Kyla Asbury News

Appeals court upholds claimant's $2 million award from BP

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that an award of $2 million by BP to a claimant involving Deepwater Horizon litigation was proper.

Court denies NFL team's request over Deepwater Horizon claim

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sought to have the courtroom sealed for a hearing involving damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which the court denied.

Appeals court partially reverses ruling in Camellia Grill sale

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit partially reversed a ruling involving the sale of a restaurant and its license-associated intellectual property.

Gubernatorial candidate Rispone takes swing at trial attorneys

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2019

BATON ROUGE — Gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone purchased a billboard as his first major ad buy for the 2019 election.

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Litigious Louisiana municipalities the focus of Federalist Society event

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 15, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The New Orleans Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society held an event at Galatoire's in New Orleans to discuss class action litigation on March 8.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch admonishes 'billboard attorneys'

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 13, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) believes meritless lawsuits in the state are hurting businesses and taxpayers.

Graves says lawsuits against oil, gas not right approach

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 12, 2018

BATON ROUGE — Rep. Garret Graves (LA-6) believes lawsuits against oil and gas companies are not the right approach when it comes to fixing the state's coastline.

Pelican Institute says tax-and-spend policies harm Louisiana

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 4, 2018

BATON ROUGE — The Pelican Institute for Public Policy says while Louisiana businesses have been a center of interest for trial attorneys across the country, the real victims are citizens of the state.

LOGA president applauds decision to dismiss climate change lawsuits

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 30, 2018

The president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) applauds a California federal judge's decision to toss climate change lawsuits against Big Oil.

Pelican Institute says Supreme Court's union ruling affirms importance of workplace freedom

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 28, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Wednesday in Janus v. AFSCME serves as an affirmation of how important workplace freedom is, the head of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy says.

LMOGA president lauds dismissal of climate change lawsuits

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 27, 2018

BATON ROUGE — The president of the Louisiana Midcontinent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) praised a California federal judge's decision to throw out lawsuits filed against big oil for allegations of climate change.

Director of Louisiana lawsuit watchdog group calls climate change lawsuits against big oil misguided

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 26, 2018

BATON ROUGE — The executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch said the decision this week by a federal judge in California to throw out climate change lawsuits against big oil companies was not a surprise.

St. Martin Parish sues drug companies for alleged roles in contributing to opioid epidemic

By Kyla Asbury | May 30, 2018

BATON ROUGE – St. Martin Parish is suing several drug companies and drug distributors that it claims played a part in the opioid epidemic.

Oil worker files negligence claim against Exxon Mobil

By Kyla Asbury | May 27, 2018

A man has filed a lawsuit claiming he was injured while walking on an Exxon Mobil platform off the coast of Louisiana.

3rd Circuit affirms decision in malpractice case involving stillborn baby

By Kyla Asbury | May 15, 2018

LAKE CHARLES — An appeals court has ruled a trial court properly granted a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit against a hospital regarding the birth of a stillborn child.

Class action plaintiff using ‘shotgun’ approach, eBay claims

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 23, 2014

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Class action lawsuit filed in New Orleans against eBay over data breach

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 31, 2014

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

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