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Agenda set for March BP MDL status conference

Barbier A tentative agenda involving BP oil spill litigation has been set for a Friday status conference in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Lousiana.

Company wants sales price refunded of four defective dump trailers

A Louisiana company has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a dump trailer which malfunctioned two months into use.

Trucking company sued after rear-end collision

A trucking company is facing a lawsuit after one of its truck drivers rear-ended a vehicle because the tractor-trailer was allegedly traveling too fast to brake.

Seaman sues over air boat injury

A seaman is suing his employer after he slipped and fell on a board walkway from an air boat.

Office assistant seeks overtime pay in lawsuit

An office assistant has filed a lawsuit against her employer after she was informed that the company did not have to pay overtime wages.

Former Ochsner Health employee seeks severance pay

A former employee of Ochsner Health System is suing in an effort to obtain severance pay.

BP directors say shareholders should sue in England

Thomas HOUSTON – BP shareholders suing individual directors over the Deepwater Horizon explosion should have sued in Great Britain, according to the directors.

Hearing in class action challenging New Orleans property tax fees continued

A hearing in Orleans Parish Civil District Court that would determine the fate of a possible class action against the City of New Orleans has been continued to April 15.

Disciplinary board recommends reprimand of Katrina attorney

An Orleans Parish attorney is facing disciplinary charges after he allegedly notarized four Hurricane Katrina insurance lawsuits, which were filed by a public adjuster without an attorney's license.

Exposure to chemical caused cook to suffer from flesh-eating bacteria, suit claims

A cook aboard a vessel that was close in vicinity to a chemical loading facility is suing for more than $2.25 million in damages after he was allegedly exposed to phosphate.

Shopper seeks $2.5 million from Winn Dixie over slip and fall

A Winn-Dixie shopper is suing for more than $2.5 million after slipping and falling while shopping at a Covington store.

Jefferson Parish sued over fire chief firing

After losing his job, a former Director of Fire is suing Jefferson Parish for wrongful termination and for illegally misclassifying his position.

Pregnancy discrimination claimed in suit against Sprint

A former Sprint customer service representative is claiming pregnancy discrimination in a lawsuit she filed against the company after she was fired shortly before her scheduled maternity leave.

Pedestrians sue after being hit by car

Two pedestrians have filed a lawsuit asking for more than $600,000 after a vehicle ran over them.

Alabama AG says GCCF forcing claimants to beg for 'handouts'

Strange Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said his state "has reached a boiling point" in a letter we wrote to Kenneth Feinberg criticizing the Gulf Coast Claim Facility.

Town Hall meeting held by Murphy Oil part of federal settlement

Murphy Oil will conduct a meeting in St. Bernard Parish as part of a settlement agreement with the federal government that also includes nearly $150 million in penalties.

Manufacturer sued after man loses leg on tractor rotary cutter

After losing his leg, a Jefferson Parish resident has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a tractor rotary cutter for not warning him of its inherent dangers.

Saks employee claims constructive discharge in suit

Arruebarrena A Saks Fifth Avenue employee claims a demotion was in violation of the Family Medical Leave Act in a lawsuit filed March 17 in federal court in New Orleans.

Seaman sues employer for not providing proper supervision

Young A seaman is suing his employer for not providing proper supervision, which caused him to become injured while working on a barge.

Florida company can sue Transocean and Halliburton in Delaware

A federal judge in Delaware has granted the Florida-based St. Joe Co. permission to seek damages against Transocean, Halliburton and MI SWACO over the Gulf oil spill.