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Jail-beating lawsuit settled by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

Glenn Minnis Mar. 17, 2017, 8:38am

SLIDELL — A prisoner in a Louisiana jail has reached an out-of-court settlement with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office after charging a since fired deputy officer with viciously attacking him in an unprovoked incident while he was handcuffed.

Appeals court ruling maintains state aid to charter schools

Glenn Minnis Feb. 26, 2017, 11:26pm

BATON ROUGE — A 1st Circuit Court of Appeal judge has overturned a lower’s judge ruling in Louisiana that would have blocked state aid to 32 charter schools.

Jefferson Parish Council rejects settlement offer for consultant's lawsuit

Glenn Minnis Jan. 29, 2017, 11:57am

HARAHAN — A federal lawsuit filed by a Louisiana political consultant is set for trial in early February after members of the Jefferson Parish Council rejected a settlement proposal.

State school superintendent says ruling on charter schools won't have immediate impact; appeal planned

Glenn Minnis Jan. 25, 2017, 8:46pm

NEW ORLEANS — Even as the battle over public funding for certain kinds of charter schools appears headed for the state Supreme Court, Louisiana Education Superintendent John White is vowing to continue supporting such institutions, no matter what.

Slidell's law requiring panhandlers to carry permits draws lawsuit from ACLU

Glenn Minnis Jan. 18, 2017, 12:02pm

NEW ORLEANS — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against a New Orleans-area mayor charging his passage of an ordinance requiring panhandlers to have permits they wear around their necks while soliciting is a violation of free speech rights.

American Law Society recognizes Cleco general-counsel attorney

Glenn Minnis Jan. 8, 2017, 1:34pm

PINEVILLE — Cleco Corporation associate general-counsel attorney Mark D. Pearce has been tapped as one of the latest members of the American Law Society board of directors with America’s Top Lawyers distinction.

Appeals court sends back Lens lawsuit over purchasing records for City of New Orleans

Glenn Minnis Jan. 6, 2017, 9:41am

NEW ORLEANS – A appeals court has set aside a lower court’s order requiring New Orleans lawmakers to make the city’s purchasing database available for scrutiny to journalists with The Lens.

Lawyer: Marrero man allegedly 'manhandled' in wrongful arrest case with sheriff's deputies

Glenn Minnis Dec. 21, 2016, 7:51pm

HARVEY – Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand is facing a civil rights suit alleging that several of his officers used excessive force earlier this year when they wrongly arrested a Marrero senior in connection with a stolen car probe.  

Louisiana attorney serves as co-author of legal guide to doing business in Cuba

Glenn Minnis Dec. 18, 2016, 11:19pm

BATON ROUGE — A new guide book is geared toward aiding Americans on how to understand and navigate the Cuban legal system.

Louisiana Rep. Boustany drops lawsuit over prostitution allegations

Glenn Minnis Dec. 18, 2016, 8:56pm

BATON ROUGE – Fresh off his failed run for a U.S. Senate seat, Rep. Charles Boustany has dropped his defamation suit against a writer who alleged in a book that the Republican congressman was a client of several prostitutes who ended up murdered.

Arbitration in Louisiana: Does a calculating error mean an award can be struck down?

Glenn Minnis Dec. 18, 2016, 3:42pm

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana court has declined to vacate a recent award where the arbitrator admitted that a mistaken calculation resulted in one of the party’s receiving a larger award than what they were entitled to or asked for in their original filing.

Sofia Vergara sued on behalf of her own embryos

Glenn Minnis Dec. 16, 2016, 5:02pm

NEW ORLEANS — Actress Sofia Vergara, who stars on Modern Family, faces a right-to-life suit where her two “pre-embryos” or fertilized eggs are named as the primary defendants.