Investigator who drew gun during civil action raid on physician's office has qualified immunity, court rules

Appeals | May 13, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – An investigator who allegedly broke down the doors of a medical clinic during a search is protected under qualified immunity in a case filed by a doctor citing unlawful detention, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled.

ISN Software appeals to Delaware high court in case over law firm's $65 million mistake

Filings | May 13, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A software company that unsuccessfully sued a law firm for allegedly providing about $65 million worth of bad advice during a buyout of stockholders is appealing to the Delaware Supreme Court.

Appeals court vacates summary judgment, sending Waste Management's case against rivals accused of bribing Nagin to trial

Filings | May 13, 2019

On April 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sided against a company accused of bribing a former New Orleans mayor to close a landfill and reversed a previous summary judgment ruling in its favor.

5th Circuit agrees nursery creditors do not have seniority among liens on bankrupt farm

Appeals | May 13, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Two nurseries lost their appeal in an agricultural lien contest after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit affirmed a district court’s ruling on April 10.

Court denies appeal of subpoena ruling in insurance coverage for Jung Hotel restoration

Appeals | May 6, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied defendant Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Co.’s appeal against previous rulings that both denied its motion to enforce a subpoena and its motion for reconsideration of the court’s denial to enforce the subpoena.