PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - The Washington Legal Foundation is among those groups calling on a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court’s decision that, they argue, would undermine class-wide settlements by permitting plaintiff states to file copycat lawsuits despite benefiting from a settlement.
Sexting incident between parish president, teen draws federal scrutiny and local demands for resignation
HARAHAN — Ever since the allegations of sexting a 17-year-old boy in 2015 surfaced in early October, Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni has been a no-show at a council meeting, declined to answer questions posed by a joint team of investigative reporters from the NOLA defender and WWL-TV. Instead, Yenni has released a one-minute video-recorded message that the defender derisively called a “commercial."
NEW ORLEANS -- An African American barber alleges he was unconstitutionally removed from his vehicle and beaten by state police in a case of mistaken identity, according to a lawsuit he filed in district court.
WALKER — Rick Ramsey, mayor of Walker, has stated he will file suit on behalf of the city against the state and federal governments who he claims are responsible for the flooding that has impacted almost the entire city.