BATON ROUGE – If history is a guide, New Orleans-based attorney Caroline Fayard will have no concern when it comes to financing her political campaign; however, the battle in her run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. David Vitter’s (R-LA) may be trying to win over skeptic voters troubled by several controversies surrounding her family’s ties and involvement in politics.
House subcommittee to hear testimony on legislation seeking to protect small businesses from ADA lawsuit abuse
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) will testify before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice today in favor of a new bill he introduced earlier this year seeking to protect small businesses from the widespread abuse of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by plaintiffs’ lawyers who Calvert says only “care about their own bank accounts.”
BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Senate passed a bill that would require many private employers to compensate men and women equally for the same work. Opponents, however, argue the bill would not only contradict federal and state laws prohibiting the discrimination addressed in the proposed bill, but it would open a floodgate of lawsuits.
BATON ROUGE—Attorneys representing the Louisiana Department of Corrections have asked a Baton Rouge federal judge to lower the nearly $890,000 requested by the lawyers of three inmates who sued the state, claiming that the extreme heat in Louisiana State Penitentiary’s death row violated their constitutional rights.
BATON ROUGE – After the lawyer for former Legislative Fiscal Officer John Rombach said they would challenge an appellate court's dismissal of his defamation lawsuit against the state last month, local legal experts told the Louisiana Record that Rombach's case will be tough to prove given his public stature.