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Civil lawsuit filed against Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office, Ville Platte PD

Laura Halleman Mar. 29, 2017, 7:56am

VILLE PLATTE — A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana against the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Ville Platte Police Department alleges that the plaintiffs experienced illegal investigative holds and a violation of their Fourth Amendment rights.

Minority judgeship lawsuit now in court

Laura Halleman Mar. 26, 2017, 6:48pm

HOUMA — A federal judge has heard arguments regarding a minority judgeship case that strives to alter the at-large voting system to a district based method to create a minority district.

Oral arguments begin in Ridgeway appeal against Stryker

Laura Halleman Mar. 25, 2017, 9:22pm

CINCINNATI — Oral arguments have begun before an appeals court in the case of Stryker vs. Christopher Ridgeway, a former sales representative scheduled to appeal his $750,000 loss in a lawsuit.

HUD not notified of Houma-Terrebonne Housing Authority settlements

Laura Halleman Mar. 15, 2017, 7:53pm

HOUMA — The Houma-Terrebonne Housing Authority failed to notify the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that the group had settled two federal lawsuits.

Judge OKs $24M in attorney fees For $175M BP Deepwater deal

Laura Halleman Mar. 9, 2017, 2:38pm

HOUSTON — A Texas federal judge has awarded $24 million in fees and costs and approved a $175 million settlement for investors who reached a deal with BP PLC.

Former Louisiana VA secretary accuses legislative auditor, inspector general of defamation

Laura Halleman Feb. 26, 2017, 11:25pm

BATON ROUGE — One year after a state audit accused former Louisiana Veterans Affairs Secretary David LaCerte of flawed bookkeeping and bad hiring practices, LaCerte is suing the state's inspector general and executive auditor for defamation.

Court fights continue over public funding for Type 2 charter schools

Laura Halleman Feb. 12, 2017, 7:28pm

BATON ROUGE — Type 2 charter schools are facing another setback in public funding after the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal ruled this month that the institutions are not public schools, and therefore cannot receive public funding.

Executive sees new hope for Louisiana’s oil and gas industry

Laura Halleman Jan. 9, 2017, 4:47pm

SHREVEPORT — With a new presidential administration on the horizon, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association President Gifford Briggs is confident it will only help an industry that has seen its fair share of challenges.