On Sept. 7, Louisiana’s Fourth District Court of Appeals affirmed the district court order granting summary judgment to the insurance company for St. Bernard’s Parish government, noting that the insurance policy clearly stated it did not cover defamation and negligence claims.
The Eastern District Court of Louisiana has denied the Orleans Parish Sheriff and Department of Corrections’ motions to dismiss a man’s suit alleging he -- along with countless others -- was illegally detained.
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal recently affirmed a trial court ruling that found Universal City Studios did not violate the privacy of the estate of Barry Seal, a Louisiana native who died in 1986, whose life was used as the basis for the 2017 movie “American Made."
BATON ROUGE – Sun Industries LLC based in West Baton Rouge Parish was named in a federal lawsuit recently filed by a bonding company accusing Sun Industries of breach of contract involving a Louisiana Department of Transportation intersection improvement project in Ascension Parish.
Marin Holdings International LLC, a subsidiary of Marin TM Ltd. in Louisiana, sued Frontera Offshore Inc. of Texas on July 3 for breach of contract, breach of verbal contract, and conversion, alleging Frontera has held their equipment in Mexico without payment for over a year.
NEW ORLEANS – A federal lawsuit recently was filed by two men who claim they were playing blackjack at Harrah’s New Orleans Casino when casino workers and employees of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office allegedly assaulted and illegally detained the two after claiming they were card counting.
LAKE CHARLES - Columbia Gulf Transmission LLC wants to have a lawsuit that claims one of its pipelines damaged a farm’s crops moved to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lake Charles Division from a state court.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a district court ruling reversing a Louisiana State Racing Commission determination that racehorse Coalport’s foul did not alter the outcome of the 2014 Unbridled Stakes Race at Louisiana Downs and that the horse should be reinstated as the winner of that race, according to a May 23 opinion.
SHREVEPORT – The Second Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a trial judge did not err in granting judgment to State Farm in a suit that alleged the insurer acted in bad faith when it wouldn’t cover damage to the foundation of a Downsville home that the homeowners claimed was from a tree that fell on their house.
The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal issued a decision affirming a Fourth Judicial District Court for Ouachita Parish ruling that the Monroe City School Board (MCSB) had not erred in its decision to close Excellence Academy charter school.
SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a Bossier Parish court finding that a Bossier City attorney and his wife can’t sue the son of a deceased client for unpaid services in a case where they have been found to have influenced the father to disinherit his son before his death.
The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal issued a ruling on May 23 to grant summary judgment to Hixson Autoplex of Monroe in a suit stemming from allegations that its repairs had caused further damages to a customer's car.
A man is suing Hess Corporation for a steel cabinet that allegedly fell on him, causing injuries, during work he was performing for Hess. The lawsuit also claims as a foreign operation Hess does not have the authority to do business in Louisiana.
A lawsuit brought by a man who claims that he was exposed to asbestos while working at a shipyard is heading back to Orleans Parish District Court, according to a decision filed on May 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.