A Louisiana appeals court upheld the controversial decision to allow the Bayou Bridge Pipeline to be constructed through a portion of the state’s wetlands by a 4-1 vote on Jan. 30
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Appeals court backs dismissal of former St. John the Baptist Parish deputy's race discrimination case
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently upheld a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to dismiss a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by a former deputy in St. John the Baptist Parish against the parish's sheriff.
In what was said to be because of a calculation err from a lower court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated and remanded a $2.56 million settlement on November 9 for a company in an ongoing legal battle with BP.