Three government watchdog groups have launched an organization calling for election-year candidates – particularly those running for governor – to focus on education, state finances, criminal justice/public safety and transportation/infrastructure.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit affirmed summary judgment for Sun Life Assurance Co. in a case in which it was accused of miscalculating benefits on a work-related injury claim for more than a decade.
The backlash against Gov. John Bel Edwards for putting the state economy in a bad position thanks to his push toward parishes filing lawsuits against gas and oil companies continues to mount, including ciriticism from Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch.
NEW ORLEANS – After suffering injuries from an alleged accident, a seaman was awarded nearly $200,000 on May 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana through litigation against his former employer, marine transport company Kirby Offshore Marine, LLC.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana affirmed a ruling earlier this month from a magistrate judge who denied the plaintiffs' motion for reconsideration in a wage and overtime pay case.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ironed out a case between a deceased man’s widow and ex-wife, siding with the ex-wife and ruling that she’s owed $500,000 from the decedent’s 401(k) balance.
NEW ORLEANS – On April 9, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied a contracting company’s motion to strike a jury in its breach of contract case against a property company, finding that it agreed to a jury trial.
NEW ORLEANS – An investigator who allegedly broke down the doors of a medical clinic during a search is protected under qualified immunity in a case filed by a doctor citing unlawful detention, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled.
An appeals court placed fault with a district court in incorrectly ruling that a company was considered a “failed business” in its settlement agreement amid the 2010 BP oil spill payout and reversed and remanded a judgment.