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.
Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal News
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'
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."
Peremptory exception is denied, unfair trade practice is reversed
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.