Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal News

Recently retired judge not immune from probe into judicial data breach, lawyer says

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 15, 2018

The recent resignation of the chief judge of Louisiana's Second Circuit Court of Appeal, who according to a posting on ktbs.com retired after he was allegedly involved in creating a hostile workplace for his colleagues, is complicated even more by an investigation of a law clerk who worked for the judge to see if impropriety was at play when computer files with sensitive information were accessed.

Summary judgment for family trying to include trust in lawsuit reversed

By Charmaine Little | Sep 20, 2018

On August 15, the Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit in the State of Louisiana reversed and remanded a trust and estate case between family members.

Appeals court remands Shreveport firefighter's dismissal back to district court

By Sandra Lane | Jul 12, 2018

SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal recently reversed the decision of the First Judicial District Court for Caddo Parish concerning the dismissal of a Shreveport firefighter who lost his job after being accused of knowledge of improper conduct but failing to report it.

Appeals court affirms dismissal of prison trusty's injury suit against Claiborne Parish Police Jury

By Sandra Lane | Jul 10, 2018

SHREVEPORT – A three-judge Louisiana appeals court panel recently turned down the appeal of a prison trusty, Lindsey French, who had been seriously injured while mowing grass along Louisiana highways.

Appeals court affirms no defamation by Shreveport city officials in case tied to water billing

By Sandra Lane | Jul 9, 2018

SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal recently dashed the hopes of two men with former ties to Shreveport city government in obtaining damages from two city officials for what they alleged to be defamation of character.

Appeals court upholds trial court’s ruling concerning settlement of medical malpractice claims

By Sandra Lane | Jun 7, 2018

SHREVEPORT – Chief Judge Henry N. Brown Jr. of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal recently affirmed the decision of a trial court in granting the peremptory exception of res judicata filed by Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO) regarding a settlement agreement in a case involving medical malpractice claims.

Appeals court modifies jury awards in injury suit stemming from 2013 gas well explosion

By Sandra Lane | Jun 5, 2018

SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal recently amended monetary damages awarded to two workers by a trial court in a personal injury case involving serious burn injuries they incurred in a gas well explosion.

Court ruling reinstates 2014 Unbridled Stakes race winner at Louisiana Downs

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 5, 2018

The Second Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a district court ruling reversing a Louisiana State Racing Commission determination that racehorse Coalport’s foul did not alter the outcome of the 2014 Unbridled Stakes Race at Louisiana Downs and that the horse should be reinstated as the winner of that race, according to a May 23 opinion.

State Farm prevails in appeal of suit alleging fallen tree caused house cracks

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 4, 2018

SHREVEPORT – The Second Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a trial judge did not err in granting judgment to State Farm in a suit that alleged the insurer acted in bad faith when it wouldn’t cover damage to the foundation of a Downsville home that the homeowners claimed was from a tree that fell on their house.

Appeals court affirms Union Parish court ruling in favor of RSI Building Products in payment dispute

By Sandra Lane | Jun 4, 2018

SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal recently upheld a decision by a trial court regarding a dispute about payment for building and roofing supplies.

Appeals court affirms Monroe City Schools decision to close charter school

By Elizabeth Alt | May 31, 2018

The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal issued a decision affirming a Fourth Judicial District Court for Ouachita Parish ruling that the Monroe City School Board (MCSB) had not erred in its decision to close Excellence Academy charter school.

Appellate court backs decision barring suit by attorney accused of unduly influencing mentally ill man's will

By Elizabeth Alt | May 31, 2018

SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a Bossier Parish court finding that a Bossier City attorney and his wife can’t sue the son of a deceased client for unpaid services in a case where they have been found to have influenced the father to disinherit his son before his death.

Louisiana appellate court grants Hixson Autoplex of Monroe summary judgment in dispute over repairs done to BMW

By Elizabeth Alt | May 31, 2018

The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal issued a ruling on May 23 to grant summary judgment to Hixson Autoplex of Monroe in a suit stemming from allegations that its repairs had caused further damages to a customer's car.

Louisiana appellate court sends dispute over dissolution of family trust back to trial court

By Glenn Minnis | May 3, 2018

The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal has reversed a ruling for summary judgment in a case stemming from the dissolution of a family trust and remanded the case for further proceedings.

Appeals court reverses decision favoring Louisiana DOTD

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 29, 2018

In a ruling made on April 11, the Lousiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal reversed the district court’s decision to dismiss claims against the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Mineral rights case heads back to Louisiana District Court

By John Severance | Feb 14, 2018

SHREVEPORT -- The Court of Appeal in the Second Circuit in the state of Louisiana reversed a ruling in a mineral rights case, sending it back to district court last month.

Louisiana appeals court overturns judgment in logistics company worker's injury claim

By David Hutton | Oct 10, 2017

The Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court's ruling in favor of Baker Distributing Co. LLC in a case involving a trucking company worker who claims he was injured while unloading materials at a Baker Distributing warehouse.

Louisiana 2nd district race being watched closely

By Kristin Regula | Nov 6, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The race for a seat in Louisiana’s 2nd district has produced two judges who both want to serve on the bench of the state’s court of appeals.

Federal lawsuit in wrongful conviction case advances

By Kate Jacobson | Oct 28, 2016

SHREVEPORT — Despite a recent state decision denying a hearing for a compensation case of a wrongfully convicted man, two federal lawsuits filed by the man's estate are forging ahead.

Monroe lawyer named in judge's suit alleging her constitutional rights were violated

By Deana Carpenter | Aug 1, 2016

MONROE -- Monroe attorney Brian Crawford of the firm Crawford and Ogg is among a group of several lawyers and officials who have been named in a suit by Judge Sharon Marchman, who alleges the defendants violated her First and 14th Amendment rights by allegedly conspiring on payroll fraud and hiding the destruction of documents.

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