NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a lower court's ruling sending a non-compete and non-solicitation violation dispute between The Shaw Group/Aptim Corp. and a former Shaw Group employee to arbitration.
A federal judge recently granted a motion for partial summary judgment in a complaint filed against insurers by a man who was injured in 2013 while employed by a marine salvage company that has since filed for bankruptcy.
A federal judge overseeing a complaint filed over a soured deal to build two schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has issued another order, this time denying a motion for attorney's fees and to amend or alter the final judgment in the case.
NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on March 16 agreed with a magistrate's recommendation to reject BP’s motion to dismiss lawsuits filed by two plaintiffs who allege they became ill after cleaning up the Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill.
A federal judge has granted an unopposed motion to approve attorneys’ fees, expenses and a service award in a junk fax class-action lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company accused of violating telephone harassment statutes.
A federal appeals court recently declined to revive an 11-year-old civil rights lawsuit of a longtime fugitive who claimed he'd been beaten while handcuffed by St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies during a traffic stop in 2006.
NEW ORLEANS -- Judge Eldon E. Fallon of U.S. District Court for the Eastern District denied a UPS worker's motion for a partial summary judgment against Weeks Marine Inc., finding that the issue of liability between the parties does not meet the necessary requirements.
A federal judge earlier this month ruled that a teacher at William J. Fischer School in Algiers, La. cannot sue the school itself over sexual harassment allegations because the school investigated her complaints. The ruling also stated that because the plaintiff’s alleged injuries “arise out of and in the course of her employment,” that her claim of negligence against Algiers Charter Schools Association (ACSA) should be dismissed.
NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied a motion to reconsider its ruling in a trademark infringement case filed by Camellia Grill Holdings (CGH) on March 7, finding that the company sold all of its trademarks to Uptown Grill in a bill of sale.
NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has denied an Orleans Parish Coroner’s office motion to dismiss a case in which a former death investigator in the office filed a federal suit alleging that she was improperly denied overtime pay during her tenure.
NEW ORLEANS — A Gretna man who lost his property to a sheriff's sale in October now has lost his case against financers who held the mortgage he paid for 16 years after he failed to respond to their motions, according to a recent court order.
NEW ORLEANS — The State of Louisiana will have to pay more than $150,000 to an attorney representing a man who sued after he was denied a marriage license because he doesn't have a birth certificate, according to a federal judge's recent order.
NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge has ruled that 1,200 product liability lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of anti-coagulant drug Xarelto will soon be removed from their multi-district litigation (MDL) status, for resolution in separate jury trials.
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.