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Homeowners' suit over insurance policy to return to state court

By Devastasha Beaver | Aug 9, 2018

Homeowners who claim they were misled regarding their insurance policy were granted their motion to remand the case to state court recently.

Capital One seeks over $2,700 from account holder

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 8, 2018

GRETNA – Capital One is seeking more than $2,700 in sums due.

Royal Smit loses appeal against freight companies, railroad

By Danielle Pacey | Aug 7, 2018

Royal Smit and insurers believed that Central Oceans' contracted carriers were responsible for damaged transformers shipped to St. Gabriel, Louisiana from Netherlands

Former Annie Sloan Chalk Paints distributor loses appeal

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 7, 2018

Jolie Designs & Decor claims it was in the right to sell products outside the U.S.

Appeals court agrees AAA Cooper is to blame for fatal Lafayette crash

By Davion Smith | Aug 5, 2018

LAFAYETTE — An appeals court in Louisiana has rejected a trucking company’s request to be declared ‘less culpable’ in a fatal traffic accident that happened four years ago.

Appeals court affirms reinstatement of Scotlandville Magnet High School principal

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 1, 2018

BATON ROUGE – A Louisiana appeals court recently affirmed a district court decision reversing the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board’s termination in 2015 of Dr. Calvin Nicholas, principal of Scotlandville Magnet High School, for an alleged violation of the district’s corporal punishment policy.

Appeals court sides with Allstate in client's suit over additional costs from auto accident

By Brandi Fleeks | Jul 24, 2018

The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court ruling for involuntary dismissal in a claim between Allstate Insurance Company and its customer Tracy Brumfield.

Appeals court affirms ruling that film studio did not violate privacy rights regarding movie 'American Made'

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 19, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal recently affirmed a trial court ruling that found Universal City Studios did not violate the privacy of the estate of Barry Seal, a Louisiana native who died in 1986, whose life was used as the basis for the 2017 movie “American Made."

Woman claims she was injured in a slip and fall in a Walmart

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 17, 2018

GRETNA – A woman is seeking damages for a slip and fall in a Walmart.

U.S. Court of Appeals upholds ruling for State Department in passport dispute

By Charmaine Little | Jul 17, 2018

On May 8, two women who were denied and revoked passports couldn’t prove to an appeals court they were entitled to certain relief.

5th Circuit Court upholds denial of damages to family of deceased oilfield worker

By Sandra Lane | Jul 17, 2018

Family missed the filing deadline of one year, saying they didn’t discover the possible cause of death for four years.

1st Circuit Court of Appeal affirms majority of decision on zoning violation

By Sandra Lane | Jul 17, 2018

Peremptory exception is denied, unfair trade practice is reversed

Appeals court upholds damages awarded in Iberia Parish chemical plant explosion

By Sandra Lane | Jul 16, 2018

LAKE CHARLES – Louisiana's 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal recently upheld a ruling by the 16th Judicial District Court in Iberia Parish concerning damages related to a chemical fire in Iberia Parish on June 14, 2011.

Patterson Structural Moving and Shoring is seeking $30,000

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 12, 2018

GRETNA – A moving and shoring company is seeking $30,000.

Appeals court remands Shreveport firefighter's dismissal back to district court

By Sandra Lane | Jul 12, 2018

SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal recently reversed the decision of the First Judicial District Court for Caddo Parish concerning the dismissal of a Shreveport firefighter who lost his job after being accused of knowledge of improper conduct but failing to report it.

Appeals court backs dismissal of firefighter groups' accounting malpractice suit because it was filed prematurely

By Charmaine Little | Jul 11, 2018

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a lower court's decision to dismiss a malpractice suit against accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP brought by the Firefighters’ Retirement System, Municipal Employees’ Retirement System of Louisiana and the New Orleans Firefighters’ Pension and Relief Fund.

Appeals court affirms dismissal of prison trusty's injury suit against Claiborne Parish Police Jury

By Sandra Lane | Jul 10, 2018

SHREVEPORT – A three-judge Louisiana appeals court panel recently turned down the appeal of a prison trusty, Lindsey French, who had been seriously injured while mowing grass along Louisiana highways.

Appeals court affirms no defamation by Shreveport city officials in case tied to water billing

By Sandra Lane | Jul 9, 2018

SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal recently dashed the hopes of two men with former ties to Shreveport city government in obtaining damages from two city officials for what they alleged to be defamation of character.

Court reverses and remands 15-year Family Worship Center property dispute

By Angela Underwood | Jul 5, 2018

A panel of Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal judges reversed and remanded a longtime property dispute between a worship center and health science park.

Pelican Institute says Supreme Court's union ruling affirms importance of workplace freedom

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 28, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Wednesday in Janus v. AFSCME serves as an affirmation of how important workplace freedom is, the head of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy says.

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