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Shannon Weidemann

Lawsuit Filed Against Baton Rouge for Fatal Accident

Several lawsuits have been filed against the city-parish of Baton Rouge for road conditions that caused a fatal car accident. On March 5, 2006 two men were killed and a woman suffered serious injuries. The accident happened on Sullivan Road near Sparkle Road. The Cantys’ lawsuit maintains the passenger side tires of Canty’s car went off the road because of “defective conditions and (road)…

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Nursing Home Death Being Investigated

The Louisiana state attorney general is looking into the death of a woman who passed away during an evacuation from Huntington Place Senior Community prior to Hurricane Katrina’s landfall. Thelma Wall, a resident of the nursing home, died on an unairconditioned bus used to evacuate occupants from the Chalmette facility, which has been sued for wrongful death four times since the year 2000. Two…