News from June 2015

Employee faults Aetna for failing to provide ERISA benefits

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 1, 2015

A woman brought suit against her employer’s insurance carrier in a workplace benefits matter originating in 2012. Monica Bourque of Milton filed a lawsuit against Aetna Life Insurance Company in the U.S.

Marine tow business claims client defaulted, sues for possession of ship

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 1, 2015

A maritime towing outfit brought a lawsuit against a marine vessel and a second towing business in an unresolved 2014 business matter, citing breach of contract and foreclosure of maritime liens. Kody Marine Towing Inc. filed a lawsuit against Marine Vessel Mr. Kevin, its equipment, appurtenances, furniture etc.; and Jefferson Marine Towing Inc., in the U.S.

Drilling outfit cites breach of contract in offshore project

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 1, 2015

A St. Tammany Parish oil drilling operation brought suit against a defunct Texas firm in a matter originating in 2012. LLOG Exploration Offshore LLC filed a lawsuit against Newfield Exploration Company of Montgomery County, Texas, in the U.S.

Retailer sued after clothing racks allegedly fell on, injured child

By Brandon Caples | Jun 1, 2015

BATON ROUGE – A grandmother is suing a popular clothing store claiming her granddaughter was severely injured after clothing racks fell on top of her.

Loyola business student sues after allegedly being dismissed for a low grade

By Andrey Burin | Jun 1, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A former Loyola University New Orleans business student claims he was unfairly dismissed from the school following a low grade at a rough point in his life.

Motorist driving Mercedes sues City of Gretna claiming branch fell on car

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 1, 2015

GRETNA – The City of Gretna is being sued by the owner of a Mercedes who claims that as she was driving a branch fell off a city owned tree, striking and damaging her car.

Brad Pitt non-profit 'Make it Right Foundation' sued by recipient of new home claiming it is unlivable

By Gloria Parker | Jun 1, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Two individuals are suing a construction company claiming it delivered them an "unlivable" home.

Harvey homeowner sues property insurer for allegedly undervaluing hailstorm damage

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 1, 2015

GRETNA – A property insurer is being sued by a Harvey homeowner who claims it undervalued the cost to repair damages to her home that occurred in a hailstorm.

Steel fabricator sues for breach of contract over installation of security camera system

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 1, 2015

GRETNA – A security and surveillance company is being sued by a steel fabrication company for allegedly installing the wrong cameras at their business and then failing to correct the problem.

Pair brings class action against Lumber Liquidators alleging faulty flooring

By The Louisiana Record | Jun 2, 2015

Two individuals brought a class action suit against a large home improvement company alleging breach of warranty in a matter originating in 2012. Joseph Roth and Dionne Vanardo filed a lawsuit individually and on behalf of all similarly situated persons against Lumber Liquidators Inc., headquartered in Virginia and doing business in Louisiana, in the U.S.

Company alleges insurer committed breach of contract

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 2, 2015

A Houma company has sued its insurance firm over a coverage issue.

Seaman cites commercial diving outfit in workplace accident

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 2, 2015

A seaman has sued his employer over an April maritime accident.

Delgado Community College sues student for past loans

By Gloria Parker | Jun 2, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Delgado Community College recently

Eyelid scarring, disfigurement alleged in medical malpractice claim

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 2, 2015

GRETNA – A patient who claims her eyelid was scarred and disfigured during surgery is suing claiming medical malpractice.

Golden Corral sued after customer allegedly injured in trip in pothole

By Brandon Caples | Jun 2, 2015

BATON ROUGE – An East Baton Rouge Parish woman is suing a local Golden Corral Restaurant claiming she was injured when she stepped in a pothole in its parking lot.

ADA lawsuit blames Home Depot after man'swheelchair turned over in parking lot

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 2, 2015

GRETNA – A disabled man is suing Home Depot claiming it violated the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Orleans Parish suing design firm over new 911 call center

By Andrey Burin | Jun 2, 2015

NEW ORLEANS –The Communications District of Orleans Parish is suing the engineering and architecture firms that spearheaded the building of the new Orleans Parish 911 call center for negligence in the design and execution of the new facility.

Salesman sues flooring company for $49K in unpaid wages

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 2, 2015

GRETNA – A former salesman for a hardwood flooring store is suing for $49,761.62 in back wages.

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