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BP settles oil spill disaster with Plaquemines Parish for $45M

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro May 14, 2017, 5:29pm

A coastal Louisiana parish, damaged in the great oil spill, finally reached a settlement with the oil company after seven years.

Louisiana governor and AG bickering continues with $4 million lawsuit

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro May 8, 2017, 1:15pm

NEW ORLEANS — A lawsuit filed against Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards over $4 million that is allegedly owned Attorney General Jeff Landry is the newest dispute between the two high-profile government officials.

Louisiana justice’s civil rights case against peers denied

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Apr. 22, 2017, 7:53pm

A federal judge recently refused to reverse a lower court's decision to dismiss a case brought by a Louisiana Supreme Court justice who accused four of his colleagues of allegedly violating his civil rights.

Inmate held illegally for weeks files lawsuit against Orleans Parish

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Apr. 21, 2017, 3:39pm

A New Orleans man held in two different state inmate facilities almost four weeks after his official release date recently filed a federal lawsuit against Orleans Parish and state officials.

Lawsuit alleges Lafayette police officer Illegally deleted photo of suspect

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Apr. 10, 2017, 8:06am

LAFAYETTE — A Lafayette corrections officer illegally deleted a photo a suspect’s mother took on her cellphone, a lawsuit filed in federal court claims.

Local archaeologist on what floods may mean for future of coastline

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Apr. 6, 2017, 4:30pm

NEW ORLEANS — The cities of Walker and Denham Springs filed a lawsuit against the state and its contractors — similar to the one filed in March by Tangipahoa Parish resident Levi Robertson — alleging that an Interstate 12 concrete barrier acted as a flood wall and was to blame for historic flooding in 2016.

Louisiana officer convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of autistic 6-year-old

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Apr. 2, 2017, 10:16pm

MARKSVILLE — A Marksville law enforcement officer who allegedly shot and killed a 6-year-old autistic boy following a vehicle pursuit in 2015 was found guilty on a lesser degree of manslaughter on March 24.

Appeals court dismisses coastal lawsuit against oil companies

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Mar. 9, 2017, 4:32pm

NEW ORLEANS — The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on March 3 dismissed a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies alleging damage to coastal wetlands.