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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.

Tulane Law School honors Hall of Fame members

Dawn Geske Jul. 15, 2016, 6:27pm

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University Law School has honored seven of its graduates by inducting them into the school’s Hall of Fame.

Suit over Ascension Parish's conviction fee dismissed as new law enacted

Dawn Geske Jul. 11, 2016, 11:58pm

BATON ROUGE – A Louisiana man has withdrawn his lawsuit regarding Ascension Parish Court's use of fees from misdemeanor convictions to cover the salary for its judge after a new state law eliminated what he saw as a conflict of interest. 

3 new law grads win Tulane 34 Awards

Dawn Geske Jul. 11, 2016, 11:58pm

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane Law School recently honored five members of its 2016 class for academic excellence, service and leadership.

Wheelchair-bound man alleges New Orleans Jazz Fest still isn't ADA compliant

Dawn Geske Jun. 27, 2016, 2:55pm

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest is part of a lawsuit filed by a wheelchair-bound man who says organizers have't gone far enough in providing accessibility to patrons with disabilities.

5th District DA dismisses parish funding lawsuit

Dawn Geske Jun. 21, 2016, 3:04pm

LAFAYETTE – The district attorney for Louisiana’s fifth district has dismissed his lawsuit over funding for his office.

Louisiana waiting for feds' response to EPA ozone regulation suit

Dawn Geske Jun. 20, 2016, 8:29pm

WASHINGTON –  Louisiana is among a coalition of states awaiting a response from federal attorneys to its opening brief in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new ozone limits.