Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal News

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.

Louisiana high court ruling for charter schools makes funding law clear, business advocate says

By Karen Kidd | Apr 5, 2018

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Supreme Court decision last month in favor of charter schools is a clear victory for backers of those schools, a business lobby president said during a recent interview.

Louisiana appeals court tosses doctor's defamation suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Feb 19, 2018

BATON ROUGE — The First Circuit Court of Appeals for Louisiana on Jan. 23 agreed with a trial court in the case of a doctor who sued a patient's husband for defamation after the man claimed his wife's death was caused by a misdiagnosis and requested a medical review panel (MRP).

Louisiana appeals court overturns injury case dismissal over driver's inconsistent statements

By Carrie Salls | Feb 9, 2018

The Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court order dismissing a lawsuit filed by a man injured in an automobile accident, with the appeals court agreeing the defendant’s behavior “places his credibility at issue,” according to a Jan. 23 opinion.

Homeowner not entitled to attorneys' fees or damages in St. Tammany Parish suit

By Dee Thompson | Feb 7, 2018

BATON ROUGE — A man who requested the records regarding a code enforcement case pertaining to his house has been denied attorneys' fees or damages by Louisiana’s First Circuit Court of Appeal, even though he partially prevailed in the lower court.

1st Circuit Court of Appeal court affirms 'oceangoing barge' tax ruling

By David Hutton | Feb 3, 2018

The Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling of summary judgment and dismissal of a demand for a tax refund on certain property and rejecting a request for a new trial in a dispute over barge taxes.

Former luxury home owners must pay Realtor's commission, attorney's fees, appeals court rules

By Sam Knef | Apr 7, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — Former owners of a luxury home will have to pay their Realtor $114,000 in commission and $45,000 in attorney's fees after cutting them out of a sale in a breach of contract, a court has ordered.

Court fights continue over public funding for Type 2 charter schools

By Laura Halleman | Feb 12, 2017

BATON ROUGE — Type 2 charter schools are facing another setback in public funding after the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal ruled this month that the institutions are not public schools, and therefore cannot receive public funding.

Houma case highlights why hiring a lawyer is a good idea

By John Severance | Aug 7, 2016

BATON ROUGE – A Houma, Louisiana case is bringing back an old argument as to whether defendants should represent themselves in court cases.

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