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Appeals court orders new trial for suit claiming land sold in West Baton Rouge Parish was contaminated

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 15, 2018

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.

District court dismisses 2 counts in construction companies' breach of contract dispute

By Charmaine Little | Nov 12, 2018

A construction subcontractor was only partially victorious in its breach of contract lawsuit against a related business in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on October 25.

Alleged assailant dismissed from case against Baton Rouge General Medical Center

By Charmaine Little | Nov 12, 2018

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.

Expert testimony dismissed in man's accidental death from bow and arrow

By Charmaine Little | Nov 12, 2018

On Oct. 24, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth District affirmed a lower court’s testimony that barred an expert witness’s testimony from an accidental death involving a bow and arrow.

Leukemia patient's negligence case is remanded to civil district court

By Charmaine Little | Nov 6, 2018

Judge Barry W. Ashe of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted a man’s motion to remand a toxic tort case on Oct. 17.

Federal judge upholds $14 million judgment in 2015 collision on the Mississippi

By Karen Kidd | Oct 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — Owners of a carrier involved in a collision on the Mississippi River in 2015 will not be required to fund a settlement reached with some underwriters in the more than $14 million judgment handed down by a federal judge last summer.

Almost a decade old, lawsuit over $1.3 million deposit heads back to Jefferson Parish

By Karen Kidd | Oct 29, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — An almost decade-old lawsuit over the alleged mishandling of a $1.3 million deposit has been sent back to a Jefferson Parish district court, following a ruling by a federal appeals court this month.

Court reverses part of finding in $2 million rebate ownership dispute

By Karen Kidd | Oct 29, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans recently reversed part of an order issued last summer, finding there exists after all "a material issue of fact" in a $2 million rebate ownership dispute between a Colorado restaurant company and a shareholder.

Lawsuit against pub that allegedly stole signal to show title fight moves forward

By Karen Kidd | Oct 29, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A North Carolina-based event and promotion company's lawsuit over the airing of a boxing match in 2014 against a now-closed St. Charles Avenue pub is still alive following a federal judge's ruling this month.

Federal appeals court affirms most of ruling in Delta Charter School discrimination case

By Karen Kidd | Oct 29, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court has affirmed almost all of a district court's remedies to get Delta Charter School to accept more African-American students and stop violating a consent decree with Concordia Parish School District.

State asking full appeals panel to review suit over exotic dancer law

By John Breslin | Oct 24, 2018

The state of Louisiana recently indicated it wants to continue to fight in support of a law that bars exotic dancers younger than 21 from performing naked, a posting on nola.com said.

Federal judge rules against former Algiers school principal

By Karen Kidd | Oct 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A former Algiers school principal fighting a sexual harassment charge lost his bid to have the case against him dismissed last week when a federal judge declined to toss the lawsuit.

$1.3 million dispute between Capital One, liquor company continues

By Mary Ann Magnell | Oct 22, 2018

GRETNA — A Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently dismissed an appeal because it “lacked jurisdiction to consider the merits of the appeal,” and remanded a case to the trial court for further proceedings, additionally denying the motion by defendant Capital One N.A., et al, to strike plaintiffs' brief and its motion to dismiss the appeal as moot.

Lawsuit against Orleans Parish Prison compliance director can move forward

By Charmaine Little | Oct 18, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled on October 5 that the Compliance Director of the Orleans Parish Prison isn’t protected under quasi-judicial immunity amid a lawsuit concerning the alleged illegal use of a temporary prison facility.

Court reverses judgment on workers compensation case against Filser Construction

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- The decendant of a Belle Chasse construction company has obtained a reverse judgment in a workers compensation case.

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