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1st Circuit Court of Appeal court affirms 'oceangoing barge' tax ruling

The Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling of summary judgment and dismissal of a demand for a tax refund on certain property and rejecting a request for a new trial in a dispute over barge taxes.

Appeals court rules Louisiana isn’t bound by Flonase antitrust settlement

BATON ROUGE — The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that an antitrust settlement that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) reached over its efforts to put a hold on generic alternatives to Flonase nasal spray won’t put the brakes on a similar claim in Louisiana.

Fifth Circuit overturns summary judgment in longshoreman's death

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court’s ruling in a negligence lawsuit stemming from an accident in which a longshoreman stepped through a hole in a decommissioned oil platform and plunged 50 feet to his death.

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal upholds ruling in cabaret's eviction case

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling in an eviction case in which a tenant was allegedly obliged to pay part of its profits to the landlord but failed to live up to the rental contract.

3rd Circuit Court of Appeal upholds class-action status in double-billing case

A Louisiana 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal panel has upheld a lower court’s ruling certifying a case against West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital and other defendants as a class-action lawsuit

5th Circuit sides with NFL in Elliott case; federal court places hold on suspension

A federal court on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order in the case of a Dallas Cowboys running back who has been seeking to overturn a six-game suspension by the NFL amid domestic-violence allegations after a New Orleans appeals court had sided with the NFL.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit upholds ruling linked to Deepwater Horizon settlement

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling regarding the impact financial reforms under the Dodd-Frank Act had on the real estate appraisal industry.

Louisiana appeals court overturns judgment in logistics company worker's injury claim

The Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court's ruling in favor of Baker Distributing Co. LLC in a case involving a trucking company worker who claims he was injured while unloading materials at a Baker Distributing warehouse.

5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacates district court ruling in pig iron attachment dispute

Two creditors that attached the same pig iron owned by America Metals Trading LLP (AMT) will have to continue seeking a resolution after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a district court ruling that dissolved one creditor’s attachment.

New Orleans firm handling civil rights case against police on behalf of protestors after Sterling shooting

BATON ROUGE — A New Orleans-based law firm has filed lawsuit against law enforcement officials in the state’s capital alleging they violated the rights of protesters arrested after a black man's fatal shooting by police last year.

Law professor: Lawsuit in police shooting can pose challenges

NEW ORLEANS — When a woman and her son filed a civil lawsuit in the death of her boyfriend and father of her child, she set herself up for a long legal road, according to one law professional.