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State appeals court upholds $659,000 award for former Grambling basketball player

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 16, 2019

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.

District court grants summary judgment to Dollar General in slip and fall case

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 16, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Retailer Dollar General, which was being sued by a customer after slipping and falling at one of its stores, has obtained a victory in court.

Federal court grants summary judgment for insurer in swimming pool construction case

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 15, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana couple who sued a construction company and its insurer over alleged damages caused by a swimming pool installation has suffered a setback in court.

Court affirms exemption of peremption against Lafourche Paris Water District on pipeline construction

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 15, 2019

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.

State attorney general appeals dismissal of coastal erosion lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 10, 2019

According to City Business, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is appealing the dismissal of a federal lawsuit alleging the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway’s repeated widening is cutting away at Louisiana’s land — particularly that of Vermillion Parish — and is contributing to coastal erosion.

Appeals court affirms ruling that health care lawyer is not entitled to disability benefits because of migraines

By Charmaine Little | Apr 10, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit recently affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana that determined a New Orleans health care lawyer was not owed disability benefits from her employer after suffering migraines.

Court dismisses Ascension Parish man's appeal of injury case

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 9, 2019

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.

Appeals court upholds claimant's $2 million award from BP

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that an award of $2 million by BP to a claimant involving Deepwater Horizon litigation was proper.

Court denies NFL team's request over Deepwater Horizon claim

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sought to have the courtroom sealed for a hearing involving damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which the court denied.

Appeals court partially reverses ruling in Camellia Grill sale

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit partially reversed a ruling involving the sale of a restaurant and its license-associated intellectual property.

Plaintiff lacks evidence to bring faulty airbag claim against Toyota Motor Corp. to trial

By Scott Holland | Apr 7, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has ruled Toyota does not have to face a lawsuit regarding an allegedly faulty airbag in a 2009 Corolla.

Federal judge rules medical school is allowed to exercise academic judgment in dismissing students for poor performance

By Scott Holland | Apr 5, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has rejected part of a medical student’s attempt to be reinstated to her academic pursuit of becoming a doctor.

Appeals court confirms falsifying medical history negates workers' compensation claim

By Scott Holland | Apr 4, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — A state appeals panel has affirmed dismissal of a workers’ compensation claim forfeited due to false statements.

Dispute over ownership of Gaspar Cusachs art collection is sent back to district court

By Scott Holland | Apr 4, 2019

The Gaspar Cusachs Collection was on display at the New Orleans Museum of Art for more than a century.

Appeals court backs ruling sending machinist's asbestos exposure suit back to state court

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit recently affirmed a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana’s decision to remand a case in which a man was exposed to asbestos and contracted mesothelioma back to state court.

Officers' motion to dismiss is deemed untimely, meaning they will stand trial for wrongful prosecution

By Charmaine Little | Apr 1, 2019

A group of law officers’ appeal in an exonerated man’s case against them was untimely, causing the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to determine it didn’t have jurisdiction on March 11.

Lower court is directed to adjust award in trademark infringement case

By Charmaine Little | Mar 29, 2019

The U.S. Court of Appeals in the 5th Circuit has directed the U.S Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to determine the amount of fees a nonprofit watchdog group should receive in its trademark infringement case against a similar organization.

Appeals court's summary judgment upholds dismissal of once-tenured LSU professor

By Charmaine Little | Mar 29, 2019

A woman’s challenges against her former Louisiana State University superiors fell short as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th District upheld a summary judgment in the university’s favor on March 22.

Appeals court affirms $15 million award for nonprofit claimant in Deepwater Horizon spill aftermath

By Charmaine Little | Mar 28, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently affirmed a nearly $15 million award to a nonprofit organization in its claim against BP in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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