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New Orleans city councilman withdraws proposal to sue oil and gas companies

Chandra Lye Jul. 20, 2017, 4:23pm

Jason Williams, a New Orleans city councilman, has stepped back from asking the city to sue the oil and gas industry.

Online petition calls for Louisiana governor to focus on job creation

Chandra Lye Jul. 20, 2017, 4:00pm

Over 5,000 individuals have signed a petition calling for Gov. John Bel Edwards to focus on creating more jobs in Louisiana.

Plaintiffs allege cancer drug Taxotere causes permanent hair loss, sue manufacturer

Chandra Lye Jul. 15, 2017, 12:00pm

The first case in multi-district litigation (MDL) revolving around permanent hair loss from a breast cancer drug has been set for trial in September 2018.

Louisiana State Bar Association honors members at annual gala

Chandra Lye Jul. 12, 2017, 5:48pm

The Louisiana Bar Foundation recently honored several members at its annual Fellows Gala.

Magnolia Woods Civic Association, local families sue Baton Rouge over Mount Hope Plantation expansion plan

Chandra Lye Jul. 7, 2017, 4:00pm

Residents have sued the City-Parish of Baton Rouge over the expansion of the Mount Hope Plantation House, a plan they say violates the Unified Development Code (UDC).

Christ Episcopal School, St. Tammany Parish sued over lights on athletic field

Chandra Lye Jul. 7, 2017, 7:00am

Property owners claim that school's new lights on its athletic field are a nuisance and reduce the property value of their homes.

Family of victim killed in Leeville Bridge collision file civil lawsuit

Chandra Lye Jul. 6, 2017, 4:00pm

A lawsuit has been filed by the children of a man killed in a collision on the Leeville Bridge in March, claiming that the driver of the tractor trailer was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Aids Healthcare Foundation sues City of Baton Rouge over AIDS program funding

Chandra Lye Jun. 10, 2017, 8:46am

The Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against the City of Baton Rouge for not renewing the organization's federally funded Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program contract.

University House building owner files lawsuit over repairs that were incomplete

Chandra Lye Jun. 2, 2017, 10:55am

A complex that once sold for $108.6 million dollars is now the center of a lawsuit that claims repairs needed on the building were ignored.

ABL Management agrees to pay $35,000 to settle discrimination lawsuit

Chandra Lye May 29, 2017, 7:11pm

ABL Management, a Baton Rouge-based food management company, has agreed to pay $35,000 in a settlement agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Airbnb working with New Orleans officials to ensure listings meet registration ordinances

Chandra Lye May 21, 2017, 5:55pm

NEW ORLEANS — Airbnb continues to work with city officials to enact its registration policy for users of the home-sharing network.

Couple seeks damages after golf cart incident at Kenner club

Chandra Lye Apr. 26, 2017, 1:43pm

NEW ORLEANS — A Florida couple has sued a Louisiana resident after an incident that involved the husband being run over by a golf cart.

Lawsuit alleges Beyonce sampled lyrics from deceased New Orleans rapper

Chandra Lye Feb. 26, 2017, 11:26pm

NEW ORLEANS — A lawsuit has been filed that claims Beyonce sampled lyrics from a deceased New Orleans artist without permission.

Louisiana hires top attorney to defend abortion restriction laws

Chandra Lye Feb. 26, 2017, 11:20pm

BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry and Gov. John Bel Edwards have agreed to hire a Washington, D.C. attorney to defend the state against a challenge to its abortion laws.

Battle for charter schools heading to Louisiana's Supreme Court

Chandra Lye Feb. 5, 2017, 5:55pm

BATON ROUGE — The legal battle over the financing of charter schools will soon be in the hands of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Inmates released following lawsuit claiming illegal detention

Chandra Lye Jan. 25, 2017, 8:48pm

NEW ORLEANS — A pair of inmates have been released after a social justice organization filed a lawsuit on their behalf claiming they were being illegally detained in East Carroll Parish.

Former police captain accused of tampering with evidence at murder scene may file defamation suit

Chandra Lye Dec. 28, 2016, 7:35pm

NEW ORLEANS — A retired New Orleans police captain has been contemplating a defamation lawsuit against an attorney who accused him of tampering with evidence at a murder scene. 

Louisiana legislators side with attorney general over dispute with governor

Chandra Lye Nov. 27, 2016, 10:48pm

BATON ROUGE — Fifteen members of the Louisiana Legislature have filed a petition regarding litigation between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.

City of New Orleans seeks to settle fatal police shooting lawsuits

Chandra Lye Nov. 17, 2016, 6:15pm

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans has been making efforts to settle lawsuits in a couple of fatal police shooting instances that occurred after the destruction left by Hurricane Katrina.

Top 100 Law Firm opens New Orleans office

Chandra Lye Jul. 29, 2016, 1:17pm

One of the top law firms in the United States has acquired 30 lawyers from the recently-closed firm of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons.