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Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms judgment in failure to yield case

NEW ORLEANS -- The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a judgment by the Orleans Parish Civil District Court against Brenda Gaines in a personal injury case arising from an automobile accident.

3rd Circuit Court of Appeal affirms judgment in oilfield remediation case

Louisiana's 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has affirmed a judgment over the adoption of an oilfield remediation plan submitted by Union Oil Co. of California (UNOCAL) to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ (LDNR).

5th Circuit Court of Appeal affirms judgment in medical malpractice case

Louisiana's 5th Circuit Court of Appeal has affirmed a judgment by a trial court that sustained Ochsner Clinic Foundation's exception of prescription in a medical malpractice case.

Court affirms summary judgment in elevator injury at Earl K. Long Medical Center

A panel of judges for the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal has affirmed a summary judgment in favor of the State of Louisiana, Louisiana State University Agricultural and Mechanical College, Earl K. Long Medical Center (EKL) and Stratos Elevator Inc. in a case involving a misfunctioning elevator.

Court denies partial summary judgment for UPS worker injured while delivering furniture

NEW ORLEANS -- Judge Eldon E. Fallon of U.S. District Court for the Eastern District denied a UPS worker's motion for a partial summary judgment against Weeks Marine Inc., finding that the issue of liability between the parties does not meet the necessary requirements.

3rd Circuit affirms settlement against Riceland Petroleum, BP

The Louisiana 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has affirmed a decision to settle claims that Riceland Petroleum Co. and BP America Production Co. caused property damage in a legacy lawsuit filed by multiple landowners in Jefferson Davis Parish.

Eastern District of Louisiana certifies class action over judge's bond-setting practices

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has certified a class-action motion filed March 16 against an Orleans Parish Criminal District Court judge over the amount of money set for bail.

Louisiana appellate court rules state not vicariously liable for deadly car crash involving city marshal

Louisiana's Third Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a motion for summary judgment against the state, finding that it is not vicariously responsible for a car accident that injured four and killed one.

Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal grants dismissal in medical malpractice case

&&& On March 7, Louisiana's Third Circuit Court of Appeal dismissed Justin Thomas' claims of medical malpractice against Dr. Otis Rashad Drew after Thomas suffered a brain injury from falling into a coma while he recovered from shoulder surgery.

Attorney targets media outlet in latest lawsuit against critics

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has been using a group of trial lawyers to submit legacy lawsuits against oil and gas companies for their alleged role in destroying Louisiana's coastline in order to fill holes in the state's budget with settlement money.

Court denies Camellia Grills' motion to reconsider in trademark infringement case

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied a motion to reconsider its ruling in a trademark infringement case filed by Camellia Grill Holdings (CGH) on March 7, finding that the company sold all of its trademarks to Uptown Grill in a bill of sale.