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Shopper sues after slipping in water and falling

Michelle Massey Jul. 27, 2010, 3:27am

A woman is suing Winn-Dixie for loss of enjoyment of life after she allegedly slipped in water and fell while shopping.

Homeowner sues insurance co. for reimbursement of personal property

Michelle Massey Jul. 26, 2010, 12:20pm

A New Orleans resident is accusing her insurance company of failing to provide compensation for personal property she lost when her house was demolished by the city.

Judge denies summary judgment in case involving Saints

Alejandro de los Rios Jul. 23, 2010, 11:35am

Judge Herbert Cade denied a motion for summary judgment on July 23 in a worker's liability case against Mardis Gras Productions and the New Orleans Saints in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Housing authority employees sue for wrongful termination

Michelle Massey Jul. 23, 2010, 8:54am

Burns NEW ORLEANS-Two former employees of New Orleans Housing Authority are suing for wrongful termination.

Grease on sidewalk outside of Emeril's restaurant leads to lawsuit

Michelle Massey Jul. 23, 2010, 8:48am

NEW ORLEANS-Two New Orleans residents have filed a lawsuit against Emeril's Restaurant after allegedly slipping in grease that had built up on the sidewalk.

New Orleans resident sues after being hit by street car

Michelle Massey Jul. 23, 2010, 8:41am

NEW ORLEANS-A New Orleans resident is suing Transit Management after a street car allegedly ran into him while he was walking along the street.

Railroad worker injured while escaping from underneath moving train

Michelle Massey Jul. 23, 2010, 8:37am

NEW ORLEANS-A railroad employee has filed a lawsuit after he injured his back attempting to escape from underneath a train that started to move.

Construction companies accused of not paying employees

Michelle Massey Jul. 23, 2010, 8:32am

NEW ORLEANS-Two Louisiana construction companies are accused of not paying their employees.

Witco employee claims benzene exposure caused myeloma

Michelle Massey Jul. 23, 2010, 8:00am

NEW ORLEANS-A former Witco employee has filed a lawsuit alleging that during his employment at the Gretna plant he was exposed to benzene products that caused him to develop multiple myeloma.

Orleans Parish woman sues manufacturer of NuvaRing after developing blood clot

Michelle Massey Jul. 23, 2010, 7:47am

NEW ORLEANS-Jenny Lorusso has filed suit against the manufacturers of the birth control product NuvaRing, alleging the product caused her to suffer a blood clot within a vein.

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).