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Class-action suit alleges dearth of public defenders in Louisiana

Sara McCleary Mar. 22, 2017, 3:15pm

BATON ROUGE — A statewide, class-action lawsuit filed with the 19th District Court alleges that Louisiana’s poor lack access to effective legal representation when faced with criminal charges.

Complaint filed against Baton Rouge judge after allegedly using racial slur

Sara McCleary Mar. 17, 2017, 2:39pm

BATON ROUGE — A Baton Rouge woman has reportedly filed a complaint against a judge who allegedly used racial slurs about her.

Settlement requires all New Orleans bus stops to be ADA-compliant by 2031

Sara McCleary Mar. 15, 2017, 7:39pm

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority agreed on Feb. 10 to a settlement that requires it to update the city’s transit stops to meet requirements set out in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Lawsuit against man who killed toddler in car accident dismissed

Sara McCleary Mar. 3, 2017, 9:04pm

THIBODAUX — A judge has dismissed a 2015 lawsuit over a car accident that killed a young girl in a shopping center parking lot in Thibodaux.

Evangeline Parish ADA resigns amid allegations of misconduct

Sara McCleary Feb. 26, 2017, 11:24pm

VILLE PLATTE – Assistant District Attorney Timmy Fontenot resigned last month from his position in the Evangeline Parish District Attorney’s Office.