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Donelon v. Louisiana Div. of Admin. Law, 07-30482

In a declaratory judgment action brought by the Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Louisiana attacking the constitutionality of a Louisiana statute setting forth the Division of Administrative Law's authority to review executive agencies' decisions, dismissal of the action is affirmed where the Commissioner lacked standing to bring the cause of action.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/28/2008
  • Published 03/31/2008


  • EDITH H. JONES, Chief Judge:, Before JONES, Chief Judge, and DAVIS and GARZA, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Terrel J. Broussard (argued), William Matthew Davis, Montgomery, Barnett, Brown, Read, Hammond & Mintz, New Orleans, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellant., William Shelby McKenzie, Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, LA, for Amicus Curiae, Nat. Ass'n of Ins. Comr's.

  • For Appellees:
  • Daniel A. Webb (argued), John Joseph Danna, Jr., Sutterfield & Webb, New Orleans, LA, for Defendant-Appellee.