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Insurer absolved from paying out for contractor's damages in construction project gone bad

By Megan Sims | Aug 14, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently turned down a construction company's bid to recover damages from its excess insurance provider after the insurer denied the contractor's claim regarding a courthouse project that went wrong.

Transformer maker's bid to collect for shipping damage shut down by appeals court

By Megan Sims | Aug 14, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A Netherlands-based power transformer manufacturer that filed a lawsuit after three of its transformers were damaged en route to St. Gabriel, Louisiana, recently lost its bid to collect damages in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Appeals court judge says threats to sue or file a complaint not criminal actions

By Sandra Lane | Aug 11, 2018

An appeals court judge upholds a lower court ruling that Louisiana statute is “unconstitutionally overbroad.”

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