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4th Circuit upholds closure of Civil Service Commission office

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Jones Walker LLP adds 11 associates in Texas, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — Jones Walker LLP, one of the 120 largest law firms in the U.S., is adding 11 associates to its Louisiana and Texas offices.

November races include supreme, appeals and district court judges

NEW ORLEANS – Several court elections are in play for Louisiana’s judicial system come November.

Louisiana Supreme Court pondering condemning of Violet Dock Port

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Supreme Court is currently addressing a case that is questioning whether the Louisiana Constitution forbids the taking of private property through eminent domain for the purpose of economic development. 

WTC developer to ask appeal court to reconsider its revocation of lower court ruling

NEW ORLEANS – The winning bidder to develop New Orleans' former World Trade Center, embroiled in a court battle with one of the losing bidders, will ask an appeals court to reconsider its decision to revoke a lower court judge's order that a Florida business man appear for deposition.

Easy win aside, embattled Orleans Parish Criminal Court judge likely faces tough road ahead

NEW ORLEANS – Despite his reelection Tuesday to the Orleans Parish Criminal Court, longtime Judge Frank Marullo is likely looking at a rough road ahead.

Marullo qualifies for Nov. 4 election after three courts support eligibility

Judge Frank Marullo