OPP guard sues over 'toxic mold' he claims caused illness

August 10, 2015 By admin

from NOLA.com By Naomi Martin, NOLA.com, July 15, 2014 at 6:57 PM, updated July 15, 2014 at 7:34 PM A guard at Orleans Parish Prison is suing the city and Sheriff Marlin Gusman over mold he says gave him health problems. Deputy Donald Marshall Jr. claims that he suffers symptoms like coughing, trouble breathing and allergic hypersensitivity due to the "toxic mold" his lawsuit says exists in the jail's buildings ...

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Orleans deputy sues sheriff over alleged toxic mold exposure at jail, courthouse

August 10, 2015 By admin

from TheAdvocate.com by Jim Mustian, jmustian@theadvocate.com, July 20, 2014 An Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy suffering from allergic hypersensitivity has filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Marlin Gusman, blaming his recent diagnosis on prolonged exposure to toxic mold at Orleans Parish Prison and the Criminal District Courthouse. The deputy, Don Marshall Jr., intends to seek class-action status that would expand his claim to include other Sheriff’s Office employees, though he is ...

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Slidell woman's generic drug case is argued before U.S. Supreme Court

August 10, 2015 By admin

By Jonathan Tilove, The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com on March 30, 2011 at 10:30PM The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case that will determine whether a Slidell woman can sue a generic drug company that failed to warn her about the debilitating potential side effects of a drug she was taking for acid reflux. At issue is whether federal law, which requires generic drugs to bear the same warning labels as their brand-name ...

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Sheriff’s Office doesn’t pay deputies for all time worked, federal labor suit alleges

July 22, 2015 By admin

from TheLensNOLA.com    By Charles Maldonado, Staff writer    April 10, 2015 12:51pm  A former sheriff’s deputy has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman failed for years to pay him and other hourly employees for all the hours they worked, in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The suit was filed by former sheriff’s deputy Donald Marshall, who left the office last year. Marshall is seeking ...

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