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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.

Lawsuit over elderly couple's deaths in high-speed chase returns to Caddo County

By Karen Kidd | Jan 22, 2019

SHREVEPORT — The lawsuit filed by the surviving children of an elderly couple who died following a high-speed chase in Shreveport is on its way back to a Caddo Parish court following a recent state appeals court ruling.

Appeals court revives Toledo Bend Dam inverse condemnation suit

By Karen Kidd | Jan 21, 2019

BATON ROUGE — The inverse condemnation claims of Louisiana property owners along the Sabine River downstream of the Toledo Bend Dam has been revived and will remain in state court following recent appeals.

Appeals court backs dismissal of former St. John the Baptist Parish deputy's race discrimination case

By Charmaine Little | Jan 15, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently upheld a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to dismiss a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by a former deputy in St. John the Baptist Parish against the parish's sheriff.

Appeals court returns couples property trespass suit back to Plaquemines Parish court

By Karen Kidd | Jan 10, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal recently returned a couples' property trespass lawsuit against a Bellechase property management company and Plaquemines Parish to the 25th Judicial District Court for Plaquemines Parish.

Alfred Conhagen's lawsuit over cost overrun on NASA project returning to New Orleans court

By Karen Kidd | Jan 10, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – A lawsuit filed by Jefferson Parish turbine equipment and parts distributor Alfred Conhagen Inc. of Louisiana against two out-of-state companies is on its way back to a New Orleans court after a state appeals court recently reversed a number of motions in the case.

Appeals court grants homeowners new hearing in Toledo Bend Dam flooding suit

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 10, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal recently reversed a lower court ruling that dismissed a claim filed by a group of residents who said the Toledo Bend Dam increased the likelihood of flooding on their properties.

Appeals court says New Orleans Civic Commission has the power to order promotion of 15 city firefighters

By Karen Kidd | Jan 9, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – It now is up to the New Orleans Civil Service Commission to do what it said last spring it was powerless to do, order 15 city firefighters previously passed over for promotion receive the rank of captain.

Unisys entitled to $1.3 million in mutually terminated contract with Office of Motor Vehicles, appeals court says

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal recently found that Pennsylvania-based technology company Unisys Corp., which has been seeking more than $8.7 from the Louisiana Office of Motor vehicles following an amicably terminated contract to re-engineer computer systems, is entitled to a portion of that amount.

Appeals court says restaurateur has no case against landlord in suit claiming unlawful entry

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently found that a restaurateur who claimed his landlord entered his premises and took items without his permission has no case against the landlord.

ExxonMobil remains 100 percent liable for damages in 1993 East Coker Unit fire, state appeals court says

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

BATON ROUGE — After years of litigation, ExxonMobile remains fully liable for injuries of at least six of the thousand of plaintiffs who filed suit in Baton Rouge City Court following the 1993 fire at the East Coker Unit at ExxonMobil's refinery,a recent ruling by Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal said.

$2.5 million award against BP vacated amid continuing litigation fallout

By Charmaine Little | Jan 2, 2019

In what was said to be because of a calculation err from a lower court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated and remanded a $2.56 million settlement on November 9 for a company in an ongoing legal battle with BP.

IRS receives partial judgment on lien stemming from work after Katrina and Isaac

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 26, 2018

A Louisiana judge has awarded part of a judgment to the IRS over a tax lien dispute involving work that was done in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac.

Appeals court says pedestrian struck by vehicle not entitled to uninsured motorist insurance claim

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 13, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal recently reversed a decision by the 22nd Judicial District Court in a lawsuit regarding an uninsured motorist insurance claim filed by the family of a man who died from injuries after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street.

Appeals court backs denial of workers' comp claim for man injured after his employment had been terminated

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 13, 2018

SHREVEPORT – A Louisiana appeals court has affirmed a ruling denying a worker's compensation claim by a former construction worker who was injured in an automobile accident.

Maritime status leads to partial summary judgment in indemnity case

By Charmaine Little | Dec 11, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ironed out an indemnity issue and granted a motion for partial summary judgement on November 15 after a man was injured at work.

Shooting victim to have his case against Bella Noche heard again, appeals court rules

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 10, 2018

A lower court will once again hear part of a case involving a man who was shot after leaving a 2015 wedding reception outside of Bella Noche restaurant.

Appeals court vacates injunction on enforcing law setting minimum age for exotic dancers

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 29, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated an injunction that barred the state from enforcing a law prohibiting exotic dancers younger than 21 from performing naked in venues that serve alcohol.

Court sides with boat towing company in indemnity case

By Charmaine Little | Nov 26, 2018

On Nov. 16, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied a maritime company’s motion for partial summary judgment in an indemnity case that sparked after a boat accident.

Court determines EPA didn't properly respond to claims

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

On Oct. 25, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted in part and denied in part Gulf Restoration Network’s motion to strike the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s answer as non-responsive.

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