Louisiana Supreme Court News

Louisiana Supreme Court Says ‘No’ to ‘Nola No-Call’ Suit Against NFL

A New Orleans Saints fan’s lawsuit against the NFL and game officials over the failure to call a crucial penalty against the Los Angeles Rams in a January playoff game was dismissed Sept. 6 by the Louisiana Supreme Court. The …

Louisiana Court: Law Doesn’t Prohibit Forum Selection Clause in Commercial Policy

The Louisiana Supreme Court has determined that state law does not expressly prohibit a clause in a commercial property insurance policy that specifies that any coverage dispute ending up in litigation must be heard in a forum, or venue, named …

Auto Insurer Loses Appeal for Dismissal of Complaints in Louisiana Claims Dispute

In late June, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled against an insurer and its insureds seeking summary judgement dismissing complaints against them in a case involving auto insurance claims. At issue was whether or not the defendants were parties to an …

Louisiana High Court: Law Can Shield Priests from Reporting Abuse Evidence

Louisiana law does not require a priest to notify authorities after hearing evidence of child abuse from a child making a religious confession, the state Supreme Court said on Oct. 28. The ruling came in an ongoing 2009 lawsuit against …

Louisiana Supreme Court: Grocer not 100% Liable for Slip, Fall

In a decision handed down in mid-October, the Louisiana Supreme Court reversed an appeals court decision assigning 100 percent liability to a grocery store in a customer slip and fall case. Louisiana’s Third Circuit Appeals Court in Thompson v. Winn-Dixie …

Louisiana Supreme Court Rejects Suit by School Workers Fired Post-Katrina

Louisiana’s Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its October dismissal of a lawsuit over the firing of thousands of New Orleans public school employees after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. The lawsuit could have resulted in damages being paid to …

Louisiana High Court Strikes Down Immigrant Driver Law

The Louisiana Supreme Court has struck down a state law that made it a crime for people who aren’t U.S. citizens to drive here without carrying proof of their immigration status. The divided court ruled that the state law is …