worth $2.3 million, according to document filed last week by court officers.

Failure of wall in forensic lab after Hurricane Isaac may lead to overturned convictions, suit says

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 2, 2015

GRETNA – A contractor is being sued by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office who claims criminal prosecutions and convictions may be in jeopardy after a wall in their forensics lab allegedly failed due to damage from Hurricane Isaac in 2012. Law Enforcement District of Jefferson Parish filed suit against MAPP Construction LLC, Travelers Casualtly & Surety Company and Sizler, Thompson, Brown Architects Project Design Group LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 13.

Class action lawsuit involving more than 300 homeowners filed against developers of gated community built over marshland

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 2, 2015

GRETNA – A group of over 300 homeowners have filed a class action lawsuit against the developers of a Harvey gated community built over filled in marshland after their homes allegedly experienced foundation and structural damage that was not covered by insurance polices they purchased with their homes.

Attorneys banned from representing Deepwater Horizon return legal fees on fraudulent claim

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 2, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Two attorneys who banded together to form a law firm specializing in Deepwater Horizon claims in the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf oil spill have repaid legal fees they received as part of a fraudulent claim that began an in-depth investigation into the claims program.

Seaman seeks $2 million, alleging negligence in plunge into water

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 2, 2015

A Jeff Davis Parish resident and maritime worker is suing his employer and an equipment manufacturer, alleging injuries suffered from a fall into water.

Laborer sues construction company claiming unpaid wages

By Gloria Parker | Jul 2, 2015

NEW ORLEANS- A man is suing a construction company claiming he was not paid for his services. Miguel Salazar filed suit against Big Yellow Construction, LLC on April 15th in the Orleans Parish District Court.

Jefferson Parish sued by motorist who claims he was injured after running over open water meter hole

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 2, 2015

GRETNA – A local motorist is suing Jefferson Parish claiming they negligently left an open water meter in a roadway which he caused him to be injured after he ran it over.

BP comes to $18.7 billion oil spill settlement with state and local governments

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 2, 2015

NEW ORLEANS –BP PLC has reached a tentative, $18.7 billion settlement with the federal government and five Gulf Coast states for damages related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, court records show. The settlement by was brokered by BP’s U.S.

Homeowner sues insurer, renovation company after fire

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 3, 2015

GRETNA – A homeowner is sung her property insurer and a renovation company after her home was severely damaged in a fire.

Lawyer alleges civil rights violation against employer

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 3, 2015

A lawyer is suing her former Metairie-based employer’s business consortium, alleging her treatment was racially motivated.

Injured worker alleges illegal firing

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 3, 2015

A Jefferson Parish worker is suing his fomer employer, alleging it refused to honor his benefits following a workplace injury.

Former Rent-A-Center employee sues, claims she was put in dangerous situations when collecting debts

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 3, 2015

GRETNA – A former furniture rental store manager is suing her former employer claiming they put her in dangerous situations when collecting debts that resulted in her being injured and suffering from severe mental distress, including panic attacks.

Pool company sued for allegedly not finishing job, asking for triple the price near end of installation

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 3, 2015

GRETNA – A pool installation company is being sued by a training academy who claims they contracted with them to install a pool that was never completed and five months after the job was supposed to be done the price was tripled.

Ex-football player sues employers over brain injuries

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 6, 2015

A professional indoor football player sued his former employers following a series of head injuries that ended his 2010-2014 career. Lorenzo Breland of Mississippi sued Arena Football One LLC and New Orleans Voodoo Football Inc. in the U.S.

Half-dozen minority Wal-Mart workers allege discriminatory employment practices

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 6, 2015

Six Calcasieu Parish residents filed suit against their big-box department store employer alleging civil rights violation in an alleged ongoing pattern of discrimination spanning more than two decades. Jennifer Cormier, Phyllis Hazel, Rosetta King, Pamela Henderson-McWain, Eula Webb Willis and Wilson Goodley sued Wal-Mart, headquartered in Benton, AR, in the U.S.

Tenant sues landlord, claims nail punctured her foot in apartment

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 6, 2015

A tenant of an apartment building is suing her landlord claiming that she was injured after stepping on a nail in her apartment.

Mother sues charter school after alleged sexual assault on child

By Andrey Burin | Jul 6, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans woman is suing Samuel J.

Inmate sues over alleged work-related injury

By Brandon Caples | Jul 6, 2015

BATON ROUGE – An inmate is suing a Baton Rouge company for injuries he allegedly received while working on the job.

Client sues personal injury lawyers for alleged legal malpractice

By Gloria Parker | Jul 6, 2015

NEW ORLEANS- A woman is suing two attorneys claiming their alleged negligence caused her to lose money.

Road Home program contractor sued for alleged breach of contract

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 6, 2015

GRETNA – A contractor involved in restoring homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina is bering sued by a fellow construction company who alleges it was not paid for labor and materials provided in the reconstruction of damaged homes.

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