NEW ORLEANS - A man who filed an age discrimination claim against an aerospace and defense company won part of his appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit concerning a district court’s decision to reduce the amount he received in damages.
NEW ORLEANS –A seaman who was found to have lied about existing back problems when he was hired by an offshore oil rig owner has won an appeal that will not force him to reimburse workers' compensation payments he received when he was injured.
NEW ORLEANS – A 20-year veteran of a county jail in Texas won an appeal against a district court decision that granted summary judgment in favor of his former employer who he alleged wrongfully demoted him and essentially forced him to retire.
NEW ORLEANS – Two Corpus Christi Police Officers appealed a district court’s decision to deny their motion for summary judgment against claims of excessive force and unlawful arrest. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision regarding an unlawful-arrest claim, but reversed the decision concerning the excessive-force claim.