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Bankruptcy court must reconsider trustee fees in JFK Capital case, federal appeals court says

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Louisiana's Eastern District will have to reconsider trustee fees it decided to reduce in the bankruptcy of a Metairie man convicted of wire fraud, according to a revised a federal appeals court ruling earlier this month.

Major Louisiana associations nominate 5th Circuit judges

Kyle S. Duncan and Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt belong in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, according to three major Louisiana associations.

Association: Flood authority's case could harm oil companies despite Supreme Court denial to hear appeal

Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East's failed lawsuit against oil companies could harm the industry's ability to do business in Louisiana, a trade association official said.

Royal Caribbean not eligible to join Deepwater Horizon oil-spill class action, court rules

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line was denied the right to join a class-action settlement against BP Exploration & Production and BP America Production Co. and BP PLC for an oil spill that began on April 20, 2010, and polluted the Gulf of Mexico.

Appeals panel remands case involving robbery Dollar Tree parking lot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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