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Appeals court upholds dismissal of lawsuit tied to Amite City Police employee's firing

By Carrie Salls | Sep 26, 2018

A former Amite City police officer cannot bring a whisteblower lawsuit against the town, an appellate court ruled on Sept. 24.

Louisiana appeals court reverses in part worker's compensation claim against Terminix

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana appeals court has reversed part of a ruling from a worker's compensation judge over a former employee's claim against Terminix.

Deadline missed in appeal of judgment in St. Anne Lodging robbery case

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 22, 2018

An appeal from a group of men who were beaten and robbed while staying at an Orleans Parish hotel has been dismissed by a Louisiana court.

St. Bernard Parish Council's insurance firm is not liable for defamation claim

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 22, 2018

On Sept. 7, Louisiana’s Fourth District Court of Appeals affirmed the district court order granting summary judgment to the insurance company for St. Bernard’s Parish government, noting that the insurance policy clearly stated it did not cover defamation and negligence claims.

Summary judgment for family trying to include trust in lawsuit reversed

By Charmaine Little | Sep 20, 2018

On August 15, the Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit in the State of Louisiana reversed and remanded a trust and estate case between family members.

Appellate court repeals family’s malpractice suit against East Jefferson General Hospital

By Erianne Leatherman | Sep 19, 2018

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal for Louisiana dismissed a malpractice lawsuit filed by the family of a deceased woman against East Jefferson General Hospital.

Driver wins appeal over defective steering system

By Charmaine Little | Sep 19, 2018

The First Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a lower court's ruling against Gerry Lane Chevrolet over a defective steering system.

State Supreme Court finds New Orleans street vendor ordinance violates First Amendment

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 18, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Supreme Court recently ruled that a New Orleans city ordinance restricting the sale of art by street vendors violates the First Amendment.

Federal judge vacates decision of lower court and orders new trial for contractor

By Sandra Lane | Sep 16, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan has vacated the judgment of a lower court and ordered a new trial for Team Contractors, the plaintiff in the case.

Appeals court backs decision sending defamation suit against People Magazine to state court

By Erianne Leatherman | Sep 10, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit recently dismissed an appeal to overturn a district court decision regarding a defamation lawsuit filed against People Magazine in the publication of an article about an unsolved 1985 murder.

Appeals court dismisses case centering on $60 million marine accident

By Chandra Lye | Sep 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- The U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit has dismissed an appeal involving a $60 million marine accident.

Court rules political organization's logo violates Alliance for Good Government's trademark

By Charmaine Little | Aug 30, 2018

On Aug. 22, The United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit settled a dispute between two political organizations that argued over trademark of similar logos.

Subcontractor denied delay damages for Mayfield Elementary School construction

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 29, 2018

Polk Construction Corporation and its surety will not have to pay damages to Industrial Mechanical Contractors Inc. (IMC) for delays in the building of Henry Mayfield Elementary School, an appeals court ruled.

Appeals court rules 'public intimidation' law is too broad, unconstitutional

By John Breslin | Aug 17, 2018

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's attorney general is unlikely to pursue legal action that led to the striking down of a decades-old "public intimidation" law, according to the the attorney representing the plaintiffs in two cases.

Judge reinstates terminated employee who was gambling at work

By Danielle Pacey | Aug 17, 2018

A man who was terminated for gambling on the New Orleans' Sewerage and Water Board property after 21 years of employment, successfully appealed his dismissal to the Court of Appeal, 4th Circuit in Louisiana.

Housing Authority of New Orleans denied exemption from court

By Davion Smith | Aug 17, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A Lousiana court has denied a state-owned housing company's request to be exempted from an appeal bond that requires it put up money as collateral while an appeal matter is being decided.

Ducote ineligible for state Supreme Court run

By Angela Underwood | Aug 15, 2018

A Louisiana Supreme Court candidate’s challenge to stay in the 2018 General Election has been lost.

Insurer absolved from paying out for contractor's damages in construction project gone bad

By Megan Sims | Aug 14, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently turned down a construction company's bid to recover damages from its excess insurance provider after the insurer denied the contractor's claim regarding a courthouse project that went wrong.

Transformer maker's bid to collect for shipping damage shut down by appeals court

By Megan Sims | Aug 14, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A Netherlands-based power transformer manufacturer that filed a lawsuit after three of its transformers were damaged en route to St. Gabriel, Louisiana, recently lost its bid to collect damages in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Appeals court judge says threats to sue or file a complaint not criminal actions

By Sandra Lane | Aug 11, 2018

An appeals court judge upholds a lower court ruling that Louisiana statute is “unconstitutionally overbroad.”

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