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Louisiana State University law school students surpass state's passage rate

Karen Kidd Oct. 22, 2016, 6:18pm

&&& BATON ROUGE -- The dean of Louisiana State University's (LSU) law school expressed pride soon after this year's bar exam results were in that showed LSU has the highest percentage of students passing the Louisiana State Bar Exam.

Resigned TCSI president remains under judge's order to appear in World Trade Center litigation

Karen Kidd Oct. 14, 2016, 4:24pm

NEW ORLEANS – The now resigned president of a development company that has stalled work at the World Trade Center with litigation over how the city awarded a bid in the project remains under a judge's order to appear for deposition next week.

Louisiana governor targets oil and gas industries, alarming business lobbyists

Karen Kidd Oct. 6, 2016, 5:56pm

BATON ROUGE  – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' drive to generate new litigation against the oil and gas industry is a clarion call for the legislature to reassure all industries that the governor's actions don't reflect the state, a business lobby president said during a recent intervie

Recent activity in dismissed WTC development lawsuit means case remains alive

Karen Kidd Oct. 2, 2016, 10:30am

NEW ORLEANS – Anyone who thought development of New Orleans' former World Trade Center, stalled for more than a year by litigation over how the city awarded bids in the project, would move forward after a judge's dismissal of a lawsuit in the case last summer has been disappointed.

Surveys suggest unaffiliated Senate candidate who sued over party misattribution would do better as a Republican

Karen Kidd Oct. 1, 2016, 8:00pm

BATON ROUGE – The short-lived lawsuit filed by an unaffiliated candidate over being misidentified as a Republican in a poll last spring is over after a follow-up survey suggested he'd get more support if he did run for the GOP – but only slightly more.

Graves: Edwards' targeting of oil, gas industry is about politics, greed, not justice

Karen Kidd Sep. 29, 2016, 4:08pm

A Republican Louisiana congressman lodged a stinging rebuke at the state's Democrat governor for his attempts to insert campaign donors as attorneys into controversial lawsuits against oil and gas companies, saying it's more about buying Mercedes than obtaining justice.

LLAW director: Attempt to place political donors as attorneys in lawsuits will be hard for Edwards to live down

Karen Kidd Sep. 24, 2016, 6:19pm

BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards may answer to the state's voters, but likely no one else, after trying to insert campaign donors as attorneys into controversial lawsuits against oil and gas companies, a spokeswoman for a legal watchdog group said during a recent interview.

Edwards using new litigation to deflect pay-to-play controversy, oil and gas industry statement says

Karen Kidd Sep. 23, 2016, 5:22pm

BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards' decision to double down on coastal litigation against the oil and gas industry is an attempt to distract from his own questionable actions in existing cases, according to a recent industry statement.

Special counsel: Best and brightest in legal field attracted to health care law

Karen Kidd Sep. 2, 2016, 10:43am

BATON ROUGE – Health care law is attracting the best and brightest in the legal profession, according to the former Louisiana assistant attorney general currently on Jones Walker's new special counsel on the firm's health care practice team.

State cosmetology board ‘does not want my business to survive,’ plaintiff in threading lawsuit says

Karen Kidd Aug. 25, 2016, 8:14pm

NEW ORLEANS – It's white cotton thread, eyebrows and maybe a little facial hair.

New motions filed in professor's lawsuit seeking equal application of monument ordinance

Karen Kidd Aug. 25, 2016, 3:20pm

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – The Tulane University professor challenging a city ordinance that promoted a New Orleans' City Council vote to remove statues of Confederate-era historical figures says he has received much support for his case.

Attorney: Case could decide if $500,000 cap applies to certain types of medical malpractice suits

Karen Kidd Aug. 6, 2016, 4:12pm

NEW ORLEANS – A little-reported medical malpractice lawsuit now before the Louisiana Supreme Court could decide whether a damages cap defined by state law covers certain negligence cases, a malpractice attorney based in Metairie said during a recent interview.

Man’s malpractice case after surgery left him a quadriplegic likely to have little impact, attorney says

Karen Kidd Aug. 6, 2016, 2:04pm

SHREVEPORT – While most likely of great importance to a now severely disabled man and his wife, the 2nd Circuit's recent reversal in a medical malpractice case has little legal significance, a malpractice attorney said during a recent interview.

Law professor discounts postponement in protest case

Karen Kidd Aug. 3, 2016, 4:23pm

BATON ROUGE – A federal judge's decision to postpone a hearing in a protest-related lawsuit against Baton Rouge area police in light of recent violence against local law enforcement could indicate all sides are communicating, said a Loyola University law professor.

Professor seeks equal application of monument ordinance, not removal of Jackson statue

Karen Kidd Jul. 24, 2016, 5:04pm

NEW ORLEANS – Bringing down the statue of Andrew Jackson in New Orleans' Jackson Square isn't what the Tulane University professor suing city official is after in his federal lawsuit filed earlier this month.

Judge dismisses WTC development lawsuit; attorney says 'case is far from over'

Karen Kidd Jul. 15, 2016, 7:51pm

NEW ORLEANS – Development of New Orleans' former World Trade Center, stalled for a year by litigation over how the city awarded the bid in the project, may soon move ahead following a judge's dismissal of a lawsuit in the case.

2016 American Inns of Court award winner: Community service essential to law career

Karen Kidd Jul. 12, 2016, 12:25pm

NEW ORLEANS – Community service is an essential part of a law career, this past spring's recipient of the 2016 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Fifth Circuit said during a recent interview.

Southern University endowed professors share secrets to legal academia work

Karen Kidd Jul. 10, 2016, 11:28am

BATON ROUGE – Recent recipients of Southern University Law Center’s prestigious endowed professorships shared some advice for up-and-coming attorneys who aspire to academia.

St. Tammany Parish asks Louisiana Supreme Court to reconsider Helis drilling

Karen Kidd Jul. 1, 2016, 8:11pm

NEW ORLEANS  – The Louisiana Supreme Court has received a request from St. Tammany Parish Council to reconsider allowing the drilling of an oil well near Lakeshore High School, but a spokesman for the oil company said the project likely will move forward later this week.

Family of Zachary man sue Baton Rouge police; want great awareness of taser dangers

Karen Kidd Jun. 27, 2016, 11:30am

BATON ROUGE – Legal counsel for the parents of a 32-year-old Zachary man who died after being tased by Baton Rouge police last summer must show that the tasing was "the substantial cause" of his death to prevail in the lawsuit against the city's police department, a New Orleans attorney said.