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Lawsuit alleges Depuy hip replacement device is defective

Michelle Massey Oct. 12, 2010, 9:58am

Berniard A Georgia resident is suing Depuy Orthopedics Inc. and Johnson & Johnson ServiceA Georgia resident is suing Depuy Orthopedics Inc. and Johnson & Johnson Services over an allegedly defective hip replacement device.s over an allegedly defective hip replacement device.

Bar claims Fat City early closing ordinance will cause economic loss

Michelle Massey Oct. 12, 2010, 9:49am

City Bar has filed a lawsuit against Jefferson Parish in an effort to prevent enforcement of new zoning regulations in Fat City.

Respiratory therapist sues after supervisor allegedly spits in her face

Michelle Massey Oct. 12, 2010, 9:35am

A respiratory therapist has filed a lawsuit claiming she was terminated after requesting accommodations for her disability and for reporting that her supervisor spit in her face.

Woman sues after slipping and falling at Texas Roadhouse

Michelle Massey Oct. 12, 2010, 9:31am

A St. Tammany Parish resident has filed a lawsuit against Texas Roadhouse restaurant after allegedly sustaining injuries during a slip and fall incident.

Seaman sues for $2.5 million after being knocked down by hydraulic hose

Michelle Massey Oct. 12, 2010, 9:00am

A seaman is suing for $2.5 million after a hydraulic hose blew and knocked him down.

EEOC sues Louisiana companies over worker's alleged sexual harassment

Michelle Massey Oct. 12, 2010, 9:00am

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing several Louisiana companies, alleging they allowed an employee to be subjected to sexual harassment then fired her once she complained.

Property owners sue Redevelopment Authority to obtain clean title

Michelle Massey Oct. 12, 2010, 6:24am

New Orleans property owners are suing the city's Redevelopment Authority to release title on their property.

New Orleans vows to appeal judge's ruling that bans red light cameras

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 12, 2010, 5:16am

Landrieu The city of New Orleans has pledged to appeal a ruling by the Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeals which upheld a ruling in Orleans Parish Civil District Court which deemed the city's red light traffic cameras illegal.

Barbier appoints plaintiff steering committee for BP MDL cases

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 12, 2010, 5:00am

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has appointed 17 attorneys to serve in leadership roles in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) against BP and other companies associated with the Deepwater Horizon explosion and ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

OPSB school shooting trial begins in Orleans Parish

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 12, 2010, 5:00am

A liability suit involving a 2003 school shooting at a New Orleans high school began Oct. 11 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Former employee sues New Orleans Business Park for three days unpaid wages

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 8, 2010, 1:37am

A former employee of the New Orleans Regional Business Park has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to recover unpaid wages.

Laundromat's suit against Entergy challenged

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 8, 2010, 1:28am

Defense counsel in a suit against Entergy Inc. counters that a plaintiff's claims in Orleans Parish Civil District Court have prescribed and the lawsuit should be dismissed.

Jury rules against plaintiff in suit against Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 7, 2010, 3:28pm

Sutterfield An Orleans Parish Civil District Court jury ruled Thursday that a plaintiff was not entitled to any damages in a racetrack liability suit involving the Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing Company.

Suits remain on file against Mardi Gras float production company

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 7, 2010, 5:00am

Despite reports that their differences had been settled, Barry Kern's suit to oust his father as head of the family company remains on file in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Supreme Court hears attorney discipline explanations

Steve Korris Oct. 7, 2010, 3:26am

Two lawyers await Supreme Court discipline for tampering with a witness, and two await discipline for keeping fees they didn't earn.

Borrower changes theory in mortgage class action against Dean Morris law firm, others

Steve Korris Oct. 7, 2010, 2:34am

Holtzman NEW ORLEANS – Borrowers who pursued a class action against Dean Morris law firm, banks, and mortgage service companies under state fraud and conversion laws for five years now propose to press their claims under federal law.

Debt collector sued after calling consumer's mom and dad

Michelle Massey Oct. 7, 2010, 2:32am

Smythe A debt collector is facing a lawsuit after a collection agent called the consumer's parents and discussed the consumer's debt.

Seaman sues after tripping over oar

Michelle Massey Oct. 6, 2010, 6:13am

A seaman has filed a lawsuit against his employer for failing to properly supervise the crew after he tripped over an oar.

Wal-Mart shopper slips and sues

Michelle Massey Oct. 6, 2010, 6:11am

A Wal-Mart shopper is suing the retail store after she slipped and fell on an unknown substance that was left on the floor.

Seaman sues for $2 million after falling on stairs

Michelle Massey Oct. 6, 2010, 6:00am

A seaman is suing for $2 million after he fell on a vessel's stairway and sustained injuries.