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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.”

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.

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