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.
A Kmart store manager has filed a discrimination lawsuit after she was terminated for alleged misappropriation of company property.
Two workers helping with environmental response teams at the scene of an oil spill near Mud Lake have filed personal injury suits.
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.
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.
A sign at the Bridgeside Marina on Grand Isle advertises the catch of the day. With news that BP was sealing its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, conflicting reports have come out of Grand Isle about the oil company's efforts to scale down cleanup.
A Louisiana mother is suing United Airlines after she and her son were allegedly removed from a flight due to her son's yelling after he was told to turn off his DVD player.
Three Louisiana men, who were in the process of fumigating a vessel for pests, have filed a lawsuit after the vessel's gangway railing allegedly broke, throwing them onto concrete below.
A mechanic has filed a Jones Act lawsuit against his previous employers for allowing their vessels to be saturated with benzene-contaminated air and for not warning him of the risks of contamination.
Centola A Louisiana woman is suing the manufacturer of the antidepressant drug Paxil after discovering it could be the cause of her child's birth defects.
Jindal After being laid off, several Louisiana state employees have filed suit over Governor Jindal's changes to the Louisiana Civil Service Commission's layoff rules.
Phares The family of a deceased motorcycle rider has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the employer of the garbage truck driver who allegedly caused the fatal crash.
A St. Charles Parish resident has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart after a store shelf allegedly fell on her foot.
Budd Giants of asbestos litigation hold half the power in seven trust funds that paid $2.4 billion in claims in 2008, according to tables in a new Rand Corporation report.
After allegedly developing carpal tunnel syndrome, seaman Anthony Francis filed a Jones Act lawsuit against his employer, Omega Protein, Inc.
German-Oden A bridge carpenter, allegedly hit by a railroad timber, is suing his employer for failing to provide a safe place to work.
A Lowe's customer wants more than $450,000 after tripping and falling in the parking lot.
A boater and his passengers are suing Entergy after their pleasure boat collided with a low-lying electrified power line, allegedly causing personal injuries as well as property damage.
Irpino A Wal-Mart customer is suing after she was allegedly hit in the head by a falling clock.
Wilson A New Orleans commercial property owner has filed a lawsuit against his neighbor, claiming a fire originating from their junction box caused extensive property damage to his building.