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.
NEW ORLEANS – A patron at a New Orleans hotel was owed a certain level of duty from the inn prior to his accidental fall, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled on April 9.
On April 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sided against a company accused of bribing a former New Orleans mayor to close a landfill and reversed a previous summary judgment ruling in its favor.
NEW ORLEANS – In one of the remaining ongoing litigations from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit affirmed a ruling concerning costs in a settlement agreement that BP appealed.
NEW ORLEANS – A U.S. District Court ruled a deaf woman was not able to prove that the discrimination she claimed in her lawsuit was intentional when it granted the defendant a motion for summary judgment on April 22.