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City of Walker, others sue the state of Louisiana over flooding destruction

Noell Wolfgram Evans Jan. 19, 2017, 2:58pm

WALKER — The city of Walker has joined a lawsuit against the state of Louisiana and the Department of Transportation and Development over a barrier and flood damage.

New Orleans man now able to carry stun gun

Dee Thompson Jan. 2, 2017, 6:56pm

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans resident John Ford has won the right to carry a normally banned stun gun after recently filing suit against the city and the superintendent of police.

Sofia Vergara sued on behalf of her own embryos

Glenn Minnis Dec. 16, 2016, 5:02pm

NEW ORLEANS — Actress Sofia Vergara, who stars on Modern Family, faces a right-to-life suit where her two “pre-embryos” or fertilized eggs are named as the primary defendants.

Louisiana Attorney General confident about ruling on constitutional powers lawsuit against Gov. Edwards

Dawn Geske Dec. 11, 2016, 6:45pm

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is awaiting a ruling on his lawsuit against Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards regarding an executive order regarding the placement of language in state contracts disallowing discrimination based on a worker's sexual preference.  

Louisiana governor-attorney general disagreement has a new hearing

Deb Rogers Dec. 4, 2016, 8:39pm

BATON ROUGE – The battle over who has the final say in Louisiana constitutional matters will continue until at least the end of the month.

Boustany sues Simon & Shuster over prostitution allegations

Kerry Goff Dec. 4, 2016, 7:51pm

LAFAYETTE — Republican John Kennedy emerged from the crowded primary for the Senate seat left vacant by departing Republican David Vitter with advantages over Democrat Foster Campbell as they head into the Dec. 10 runoff.

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. 

Louisiana leaders square off over state legal contracts

Alyssa Henrickson Nov. 7, 2016, 5:00pm

BATON ROUGE — Tensions are running high between the offices of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry as both men question the constitutionality of protected classes in state legal contracts.

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.