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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.

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.