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Landry accuses Edwards of wasting money, time with additional lawsuits against oil and gas companies

Michelle de Leon Dec. 4, 2016, 11:49am

BATON ROUGE — Following a court ruling that allowed a wetlands damage lawsuit filed by Jefferson Parish to go to trial, the battle between Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry rages on.

Louisiana legislators side with attorney general over dispute with governor

Chandra Lye Nov. 27, 2016, 10:48pm

BATON ROUGE — Fifteen members of the Louisiana Legislature have filed a petition regarding litigation between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.

Louisiana residents file lawsuit alleging Facebook ads are discriminatory

Dee Thompson Nov. 17, 2016, 6:12pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A lawsuit has been filed against Facebook alleging civil rights violations in its ads.

Groups want Third Circuit to enforce Flonase class action settlement against Louisiana AG

The Louisiana Record Nov. 12, 2016, 11:40am

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.

U.S. citizen born in refugee camp challenges state law after being denied marriage certificate

Trisha Marczak Nov. 11, 2016, 8:56am

NEW ORLEANS — A 31-year-old U.S. citizen born in a refugee camp is suing the state of Louisiana over a law that requires a birth certificate to marry.

Louisiana creates riverboat economic development and gaming task forces

Christopher Knoll Nov. 11, 2016, 8:45am

NEW ORLEANS -- Citing alleged threats from Oklahoma and Mississippi, the Louisiana Legislature created the Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force during the past legislative session. 

Autistic child's wrongful death suit heads to court

Gianni da Costa Nov. 7, 2016, 9:47am

MARKSVILLE – The family of Jeremy Mardis has filed a civil lawsuit against Marksville, Avoyelles Parish and several police officers. The suit seeks to obtain damages due to Mardis' death after he was shot by police while in a car with his father, Chris Few.

Election could result in brothers as judge and DA in DeSoto Parish

Cassandra Stone Nov. 4, 2016, 12:38pm

DESOTO PARISH — Gary Evans, DeSoto Parish district attorney, could face a conflict of interest in the courtroom if his brother, John Evans, is elected judge in DeSoto in November.

Louisiana governor, attorney general argue over who can hire lawyers

John Breslin Oct. 30, 2016, 9:13pm

NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana’s governor and its attorney general are involved in a dispute over who ultimately has, under the constitution, the authority to hire lawyers to represent the state.

Sexting incident between parish president, teen draws federal scrutiny and local demands for resignation

Christopher Knoll Oct. 30, 2016, 4:47pm

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."

Louisiana state leaders bash governor for pay-to-play scheme

Mary Anne Kress Oct. 28, 2016, 10:20am

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Republican Party last month accused Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards of cronyism and a pay-to-play scheme involving lawyer T. Taylor Townsend.

Lafayette Parish School Board shows support for Louisiana Oil and Gas Association

Tara Mapes Oct. 28, 2016, 8:00am

LAFAYETTE -- The Lafayette Parish School Board recently passed a resolution declaring its opposition to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ demands for more lawsuits.

Debate controversy shows need to alter admissions criteria, level the playing field

Gianni da Costa Oct. 24, 2016, 1:10pm

BATON ROUGE - On the evening of Oct. 18, five candidates running for the U.S. Senate met at Louisiana Tech University for a debate. The other 19 candidates were forced to watch from home, because they did not meet the criteria for admission.

Louisiana flood victims expected to have same litigation troubles as Superstorm Sandy survivors

Michelle de Leon Oct. 12, 2016, 9:04pm

NEW ORLEANS – A lawyer from New Orleans has exposed the struggles faced by victims of natural disasters like hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike and Isaac, even Superstorm Sandy, predicting that those affected by the August flood in Louisiana will encounter the same problems.

City of Walker proceeds with lawsuit against Louisiana DOTD

Caleb Murphy Oct. 6, 2016, 9:21pm

WALKER -- The City of Walker will continue its fight against the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) for flooding that happened in the city.

Louisiana governor targets oil and gas industries, alarming business lobbyists

Karen Kidd Oct. 6, 2016, 5:56pm

BATON ROUGE  – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' drive to generate new litigation against the oil and gas industry is a clarion call for the legislature to reassure all industries that the governor's actions don't reflect the state, a business lobby president said during a recent intervie

New Orleans barber brutalized, arrested in case of racial profiling and mistaken identity

Quinten Plummer Oct. 6, 2016, 5:55pm

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.

Louisiana, New Orleans target travel sites over allegations of not paying taxes

Quinten Plummer Oct. 6, 2016, 5:55pm

NEW ORLEANS – Accused of skirting state and local taxes, several online travel agencies have attracted the wrong kind of attention from prosecutors who are representing the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans in an effort to recoup millions allegedly owed in back taxes.

Walker mayor files lawsuit against state, federal goverments

Joe Dyton Oct. 5, 2016, 9:13pm

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.

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.