BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court decision in favor of Raceland Raw Sugar LLC (RRS) and Raceland Equipment Co. LLC (REC).
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BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal has granted summary judgment to Alvarez Construction Co. and Navigator Specialty Insurance Co. in a case over their liability of an inlet protector covering a storm drain on a construction site.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has upheld a finding from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas for arbitration between an employee and a food delivery service.
A Denham Springs homeowner had his 2016 flooding case against the Livingston Parish Government, and the Livingston Parish Gravity Drainage District No. 1 dismissed on a number of technicalities.
NEW ORLEANS – BP Exploration & Production Inc. has lost its appeal against Murphy Oil USA to recover $58.4 million in an award settlement as part of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill lawsuit.
A federal appeals court recently reversed a lower court ruling that approved the use of special methodologies to calculate economic losses in the construction, education, agriculture and professional services industries from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
A shrimp company and its owners have been ordered to pay back over $1 million that was awarded to them through the Deepwater Horizon Economic Claims Center (DHECC) as part of the BP settlement for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that claimed 11 lives.
NEW ORLEANS — As the Hurricane Katrina levee-failure case issues its settlement rewards, some victims are feeling less than vindicated with the small monetary amounts awarded to them.
NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court has ruled that Confederate statues in New Orleans will come down, allowing city officials to remove these historic symbols as prominent fixtures in the city.
BATON ROUGE — A new bill passed recently by the U.S. House of Representatives would make the lawyers who file allegedly frivolous lawsuits accountable.
NEW ORLEANS — Labor and employment attorney Eve B. Masinter has been named to the 2017 list of Louisiana Super Lawyers.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – After a federal appeals court put a stay on the Environmental Protection Agency's regional haze regulations in Texas and Oklahoma, the agency announced last year it was dropping the issue.
HOUMA — A Houma police officer has filed a lawsuit claiming his constitutional rights were violated when his home was searched and he was put on administrative leave over a complaint that he allegedly authored a defamatory blog about parish public officials and their relationships.
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance has been asked to review a case regarding the removal of a Louisiana Supreme Court justice by his fellow justices to prevent him from hearing two legacy oil cases.
NEW ORLEANS – An attorney has filed an appeal with the Louisiana Supreme Court to overturn his suspension banning him from practicing law after he was accused of allegedly using racially offensive and derogatory terms to refer to judges and lawyers.
Louisiana Attorney General confident about ruling on constitutional powers lawsuit against Gov. Edwards
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is awaiting a ruling on his lawsuit against Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards regarding an executive order regarding the placement of language in state contracts disallowing discrimination based on a worker's sexual preference.
ELMWOOD — As part of the recall of Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni, a suit has been filed to challenge the 600-foot perimeter law to polling places.
ELMWOOD – As part of the recall effort against Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni, the parish registrar of voters may decide to recuse himself from the signature authentication process.
NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge dismissed the case of Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeff Hughes, who filed suit against his colleagues on the state’s highest court over his forced recusal.
BATON ROUGE – A lawsuit in Baton Rouge looks to give voting rights back to individuals on probation or parole for felony crimes.