Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal News

Southern Aggregates Wins Appeal In Permit Case Against Save Our Hills

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 20, 2018

A Louisiana appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that vacated an air permit for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

Appeals court orders new trial for suit claiming land sold in West Baton Rouge Parish was contaminated

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 15, 2018

BATON ROUGE – A Louisiana marketing firm recently won a new trial on appeal regarding their lawsuit claiming they were sold contaminated land by a oil and gas company.

Alleged assailant dismissed from case against Baton Rouge General Medical Center

By Charmaine Little | Nov 12, 2018

After a mentally impaired patient was fatally beaten, the State of Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit determined on Oct. 25 that the man who allegedly assaulted him should legally be dismissed from the personal injury lawsuit.

Prolonged employment dispute in Baton Rouge Public Works Department ends

By Carrie Salls | Oct 1, 2018

An appeals ended a long-running employment dispute on Sept. 21 between a former public works employee and the city of Baton Rouge.

Rejected construction bidder loses appeal

By Carrie Salls | Sep 27, 2018

Barriere Construction Company lost an appeal to stop a planned road project.

Baton Rouge tax case appeal dismissed following county vote

By Carrie Salls | Sep 27, 2018

A challenge to a court order prohibiting an increase in property taxes is no longer relevant after April's parish elections, an appeals court ruled.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of lawsuit tied to Amite City Police employee's firing

By Carrie Salls | Sep 26, 2018

A former Amite City police officer cannot bring a whisteblower lawsuit against the town, an appellate court ruled on Sept. 24.

Driver wins appeal over defective steering system

By Charmaine Little | Sep 19, 2018

The First Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a lower court's ruling against Gerry Lane Chevrolet over a defective steering system.

Subcontractor denied delay damages for Mayfield Elementary School construction

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 29, 2018

Polk Construction Corporation and its surety will not have to pay damages to Industrial Mechanical Contractors Inc. (IMC) for delays in the building of Henry Mayfield Elementary School, an appeals court ruled.

Appeals court affirms reinstatement of Scotlandville Magnet High School principal

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 1, 2018

BATON ROUGE – A Louisiana appeals court recently affirmed a district court decision reversing the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board’s termination in 2015 of Dr. Calvin Nicholas, principal of Scotlandville Magnet High School, for an alleged violation of the district’s corporal punishment policy.

Appeals court sides with Allstate in client's suit over additional costs from auto accident

By Brandi Fleeks | Jul 24, 2018

The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court ruling for involuntary dismissal in a claim between Allstate Insurance Company and its customer Tracy Brumfield.

Appeals court affirms ruling that film studio did not violate privacy rights regarding movie 'American Made'

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 19, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal recently affirmed a trial court ruling that found Universal City Studios did not violate the privacy of the estate of Barry Seal, a Louisiana native who died in 1986, whose life was used as the basis for the 2017 movie “American Made."

1st Circuit Court of Appeal affirms majority of decision on zoning violation

By Sandra Lane | Jul 17, 2018

Peremptory exception is denied, unfair trade practice is reversed

Court reverses and remands 15-year Family Worship Center property dispute

By Angela Underwood | Jul 5, 2018

A panel of Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal judges reversed and remanded a longtime property dispute between a worship center and health science park.

State wins reversal in Bayou Canard payment case

By Charmaine Little | May 27, 2018

An acquisition and payout led to the state of Louisiana filing an appeal after it lost its case against an oyster bedding occupant based on a May 14 opinion from the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit.

Louisiana woman has to pay over $30,000 in legal fees after losing defamation lawsuit against her former employer

By Charmaine Little | May 25, 2018

A woman who lost a defamation lawsuit against her former employer also received an unfavorable ruling when she challenged the attorneys' fees awarded to the defendant, according to a May 18 opinion filed in the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal.

Dismissal of truck owner-operator's case against Raceland Raw Sugar, Raceland Equipment upheld

By Dawn Geske | May 17, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court decision in favor of Raceland Raw Sugar LLC (RRS) and Raceland Equipment Co. LLC (REC).

1st Circuit affirms judgment in inlet protector liability case

By Dawn Geske | May 17, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal has granted summary judgment to Alvarez Construction Co. and Navigator Specialty Insurance Co. in a case over their liability of an inlet protector covering a storm drain on a construction site.

1st Circuit affirms judgment in favor of insurer in personal injury case

By Glenn Minnis | May 3, 2018

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal has affirmed a trial court’s summary judgment verdict in a personal injury lawsuit in favor of an insurance company named as a defendant.

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