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Leukemia patient's negligence case is remanded to civil district court

By Charmaine Little | Nov 6, 2018

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.

Federal judge upholds $14 million judgment in 2015 collision on the Mississippi

By Karen Kidd | Oct 30, 2018

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.

Almost a decade old, lawsuit over $1.3 million deposit heads back to Jefferson Parish

By Karen Kidd | Oct 29, 2018

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.

Court reverses part of finding in $2 million rebate ownership dispute

By Karen Kidd | Oct 29, 2018

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.

Lawsuit against pub that allegedly stole signal to show title fight moves forward

By Karen Kidd | Oct 29, 2018

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.

Federal appeals court affirms most of ruling in Delta Charter School discrimination case

By Karen Kidd | Oct 29, 2018

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.

State asking full appeals panel to review suit over exotic dancer law

By John Breslin | Oct 24, 2018

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 said.

Federal judge rules against former Algiers school principal

By Karen Kidd | Oct 22, 2018

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.

$1.3 million dispute between Capital One, liquor company continues

By Mary Ann Magnell | Oct 22, 2018

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.

Lawsuit against Orleans Parish Prison compliance director can move forward

By Charmaine Little | Oct 18, 2018

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.

Court reverses judgment on workers compensation case against Filser Construction

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- The decendant of a Belle Chasse construction company has obtained a reverse judgment in a workers compensation case.

Writ granted in Orleans Parish Criminal Court clerk's case

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 12, 2018

NEW ORLEANS -- A criminal court clerk had his appeal converted into a supervisory writ in a funding case.

Louisiana Supreme Court sends message by striking down New Orleans ban on outdoor sales of art

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 8, 2018

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.

Prolonged employment dispute in Baton Rouge Public Works Department ends

By Carrie Salls | Oct 1, 2018

An appeals ended a long-running employment dispute on Sept. 21 between a former public works employee and the city of Baton Rouge.

Rejected construction bidder loses appeal

By Carrie Salls | Sep 27, 2018

Barriere Construction Company lost an appeal to stop a planned road project.

Baton Rouge tax case appeal dismissed following county vote

By Carrie Salls | Sep 27, 2018

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.

Appeals court affirms damages in ambulance, truck crash

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 26, 2018

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.

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.

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