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Testimony continues in trial over Katrina-related death

Alejandro de los Rios May 13, 2010, 4:37pm

DiLeo After two more days of testimony in an Orleans Parish wrongful death trial, plaintiff lawyers said they are three witnesses away from resting their case against Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital over a patient's Katrina-related death.

Asbestos trial reset to October

Alejandro de los Rios May 13, 2010, 3:50pm

An asbestos case that was set to go to trial in Orleans Parish Civil District Court May 17 over the mesothelioma death of Slidell resident Cephus Greene has been postponed until Oct. 11.

Lawyers 'working around the clock' on cases against BP

Chris Rizo May 13, 2010, 5:39am

Lanier AUSTIN, Texas - Litigation arising out of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will undoubtedly provide trial lawyers with countless cases and stacks of money in attorney fees.

Worker injured during transfer from oil platform to transport vessel

Michelle Massey May 12, 2010, 12:14pm

Littlefield During a transfer from the personnel basket of a gulf oil platform to a transport vessel, Clinton Brown claims he was injured when the basket was set down in a hazardous location.

Oil platform worker's personal injury trial postponed

Alejandro de los Rios May 12, 2010, 11:41am

McGlone Orleans Parish District Court judge Kern Reese postponed a maritime trial originally scheduled to start May 10 until May 24 because of conflicts with his schedule.

Orleans Parish jury awards $362k in car accident trial

Alejandro de los Rios May 12, 2010, 11:00am

An Orleans Parish District Court jury ruled in favor of a Jefferson Parish woman May 11, awarding her more than $300,000 in damages over a New Orleans auto accident.

Blackwater says insurer failed to pay for chemical clean-up

Michelle Massey May 12, 2010, 7:26am

Snyder Blackwater New Orleans filed suit against American International Specialty Lines Insurance Co., now known as Chartis Specialty Insurance Co. over its alleged failure to pay for chemical clean-up costs related to a February 2009 incident.

Louisiana oil-field company files patent infringement lawsuit

Michelle Massey May 12, 2010, 7:00am

A Louisiana oil-field and off-shore services company has filed a lawsuit against several companies that it claims are willfully infringing on its patents relating to a system for conducting welding and other "hot work" in areas adjacent to flammable materials.

Hospital CEO pounded over generators used during Katrina in wrongful death trial

Alejandro de los Rios May 11, 2010, 3:58pm

DiLeo A lawsuit against a New Orleans East hospital that didn't evacuate after Katrina and then lost power after flooding entered its second day of trial May 11 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Presided over by Judge Paulette Irons, the suit involves Methodist Hospital, which is accused of being negligent in the death of patient Lorraine Edwards for not properly preparing for hurricane situations.

Archdiocese of New Orleans, apartments sued over walkway trip

Kathy Woods May 11, 2010, 11:14am

In a complaint filed in the Orleans Parish District Court, Monsignor Wynhoven Apartments, Roman Catholic Church for the Archdiocese of New Orleans and Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America, all from New Orleans, are being sued for injuries allegedly suffered when a resident tripped on a walkway.

Trial over patient death post-Katrina opens in Orleans Parish

Alejandro de los Rios May 10, 2010, 4:35pm

DiLeo Opening arguments were made and the first two witnesses took the stand today in an Orleans Parish trial over the death of a patient at Methodist Hospital in New Orleans East during Hurricane Katrina.

Curb Side Daiquiris and insurer sued over patron's injuries

Kathy Woods May 10, 2010, 8:10am

Curb Side Daiquiris and Landmark Insurance Co. are being sued over injuries allegedly suffered when a door slammed into the back of a patron's leg.

Woman sues over parking lot trip and fall

Michelle Massey May 10, 2010, 8:00am

J. Wayne Mumphrey A woman who tripped on steel metal plates that were being used to cover holes and repair work at a gas station on West Thomas Street in Tangipahoa Parish last year, is suing over her injuriees.

Driver failed to stop for school bus

Michelle Massey May 10, 2010, 7:45am

A driver of a Volvo fifth wheel truck allegedly failed to stop as three school children were crossing a highway after stepping off a Terrebonne Parish school bus in Bourg, according to a lawsuit that was removed to federal court in New Orleans on May 6.

Alaska resident files lawsuit after injuring back aboard vessels

Michelle Massey May 10, 2010, 7:15am

Barge worker Donald Mark Ryan of Alaska filed a Jones Act lawsuit against Galliano Marine Service, Nautical Solutions, Nautical Ventures, and Fairweather Marine on May 6 in federal court of New Orleans.

Supreme Court rules for Shell in employee dispute

Kelly Holleran May 10, 2010, 4:53am

Justice Bernette Johnson The Louisiana Supreme Court found in favor of Shell and another corporation, deciding that an oil industry service provider failed to produce enough evidence to prove that Shell stole two of its employees.

Fransen & Hardin sue roofing contractor over water leaks

Alejandro de los Rios May 7, 2010, 12:20pm

Fransen & Hardin at 814 Howard Ave. in New Orleans. A lawfirm's lawsuit against a roofing contractor alleges shoddy workmanship cost it more than $40,000 in damages.

Gulf Coast AGs seek coordinated state-federal response to BP spill

Chris Rizo May 7, 2010, 8:39am

Caldwell A bipartisan group of attorneys general from the five Gulf Coast states asked President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday to help ensure a unified state-federal response to the oil spill spreading off their coastlines.

Jail supervisor sues after being arrested for cashing too many payroll checks

Michelle Massey May 7, 2010, 6:56am

Jefferson Parish Jail food supervisor Isaac Cheatham, Jr. filed suit against CBM Food Services Corporation, XYZ Insurance Company on April 26 in the New Orleans federal court of the Eastern District of Louisiana, claiming he was wrongfully arrested for cashing too many payroll checks.

Man wants $4 million from Chevron over jackhammer injuries

Michelle Massey May 7, 2010, 6:46am

Curtis An electric wireline operator who was stationed on a Chevron permanent production platform has filed a lawsuit asking for $4 million in damages after he was allegedly injured using a jackhammer.