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.
Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal News
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Earlier ruling denied claim citing failure to file in a timely manner
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
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.
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.