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 Helps Facilitate Sculpture for New Orleans

Not too long after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, David Oestreicher, then-president of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, contacted Michael Manjarris to talk about the visual arts in New Orleans. Manjarris, founder of Artist and Sculpture for New Orleans says Oestreicher took the lead to make sure support was going to the visual arts in New…

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French Quarter Minutemen Float Plan for Armed Citizens Crime Watch Group

A new citizens group wants to form in the French Quarter, and its goal is to make the world famous neighborhood a safer place. The group calls itself the French Quarter Minutemen, an all volunteer organization made up of people who live in, work in or frequent the French Quarter, and who want to add…

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