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Louisiana judges awarded pay raise despite state budget issues

Michelle de Leon Sep. 26, 2016, 10:23am

NEW ORLEANS -- The pay raise for Louisiana judges has been approved despite the salary freeze imposed upon state employees. The increase in salary pertains to all judges from the Supreme Court to the city courts.

Solar customers sue La. Department of Revenue for 'unconstitutional' tax credit cap

Tara Mapes Sep. 18, 2016, 2:06pm

MARRERO – Solar panel customers are suing the state for allegedly violating their constitutional rights when it imposed a cap on refundable solar tax credits in July 2015 and denied claims for systems purchased before the cap went into effect.

Former Louisiana attorney general Richard Ieyoub inducted into Order of Living Legends

Claudia Balthazar Sep. 6, 2016, 8:48am

ERATH – Former attorney general Richard Ieyoub is now part of the long list of honorable members of the Living Legends, which is an Acadian Museum of Erath induction to recognize the people who have helped define the cajun culture of Louisiana.

Corporation claims that it is owed more than $1 million

Carrie Bradon Aug. 24, 2016, 8:35pm

NEW ORLEANS – A corporation is seeking damages against several entities, including the Law Enforcement District of the Parish of Orleans and the state, claiming that it was never paid for the work they completed.

Settlement reached in lawsuit between Louisiana and CNSI over Medicaid contract

Kerry Goff Aug. 12, 2016, 10:32am

BATON ROUGE – Client Network Services Inc. (CNSI) has agreed to settle its lawsuit against the state of Louisiana pertaining to a wrongful termination of a contract claim of a $200 million contract. 

Black woman accuses Louisiana of racial discrimination

Michael Abella Aug. 8, 2016, 3:42pm

SHREVEPORT — An African-American woman is suing Louisiana and other state departments, alleging racial discrimination.

Study refutes Louisiana voucher program lawsuit claim

Carrie Salls Jul. 3, 2016, 5:47pm

BATON ROUGE – A study conducted by researchers at the University of Arkansas’ Department of Education Reform revealed that them Louisiana Voucher Program has reduced racial desegregation in public schools, contradicting a federal lawsuit filed in 2013 that claimed otherwise.

Briggs: Coastal litigation tactics unnecesary

Kerrie Hatcher Jun. 18, 2016, 4:35pm

BATON ROUGE – One of the state's main sources of private sector jobs and revenue is under legal attack that some have deemed unnecessary.

Family claims a state trooper was responsible for collision with car

Carrie Bradon Jun. 17, 2016, 9:20pm

GRETNA – A family is seeking damages over claims that a Louisiana State Trooper caused their car to be struck while responding to call for help.

Father extends fight to control late son's remains up to Louisiana Supreme Court

Carrie Salls Jun. 14, 2016, 4:14pm

NEW ORLEANS – Eugene Sonnier II recently asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to review a case related to ownership of the remains of and burial plot for his son, Eugene Sonnier III, who died in 2013 while serving in the United States Air Force.

La. bill to limit timeframe for real estate appraisal complaints likely to be reintroduced next year

Jamie Kelly Jun. 11, 2016, 8:52pm

BATON ROUGE—A bill that would have limited the amount of time that can elapse before a real estate appraiser is sued for an error failed in the Louisiana House of Representatives earlier this year, but the legislative assistant who brought the bill to its sponsor said he and others are planning to revive the measure next year and think it will pass then.

Louisiana repeals foreign-born voter registration law

Sean Fowler Jun. 7, 2016, 3:43pm

BATON ROUGE – A Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) lawsuit against the state of Louisiana will not go to court, as the state has repealed a law that was called discriminatory by many.

Company alleges shoring contract work remains unpaid

Carrie Bradon Jun. 6, 2016, 12:04pm

GRETNA – A limited liability company is seeking damages for work done per a shoring contract that allegedly wasn't paid.

Orleans Parish woman alleges she was injured in slip and fall at hospital

Carrie Bradon Jun. 3, 2016, 6:39pm

GRETNA – An Orleans Parish woman is seeking damages, claiming that she was caused injury due to the negligence of a hospital.

Former state Senator stands with Landry on AG's budget legislation

Robert Larson Jun. 1, 2016, 10:14am

BATON ROUGE – Former state Sen. Ben Bagert recently spoke out in favor of House Bill 105, a controversial measure that would effectively create a separate budget for the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, removing that power from Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Driver claims accident was caused by state employee

Carrie Bradon May 27, 2016, 9:25pm

GRETNA – A Louisiana man alleges he was injured in an accident by a Department of Transportation and Development employee.

Louisiana gets $137.5 million from tobacco settlement, but it's not all going as planned

Dawn Brotherton May 20, 2016, 5:16pm

BATON ROUGE—Attorney General Jeff Landry recently announced that his office's ublic Protection Division’s Tobacco Unit had procured $137.5 million from the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) payment this year, but what he didn't say was how much of that money actually goes toward anti-smoking and tobacco cessation programs.

Couple accuses Livingston Parish law enforcement of false arrest

The Louisiana Record May 18, 2016, 12:37pm

BATON ROUGE — A Livingston Parish couple is suing parish law enforcement officials, alleging false arrest. 

Red Light cameras drawing increasing opposition from advocacy groups

Sean Fowler May 14, 2016, 4:43pm

NEW ORLEANS - As the number of legal cases against red light cameras increase nationwide -- as well as in Louisiana -- so do the number of organizations speaking out against them.

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.