Oestreicher helps motorist win suit against state for faulty stoplight

A Jefferson Parish, La., jury agreed with a woman who claimed a malfunctioning signal light led to her 2001 traffic accident.

Debra A. Warden, of Westwego, won a $1.5 million judgment against the state of Louisiana. New Orleans lawyer David W. Oestreicher, II represented Warden in the case.

She sought compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. According to court documents, the jury found the state 100 percent at fault in the case.

Warden was in a two-car crash at an intersection when she collided with another vehicle traveling north.

Oestreicher, says the accident occurred because the traffic signal at the intersection was green for both drivers.

Police Work at Galatoire’s: Oestreicher and the case of ‘The Christmas Mink’

David Oestreicher has many stories to tell from his days as a reserve officer on the New Orleans Police Department, but few quite as strange as the story of “The Christmas Mink” at Galatoire’s Restaurant in the French Quarter. On duty one day during the holiday season, Oestreicher, a Galatoire’s regular, was called on to…

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Oestreicher appointed judge pro tempore

David W. Oestreicher, a New Orleans lawyer, was appointed Judge pro tempore of the City of New Orleans Municipal Court. His appointment was made by the Louisiana State Supreme Court.

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Oestreicher wins settlement, and cookie name crumbles

A federal judge signed a lawsuit settlement in which a Los Angeles woman will retain the sole rights to her brand of cookie confections. New Orleans lawyer, David W. Oestreicher, II, filed the suit on behalf of Phyllis Hoffman, who operated a mail order cookie business in New Orleans, where she also delivered to homes…

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