The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed that an arbitration amendment is irrelevant, ordering a company suing its insurance provider to take the arbitration route on May 13.
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Federal court upholds denial of motion for reconsideration in wage case against Flight Services and Systems
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.
The Tangipahoa Parish School Board lost its appeal of a lower court's ruling that granted provisional unitary status for the Louisiana school district.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted in part and denied in part a motion to quash a subpoena for a group of women accused of staging accidents.
NEW ORLEANS – Insurance company Liberty Mutual was not able to convince the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to lift a stay in its lawsuit against Integrated Pro Services LLC.
NEW ORLEANS – International music duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis prevailed in a summary judgment motion after a New Orleans musician accused Lewis of stealing his music.
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.
Investigator who drew gun during civil action raid on physician's office has qualified immunity, court rules
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.
Court rules that Dauphine Orleans Hotel failed to provide 'high degree of care' leading to guest's fall
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.
NEW ORLEANS – Two nurseries lost their appeal in an agricultural lien contest after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit affirmed a district court’s ruling on April 10.
Appeals court vacates summary judgment, sending Waste Management's case against rivals accused of bribing Nagin to trial
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 – Judge Lance M. Africk of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana remanded a whistleblower case back to state court on April 22.
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.
NEW ORLEANS – A joint motion for Approval of Attorney’s Fees and Costs was green-lighted for a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana April 22.
NEW ORLEANS – On April 23, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted in part and denied in part Alliance Offshore, LLC and Alliance Liftboats, LLC’s motion for partial summary judgment in a personal injury lawsuit against them.
NEW ORLEANS – Attorneys’ fees for interest earned following a Chinese drywall issue during the aftermath of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina were denied in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on April 26.
NEW ORLEANS – On April 26, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ironed out a complex case of a deal between maritime companies gone wrong, and granted a motion for summary judgment.