Alejandro de los Rios News

Clare Jupiter wins run-off for Orleans Parish Civil District Court bench

By Alejandro de los Rios | Nov 22, 2011

Jupiter New Orleans attorney Clare Jupiter has won a run-off election for the final seat on the Orleans Parish Civil District Court bench against another New Orleans attorney, Nakisha Ervin-Knott.

BP not entitled to insurance coverage under Transocean, Barbier rules

By Alejandro de los Rios | Nov 17, 2011

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has ruled that BP is not eligible for millions of dollars in coverage for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion and oil spill under oilrig owner Transocean's insurance policies.

Louisiana and Alabama can pursue punitive damages; But Barbier also dismisses states' claims

By Alejandro de los Rios | Nov 17, 2011

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has ruled that the states of Louisiana and Alabama can seek punitive damages against BP and its partners in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

$11 million awarded in oil royalties lawsuit, report says

By Alejandro de los Rios | Nov 10, 2011

St. Martin A Terrebonne Parish judge has awarded more than $11 million to a couple in an oil royalties lawsuit.

Louisiana complies with discovery order in oil spill MDL

By Alejandro de los Rios | Nov 10, 2011

Caldwell The State of Louisiana has complied with a federal judge's order to turn over documents relating to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and will not face thousands of dollars in daily fines or dismissal of its claims.

Feinberg urges BP to compensate companies for drilling moratorium

By Alejandro de los Rios | Nov 7, 2011

Feinberg Gulf Coast Claims Facility Administrator Kenneth Feinberg urged BP this week to pay more than 1,500 claims from subcontractors affected by last year's five-month-long drilling moratorium.

Judge orders Louisiana to produce oil spill-related documents to BP

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 31, 2011

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan has ordered the state of Louisiana to turn over discovery documents requested by BP, or face daily fines and the possible dismissal of the state's claims against the oil company.

Nakisha Ervin-Knott in runoff despite judicial conduct violation

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 28, 2011

Ervin-Knott New Orleans attorney Nakisha Ervin-Knott will compete in a runoff against attorney Clare Jupiter for the Orleans Parish Civil District Court Division E bench, despite a recent ruling that Ervin-Knott's campaign violated the judicial code of conduct.

Florida attorneys can seek punitive damages from Knauf Gips over Chinese drywall

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 28, 2011

Durkee Florida attorneys David Durkee and Victor Diaz have convinced a Miami-Dade circuit court judge to allow them and their clients to pursue punitive damages against foreign Chinese drywall manufacturers.

Anadarko agrees to pay $4 billion to GCCF to settle oil spill claims

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 28, 2011

Barbier BP has announced that Anadarko, one of its partners in the failed Macondo oil well that led to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, has agreed to pay $4 billion into the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) to settle the claims between the two companies.

Judge rules EPA liable for $1.7 million in malicious prosecution csse

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 14, 2011

A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana has ruled the Environmental Protection Agency maliciously prosecuted an oil refinery manager in the late 1990s.

Facebook improperly tracks web browsing, class action claims

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 12, 2011

Ieyoub Former Louisiana Attorney General Richard Ieyoub has filed a federal class action suit against the social networking site Facebook on behalf of a woman who says the site improperly tracks users' web browsing.

Traffic camera appeals to be handled in Orleans Parish Civil District Court

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 11, 2011

Landrieu Despite earlier plans to transfer the responsibility of traffic camera appeals to Traffic Court, the process will remain in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

New Orleans City Attorney confirmed to federal bench

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 6, 2011

The U.S. Senate has confirmed New Orleans City Attorney Nannette Jolivette-Brown to the federal bench in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New Orleans.

Hazeur and Kiefer lead in campaign spending for Orleans Parish bench

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 5, 2011

Hazeur Orleans Parish Civil District Court nominees Ellen Hazeur and Kris Kiefer are leading other candidates in campaign spending, according to campaign finance reports.

Judge stays lawsuit against actor Stephen Baldwin over oil spill cleanup technology

By Alejandro de los Rios | Oct 3, 2011

Baldwin A New Orleans federal judge has stayed a liability lawsuit against actor Stephen Baldwin over oil spill cleanup technology the actor claims he was tricked into selling.

Bartholomew picks up four endorsements in one week

By Alejandro de los Rios | Sep 21, 2011

Regina Bartholomew, a candidate for the Orleans Parish Civil District Court Division B bench, has received an endorsement from the Alliance for Good Government, making it the fourth endorsement she's received in the past week.

Bartholomew shows leads in one poll, picks up endorsement from AFL-CIO

By Alejandro de los Rios | Sep 21, 2011

Regina Bartholomew, a candidate for the Orleans Parish Civil District Court Division B bench, has added the AFL-CIO to a long list of endorsers and leads her opponent in a recent poll.

Louisiana business groups sue Labor Department over new immigrant hiring rules

By Alejandro de los Rios | Sep 15, 2011

A group of Louisiana business are suing the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over proposed revisions to a federal program regarding immigrant workers.

Bartholomew earns endorsements from conservative groups in Orleans Parish race

By Alejandro de los Rios | Sep 15, 2011

Regina Bartholomew, a candidate for the Orleans Parish Civil District Court Division B bench, has earned endorsements from the Greater New Orleans Republicans and the Regular Democratic Organization, according to Bartholomew's campaign.

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