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Renter sues homeowner after ceiling falls

Michelle Massey Jul. 16, 2010, 3:51am

A renter has filed a lawsuit against her landlord, claiming a piece of sheetrock from a ceiling fell on her.

Class action: Cytec Industries sued over ammonia leak

Michelle Massey Jul. 16, 2010, 3:45am

A recently filed class action blames faulty equipment and negligent operation for a July 2009 ammonia leak at a Cytec plant.

Employee sues after falling down motor home steps

Michelle Massey Jul. 16, 2010, 3:42am

A service technician for Berryland Motors in Ponchatoula has filed suit against a motor home manufacturer, saying he fell out of the vehicle when its steps gave way.

Class action suit against Entergy enters settlement negotiations

Alejandro de los Rios Jul. 16, 2010, 3:00am

Thompson An 11-year-old class action suit against the New Orleans energy company Entergy has entered settlement negotiations in Orleans Parish Civil District Court according to court records.

New Orleans District Attorney files suit against BP

Alejandro de los Rios Jul. 14, 2010, 3:34pm

Cannizzaro New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro Jr. has filed suit against BP in Orleans Parish Civil District Court claiming damages over wildlife killed as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

LLAW decries potential trial lawyer tax break

Alejandro de los Rios Jul. 14, 2010, 3:00pm

Landry Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) is criticizing a proposed tax break for lawyers who file contingency fee lawsuits.

RTA Slip and fall suit settles

Alejandro de los Rios Jul. 14, 2010, 1:41pm

A seven-year-old slip and fall suit involving a woman who fell on a bus operated by Transit Management of Southeast Louisiana Inc. has settled in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Sources: Trial lawyers expect tax break from Treasury Department

John O'Brien Jul. 14, 2010, 9:58am

VANCOUVER, Canada - The nation's trial lawyer group, the American Association for Justice, revealed Tuesday that it expects the U.S. Department of Treasury to soon give its members a tax break on contingency fee lawsuits.

Deckhand sues employer after losing his balance and falling

Michelle Massey Jul. 14, 2010, 9:52am

Bruno A Louisiana resident is blaming his employer for a fall that allegedly injured his knee and back.

Hearing set in case against Entergy and Housing Authority

Alejandro de los Rios Jul. 12, 2010, 12:34pm

Judge Paulette Irons will hear a motion for summary judgment to dismiss the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) as a defendant in a liability suit involving a construction worker who was electrocuted by power lines, on July 22 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Man says psoriasis medication caused coma

Michelle Massey Jul. 12, 2010, 12:31pm

A Jefferson Parish resident is suing the manufacturer of a medication used to treat psoriasis, saying the medication caused him to go into a coma.

Worker sues after losing fingertip

Michelle Massey Jul. 12, 2010, 12:28pm

A Terrebonne Parish resident is suing his employer, claiming an on-the-job accident caused him to cut off the end of his finger.

Worker says transfer to platform during high winds caused serious injuries

Michelle Massey Jul. 12, 2010, 12:23pm

A scaffold builder has filed a Jones Act lawsuit, claiming he was injured while being moved to a platform during high winds.

Collection agency accused of harrassing man

Michelle Massey Jul. 12, 2010, 12:19pm

A Louisiana resident claims he was harassed by a collection agency about a debt that had been paid years earlier.

K-Mart shopper files lawsuit alleging fall in store

Michelle Massey Jul. 12, 2010, 12:15pm

A K-Mart shopper is suing the store after allegedly slipping and falling inside the store.

Truck driver's fatigue blamed for collision

Michelle Massey Jul. 12, 2010, 12:00pm

Pfleeger Two St. John the Baptist Parish residents are accusing a truck driver of being overly tired while driving, causing him to run into the back of their car.

Diver claims injuries when crane capsized

Michelle Massey Jul. 12, 2010, 12:00pm

Delise A commercial diver has filed suit against his employer after a crane allegedly crashed onto his worksite.

Patient sues after surgical pad left inside abdomen

Michelle Massey Jul. 12, 2010, 11:53am

A patient who underwent a laparotomy is suing her doctors, claiming they left a surgical pad inside her body after the surgery.

Catering employee sues for $2 million after fall

Michelle Massey Jul. 12, 2010, 4:12am

Abramson A catering company employee is asking for more than $2 million after allegedly falling down a flight of stairs.

Doctor sues over failed medical exam

Michelle Massey Jul. 12, 2010, 3:58am

Mouton A Louisiana physician says a mistake by the Board of Medical Examiners cost him a year of residency.