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NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — A federal appeals court this week dismissed repeat claims by a group of Mississippi Gulf Coast residents, who alleged that emissions by energy companies contributed to global warming, which intensified Hurricane Katrina and, in turn, … Read More
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — Lawyers for disgraced attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs on Monday asked the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to toss out his 2009 guilty plea to charges of bribing a judge. During Monday’s arguments, Edward “Chip” Robertson … Read More
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has reversed itself in a Hurricane Katrina case over the liability of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court last week ordered a district court to dismiss a man’s claim for negligent misrepresentation against an insurer. Read More
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – Orleans Parish Chief Judge Rosemary Ledet has given preliminary approval to a $25 million settlement in a class action lawsuit against a New Orleans hospital that flooded following during hurricane Katrina. The settlement was reached … Read More
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Sheila Birnbaum, an attorney who once represented State Farm Insurance Cos. in Hurricane Katrina litigation, has been picked as the next administrator of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund program.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – Noted environmental law attorney John Parker Sweeney recently spoke about the unpredictable nature of public nuisance lawsuits and the possible long-ranging effects of a few high-profile cases working through federal courts.
BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – The Louisiana Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in an insurance case that questions a so-called “long-standing legal principle” that the filing of a class action blocks the deadline for filing suit. The plaintiffs in … Read More
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood will now have to get the approval of a federal court if he ever decides to bring Hurricane Katrina-related claims against State Farm Insurance Cos. again.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A group of Mississippi media outlets will be granted access to state Attorney General Jim Hood’s settlement in a lawsuit State Farm Insurance Cos. brought against him.