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

By David Hutton | Feb 3, 2018

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

By David Hutton | Jan 3, 2018

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

By David Hutton | Dec 28, 2017

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

By David Hutton | Nov 26, 2017

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

By David Hutton | Nov 12, 2017

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

By David Hutton | Oct 19, 2017

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

By David Hutton | Oct 11, 2017

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

By David Hutton | Oct 10, 2017

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

By David Hutton | Sep 19, 2017

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

By David Hutton | Apr 2, 2017

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

By David Hutton | Feb 26, 2017

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.

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