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Family financial impasse jeopardizes contribution to Tulane University

John Severance Jun. 27, 2017, 11:00pm

The future of a $1 million donation, which was earmarked for Tulane University, is heading to federal court.

Louisiana man sues BP for health problems allegedly caused by oil spill cleanup efforts

John Severance Jun. 22, 2017, 8:54am

A Louisiana man who helped clean up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is suing BP, alleging that he has suffered from health problems after being exposed to crude oil and chemicals during the cleanup efforts.

New Orleans mayor defends city's stance on immigration enforcement

John Severance Jun. 8, 2017, 5:59pm

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu recently fired back at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over claims that New Orleans is a sanctuary city.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, HMO Louisiana allege price fixing by drug manufacturers

John Severance May 28, 2017, 10:33am

Federal and state enforcement entities have been investigating allegations of price fixing by generic drug companies and manufacturers, according to court documents.

Judiciary Commission of Louisiana adds two new members

John Severance May 23, 2017, 4:51pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently added two members to the state's Judiciary Commission.

Simmons Bank hires new vice president, assistant general counsel

John Severance May 23, 2017, 12:57pm

Simmons Bank has hired Henry A. “Rusty” Barham III as the executive vice president for regulatory and consumer affairs and assistant general counsel.

The Hunter's Run Gun Club sues former manager

John Severance May 2, 2017, 10:29am

The Hunter's Run Gun Club and the Great International Land Company recently filed suit against its former manager in the U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, alleging that Baker's unfair trade practices and other wrongful actions led to irreparable injury, loss and damage to the gun club.

Homeless men accuse judges and sheriff of violating U.S. Constitution

John Severance Apr. 18, 2017, 8:44am

Two Louisiana men filed suit against six judges of the Louisiana 26th Judicial District Court and the sheriff of Bossier Parish, alleging that their due process and equal protection rights were violated.

Louisiana residents file suit against water company

John Severance Apr. 2, 2017, 3:53pm

DONALDSONVILLE — Many Donaldsonville residents are not happy about the quality of water and have filed a class action suit against Peoples Water Service.

Louisiana's lawsuit against State Farm, filed by former attorney general, lies dormant

John Severance Apr. 2, 2017, 8:01am

BATON ROUGE — Nothing has happened for more than a year, but Louisiana’s lawsuit against insurance carrier State Farm is still alive.

Doctors file suit over hospital acquisition in Louisiana

John Severance Mar. 24, 2017, 10:05pm

NEW IBERIA — A group of plaintiffs including more than 10 South Dakota doctors has filed a lawsuit over proposed investment in a Louisiana hospital.

Six Louisiana universities benefit from insurance suit

John Severance Mar. 15, 2017, 6:55pm

NEW ORLEANS — Because of a dissolution of a failed health-maintenance organization, six Louisiana universities will each receive $460,000, according to a news release from state Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon.

Lawyer: 'Document, document, document' natural disaster damage for insurance claims

John Severance Nov. 23, 2016, 8:45pm

BATON ROUGE – Attorney J.R. Whaley knows a few things about natural disasters. After all, the people of Louisiana have been through their fair share of them since 2004.

Houma case highlights why hiring a lawyer is a good idea

John Severance Aug. 7, 2016, 10:35pm

BATON ROUGE – A Houma, Louisiana case is bringing back an old argument as to whether defendants should represent themselves in court cases.