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Fifth Circuit reverses summary judgment in sports production media company lawsuit against pizza restaurant

NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has upheld the appeal of a restaurant owner after he was sued by a sports production company for allegedly showing a boxing match at his establishment without authorization.

Fifth Circuit dismisses suit filed under False Claims Act

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Fifth Circuit dismisses appeal from plaintiff convicted of healthcare fraud

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of AppealsNEW ORLEANS – A federal appeals court has dismissed an appeal filed by a man who was sentenced to 41 months in prison following his conviction on healthcare fraud charges.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the District Court for the Northern District of Texas’ in the federal government's case against Hugh Willett. Willett represented himself as

Appeal dismissed in civil rights case against judge who allegedly had relationship with plaintiff's ex-wife

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Rehearing denied in suit filed by soldiers against allegedly negligent Iraq battlefield contractor

NEW ORLEANS – A federal appeals court has denied an appeal by a group of Iraq war veterans who claim they were exposed to cancer causing chemicals by a military contractor.

Refusal to sanction alleged grade changing practices at center of lawsuit by school employee

NEW ORLEANS – A former human resources director for a charter school is suing after allegedly experiencing years of intense supervisory hostility after refusing to engage in grade changing practices.

Court of appeals reverses decision on worker’s slip-and-fall accident claims

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Woman claims permanent disability after tripping on shrimp sues for medical malpractice

NEW ORLEANS— A woman who allegedly tripped and fell on shrimp while working as a waitress three years ago is suing a local doctor alleging she has no motor ability below her left knee due to a misdiagnosis in the emergency room.

Fifth Circuit rejects nurse’s appeal for sexual harassment and discrimination, retaliatory firing claim to get second look

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Woman dispossessed of Section 8 housing prevails as decison overturned by court of appeals

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has upheld a district court’s ruling in favor of a Slidell resident who lost her Section 8 housing voucher because she failed to attend a re-certification proceeding.

Planned Parenthood challenge to abortion limit legislation in Texas reversed

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Construction company sues homeowners for $30,000 for allegedly unpaid work

NEW ORLEANS – A local construction company is claiming a contract it made with two homeowners has been violated after the homeowners allegedly refused to pay for the work and became threatening when payment was asked for.

Patient's toe amputated after unsuccessful screw implant led to infection

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Military school teacher sued for alleged physical assault of student

New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy

Supermarket seeks reversal of unemployment appeal after worker walks out on job

NEW ORLEANS – A local supermarket is claiming a worker should not receive unemployment benefits after allegedly walking out on the job and is requesting that a board of review’s decision allowing for the benefits be overturned.

Resource management company sues for $20 million allegedly lost in hospital contract

NEW ORLEANS – A local resource company manager claims his company was denied more than $20 million dollars agreed upon by oral contract for a medical center project.

Pharmaceutical company sued after a local man dies from uncontrollable bleeding

NEW ORLEANS –The sister of a man who had a heart condition is suing his pharmaceutical company for providing a drug she believes led to his death.

Defamation lawsuit accuses man's former co-workers of spreading false rumors

NEW ORLEANS – A former employee of the American Automobile Association is suing multiple men he used to work with, claiming they have started false rumors about him including accusing the plaintiff of criminal activity, damaging his reputation and current business.

After battery allegedly explodes in face, maritime worker sues for $1 million

NEW ORLEANS – A maritime worker claims he was permanently disabled after a faulty battery detonated in his face and is suing his employer for negligence and maintaining an unseaworthy vessel.

DePuy and hospital sued over allegedly defective implants

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