Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal News

Appeals court upholds license suspension of physician cited for medical violations

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal recently upheld disciplinary sanctions against a Baton Rouge physician who was suspended and fined after he was charged with numerous medical violations.

Court grants writ, grants motion for summary judgment on LSU researcher's case

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- A former Louisiana State University researcher was granted a writ and had a motion for summary judgment allowed.

Court reverses judgment on workers compensation case against Filser Construction

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- The decendant of a Belle Chasse construction company has obtained a reverse judgment in a workers compensation case.

Writ granted in Orleans Parish Criminal Court clerk's case

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 12, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- A criminal court clerk had his appeal converted into a supervisory writ in a funding case.

Eminent domain case over Louisiana harbor returned to state Supreme Court

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — An eminent domain case involving the St. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal District is sent back to the Louisiana Supreme Court for review. The courts must now determine: Was the property value fair?

Medical malpractice suit dismissed, sent back to lower court

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — An appeal filed by the family of a woman who died in 2010 after receiving care has been dismissed by a Louisiana appeals court. Family of Elaine Kirt did not file appeal for new trial in timely manner, according to the ruling.

Deadline missed in appeal of judgment in St. Anne Lodging robbery case

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 22, 2018

An appeal from a group of men who were beaten and robbed while staying at an Orleans Parish hotel has been dismissed by a Louisiana court.

St. Bernard Parish Council's insurance firm is not liable for defamation claim

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 22, 2018

On Sept. 7, Louisiana’s Fourth District Court of Appeals affirmed the district court order granting summary judgment to the insurance company for St. Bernard’s Parish government, noting that the insurance policy clearly stated it did not cover defamation and negligence claims.

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.

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