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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 affirms damages in ambulance, truck crash

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 26, 2018

A nearly half-million dollar judgment in favor of two brothers injured when an ambulance crashed into their truck was not excessive, 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.

Louisiana appeals court reverses in part worker's compensation claim against Terminix

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana appeals court has reversed part of a ruling from a worker's compensation judge over a former employee's claim against Terminix.

Deadline missed in appeal of judgment in St. Anne Lodging robbery case

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 22, 2018

An appeal from a group of men who were beaten and robbed while staying at an Orleans Parish hotel has been dismissed by a Louisiana court.

St. Bernard Parish Council's insurance firm is not liable for defamation claim

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 22, 2018

On Sept. 7, Louisiana’s Fourth District Court of Appeals affirmed the district court order granting summary judgment to the insurance company for St. Bernard’s Parish government, noting that the insurance policy clearly stated it did not cover defamation and negligence claims.

Summary judgment for family trying to include trust in lawsuit reversed

By Charmaine Little | Sep 20, 2018

On August 15, the Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit in the State of Louisiana reversed and remanded a trust and estate case between family members.

Appellate court repeals family’s malpractice suit against East Jefferson General Hospital

By Erianne Leatherman | Sep 19, 2018

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal for Louisiana dismissed a malpractice lawsuit filed by the family of a deceased woman against East Jefferson General Hospital.

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.

State Supreme Court finds New Orleans street vendor ordinance violates First Amendment

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 18, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Supreme Court recently ruled that a New Orleans city ordinance restricting the sale of art by street vendors violates the First Amendment.

Federal judge vacates decision of lower court and orders new trial for contractor

By Sandra Lane | Sep 16, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan has vacated the judgment of a lower court and ordered a new trial for Team Contractors, the plaintiff in the case.

Appeals court backs decision sending defamation suit against People Magazine to state court

By Erianne Leatherman | Sep 10, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit recently dismissed an appeal to overturn a district court decision regarding a defamation lawsuit filed against People Magazine in the publication of an article about an unsolved 1985 murder.

Appeals court dismisses case centering on $60 million marine accident

By Chandra Lye | Sep 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- The U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit has dismissed an appeal involving a $60 million marine accident.

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