Pro Se Litigant Given Opportunity to Cure Inadequate Complaint

In Lozano v. Schubert, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court addressed whether the district court properly granted the defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment. Eric Lozano,... More

Fifth Circuit Reverses the District Court and Grants Officers Qualified Immunity

In the excessive force case, Tucker v. City of Shreveport,  the Fifth Circuit reversed the District Court and granted the Shreveport police officers involved qualified immunity.... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Ruling Reaffirms Limitations to Absolute Judicial Immunity

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently addressed on a supervisory writ, Palowsky v. Campbell et al., where the plaintiff alleged that a law clerk, “spoliated, concealed,... More

Deputies Entitled to Qualified Immunity in 42 U.S.C. §1983 Case

Recently, Judge Ivan Lemelle, Senior United States District Court Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana, granted a Motion for Summary Judgment to Deputies Charles Cook... More

Decision by Fifth Circuit: Vehicle Passengers’ Arrest for Refusing to Provide Identification Violates 4th Amendment

A recent case, Johnson v. Thibodaux City, 887 F.3d 726 (5thCir. 2018) should be of interest to law enforcement as to the limits of what... More