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Fifth Circuit affirms dismissal of commute-time collective action

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of an overtime class action alleging unpaid commuting time

Fifth Circuit issues a ruling on Louisiana’s wage payment law

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

Despite a general rule in Louisiana that a court may not consider parol evidence to alter the terms of a previously agreed-upon written contract, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held in King v. University Healthcare System, L.C., 645 F. 3d 713 (5th Cir. 2011), that a Louisiana district court acted within its discretion in granting an anesthesiologist latitude to submit parol evidence in an attempt to prove her breach of contract claim against University Healthcare System (UHS

Professor’s whistleblower claim may proceed to trial

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

Professor Ivor van Heerden’s whistleblower claim against Louisiana State University (LSU) now appears likely to proceed to trial, (Van Heerden v. Bd. of Supervisors of La. State Univ. and Agricultural and Mech. Coll., 10-155 (M.D. La.)), after Judge James Brady of the Middle District of Louisiana denied LSU’s motion for summary judgment on van Heerden’s whistleblower claim