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Silbo Industries ordered to submit documents related to Louisiana distribution in defective equipment claim

By Carrie Salls | Jan 21, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Silbo Industries Inc. will be required to submit documents requested in a multi-party lawsuit by CGP Manufacturing Inc., according to an order entered Dec. 4 by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Court grants permission for State Bank and Trust to sell three vessels in loan default case

By Carrie Salls | Dec 20, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted permission for State Bank and Trust Co. to sell three vessels secured by allegedly defaulted mortgage notes.

Court dismisses claims of federal rights violations in suit against Hammond officers regarding police shooting

By Carrie Salls | Dec 19, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed claims that Hammond police officers violated the constitutional rights of a man who was arrested after being shot by officers in 2016.

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Trucking company not liable for hitting addict who wandered onto 'dark Louisiana highway'

By Carrie Salls | Nov 8, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Mississippi upheld a jury verdict that absolved Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC and its employee, Will Gates, for blame in an accident in which Gates struck a pedestrian who wandered onto the highway, according to an Oct. 25 opinion.

Suit over arbitration in sinkhole cost allocation dispute to remain in federal court

By Carrie Salls | Oct 23, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied a request by Texas Brine Co. to have its suit against the American Arbitration Association (AAA) regarding a sinkhole cost allocation dispute sent back to state court.

Prolonged employment dispute in Baton Rouge Public Works Department ends

By Carrie Salls | Oct 1, 2018

An appeals ended a long-running employment dispute on Sept. 21 between a former public works employee and the city of Baton Rouge.

Rejected construction bidder loses appeal

By Carrie Salls | Sep 27, 2018

Barriere Construction Company lost an appeal to stop a planned road project.

Baton Rouge tax case appeal dismissed following county vote

By Carrie Salls | Sep 27, 2018

A challenge to a court order prohibiting an increase in property taxes is no longer relevant after April's parish elections, an appeals court ruled.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of lawsuit tied to Amite City Police employee's firing

By Carrie Salls | Sep 26, 2018

A former Amite City police officer cannot bring a whisteblower lawsuit against the town, an appellate court ruled on Sept. 24.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of NISCO consolidated tax case

By Carrie Salls | May 22, 2018

LAKE CHARLES – The Louisiana Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion May that upheld an order from the 14th Judicial District Court in Calcasieu Parish that decided procedural issues and ordered dismissal of a consolidated tax case involving taxpayer and Lake Charles electric generating company Nelson Industrial Steam Co. (NISCO) and the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

Federal court won't allow appeal of attorneys' fees dispute order stemming from Chinese-made drywall litigation

By Carrie Salls | May 21, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied a motion to appeal an attorneys’ fees allocation dispute order that arose as part of a Chinese-manufactured drywall products liability litigation, according to an order filed May 7.

Federal judge rules that it is 'premature' to determine enforceability of contract in lawsuit involving Andarko

By Carrie Salls | May 17, 2018

A federal judge has denied Andarko Petroleum Corp.’s motion for summary judgment against co-defendant Dolphin Services LLC in a lawsuit brought by an oil platform worker who claims he was injured while working aboard the Constitution Spar.

Fifth Circuit upholds ruling sending non-compete agreement case to arbitration

By Carrie Salls | Apr 21, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a lower court's ruling sending a non-compete and non-solicitation violation dispute between The Shaw Group/Aptim Corp. and a former Shaw Group employee to arbitration.

Louisiana appeals court overturns injury case dismissal over driver's inconsistent statements

By Carrie Salls | Feb 9, 2018

The Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court order dismissing a lawsuit filed by a man injured in an automobile accident, with the appeals court agreeing the defendant’s behavior “places his credibility at issue,” according to a Jan. 23 opinion.

Audit finds Jefferson Parish Finance Authority paid legal bills without proof of work

By Carrie Salls | Jan 25, 2018

An audit report published Dec. 12 by the Jefferson Parish Office of the Inspector General (JPOIG) revealed that the Jefferson Parish Finance Authority (JPFA) paid legal bills that did not detail the services provided.

State Sen. Milkovich says Louisiana law requires reconfirmation of education superintendent

By Carrie Salls | Jun 30, 2017

Louisiana Sen. John Milkovich recently filed a lawsuit in the 19th Judicial Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, challenging the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s decision to keep John White as superintendent.

Southern Poverty Law Center blames Louisiana for public defense insufficiencies

By Carrie Salls | May 25, 2017

Meredith Angelson, a senior staff attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC], blames the state for issues with Louisiana’s public defender system’s handling of poor defendants.

Longrunning construction loan lawsuit between Kleinpeter Trace, BancorpSouth settled

By Carrie Salls | Feb 26, 2017

BATON ROUGE – After six years, a legal battle related to construction loans in default has been settled.

New Orleans mayor spokesman: Immigrants 'make considerable impacts' on economy

By Carrie Salls | Feb 21, 2017

BATON ROUGE – New American Economy (NAE) has released a Map the Impact report, which highlights the economic, voting and other impacts immigrants have on their respective states, cities, congressional districts and industries and uses that data as a basis for its call for immigration reform efforts across the country. 

Policy analyst: Drug overcharging debate may be more about money than patients

By Carrie Salls | Dec 23, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Allegations of prescription-cost overcharging by pharmacy benefit managers and health-insurance companies have spawned at least 10 new lawsuits since early October, according to

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