Charmaine Little News

Court sides with boat towing company in indemnity case

By Charmaine Little | Nov 26, 2018

On Nov. 16, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied a maritime company’s motion for partial summary judgment in an indemnity case that sparked after a boat accident.

Judge orders arbitration in dispute over $1.2 million bill for Gramercy refinery construction project

By Charmaine Little | Nov 21, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted a motion to compel arbitration in a dispute over approximately $1.2 million in unpaid bills for construction work at a refinery in Gramercy.

Court dismisses claim by Ochsner employee that he is entitled to overtime pay

By Charmaine Little | Nov 21, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted a motion by Ochsner Health System to dismiss an employee's claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) that he was not paid for his overtime work as an organ procurement coordinator.

Inmate claiming false arrest hopes to add more deputies to his lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

A Louisiana prison inmate took his accusations of being falsely arrested and brutally beaten to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, hoping to include two more deputies in his lawsuit submitted May 3, according to his filing.

Man awarded over $1 million in helicopter crash

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

A Louisiana man is entitled to more than $1 million after suffering injuries from a helicopter crash, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled on October 26.

Court determines EPA didn't properly respond to claims

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

On Oct. 25, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted in part and denied in part Gulf Restoration Network’s motion to strike the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s answer as non-responsive.

U.S. District Court moves indemnity case to Montana

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

A case between an insurance company and a couple of its trucking clientele was approved to be transferred to a different court from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Oct. 22.

Tulane University, pharmaceutical company debate patent of synthetic opioid

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

On October 25, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied in part and granted in part a Tulane University organization and one of its medical researcher’s motions for partial summary judgement for counterclaims against them in a case involving a patent for a synthetic opioid compound.

District court dismisses 2 counts in construction companies' breach of contract dispute

By Charmaine Little | Nov 12, 2018

A construction subcontractor was only partially victorious in its breach of contract lawsuit against a related business in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on October 25.

Alleged assailant dismissed from case against Baton Rouge General Medical Center

By Charmaine Little | Nov 12, 2018

After a mentally impaired patient was fatally beaten, the State of Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit determined on Oct. 25 that the man who allegedly assaulted him should legally be dismissed from the personal injury lawsuit.

Expert testimony dismissed in man's accidental death from bow and arrow

By Charmaine Little | Nov 12, 2018

On Oct. 24, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth District affirmed a lower court’s testimony that barred an expert witness’s testimony from an accidental death involving a bow and arrow.

Leukemia patient's negligence case is remanded to civil district court

By Charmaine Little | Nov 6, 2018

Judge Barry W. Ashe of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted a man’s motion to remand a toxic tort case on Oct. 17.

Class action against Denka Performance Elastomer returns to state court

By Charmaine Little | Nov 5, 2018

On Oct. 15, the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana granted a class action’s motion to remand the case back to state court but denied the class’ request for attorney’s fees and legal costs associated with a previous removal.

Lawsuit against Orleans Parish Prison compliance director can move forward

By Charmaine Little | Oct 18, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled on October 5 that the Compliance Director of the Orleans Parish Prison isn’t protected under quasi-judicial immunity amid a lawsuit concerning the alleged illegal use of a temporary prison facility.

Summary judgment for family trying to include trust in lawsuit reversed

By Charmaine Little | Sep 20, 2018

On August 15, the Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit in the State of Louisiana reversed and remanded a trust and estate case between family members.

Driver wins appeal over defective steering system

By Charmaine Little | Sep 19, 2018

The First Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a lower court's ruling against Gerry Lane Chevrolet over a defective steering system.

Louisiana State Museum board receives split decision in discrimination case

By Charmaine Little | Aug 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS-- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed Aug. 24 in part, reversed and rendered in part the Louisiana State Museum’s board members’ appeal after a lower court awarded a man monetary damages and attorney fees in a discrimination case.

Appeals court reverses ruling in health insurance case

By Charmaine Little | Aug 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- The Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit of Louisiana reversed a lower court’s ruling March 21 that denied an insurance company its exceptions of res judicata and no cause of action.

Appeals court dismisses malpractice lawsuit against East Jefferson General Hospital

By Charmaine Little | Aug 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal for Louisiana affirmed a trial court’s decision Aug. 29 that granted a Louisiana hospital an exception of prescription and dismissed a claim of negligence from a deceased patient’s family.

Court rules political organization's logo violates Alliance for Good Government's trademark

By Charmaine Little | Aug 30, 2018

On Aug. 22, The United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit settled a dispute between two political organizations that argued over trademark of similar logos.

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