4 hrs ago
Restaurateur Ted Brennan regains control of embattled Brennan's Inc.
The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today put Theodore "Ted" Brennan back in charge of Brennan's Incorporated.
9 hrs ago
Uranium Energy Corp Provides Goliad Project Update
Construction continues as planned, and the previously ordered processing equipment has arrived on schedule.
21 hrs ago
Ex-cop acquitted in retrial over deadly shooting
But the officer, David Warren, was acquitted of the same charges Wednesday by a different panel of jurors who didn't hear any talk about what happened to 31-year-old Henry Glover's body or about falsified police reports on his shooting outside a strip mall less than a week after the 2005 storm.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
As the Class Waiver Turns - The Latest in the D.R. Horton Saga
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, marked the latest turn in the D.R. Horton saga. On Tuesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the National Labor Relations Board's January 3, 2012 ruling in the D.R. Horton case, which had found that D.R. Horton's Mutual Arbitration Agreement was a violation of the National Labor Relations Act because it ... (more)
Zachary officials work to settle two sexual harassment suits
Mayor David Amrhein is in negotiations to settle two federal lawsuits against the city that accused Zachary Assistant Police Chief Darryl Lawrence of sexually harassing two city 911 operators in 2011.
New Sentencing Ordered in Prize Money Scam
A federal appeals court has ordered the re-sentencing of two men convicted in Mississippi in a multi-state telemarketing scam, in which victims were told they won cash prizes but had to pay taxes and fees to the scammers to claim the money.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Icy Weather May Keep Gulf-Area Lawyers Off Roads, Out of Courts
Winter weather can be unpredictable in the Fifth Circuit , and lawyers need to be prepared to deal with a sudden ice storm.
Oil Claim Calculator Offers New Matching Test Software for Bel BP Claims for Fifth Circuit Appeal
Judge Barbier ordered the Administrator then to continue processing and payment of only those claims that sufficiently met criteria established by Administrator Juneau in his "If you have a claim to submit or have already submitted a claim, you should take steps to protect your client's claim and your firm's livelihood.
5th Circuit nominees may include a GOP judge
President Obama is considering three federal judges, one of them a Republican, to fill vacancies on the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Recent U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Supports Forum Selection Clauses in Interstate Contracts
On December 3, 2013, the United States Supreme Court in a unanimous decision made an important ruling that supports forum selection clauses in interstate contracts.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Fifth Circuit Upholds The Validity Of Class-Action Waivers In Arbitration Agreements
On December 3, 2013, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that arbitration agreements lawfully can contain class-action waivers.
BP oil spill claims system shut down
A federal appeals court has halted BP settlement payments for oil spill damages to businesses "whose injuries are not traceable to the spill."
Lexington owes duty to defend in post-Katrina building destruction case
The condemnation and destruction of almost 6,000 buildings by a Louisiana parish after Hurricane Katrina was a single occurrence under Lexington Insurance Co.'
At retrial, ex-New Orleans police officer explains why he fatally shot man after Katrina
A former New Orleans police officer testified Monday at his retrial that he thought he saw a gun in the hand of the man he shot and killed outside a strip mall in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath - and still believes he was justified to use deadly force.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Regional News: BP Oil Spill Payments Suspended; Infant Left in Car...
A federal judge has temporarily suspended BP oil spill settlement payments to businesses while he reconsiders the company's arguments against compensating those that cannot trace losses directly to the nation's worst offshore oil spill.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
BP Spill Compensation Revisited
A federal judge has temporarily suspended BP oil spill settlement payments to businesses while he reconsiders the company's arguments against compensating those that cannot trace losses directly to the nation's worst offshore oil spill, reported the Associated Press.
Institute for Southern Studies
Fighting for poor people's access to democracy in Louisiana
The Project Vote lawyers and plaintiffs who are challenging Louisiana over its failure to help public assistance applicants register to vote.
Fifth Circuit Hands Employers a Major Victory in D.R. Horton Decision
On Tuesday, a divided 5th Circuit panel held that an employer does not violate the National Labor Relations Act by requiring its employees sign an arbitration agreement prohibiting them from bringing class or collective employment claims in any forum.
Law that granted search warrants in secret debated in Aldawsari appeal
A 35-year-old federal law took center stage Thursday, Dec. 5, as appellate lawyers fought over the fate of a former Texas Tech student convicted nearly two years ago of domestic terrorism.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Mount Vernon News
MVBOE opposes Freshwater request
Counsel for the Mount Vernon City school board on Friday filed a memorandum in opposition to John Freshwater's motion asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its opinion.