Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal News

State appellate panel declines to award damages over 'frivolous appeal'

By Karen Kidd | Apr 17, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — A state appeals court has declined to order payment of legal costs for a man whose New Orleans attorney appealed a judgment of more than $500,000 in a legal malpractice judgment over a botched bankruptcy case.

Appellate court reverses ruling in contract dispute over collapse of Canal Street building's wall

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 4, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the owner of a downtown New Orleans property an appeal, reversing and remanding a lower court's decision regarding a contract dispute between it and a construction company after a wall collapsed on the project.

State appeals court affirms dismissal of Plaquemines Parish lawsuit

By Karen Kidd | Jan 24, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Plaquemines Parish lawsuit against its former public works director on allegations he approved invoices in favor of companies owned by his father and uncle remains dismissed following a recent appeals court ruling.

Appeals court returns couples property trespass suit back to Plaquemines Parish court

By Karen Kidd | Jan 10, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal recently returned a couples' property trespass lawsuit against a Bellechase property management company and Plaquemines Parish to the 25th Judicial District Court for Plaquemines Parish.

Alfred Conhagen's lawsuit over cost overrun on NASA project returning to New Orleans court

By Karen Kidd | Jan 10, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – A lawsuit filed by Jefferson Parish turbine equipment and parts distributor Alfred Conhagen Inc. of Louisiana against two out-of-state companies is on its way back to a New Orleans court after a state appeals court recently reversed a number of motions in the case.

Appeals court says New Orleans Civic Commission has the power to order promotion of 15 city firefighters

By Karen Kidd | Jan 9, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – It now is up to the New Orleans Civil Service Commission to do what it said last spring it was powerless to do, order 15 city firefighters previously passed over for promotion receive the rank of captain.

Appeals court says restaurateur has no case against landlord in suit claiming unlawful entry

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently found that a restaurateur who claimed his landlord entered his premises and took items without his permission has no case against the landlord.

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.

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