Louisiana Supreme Court News

Louisiana high court cuts punitive damages down to $4.25 million in wrongful death case

By Angela Underwood | Nov 21, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The Louisiana Supreme Court amended a wrongful death judgment by nearly $20 million, citing that the punitive damage award was "excessive."

Louisiana federal judge affirms remand of former employee’s class action against auto parts retailer

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 27, 2016

Judge Susie Morgan said in an order this month that the class action should remain in state court, denying a motion for reconsideration filed by defendant Advance Stores Company, d/b/a Advance Auto Parts.

Caldwell’s TV endorsers are paid millions, state records show

By Richard Miniter, American Media Institute | Nov 20, 2015

On television ads endorsing Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell for re-election, Paul Connick says a lot — but he never acknowledges that Caldwell approved $1.7 million in payments to his private practice.

Plaintiffs attorneys say La. SC justice they donated $775K to shouldn't recuse himself from legacy lawsuits

By Kyle Barnett | Jun 4, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A group of plaintiffs’ attorneys who helped bankroll the election of Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeff Hughes are opposing a motion to recuse him from their cases currently being considered by the state’s high court.

Oil companies say trial bar made 'careful and deliberate' campaign contributions to Louisiana Supreme Court justice

By Kyle Barnett | May 28, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – Three major and several independent oil companies have asked Louisiana State Supreme Court Justice Jeff Hughes to recuse himself in a pair environmental lawsuits up for review.

UPS delivery driver will get nearly $1 million, La. SC rules

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 12, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) -- The Louisiana Supreme Court has reinstated a nearly $1 million judgment against the state of Louisiana for injuries a UPS delivery driver sustained while maneuvering a loaded dolly into an elevator.

Supreme courts face big questions on Election Day

By John O'Brien | Nov 6, 2012

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - The Michigan Supreme Court is one of a handful that could see its makeup change in a significant way on Tuesday.

La. SC makes ruling in case brought by alleged father over child's death

By Nathan Bass | Nov 2, 2012

BATON ROUTE, La. (Legal Newsline) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has found that an alleged biological father had the right to bring a wrongful death and survival action for his illegitimate child, after finding the father had sufficiently avowed the child under Louisiana's "fact-pleading system."

Jindal files appeal in case over La. SC's next chief justice

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 10, 2012

Jindal NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is now getting involved in the fight over who will become the state Supreme Court's next chief justice.

Federal judge says Johnson entitled to become La. SC chief justice

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 4, 2012

Johnson NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge ruled Saturday that Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson is entitled to become the high court's next chief justice based on her seniority.

Former La. AG says Johnson entitled to be SC's next chief justice

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 16, 2012

Ieyoub NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Former Louisiana Attorney General Richard P. Ieyoub, in a federal court filing this week, argues that state Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson is entitled to become the high court's next chief justice based on her seniority.

Caldwell not taking sides in suit over La. SC chief justice

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 14, 2012

Caldwell NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell says he won't take sides on who should become the state Supreme Court's next chief justice.

La. SC justice sues to block debate, vote over chief justice position

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 10, 2012

Johnson NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson, in a lawsuit filed last week, argues she is next in line for the job of chief justice.

La. SC chief justice retiring in 2013

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 25, 2012

Kimball NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball announced last week she is retiring from the state's high court in January 2013.

La. SC remands case over mineral lease proceeds

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 6, 2012

Johnson BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled last week that a case over proceeds from a property's mineral production must be remanded.

La. SC reaffirms cap on med mal damages

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 3, 2012

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - The Louisiana Supreme Court last month declared the state's $500,000 cap on total medical liability damages constitutional.

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