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Court rules that Louisiana pipeline can go through wetlands

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 10, 2019

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

Appeals court backs dismissal of former St. John the Baptist Parish deputy's race discrimination case

By Charmaine Little | Jan 15, 2019

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.

$2.5 million award against BP vacated amid continuing litigation fallout

By Charmaine Little | Jan 2, 2019

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.

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