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Court partially sides with school worker accused of harassment

By Charmaine Little | Feb 9, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted some but not all of the objections from a William J. Fisher School employee accused of making advances toward his subordinate

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

Motion to remand environmental tort against Denka Performance, state agencies is denied

By Charmaine Little | Feb 4, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied a plaintiff’s request to remand her environmental tort complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

Appeals court responds to Hammerman & Gainer's third-party claims dispute

By Charmaine Little | Feb 4, 2019

On January 7, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied in part and granted in part an insurance company’s partial motion to dismiss after it allegedly denied insurance coverage.

NOLA Health Solutions failed to prove injury in complex fraud case

By Charmaine Little | Feb 4, 2019

Because a health company didn’t properly state its fraud case and lacks standing, the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana dismissed its case against a hospital system.

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.

Judge grants privately owned land to Energy Transfer Partners

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 30, 2019

FRANKLIN -- A hotly contested debate over the ownership of a portion of land in the Atchafalaya Basin as been decided as of Dec. 6.

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.

Court made right call in allowing Jefferson Parish's former attorney to pursue restitution case, law professor says

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 29, 2019

Former Jefferson Parish Attorney Tom Wilkinson was recently allowed to proceed with his lawsuit against Karen Parker, the ex-wife of former Parish President Aaron Broussard, that claims she did not pay her portion of restitution that was part of a settlement in a political corruption case.

Annie Sloan Interiors' battle with Jolie Home continues as court demands documentation

By Charmaine Little | Jan 24, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — A company has 10 days to produce documents in its attempt to have a motion to quash a subpoena thrown out.

Retaliation case against St. Tammany Parish sheriff is partially dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Jan 24, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim was granted in part and denied in part in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Dec. 20.

State appeals court affirms dismissal of Plaquemines Parish lawsuit

By Karen Kidd | Jan 24, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Plaquemines Parish lawsuit against its former public works director on allegations he approved invoices in favor of companies owned by his father and uncle remains dismissed following a recent appeals court ruling.

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