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Motiva sued for not having functioning safety showers

Michelle Massey Aug. 17, 2010, 1:34am

A contractor allegedly sprayed with caustic acid has filed a lawsuit against Motiva claiming he couldn't find a functioning safety shower at his work site following the incident.

Man claims Sudafed caused heart problems

Michelle Massey Aug. 17, 2010, 1:26am

A Tangipahoa Parish resident has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the over-the-counter drug Sudafed, claiming the drug caused him heart problems.

Caldwell retains Baron & Budd attorney for state's suits against BP

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 16, 2010, 11:48am

Leblanc Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced Friday that it would retain the services of Baton Rouge attorney Burt LeBlanc to "provide a comprehensive evaluation of all environmental and economic damage" as a result of the BP oil spill.

Former clients accuse three Orleans Parish attorneys of malpractice

Michelle Massey Aug. 16, 2010, 6:29am

Dillon Three Orleans Parish attorneys are accused of malpractice by former clients who blame the lawyers for several unsuccessful lawsuits.

Couple sues insurance company over Katrina damage

Andrea Dearden Aug. 16, 2010, 6:23am

NEW ORLEANS- An Orleans Parish couple is suing State Farm Insurance for claims allegedly left unpaid after Hurricane Katrina.

St. Charles Parish residents file class action over Dow/UC's chemical spill

Michelle Massey Aug. 16, 2010, 5:26am

Several St. Charles Parish residents have filed a class action suit stemming from alleged exposure to chemicals released from the Dow/Union Carbide Hahnville plant in July 2009.

Woman alleges fall at Wal-Mart caused psychological problems

Michelle Massey Aug. 16, 2010, 4:00am

A Jefferson Parish resident is suing Wal-Mart for more than $75,000 after she allegedly slipped in liquid soap.

Judge Barbier on panel at trial lawyer maritime conference

Steve Korris Aug. 13, 2010, 9:42am

Barbier NEW ORLEANS – U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, responsible for all oil spill suits filed in federal court, met privately with hundreds of plaintiff lawyers on Friday, Aug. 13.

Lanier says plaintiff's bar faces royal battle over oil spill suits, fears BP bankruptcy

David Yates Aug. 13, 2010, 7:54am

Lanier HOUSTON-For at least one trial lawyer, the biggest possible disaster arising from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill isn't environmental, but rather BP declaring bankruptcy in the face of an endless stream of lawsuits.

New manager at America's Best Contacts called a 'redneck,' suit claims

Michelle Massey Aug. 13, 2010, 5:31am

Arruebarrena An assistant store manager at America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses in Slidell claims she was subjected to race and sex discrimination after a new store manager introduced himself as a "redneck."

Seaman sues after cable propels him

Michelle Massey Aug. 13, 2010, 5:26am

A seaman has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he was allegedly injured due to being propelled while holding a cable.

Southern Fidelity accused of failing to pay Gustav claim

Andrea Dearden Aug. 13, 2010, 5:00am

Bruno New Orleans property owners are accusing an insurance company of failing to pay claims they filed after Hurricane Gustav.

Jefferson Parish homeowner sues over Chinese drywall in Orleans Parish

Andrea Dearden Aug. 13, 2010, 4:59am

Irpino A Jefferson Parish homeowner is suing the Orleans Parish companies he says knowingly allowed defective and dangerous drywall to be installed throughout his house.

BP judge to speak at trial lawyer conference

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 12, 2010, 11:44am

Barbier Judge Carl Barbier of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana is scheduled to speak at a conference sponsored by the Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ), formerly the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association (LTLA), on Friday at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans.

Product liability suit against Ford settles

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 12, 2010, 11:25am

A 12-year-old suit involving Ford Motor Co. has settled in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Tobacco settlement survives another challenge, appeal coming

John O'Brien Aug. 11, 2010, 2:34am

Bader A federal appeals court decided Tuesday that 1998's Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement is constitutional, ruling against a challenge by the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Former Kmart manager claims racial and gender discrimination

Michelle Massey Aug. 10, 2010, 3:54pm

A Kmart store manager has filed a discrimination lawsuit after she was terminated for alleged misappropriation of company property.

Mud Lake environmental workers sue after being covered in oil

Michelle Massey Aug. 10, 2010, 3:47pm

Two workers helping with environmental response teams at the scene of an oil spill near Mud Lake have filed personal injury suits.

Louisiana senator criticized by Ethics Board over role in suit against LSU

Alejandro de los Rios Aug. 10, 2010, 12:54pm

Marionneaux The Louisiana Board of Ethics announced Friday that state senator Rob Marionneaux, D-Livonia, violated ethics codes in regards to his legal representation of Bernhard Mechanical Contractors.

MDL judges pick New Orleans as venue for BP suits

Marilyn Tennissen Aug. 10, 2010, 11:31am

Barbier After a tug-of-war between plaintiff and defense attorneys, a panel of judges has decided the hundreds of lawsuits against BP over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will be consolidated and heard in federal court in New Orleans.