News from September 2016

Galley hand blames injuries on W & T Offshore

By Michael Abella | Sep 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A galley hand from St. Tammany Parish is suing W & T Offshore Inc., a tension leg platform operator, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Simon Roofing and Sheet Metal accused of wrongful termination

By Michael Abella | Sep 30, 2016

BATON ROUGE — A man from East Baton Rouge Parish is suing a former employer, alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge. 

Easton Group Attorneys accused of using misleading debt collection practices

By Michael Abella | Sep 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A Gretna consumer claims a Baton Rouge-based debt collector used misleading tactics in an attempt to collect an alleged debt.

Widow's claim against M/V African Raptor alleges negligence led to death

By Michael Abella | Sep 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A widow from St. John the Baptist Parish is suing a Bahamian bulk carrier, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Workers Corporate Construction LLC accused of not paying overtime wages

By Michael Abella | Sep 30, 2016

BATON ROUGE – A construction worker has filed suit against his East Baton Rouge Parish employer over claims he is owed unpaid overtime pay.

Ochsner Medical Center accused of failing to accommodate deaf woman

By Michael Abella | Sep 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A daughter serving as her deceased mother's estate representative has filed a class-action lawsuit against Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore LLC and Ochsner Health System, alleging unlawful discriminatory practices and deliberate indifference.

Business First Bancshares Inc. alleges commercial guaranties were not paid

By Michael Abella | Sep 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – An East Baton Rouge Parish bank alleges a South Dakota man and a South Carolina man did not pay a commercial guaranty.

Cargill International SA says oil tanker owner breached contract

By Michael Abella | Sep 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — Swiss corporation Cargill is suing the Marshall Islands-based owner of an oil tanker, alleging breach of warranty.

Unifund CCR LLC alleges credit card balance has not been paid

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 30, 2016

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish resident is accused of defaulting on a credit card.

Capital One Bank is seeking damages for an allegedly open credit card account

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 30, 2016

GRETNA – Capital One is seeking damages for an allegedly open account from a Jefferson Parish resident.

Man claims that he was injured while at shopping at Kenner Walmart

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 30, 2016

GRETNA – A man claims that he was caused to fall and hit his head on the floor at a Walmart.

Woman alleges food left on floor at Harrah's casino caused her to fall

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – An individual allegedly fell in a casino because of food that was left on the floor.

Festival worker alleges chair collapsed, caused injuries

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A woman claims that she was injured when a chair collapsed on her.

Equipment operator blames crew boat, platform owners for fall into Gulf

By Michael Abella | Sep 30, 2016

LAFAYETTE – A Schlumberger employee alleges he was caused to fall into the Gulf of Mexico during a transfer from a boat to a platform.

Daiquiri Island Sports Bar & Grill accused of unlawfully broadcasting boxing match

By Michael Abella | Sep 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans establishment is accused of broadcasting sports event without authorization to do so.

Seaman alleges Enterprise Marine Services did not provide a safe working environment

By Michael Abella | Sep 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A Terrebonne Parish man claims he injured his knee, hand and thumb while on the job and has filed suit for damages.

Former employee claims Green Tiger Softwash owes unpaid overtime pay

By Maravillas Magtoto | Sep 30, 2016

BATON ROUGE – A former employee alleges an East Baton Rouge Parish commercial pressure washing company did not properly compensate him for all hours he worked.

Bank of the West seeks remaining balance of allegedly unpaid debt

By Maravillas Magtoto | Sep 30, 2016

SHREVEPORT – A California-based financial institution alleges two Claiborne Parish residents were guarantors for a loan that has not been paid in full and seeks the remaining balance.

Man files class action over claims he was not paid for flooding restoration work

By Michael Abella | Sep 30, 2016

BATON ROUGE – A laborer hired to perform disaster restoration work after the August floods in the state alleges he was not paid and has filed a class-action suit.

Seaman alleges knee injury caused by unseaworthy vessel

By Michael Abella | Sep 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A Terrebonne Parish man claims he injured his knee while working because of the unsafe conditions on the ship.

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