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Loyola professor's defamation suit against New York Times remanded to New Orleans court

Glenn Minnis Aug. 18, 2017, 1:42pm

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has ruled that a lower court erred in dismissing a defamation suit against the New York Times in which an economics professor claims the publication quoted him out of context.

Appeals court says third-party companies are liable for compensation in offshore Shell drilling unit collision

Todd Barnett Jul. 15, 2017, 8:00am

A federal appeals court recently ruled that two third-party companies involved in conducting an archaeological sonar survey near an offshore drilling unit in the Gulf of Mexico are not responsible for compensating the two companies found liable for the accident.

Federal appeals court favors whistle-blowers by enhancing definition of 'good faith

Kacie Whaley Jul. 14, 2017, 7:31am

In a recent whistle-blower case, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit broadened the Louisiana Environmental Whistle-Blower Act's definition of

Despite ruling by U.S. Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit, oil companies in Louisiana fear future lawsuits

John Myers Jun. 27, 2017, 11:05pm

Despite a recent victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Louisiana oil and gas industry still faces the threat of new litigation from state and local governments.

Appeals court upholds firing of Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies for swapping wives

Sara McCleary Jun. 16, 2017, 10:41am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of two Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies for violating the sheriff’s department’s code of conduct after they swapped wives.

Appeals panel upholds summary judgment for doctor in prisoner suit

Sam Knef Mar. 3, 2017, 10:30pm

NEW ORLEANS — The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a doctor treating a prisoner at the maximum security Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was not deliberately indifferent in treating his pain. 

Man claims he was treated unfairly in fight to remove Andrew Jackson statue from town square

Joe Dyton Oct. 13, 2016, 5:46pm

NEW ORLEANS -- A Louisiana man has expressed concerns about a ruling by federal judge Carl Barbier that his lawsuit was an "empty gesture," because he sought the removal of a statue of Andrew Jackson from New Orlean's Jackson Square when in actuality, he opposed the removal of any statues. 

Appeals court uses humor to finish a frosty fight in the 'sno-ball' industry

Tara Mapes Sep. 25, 2016, 8:45pm

NEW ORLEANS – The courtroom is not a common place to find humor. However, some judges like to lighten the litigious mood when delivering decisions in cases.