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Plaintiff claims excessive force in suit against NOPD

A Baton Rouge man is suing the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), claiming excessive force from arresting officers caused him physical injuries.

Boat owner sues former attorneys for negligence after $3 million verdict goes against them

Smith A Louisiana boat owner is suing the law firm of Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard, claiming negligence after the firm allegedly failed to keep the boat owner from having to pay a $3 million verdict.

St. James Parish couple sues Kansas City Southern Railway over property damage

A St. James Parish couple has filed a lawsuit against Kansas City Southern Railway Co. for trespassing onto their property after they discovered the railroad company was placing creosote crossties on their property.

Proposed class action claims American Home Shield Corp. failed to pay out policies

A lawsuit filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court seeks class action status against insurer American Home Shield Corporation, which has allegedly failed to pay out policy claims to its clients.

Amtrak sues for $2.5 million in damage to train after collision with tractor-trailer

Daniels Following an April collision with a tractor-trailer in Slidell, Amtrak has filed a lawsuit that claims the tractor-trailer driver was negligent and is responsible for more than $2.5 million in damages to its train.

Harrah's suing man to recover $4,500 loan

Chopin Harrah's Casino has filed a lawsuit in Orleans Parish Civil District Court against a man it says owes the company $4,500 from 2009.

Plaintiff attorney in snoball lawsuit has history of sanctions

Andrews The lead plaintiff lawyer who filed a 148-page federal racketeering suit was sanctioned as recently as 2009 for "abuse of the judicial process" for a similar lawsuit and appeal.

Haunted house guest shot with air gun files lawsuit over eye injury

Sterbcow A Jefferson haunted house visitor who allegedly suffered an eye injury when an employee shot her with an air gun is suing The House of Shock.

Whistleblower sues Laboratory Corp. of America over racial remarks

A Louisiana company that provides medical laboratory testing services for physicians and hospitals is being sued for allegedly violating the civil rights of an employee who complained about a supervisor's racial remarks.

Legacy lawsuits more about making green than being green?

Protecting our environment is an important topic for Louisianans. After all, what is a Sportsman's Paradise without the paradise? This is what makes the delays in the cleanup of Louisiana's "legacy" oilfield sites so disturbing.

BP Plaintiff Steering Committee having trouble with responses: 'Authority' is 'vague' and 'ambiguous'

Duffy NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers leading litigation over the Deepwater Horizon explosion can't wriggle out of answers to sharp questions, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan decided on June 24.

New Orleans Sno-Ball vendors claim RICO violations in federal suit

A group of vendors that sell New Orleans-style shaved ice are suing a manufacturer of sno-ball machine parts in federal court for alleged racketeering and fraud.

Texas judge rules BP shareholder pollution suits belong in England

Taylor HOUSTON – As BP pleads in federal court that shareholder suits over the Deepwater Horizon explosion belong in England, Galveston County District Judge John Ellisor rules that shareholder suits over pollution in Texas City belong in England.

Transocean lawyers push for production of med records

Buzbee NEW ORLEANS – Seven workers claiming orthopedic and emotional injuries from the Deepwater Horizon explosion won't let their employer examine their bodies or minds.

BP moves to dismiss Mexican states' and Alabama cities' complaints in oil spill MDL

Barbier Attorneys for BP have filed a motion to dismiss the claims filed by the Louisiana District Attorneys, Alabama cities and Mexican states against the oil company following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion and oil spill.

Second lawsuit against Kenneth Feinberg filed in Florida

Feinberg A second lawsuit has been filed in the state of Florida against Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of the $20 billion Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF), claiming the GCCF "starves" claimants before paying a "miniscule percent of all damages."

Truck driver sues after metal bar rolls off of forklift and crushes leg

A Mississippi truck driver has filed a lawsuit against a Louisiana company after a forklift operator allegedly allowed a metal bar to roll off of the forklift and crush the man's leg.

Contract worker claims he was exposed to benzene at Dow Chemical plant

An Iberville Parish resident claims he was exposed to benzene at the Dow Chemical plant and has filed a lawsuit against the company after he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

Shopper claims emotional distress after slip and fall incident

A Wal-Mart shopper is suing the store for emotional distress after he slipped in a liquid substance while walking down the pet food aisle.

BP reaches settlement with Deepwater Horizon partner Weatherford

BP PLC announced Monday that it has reached a settlement with the company that provided casing components for the Deepwater Horizon oilrig which exploded and sank in 2010.