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One NOLA law firm behind more than 100 ADA lawsuits in five years

Karen Kidd Apr. 27, 2016, 2:24pm

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans' historic St. Charles Avenue streetcar is among the latest targets of the Bizer Law Firm, which has filed more than 100 Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits for the same group of plaintiffs in five years.

Both sides of Baton Rouge AIDS Healthcare Foundation suit say protest had no bearing on settlement

Karen Kidd Apr. 25, 2016, 10:55am

BATON ROUGE  – A small protest outside an AIDS Healthcare Foundation's office in Baton Rouge last week had no bearing on the announced settlement of the foundation's lawsuit against the city, spokesmen for both sides said in separate interviews.

Fourth Circuit affirms lower court ruling allowing New Orleans WTC development to move ahead

Karen Kidd Apr. 24, 2016, 10:57am

NEW ORLEANS – Depending on which side is issuing the statement, a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal's decision handed down on April 20 in the former World Trade Center development dispute either is hugely important or just a procedure.

Bill that could cost Two Canal Street Investors millions passes Senate, moves to House

Karen Kidd Apr. 22, 2016, 1:58pm

NEW ORLEANS – Legislation that could cost the losing bidder suing the city of New Orleans over the former World Trade Center development millions of dollars almost unanimously passed the state Senate earlier this week and is now in the House, over the objections of the losing bidder.

Two Canal Street Investors president may fight judge's order he submit to deposition, attorney says

Karen Kidd Apr. 21, 2016, 1:34pm

NEW ORLEANS – An Orleans Civil District judge exceeded her authority earlier this week when she ordered the president of a development company suing the city over the former World Trade Center to submit to deposition, a defense attorney said in an interview with the Louisiana Record. 

Proposed legislation could cost Two Canal Street Investors millions

Karen Kidd Apr. 20, 2016, 6:30pm

BATON ROUGE – The state senator who introduced a bill that could cost the losing bidder suing the city over the former World Trade Center development millions of dollars said in an interview he is holding out hope for the legislation. 

Two Canal Street Investors president has 30 days to appear for deposition in WTC litigation

Karen Kidd Apr. 20, 2016, 1:24pm

NEW ORLEANS – A Florida developer who for months has dodged deposition in the lawsuit challenging the city of New Orleans' development of the former World Trade Center now is under a judge's order to be deposed within a month.

Landry's decision to drop predecessor's cases not unusual

Karen Kidd Apr. 13, 2016, 3:48pm

BATON ROUGE  – The decision by Louisiana's new attorney general to drop perjury charges against a former state official likely is more about cleaning house than slamming a predecessor, two Loyola University law professors said in separate interviews.

Louisiana ready to move forward with restoration now that BP oil spill is settled

Karen Kidd Apr. 12, 2016, 1:56pm

BATON ROUGE – With the $20 billion BP oil spill settlement now a reality, Louisiana can move forward with long-expected restoration plans, a state spokeswoman said during a recent interview.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch supports asbestos litigation transparency bill

Karen Kidd Apr. 12, 2016, 11:28am

BATON ROUGE – A Louisiana lawsuit abuse watchdog group has thrown its support behind a struggling state House bill that would provide transparency in asbestos litigation, similar to a measure signed into law earlier this month in Utah.

Congressional candidate Ricky John will continue to represent VA whistleblower during his campaign

Karen Kidd Apr. 11, 2016, 3:02pm

SHREVEPORT – Richard "Ricky" John, candidate for the 4th U.S. Congressional District seat, says he will continue to represent local Veterans Affairs (VA) whistleblower Shae Wilkes through his campaign.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says attorney fees paid out from $20 billion BP oil spill settlement is 'absurd'

Karen Kidd Apr. 11, 2016, 3:01pm

BATON ROUGE – The attorney fees paid out of the $20 billion settlement with BP over the Deepwater Horizon spill is "absurd," the executive director of a lawsuit abuse watchdog group recently told the Louisiana Record.

UberX drivers keep working as months of legal process loom in New Orleans

Karen Kidd Apr. 8, 2016, 5:13pm

NEW ORLEANS – The 26 New Orleans cabbies and 10 UberX drivers in a lawsuit filed in New Orleans Civil District Court Judge have several months of proceedings ahead before trial but the UberX drivers will remain on the road.

Deepwater Horizon Trustees receive much of $20 billion BP settlement

Karen Kidd Apr. 8, 2016, 4:43pm

NEW ORLEANS — Deepwater Horizon Trustees have announced an $8.8 billion settlement with BP, part of the $20 billion proposal reached earlier this week and the largest settlement paid by a single entity in federal law enforcement history.

Two Canal Street Investors: Senate bill an unconstitutional attempt to circumvent the judiciary

Karen Kidd Apr. 8, 2016, 3:47pm

NEW ORLEANS – Two Canal Street Investors, suing over its losing bid to develop New Orleans' World Trade Center, claims the mayor's office is attempting an end run around the judiciary by backing a new state Senate bill that could cost the developer millions.

Veterans high on Ricky John's mind as he runs for 4th U.S. Congressional District seat

Karen Kidd Apr. 5, 2016, 4:00pm

SHREVEPORT – Shreveport attorney and businessman Richard "Ricky" John says he has his mind on veterans and their families as he makes his first bid for public office, the 4th U.S. Congressional District seat.

Mayor spokesman says latest WTC lawsuit 'frivolous' and 'desperate,' but developer claims necessity

Karen Kidd Apr. 3, 2016, 8:35pm

NEW ORLEANS – “Frivolous” and “desperate” is how the New Orleans mayor’s press secretary sums up Two Canal Street Investors’ latest lawsuit over losing its bid to develop the World Trade Center.

Bill to repeal political subdivision jury trial prohibition passes Senate, seeks House companion

Karen Kidd Apr. 3, 2016, 8:17pm

BATON ROUGE – A bill that would repeal a Louisiana law prohibiting jury trials in lawsuits filed against a political subdivision was passed today by the state's Senate and is now in the House.

LOGA: Security is gas station concern, despite judge's ruling

Karen Kidd Mar. 31, 2016, 6:25pm

BATON ROUGE – The Mother’s Day 2013 beating of a St. Francisville man outside a north Baton Rouge gas station is unfortunate, but not the fault of gas companies that provide fuel to the gas station, a Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA) spokesman said in a recent interview.

Two Canal Street Investors emails shed light on WTC development

Karen Kidd Mar. 31, 2016, 1:22pm

NEW ORLEANS – In its latest lawsuit over losing its bid to develop the World Trade Center, Two Canal Street Investors criticize the real estate consultants who advised the city leaders, despite praising the development in one of three emails approximately a year ago.