Anna Aguillard News

Saudi Diplomat's suit against hospital set to be heard in Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

By Anna Aguillard | Jan 3, 2016

HOUSTON – After filing suit in March of 2015, a Saudi diplomat is standing by his complaints that a hospital employee allegedly leaked confidential health information and an alleged hospital debt to the consulate.

RadioShack reimburses gift card holders after bankruptcy settlement

By Anna Aguillard | Jan 3, 2016

AUSTIN – After declaring bankruptcy, RadioShack will now begin the process of compensating consumers for unused gift cards.

Texas Supreme Court hears oral arguments in homeschool authority case

By Anna Aguillard | Nov 6, 2015

DALLAS – The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week to decide the level of autonomy of homeschools in the state that houses one-sixth of the nation’s total homeschool population.

Wal-Mart’s battle for liquor permit about free market, consumer choice, and low prices, says Spokesperson

By Anna Aguillard | Nov 4, 2015

HOUSTON – Walmart’s battle to overturn Texas laws that prohibit the multi-billion dollar company from selling liquor is moving forward – trial has been set for Sept. 2016, and the national mogul is not backing down in the state that houses over 500 stores, more than any state in the country.

Appeals court rules against insurer in case involving damaged oil platforms

By Anna Aguillard | Nov 29, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has reversed and rendered a judgment in favor of a company that owns 150 offshore oil platforms that were allegedly damaged in Hurricane Ike after a district court’s decision in favor of an insurer.

Fifth Circuit grants Native Americans religious freedom to obtain permits for eagle feathers

By Anna Aguillard | Sep 9, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – In a ruling that relies heavily on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in favor of Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed and remanded a district court’s decision to prohibit certain Native Americans from acquiring eagle feathers for religious ceremonies. 

OSHA citations over practices at company that led to employee death upheld on appeal

By Anna Aguillard | Sep 5, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Texas-based Austin Industrial Specialty Services in its appeal of Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) citations over circumstances that led to the death of a worker.

Fifth Circuit upholds decision denying attorneys’ demand for timely access to court records for advertising purposes

By Anna Aguillard | Sep 5, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court’s decision prohibiting attorneys from demanding “quick” access to criminal citations.

Fifth Circuit reaches split decision in Texas Optometrists v. Wal-Mart; $1.3M civil penalty evaporates

By Anna Aguillard | Sep 5, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has partly affirmed and partly reversed a district court’s decision regarding Wal-Mart’s regulation of its optometry doctors’ hours.

St. Tammany Parish sues to prevent fracking; Cites concerns over aquifer

By Anna Aguillard | Sep 1, 2014

COVINGTON, La. – Louisiana is, by and large, a state that welcomes new oil and gas projects. This comes as no surprise – the industry provides jobs for residents and a substantial tax base for the state treasury. From 20-year-old tax exemptions to the recent passage of Senate Bill 469, which blocks lawsuits against 97 oil and gas companies, the industry is secure and welcome in the state. 

Appeals court reverses lower court finding against religious discrimination, upholds dismissal of retaliatory firing claims

By Anna Aguillard | Sep 1, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has partly reversed and partly affirmed a district court’s decision in a suit dealing with Title VII religious discrimination and retaliation claims.

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