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Woman claims she was fired after reporting sexual harassment

Michelle Keahey May 23, 2011, 6:25am

Whitlow A former employee of ERA Helicopters claims she was fired after reporting that male co-workers subjected her to a hostile work environment through sexually suggestive comments and inappropriate touching.

BP and MOEX reach $1.1 billion settlement over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Alejandro de los Rios May 23, 2011, 6:21am

Barbier BP has announced that it has settled its lawsuit with one of its partners in the Deepwater Horizon oilrig for $1.1 billion.

IRS customer claims headaches in personal injury suit

Michelle Keahey May 23, 2011, 1:56am

A New Orleans resident has filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service after a portable office wall fell and struck him in the head. Willie B. Jolliff, Jr. filed suit against Internal Revenue Services, East Skelly and Jones, Lang, LaSalle Americas Inc. on May 16 in federal court in New Orleans.

GCCF to close eight offices across Gulf Coast

Alejandro de los Rios May 19, 2011, 9:51am

Weiss The Gulf Coast Claims Facility in charge of distributing $20 billion to Gulf Coast residents affected by the BP oil spill has announced it will close and consolidate eight offices.

'Legacy sites' resulting in million-dollar litigation in Louisiana

Alejandro de los Rios May 18, 2011, 2:38am

Cortez A 2006 Louisiana state law has resulted in oil companies paying millions of dollars in litigation for damages done to properties worth half that much have created "a tremendous burden" on the industry, oil executives claim.

Union Pacific worker sues claiming 38 years of chemical exposure

Michelle Keahey May 17, 2011, 4:00am

Oden A railroad worker claims he was exposed to hazardous chemicals for approximately 38 years in a suit filed against Union Pacific Railroad on May 6 in federal court in New Orleans.

The Palm's Casino faces class action for allegedly not posting ATM surcharges

Michelle Keahey May 17, 2011, 3:59am

A class action suit has been filed against The Palm's Casino and Truck Stop Inc. for allegedly failing to post notice of the imposition of a fee after a money withdrawal from its ATM.

Supervisor's alleged advances results in lawsuit

Michelle Keahey May 17, 2011, 3:56am

A catering employee has filed a lawsuit against his former employer after losing his job due to complaining about his supervisor's continued sexual harassment and sexual advances.

Darvocet manufacturer sued over side effects

Michelle Keahey May 17, 2011, 3:50am

The manufacturer of the recalled drug Darvocet is facing a class action lawsuit that accuses that manufacturer of failing to warn of risks and side effects associated with Darvocet and its generic equivalent.

No lunch break allowed, claim SDT Waste & Debris workers in class action

Michelle Keahey May 17, 2011, 3:00am

Huffman Several employees of a Louisiana waste removal company have filed a proposed class action claiming they were not paid for all hours worked and if they had complained about the treatment, they would be fired.

Texas lawyer Coon adds 'first responder' plaintiffs in BP litigation

Steve Korris May 17, 2011, 2:00am

NEW ORLEANS – Brent Coon of Beaumont asserts claims for 125 clients in a potential class action over chemical effects of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and cleanup.

Hundreds of witnesses expected at BP trial; Deepwater Horizon captain to take the Fifth

Steve Korris May 16, 2011, 3:46pm

Barbier NEW ORLEANS – Lawyers litigating the Deepwater Horizon explosion have identified hundreds of witnesses for a trial in February, but the star of the show won't perform.

Cyclist sues Entergy after accident involving repair truck

Alejandro de los Rios May 16, 2011, 3:40pm

An Orleans Parish man is suing Entergy and one if its employees, alleging injuries sustained when the cyclist collided with an open car door belonging to the electric company.

Deckhand files Jones Act suit against construction company

Michelle Keahey May 16, 2011, 4:59am

Clayton After falling in an open manhole at night, a deckhand is suing his employer for not providing him with a flashlight.

Customer sues Wal-Mart after tripping over 'falling price' sign

Michelle Keahey May 16, 2011, 4:31am

Mura A Wal-Mart customer claims he slipped and fell over a "falling price" sign as he was exiting a store on Berman Highway in Orleans Parish.

Lowe's shopper trips on ladder display, sues

Michelle Keahey May 16, 2011, 4:14am

Layrisson Myra Deliberto filed suit against Lowe's Home Centers Inc. on May 27, 2010 in Tangipahoa Parish District Court over injuries she claims to have sustained after tripping over a ladder display. The defendant removed the case to federal court in New Orleans on May 10.

Nissan Murano has defect allowing vehicle to be turned off in any gear, suit claims

Michelle Keahey May 16, 2011, 4:00am

Kingsdorf A recently filed federal lawsuit claims that 2009 Nissan-manufactured Murano has a design defect that enables the vehicle to be turned off in any gear and exited.

Orleans Parish asbestos trial wraps up first week

Alejandro de los Rios May 13, 2011, 1:00pm

Alvendia A two-and-a-half week asbestos trial has finished up the first week of deliberations in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Parties dispute expert witnesses in French Quarter bar suit

Alejandro de los Rios May 13, 2011, 4:11am

D'Amico Plaintiff and defendants have filed dueling motions in a lawsuit over noise emitting from a French Quarter bar.

BP rejects liability claims by plaintiffs over damaged ships in Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Alejandro de los Rios May 12, 2011, 2:43am

Haycraft BP filed a 65-page motion rejecting claims by Gulf Coast boat owners who say the oil company is liable for damages caused to their vessels by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.