BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal has granted summary judgment to Alvarez Construction Co. and Navigator Specialty Insurance Co. in a case over their liability of an inlet protector covering a storm drain on a construction site.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has upheld a finding from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas for arbitration between an employee and a food delivery service.
A federal appeals court recently reversed a lower court ruling that approved the use of special methodologies to calculate economic losses in the construction, education, agriculture and professional services industries from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
A shrimp company and its owners have been ordered to pay back over $1 million that was awarded to them through the Deepwater Horizon Economic Claims Center (DHECC) as part of the BP settlement for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that claimed 11 lives.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – After a federal appeals court put a
stay on the Environmental Protection Agency's regional haze regulations
in Texas and Oklahoma, the agency announced last year it was dropping
HOUMA — A Houma police officer has filed a lawsuit claiming his constitutional rights were violated when his home was searched and he was put on administrative leave over a complaint that he allegedly authored a defamatory blog about parish public officials and their relationships.
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance has been asked to review a case regarding the removal of a Louisiana Supreme Court justice by his fellow justices to prevent him from hearing two legacy oil cases.
NEW ORLEANS – An attorney has filed an appeal with the Louisiana Supreme Court to overturn his suspension banning him from practicing law after he was accused of allegedly using racially offensive and derogatory terms to refer to judges and lawyers.
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is awaiting a ruling on his lawsuit against Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards regarding an executive order regarding the placement of language in state contracts disallowing discrimination based on a worker's sexual preference.