Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal News

Appeals court reverses ruling in health insurance case

By Charmaine Little | Aug 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- The Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit of Louisiana reversed a lower court’s ruling March 21 that denied an insurance company its exceptions of res judicata and no cause of action.

Appeals court backs dismissal of lawsuit claiming injuries from rear-end accident

By Charmaine Little | May 24, 2018

A lawsuit filed by man who claimed his injuries stemmed from a July 8, 2015, accident at a New Orleans intersection was recently dismissed by Louisiana's 4th Circuit Court of Appeal.

Louisiana appeals court sides with construction company in dispute with Orleans Parish School Board

By Glenn Minnis | May 3, 2018

The Louisiana Fourth District Court of Appeal has reversed a trial court’s decision and ruled in favor of a construction company in a dispute with the Orleans Parish School Board over payment for services.

4th Circuit rules hospital cannot relitigate claims against insurance company

By Elizabeth Alt | May 1, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeal has ruled that a local hospital cannot relitigate claims that have been dismissed in federal court in its suit against Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

Appeals court denies Department of Economic Development request to change lawsuit venue

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeal on April 6 denied the state Department of Economic Development’s appeal to change court venues in its lawsuit with a film company.

4th Circuit Appeals Court rules against woman in case over BP settlement payments

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld a trial court’s ruling against a woman who fought for the right to receive settlement payments for damage to oyster leases caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

Appeals court dismisses lawsuit filed by St. Charles Surgical Hospital

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 13, 2018

In a ruling made on March 21, the state Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit reversed the trial court’s decision and dismissed a lawsuit brought by St. Charles Surgical Hospital, LLC and Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, LLC.

Louisiana appellate court affirms ruling to dismiss suit brought by woman involved in car accident

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 7, 2018

In a ruling issued on March 21, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s ruling to dismiss a suit involving a woman who claimed she was injured in a car accident.

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

By Robert Davis | Apr 7, 2018

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.

Court affirms decision denying media request to unseal records in case involving a judge

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 3, 2018

Louisiana’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal has affirmed a court’s decision to deny a weekly newspaper’s request to unseal court records in a case involving a judge.

Appeals court reverses $104,000 judgment over business loans

By Nicholas Echevarria | Mar 24, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — On March 7, the Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeal found a trial court erred in granting a partial summary judgment of $104,000 in favor of Ramon V. Jarrell after a business deal went sour between him and Jessie L. Conerly.

4th Circuit upholds closure of Civil Service Commission office

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 23, 2018

A Louisiana appeals court has denied an appeal by the Plaquemines Parish Department of Civil Service, the Plaquemines Parish Civil Service Commission and Civil Service Director Ellen Barrois in a case over the closure of a government office.

New Orleans wins dispute with criminal court clerk over funding for his office

By Dee Thompson | Jan 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS--The criminal court clerk's office for New Orleans lost the latest battle with the city over an alleged $2.4 million in back-owed funding, after a state appeals court upheld a lower court ruling denying relief and a new trial.

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms trial court's awarding of $262,600 to JBEM

By Angela Underwood | Jan 7, 2018

The Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a trial court's monetary award of $262,600 for the half-completed construction of an oil and gas vehicle in John Begnaud Electric Motors Inc. (JBEM) vs. Alternative Well Intervention, LLC (AWI).

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal upholds ruling in cabaret's eviction case

By David Hutton | Nov 26, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling in an eviction case in which a tenant was allegedly obliged to pay part of its profits to the landlord but failed to live up to the rental contract.

Appeals court upholds constitutionality of lump sum association fee statute

By Sam Knef | Apr 12, 2017

Homeowners in the Eastover subdivision in New Orleans lost an appeal at the Louisiana Fourth District Circuit Court of Appeal, which found a state statute that facilitated the collection of association dues to be constitutional.

Wrongful death judgment for children of painter killed in wall collapse upheld

By Sam Knef | Apr 12, 2017

The state's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed an Orleans Parish court decision to award nearly $1 million in damages to the children of a painter who died when part of a segmented concrete wall collapsed on him.

Brown beats Chase in tight race between Orleans Parish judges for 4th Circuit seat

By Pam Wright | Apr 9, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — In a tight race between a pair of Orleans Parish Civil District judges for an open seat on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal, Paula Brown edged out her friend, Tiffany Chase.

Appeals court reverses summary judgment for levee contractor in racial discrimination case

By Sam Knef | Apr 8, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal has reversed a lower court's summary judgment finding in a racial discrimination case involving a levee work project in Algiers and remanded it for further proceedings.

Fourth Circuit affirms dismissal of World Trade Center development lawsuit

By Karen Kidd | Feb 26, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — A Florida businessman's litigation blocking World Trade Center development appears to be headed to the Louisiana Supreme Court, but the winning bidder's spokesman has claimed validation in a recent appeals-court decision.

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