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House bill aims to allow marriages for people without birth certificates

Dee Thompson May 21, 2017, 11:02am

BATON ROUGE — A new bill in the House would pave the way for Louisiana citizens to obtain a marriage license without a birth certificate, a move applauded by a Vietnamese-American man recently denied the right to marry.

Attorney General Jeff Landry sues Governor John Bel Edwards over $4 million

Dee Thompson May 21, 2017, 11:02am

BATON ROUGE — A recent lawsuit filed by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry claims that Governor John Bel Edwards improperly withheld almost 4 million dollars the AG needs to run his office, the Department of Justice.

Father of welder killed in explosion at Packaging Corporation of America facility files suit

Dee Thompson May 10, 2017, 12:51pm

Jody Gooch was working in an unsafe environment, but the company should have been aware of that, the lawsuit claims.

Exhibit on Jewish attorneys in Nazi Germany opens at Louisiana Supreme Court Museum

Dee Thompson Apr. 28, 2017, 6:02pm

The exhibit "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich" opens on April 28 at the Louisiana Supreme Court Museum on Royal Street.

Declining tobacco sales concern for the Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation

Dee Thompson Apr. 12, 2017, 12:11pm

The declining sales of cigarettes were named as the reason for recent decrease in assets held by the Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation (TSFC).

Attorney General Landry meets with President Trump

Dee Thompson Mar. 16, 2017, 3:05pm

WASHINGTON — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry was recently part of a group of attorney generals who met with President Donald Trump just before the president’s first address to Congress.

Smaller law firms using social media to market competitively

Dee Thompson Mar. 10, 2017, 7:30pm

NEW ORLEANS — Attorneys in Louisiana are utilizing new methods of marketing their firms, including social media and other internet sources. 

Does Louisiana's legal system in regard to criminal convictions discriminate against African-Americans?

Dee Thompson Mar. 3, 2017, 9:06pm

NEW ORLEANS — District Court Judge Arthur Hunter ruled in an early February murder trial that Louisiana’s law requiring only 10 of 12 jurors to make the same conclusion about a defendant’s guilt is not — as defense attorney Colin Reingold characterized it — a racist law.

Cases related to Hurricane Katrina police misconduct in New Orleans settled

Dee Thompson Jan. 2, 2017, 9:01pm

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced on Dec. 19 that the City of New Orleans has settled all criminal and civil lawsuits brought by victims of police violence right around the time of Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans man now able to carry stun gun

Dee Thompson Jan. 2, 2017, 6:56pm

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans resident John Ford has won the right to carry a normally banned stun gun after recently filing suit against the city and the superintendent of police.

Tulane grad, Alabama judge being considered as Scalia replacement

Dee Thompson Nov. 18, 2016, 2:30pm

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that he will choose one of the names on his previously announced “shortlist” of 11 judges to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last February, which includes a judge from the South. 

Louisiana residents file lawsuit alleging Facebook ads are discriminatory

Dee Thompson Nov. 17, 2016, 6:12pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A lawsuit has been filed against Facebook alleging civil rights violations in its ads.

Television producer settles case against Baton Rouge Police Department after being arrested recording police actions

Dee Thompson Nov. 6, 2016, 9:10am

BATON ROUGE — Television news reporter Brett Buffington’s lawsuit against the Baton Rouge Police Department has been settled.