From our private database of 39,700+ case briefs...
Ralph v. City of New Orleans
Court of Appeal of Louisiana
4 So.3d 146 (2009)
Eugene Ralph, Gregory Pembo, Helen Robinson, and a number of other citizens and taxpayers (plaintiffs) living in the city of New Orleans (the City) filed suit against the City and its city council (defendants), seeking a declaration that the defendants acted without statutory authority in creating a registry of domestic partnerships and using the registry as the basis for extending health-insurance coverage to the unmarried domestic partners of city employees. Additionally, the defendants sought to enjoin enforcement of the registry and accompanying ordinances. The plaintiffs and defendants filed cross motions for summary judgment, and the plaintiffs filed a motion for default. The trial court denied both of the plaintiffs’ motions, granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment, and dismissed the complaint. The plaintiffs appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Armstrong, C.J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 645,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 645,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 39,700 briefs, keyed to 988 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.