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Appeals panel remands case involving robbery Dollar Tree parking lot

Dee Thompson Oct. 15, 2017, 4:15pm

A woman who sued Dollar Tree after claiming she was mugged in its parking lot in 2014 will see her case remanded after a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated the lower court's ruling.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit upholds ruling linked to Deepwater Horizon settlement

David Hutton Oct. 11, 2017, 8:00am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling regarding the impact financial reforms under the Dodd-Frank Act had on the real estate appraisal industry.

Appeals court rejects Livingston Parish man's constitutional claims in case involving online comments

John Severance Oct. 1, 2017, 8:00am

An appeals court panel has upheld a district court's dismissal of a Livingston Parish man’s claim that his First and Fourth Amendment rights were violated.

5th Circuit Court of Appeals to review Convergys class-action waiver case

Olivia Olsen Sep. 1, 2017, 8:00am

In a victory for Convergys Corp., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled to grant the company’s review following the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) decision that the company violated the National Labor Relations Act.

Appeals court rules against industry-specific methodologies for calculating losses in BP oil spill

Dawn Geske Jun. 14, 2017, 6:40pm

A federal appeals court recently reversed a lower court ruling that approved the use of special methodologies to calculate economic losses in the construction, education, agriculture and professional services industries from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

New Orleans gets rid of Confederate monuments

John Revak May 26, 2017, 8:01am

Five Confederate war monuments were recently removed by the City of New Orleans.

Crystal Seafood ordered to pay back over $1 million in BP oil spill settlement case

Dawn Geske May 24, 2017, 2:26pm

A shrimp company and its owners have been ordered to pay back over $1 million that was awarded to them through the Deepwater Horizon Economic Claims Center (DHECC) as part of the BP settlement for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that claimed 11 lives.

Las Vegas attorney may face disbarment over Deepwater Horizon case

Darren Yuvan Dec. 11, 2016, 11:06am

NEW ORLEANS — One of the side effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster is that a plethora of allegedly fraudulent claims have emerged that seem to be attempting to take advantage of the victim's compensation fund set up by British Petroleum to reimburse Gulf Coast businesses for their losses after the oil spill.

Boustany introduces bill to limit venue changing for legacy suits

Robert Lawson Oct. 21, 2016, 11:42am

BATON ROUGE — U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, a Republican from Lafayette, Louisiana, has introduced the Ending Legacy Lawsuit Abuse Act (ELLAA) in Congress.