Judge F.A. Little, Jr. (Retired) Arbitrator and Mediator

F.A. Little, Jr. served for 22 years as the U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, from 1984 to 2006, including six years as Chief Judge from 1996 to 2002. He sat by designation on approximately 250 cases on the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits.

In addition to traditional practice, he is active in mediation, arbitration and appellate review, and lectures on the U.S. Constitution and a variety of tax topics. He has published in the Tulane law Review, Tax Law Review and Hastings Law Journal, and after retiring from the federal bench, was engaged as the Chief Judge for the Coushatta Indian Nation.

He graduated from Tulane Law School (L.L.B. 1961)

Judge F.A. Little Selected opinions:

Gill v. Jim Walter Homes of Louisiana, Inc., 187 F. Supp 2nd 618 (2002), contract ruled to be subject to arbitration.

American Heritage Life Ins. Co. v. Orr, 294 F3d 702, (5th Cir. 2002), arbitration of borrowers' fraudulent misrepresentation claims against lender upheld.

Schlenk v. Ford Motor Credit Co., 308 F3d 619 (6th Cir. 2002), finance company's form did not violate Consumer Leasing Act.

Todd v. City of Natchitoches et al., 238 F. Supp.2d 793 (2002), search and seizure ruled legal activity.

In the Matter of Williams, 337 F3d 504 (5th Cir. 2003), damages for intentional violationof collective bargaining agreement nondischargeable in bankruptcy.

Carrieri v. Jobs.Com Inc., 393 F3d 508 (5th Cir. 2004), security holders claims in bankruptcy disallowed.

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