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Investigator who drew gun during civil action raid on physician's office has qualified immunity, court rules

By Charmaine Little | May 13, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – An investigator who allegedly broke down the doors of a medical clinic during a search is protected under qualified immunity in a case filed by a doctor citing unlawful detention, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled.

Judge dismisses excessive force suit against Houma City marshals

By Scott Holland | May 13, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has dismissed the Houma City Marshal’s Office from a lawsuit involving courthouse confrontations and allegations of excessive force.

Appeals court vacates summary judgment, sending Waste Management's case against rivals accused of bribing Nagin to trial

By Charmaine Little | May 13, 2019

On April 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sided against a company accused of bribing a former New Orleans mayor to close a landfill and reversed a previous summary judgment ruling in its favor.

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