Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal News

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.

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.

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