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EPA's regional haze rule beaten back by lawsuit

Dawn Geske Feb. 24, 2017, 12:27am

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – After a federal appeals court put a stay on the Environmental Protection Agency's regional haze regulations in Texas and Oklahoma, the agency announced last year it was dropping the issue.

First Amendment rights at center of police officer's lawsuit for blog comments

Dawn Geske Jan. 24, 2017, 4:43pm

HOUMA — A Houma police officer has filed a lawsuit claiming his constitutional rights were violated when his home was searched and he was put on administrative leave over a complaint that he allegedly authored a defamatory blog about parish public officials and their relationships.

Courts reconsidering recusal of Supreme Court justice in legacy oil cases

Dawn Geske Dec. 16, 2016, 3:48pm

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance has been asked to review a case regarding the removal of a Louisiana Supreme Court justice by his fellow justices to prevent him from hearing two legacy oil cases.

Louisiana Supreme Court will hear case of attorney recommended for disbarment by disciplinary board

Dawn Geske Dec. 11, 2016, 9:49pm

NEW ORLEANS – An attorney has filed an appeal with the Louisiana Supreme Court to overturn his suspension banning him from practicing law after he was accused of allegedly using racially offensive and derogatory terms to refer to judges and lawyers.

Louisiana Attorney General confident about ruling on constitutional powers lawsuit against Gov. Edwards

Dawn Geske Dec. 11, 2016, 6:45pm

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is awaiting a ruling on his lawsuit against Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards regarding an executive order regarding the placement of language in state contracts disallowing discrimination based on a worker's sexual preference.  

Yenni recall effort challenges 600-foot buffer rule

Dawn Geske Dec. 5, 2016, 11:55pm

ELMWOOD — As part of the recall of Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni, a suit has been filed to challenge the 600-foot perimeter law to polling places.

Jefferson Parish voters registrar may recuse himself in Yenni recall effort

Dawn Geske Nov. 20, 2016, 8:20pm

ELMWOOD – As part of the recall effort against Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni, the parish registrar of voters may decide to recuse himself from the signature authentication process.

Lawsuit filed by Supreme Court justice against fellow justices dismissed

Dawn Geske Nov. 13, 2016, 9:23am

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge dismissed the case of Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeff Hughes, who filed suit against his colleagues on the state’s highest court over his forced recusal.

Individuals on felony parole, probation file suit to get voting rights back

Dawn Geske Nov. 7, 2016, 9:50pm

BATON ROUGE – A lawsuit in Baton Rouge looks to give voting rights back to individuals on probation or parole for felony crimes.

Banana workers fight for right to appear in court after alleged chemical exposure

Dawn Geske Oct. 10, 2016, 1:37am

NEW ORLEANS – Several lawsuits that have been filed by a group of Latin American banana plantation workers regarding their exposure to alleged harmful chemicals has been upheld after a variety of dismissals in other courts.

Tulane alum carries out father's tradition of welcoming new students to his home

Dawn Geske Oct. 7, 2016, 1:13pm

A Tulane graduate opens his home to law school students, continuing the tradition set forth by his father.

Lobbyists for attorneys picked by Edwards for coastal litigation team hold fundraiser for governor

Dawn Geske Sep. 9, 2016, 6:28pm

NEW ORLEANS – Amid all the controversy surrounding Gov. John Bel Edwards' picks for his legal team to represent the state in coastal lawsuits against the oil and gas industry in Louisiana, two lobbyists for trial attorneys on his new team held a fundraiser for the governor this week.

Attorney General keeps an eye out for fraud as GoFundMe campaigns bring in $10 million for Louisiana flood victims

Dawn Geske Sep. 4, 2016, 8:09am

BATON ROUGE – Assistance for the Southeastern Louisiana flooding victims is pouring in with more than 6,400 campaigns set up on GoFundMe for the state.

Judge rules Lil Wayne must settle with Cash Money Records CEO before Universal suit can proceed

Dawn Geske Aug. 19, 2016, 7:11pm

NEW ORLEANS – A rapper’s lawsuit against a music company has been put on hold until he settles disputes with another label.

Jefferson Parish suits against gulf oil, gas industries dismiss after parish fails to correctly review permits

Dawn Geske Aug. 14, 2016, 3:34pm

BATON ROUGE – A district court judge has dismissed several lawsuits filed against the oil and gas industry in southern Louisiana that regarded permit violations under the Coastal Zone Management Act.

Two Lincoln Parish Districts claim Police Jury does not accurately represent minority populations

Dawn Geske Aug. 9, 2016, 2:38pm

RUSTON – A lawsuit has been filed against the Lincoln Parish Police Jury and its president alleging a lack of representation in two districts.

Louisiana experiences recent surge in misconduct by judges

Dawn Geske Aug. 1, 2016, 12:20am

BATON ROUGE – A recent rash of judge misconduct has been seen throughout Louisiana.

Priest’s lawsuit against news station accusing him of child molestation has been dismissed

Dawn Geske Jul. 29, 2016, 1:17pm

The lawsuit against a television station by a priest over an inaccurate graphic that aired, labeling him as child molester, has been dismissed.

November races include supreme, appeals and district court judges

Dawn Geske Jul. 22, 2016, 3:05pm

NEW ORLEANS – Several court elections are in play for Louisiana’s judicial system come November.

Attorneys In Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Seek $600 million in fees and expenses from BP

Dawn Geske Jul. 19, 2016, 9:00am

NEW ORLEANS – Plaintiff attorneys in a class action suit filed against BP for an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are seeking $600 million for fees and expenses.