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Veterans Construction allegedly pays off Sorento Lumber debt

NEW ORLEANS — After a year and half and more than $10,000, a lumber company has settled a debt with a LaPlace business.

Education funding ruling is groundbreaking, attorney says

New Orleans-based advocacy lawyer Jay M. O’Brien believes education, private or public, should be funded fairly to every student in the state.

Judge declines class status for case over Denka chloroprene plant

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman has ruled there will be no time extension for a plaintiff to turn his suit into a class action in a case over claims that a plant released high levels of chloroprene into the air.

Supreme Court reverses decision in charter school-funding case

A complaint against the state education system has been reversed based on a ruling brought down by four Louisiana Supreme Court judges.

SLLS executive director says legal help is an 'often overlooked solution' for homeless veterans

Veterans accounted for around 10 percent of all homeless individuals in Louisiana, according to 2016 data from an annual Housing Urban Development (HUD) report.

Winn-Dixie wins summary judgement in food poisoning suit

A Louisiana justice has dismissed a food poisoning complaint against a big brand grocer.

Judge approves class-action against Global Staffing Solutions

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana judge has ordered a conditional class action certification against a staffing agency.

Louisiana defends Trump's recent water regulation reduction

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s press secretary said the state will fight New York, the District of Columbia and other states

ACLU: Residents have a right to take photos in public spaces

A recent settlement in a First Amendment case filed by American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana (ACLU) that stemmed from Lafayette Police Department deleting a citizen's photograph shows the public has a right to take a photo in public when law enforcement is present.

Freedom From Religion Foundation won't file civil action over Washington Parish sheriff's Facebook post

Constitutional Attorney Andrew Seidel said the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is satisfied that Washington Parish has removed a post promoting prayer by Sheriff Randy Seal on the department's Facebook page and won't be pursing any further action.

Jefferson Parish Finance Authority audit leaves millions in question

NEW ORLEANS — A contemptuous Jefferson Parish Finance Authority audit leaves millions of dollars in question, according to the parish's inspector general.

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms trial court's awarding of $262,600 to JBEM

The Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a trial court's monetary award of $262,600 for the half-completed construction of an oil and gas vehicle in John Begnaud Electric Motors Inc. (JBEM) vs. Alternative Well Intervention, LLC (AWI).

Veteran lawyer to serve as Orleans Parish Civil District Court judge temporarily

Veteran Attorney Henry P. Julien, Jr. has been appointed as a temporary judge for the Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Time-barred complaint denies former Quality Energy employee disability benefits

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a former employee’s disability claims are in fact time-barred.

Major Louisiana associations nominate 5th Circuit judges

Kyle S. Duncan and Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt belong in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, according to three major Louisiana associations.

Deepwater Horizon settlement attorney fees remain unpaid

Though the waters are clear from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the matter of a $6.4 million unpaid attorney bill remains murky.

Louisiana lawyers seek payment in Plaquemines Parish's Deepwater Horizon settlement

After securing a settlement on behalf of Plaquemines Parish in a case involving damage from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a group of attorneys is seeking to get paid themselves.

Photographer settles with Trump Organization in copyright-infringement case

A New Orleans-area photographer who filed a copyright infringement suit against the Trump Organization over a photograph she took has settled the matter, according to court documents.

NFIB state director says legal climate in Louisiana is bad for business

It's official: Louisiana has the worst legal climate in the country.

Appeals court dismisses false imprisonment accusations against Sorrento police chief

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a police chief did not unlawfully hold a citizen who alleged false imprisonment.