Freeport-McMoRan, a mining and petroleum company, has agreed to pay $100 million in settlement costs to 12 Louisiana parishes for coastal and wetlands rebuilding.
Trial attorney contributions to Louisiana political campaigns down but still substantial, publicly available reports say
NEW ORLEANS – Gov. John Bel Edwards, who is seeking a second term in office, and other candidates aren't getting quite as much in campaign contributions from the same bloc of coastal and oil litigators as a few years ago, but the attorneys haven't entirely abandoned them.
NEW ORLEANS – The race for an open Louisiana Supreme Court seat in Saturday's primary is "high on intrigue, low on interest," but some of the state's coastal and oil litigators are backing one candidate while their opponents try to get voters' attention.