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Pedestrian injured by driver on sidewalk sues

Andrea Dearden Oct. 18, 2010, 3:38am

An Orleans Parish woman accused of being intoxicated and driving her car toward a group of people on a New Orleans sidewalk is being sued for injuries to one of the pedestrians.

Barbier must decide how ancient liability act applies to Transocean

Steve Korris Oct. 18, 2010, 3:29am

Haycraft Litigation over the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and oil spill swings on a rusty hinge 159 years old.

Woman sues St. Tammany Parish hospital after tripping on a restroom drain cover

Andrea Dearden Oct. 18, 2010, 3:29am

A New Orleans woman is suing a St. Tammany Parish hospital and its insurance company after hurting herself in a fall while visiting the medical facility.

City of Hammond sued after sheriff shoots man

Michelle Massey Oct. 18, 2010, 3:00am

The family of a deceased Louisiana man has filed a lawsuit against a Tangipahoa sheriff's deputy and the city of Hammond accusing the officer of shooting the man without just cause.

Spa is sued after manicurist breaks woman's thumb

Michelle Massey Oct. 18, 2010, 2:33am

A Mississippi spa is being sued after one of its manicurists broke a woman's thumb during a manicure.

BP lawyers won't confirm whether company will adhere to $75 million cap

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 18, 2010, 2:10am

Haycraft In a move that goes against repeated statements to the press and in court, BP lawyers were unable to make a definitive stance on whether the company would try to limit their liability payout to the $75 million cap mandated by the Oil Pollution Act (OPA).

Case management order finalized, possible dates set for test trials in BP MDL

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 16, 2010, 2:41am

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier Barbier rejected a case management order (CMO) proposed by BP's defense counsel because he said that it puts cases on a timeline to start in 2013 or 2014.

BP blowout preventer forensic investigation running behind course

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 16, 2010, 2:27am

Department of Justice attorney Mike Underhill admitted that testing on the failed blowout preventer (BOP) that caused the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform and later let out millions of gallons of oil into the gulf is running behind schedule. But, he said he's confident testing will begin in the next few days.

Conference call set up for BP MDL experiences technical difficulties

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 16, 2010, 2:20am

Barbier A conference call set up through AT&T to patch in out-of-town lawyers at a BP multi-district litigation (MDL) status conference experienced technical difficulties, which AT&T couldn't resolve in time for the hearing Oct. 15.

Customer sues owners of New Orleans Winn-Dixie after slipping on floor

Andrea Dearden Oct. 15, 2010, 2:17am

A New Orleans woman is suing a local grocery store after she allegedly slipped and hurt herself while shopping.

Lawsuit alleges fire at scrap material company caused toxic smoke

Michelle Massey Oct. 15, 2010, 2:10am

Dileo A New Orleans resident is suing a scrap material company after a fire allgedly produced toxic smoke and fumes and causing injuries.

AG Caldwell seeks to keep private lawyers from taking fees in state oil spill claims

Steve Korris Oct. 15, 2010, 1:28am

Caldwell Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell aims to prevent private lawyers from controlling state oil spill claims and reaping fees from state recoveries.

Mold in Metairie rental made woman sick, suit claims

Andrea Dearden Oct. 14, 2010, 2:40pm

A Jefferson Parish woman is suing her former landlord, claiming mold in a Metairie rental house made her sick.

BP hearing set Oct. 15 in Barbier's court

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 14, 2010, 2:10pm

Barbier The second major hearing in the BP oil spill multi-district litigation (MDL) is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans.

Hearing challenging Laundromat's suit against Entergy reset to December

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 14, 2010, 2:00pm

A hearing for a motion of exception for prescription in a Laundromat's suit against Entergy has been reset to Dec. 3 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Lawn mower sues property owners after stepping in hole

Andrea Dearden Oct. 14, 2010, 1:49pm

A St. Bernard Parish man says a New Orleans property owner is liable for injuries he allegedly suffered when he stepped in a hole while mowing the grass.

City agrees to pay back tax payments in property mix-up

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 14, 2010, 1:00pm

Cates The city of New Orleans has decided to pay back $10,000 in taxes illegally collected over four years on M&A Development Corp. -- which thought it had bought what turned out to be city property -- settling a dispute in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Oil spill attorneys include politician's father

John O'Brien Oct. 14, 2010, 10:00am

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has tasked 17 attorneys, one of whom is the father of a candidate for Louisiana lieutenant governor, with leading multidistrict litigation over the BP oil spill.

Winn-Dixie sued by shopper over slip and fall incident

Michelle Massey Oct. 13, 2010, 10:14am

Winn-Dixie shopper Shalonda Davis filed suit after a slip and fall injury allegedly required her to undergo hip surgery.

Umphrey adds plaintiffs in BP oil spill suit

Steve Korris Oct. 13, 2010, 10:00am

Umphrey NEW ORLEANS – Beaumont, Texas lawyer Walter Umphrey has added Luck In A Bucket Bait Shop of Port Arthur and Paul's Seafood of Vidor to a federal suit over the Gulf oil spill.