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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW ORLEANS -- The decendant of a Belle Chasse construction company has obtained a reverse judgment in a workers compensation case.
NEW ORLEANS -- A criminal court clerk had his appeal converted into a supervisory writ in a funding case.
A group of pharmaceutical companies lost an appeal.
NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Supreme Court recently sent a message to all Louisiana artists when it declared a New Orleans ordinance banning the outdoor sale of art unconstitutional, a lawyer in the case said.
An appeals ended a long-running employment dispute on Sept. 21 between a former public works employee and the city of Baton Rouge.
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.
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.