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Toyota sued after vehicle allegedly accelerates on causeway

Michelle Massey Jul. 23, 2010, 7:33am

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway NEW ORLEANS-Alleging their vehicle suddenly accelerated, two South Carolina residents have filed a lawsuit against Toyota after their Sienna collided within two other vehicles and a cement embankment on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.

Oil spill worker files lawsuit against BP after falling from hotel balcony

Michelle Massey Jul. 23, 2010, 7:28am

NEW ORLEANS-A crewmember assigned to a vessel helping with the oil spill clean-up has filed a lawsuit against BP after allegedly falling from a second-floor hotel balcony.

Employee slips on gangplank, falls into Gulf, sues employer

Michelle Massey Jul. 23, 2010, 7:23am

NEW ORLEANS-A wireline operator is suing his employer for improperly positioning a vessel's gangplank causing him to slip and fall into the Gulf of Mexico.

Plaintiffs seek continuance for expedited asbestos trial motion

Alejandro de los Rios Jul. 22, 2010, 11:33am

Plaintiff counsel has filed a motion to continue a hearing for a previous motion for an expedited trial setting that was set for July 23 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Judge to hear strike motions in asbestos case

Alejandro de los Rios Jul. 22, 2010, 11:31am

Judge Rosemary Ledet will hear two motions to strike juries against the City of New Orleans and the Sewerage and Water Board (SWB) in an asbestos case on July 23 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Attorney sued for malpractice after allegedly selling wrong property

Michelle Massey Jul. 21, 2010, 1:45am

A Louisiana attorney is being sued for legal malpractice after he allegedly incorrectly described and incorrectly executed a property title.

Company sued for $245,000 in past due balances

Michelle Massey Jul. 21, 2010, 1:38am

Derbes With more than $245,000 in past due balances, Specialty Rental Tools & Supply and Sooner Pipe filed suit against Virgin Offshore U.S.A. on July 12 in Orleans Parish District Court.

Louisiana contractors OK with new law banning felons from bidding on public works

Alejandro de los Rios Jul. 20, 2010, 4:00pm

Hines A new law giving Louisiana public entities the authority to deny low bids from contractors convicted of a felony is being met with approval by the Louisiana Associated General Contractors (LAGC).

Judge grants New Orleans' motion in shooting death suit

Alejandro de los Rios Jul. 20, 2010, 3:50pm

Landrieu Judge Robin Giarusso granted a motion for no cause of action filed by the defense in a wrongful death suit against the city of New Orleans, former mayor Ray Nagin and former Police Superintendent Warren Riley and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) on Friday in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Judge orders list of class members in case against OPSB

Alejandro de los Rios Jul. 17, 2010, 3:00am

Irpino Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Ethel Julien ruled on a series of motions Friday ordering the compilation of a list of approximately 8,000 names of class members in a case against the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB).

Electrician loses balance, sues for $1.65 million

Michelle Massey Jul. 16, 2010, 5:00am

A marine electrician is suing for more than $1 million after he lost his balance while working.

Grocery shopper alleges permanent disability after slipping in yogurt

Michelle Massey Jul. 16, 2010, 4:56am

A grocery shopper has filed a lawsuit against Winn-Dixie, alleging she is permanently disabled after slipping in yogurt.

Construction worker sues after being hit by falling bucket of mortar

Michelle Massey Jul. 16, 2010, 4:51am

A journeyman working on a public works project has filed a lawsuit against a construction company after he was injured when a five-gallon bucket of mortar fell and hit him in the head.

Employee sues after being hit by bag of dirty laundry

Michelle Massey Jul. 16, 2010, 4:45am

An engine repairman is suing the owners of a vessel he worked aboard, after he was allegedly struck in the head by a bag of dirty linens.

Apartment visitor sues after falling down stairs in party room

Michelle Massey Jul. 16, 2010, 4:40am

Irpino A guest at Willowbrook Apartments in New Orleans is suing the property owner after she allegedly fell down the interior winding staircase and suffered severe injuries.

Hotel sued after guest shocked by wall sconce

Michelle Massey Jul. 16, 2010, 4:36am

A Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against the hotel where she stayed during a 2009 trip to New Orleans, after she was allegedly shocked during an attempt to turn on a light.

Family claims roofer died due to exposure to roofing products

Michelle Massey Jul. 16, 2010, 4:24am

Landrieu The family of a deceased roofer has filed a lawsuit which alleges the roofer developed leukemia due to his daily exposure to carcinogenic roofing products.

Tenant sues after ceiling falls in

Michelle Massey Jul. 16, 2010, 4:20am

Alleging permanent disability, a New Orleans tenant has filed a lawsuit against her landlord after part of her ceiling fell and hit her.

Texas man sues Louisiana resident over alleged battery

Michelle Massey Jul. 16, 2010, 4:16am

A Texas man has filed suit after a Jefferson Parish resident allegedly punched him in the face, causing him to fall and hit his head on the concrete.

Amtrak, others blamed for deadly collision

Michelle Massey Jul. 16, 2010, 3:55am

An obstructed view is to blame for a vehicle and train collision that killed a pregnant woman and her four children, according to a recently filed lawsuit.