Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal News

Appeals court suggests revising laws regarding when county clerks offices can turn off fax machines

By Karen Kidd | Apr 17, 2019

BATON ROUGE — A day late filing a lawsuit remains a day late, even when the clerk's office closes its office and shuts down its fax machine before the day is done, a state appeals court recently ruled in a lawsuit over a 2016 auto accident.

State appeals court upholds $659,000 award for former Grambling basketball player

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 16, 2019

BATON ROUGE – A former student-athlete who was awarded over $650,000 in damages after suffering injuries during a disciplinary run he suffered while a part of the Grambling State University basketball team had his award upheld in a state appeals court.

Court affirms exemption of peremption against Lafourche Paris Water District on pipeline construction

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 15, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The Lafourche Paris Water District, which was attempting to fight an exemption of peremption against a building company that has been building a pipeline, has suffered a loss in court.

Court dismisses Ascension Parish man's appeal of injury case

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 9, 2019

BATON ROUGE – An Ascension Parish man who sued a company for injuries and had a summary judgment granted against him recently had his latest appeal dismissed by the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal.

Summary judgment affirmed in legal malpractice suit stemming from 2010 oil spill

By Charmaine Little | Feb 7, 2019

The State of Louisiana in the Court of Appeal for the First Circuit has affirmed a summary judgment despite challenges from a seafood company engaged in a legal malpractice case

Court affirms exception of prescription, reverses defendant's claims in ExPert Riser Solutions case

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 31, 2019

BATON ROUGE -- The makers of a crane, who presented a series of defects that caused an oil company to seek legal action, has obtained a victory in court.

Appeals court reverses decision to dismiss residents' suit blaming Toledo Bend Dam for increased flooding

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 30, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal recently reinstated a lawsuit filed by several residents living along the Sabine River in Vernon and Beauregard parishes who claimed construction of the Toledo Bend Dam resulted in increased flooding to their homes.

Appeals court affirms ruling ordering ExxonMobil to pay residents for damages related to 1993 refinery fire

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 30, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal recently affirmed a trial court's ruling that ExxonMobil should pay out damages incurred to residents after a 1993 pipeline explosion at it's Baton Rouge facility.

Court affirms summary judgment in case involving Livingston Parish man's power of attorney

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 30, 2019

BATON ROUGE -- A deceased Livingston Parish man's survivors who sued a woman elected as his power of attorney suffered a loss in the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Court upholds $1.3 million payment to Unisys Corp. from 3 state agencies

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 30, 2019

BATON ROUGE -- Information technology giant Unisys, after having its services to some Louisiana agencies terminated and appealing of the decision, had mixed results coming from court.

Appeals court revives Toledo Bend Dam inverse condemnation suit

By Karen Kidd | Jan 21, 2019

BATON ROUGE — The inverse condemnation claims of Louisiana property owners along the Sabine River downstream of the Toledo Bend Dam has been revived and will remain in state court following recent appeals.

Appeals court grants homeowners new hearing in Toledo Bend Dam flooding suit

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 10, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal recently reversed a lower court ruling that dismissed a claim filed by a group of residents who said the Toledo Bend Dam increased the likelihood of flooding on their properties.

Unisys entitled to $1.3 million in mutually terminated contract with Office of Motor Vehicles, appeals court says

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal recently found that Pennsylvania-based technology company Unisys Corp., which has been seeking more than $8.7 from the Louisiana Office of Motor vehicles following an amicably terminated contract to re-engineer computer systems, is entitled to a portion of that amount.

ExxonMobil remains 100 percent liable for damages in 1993 East Coker Unit fire, state appeals court says

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

BATON ROUGE — After years of litigation, ExxonMobile remains fully liable for injuries of at least six of the thousand of plaintiffs who filed suit in Baton Rouge City Court following the 1993 fire at the East Coker Unit at ExxonMobil's refinery,a recent ruling by Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal said.

Appeals court says pedestrian struck by vehicle not entitled to uninsured motorist insurance claim

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 13, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal recently reversed a decision by the 22nd Judicial District Court in a lawsuit regarding an uninsured motorist insurance claim filed by the family of a man who died from injuries after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street.

Shooting victim to have his case against Bella Noche heard again, appeals court rules

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 10, 2018

A lower court will once again hear part of a case involving a man who was shot after leaving a 2015 wedding reception outside of Bella Noche restaurant.

Court reverses medical malpractice claim involving St. Francis Medical Center

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 10, 2018

Earlier ruling denied claim citing failure to file in a timely manner

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.

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