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Department of Environmental Quality: Ruling in air quality-case may be detrimental to state economy

Chandra Lye Oct. 13, 2017, 8:00am

A dispute over air-quality designations has direct ties to economic prosperity in Louisiana, according to a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administrator.

Louisiana oil and gas industry suffering from litigation-friendly reputation, association says

Chandra Lye Sep. 21, 2017, 1:55pm

A gas and oil industry spokesperson claims that Louisiana's reputation and its legal climate have affected the growth of the industry, and legal reformers have said they are not surprised by the state's low ranking in a recent legal survey.

2nd lawsuit filed against former New Orleans officer accused of abusing boys

Chandra Lye Aug. 13, 2017, 11:51am

A second lawsuit has been filed against a former New Orleans police officer accused of molesting young boys.

New Orleans radio host debates link between lawsuits and car insurance rates

Chandra Lye Aug. 10, 2017, 10:30am

WWL radio host Scoot discussed the use of advertising by injury lawyers on a recent afternoon radio show and whether lawsuits filed after car accidents result in higher insurance rates in Louisiana.

Environmental groups' suit over extended red snapper season lacks facts, policy expert says

Chandra Lye Aug. 10, 2017, 8:00am

A lawsuit filed by two environmental groups over the extension of the red snapper season lacks factual evidence, one expert says.

Terrebonne Parish pays $50,000 to couple after sheriff searches home, seizes computer equipment

Chandra Lye Aug. 5, 2017, 12:00pm

Terrebonne Parish has paid $50,000 to a local couple to settle a lawsuit after a sheriff searched their home.

New Orleans city councilman withdraws proposal to sue oil and gas companies

Chandra Lye Jul. 20, 2017, 4:23pm

Jason Williams, a New Orleans city councilman, has stepped back from asking the city to sue the oil and gas industry.

Online petition calls for Louisiana governor to focus on job creation

Chandra Lye Jul. 20, 2017, 4:00pm

Over 5,000 individuals have signed a petition calling for Gov. John Bel Edwards to focus on creating more jobs in Louisiana.

Plaintiffs allege cancer drug Taxotere causes permanent hair loss, sue manufacturer

Chandra Lye Jul. 15, 2017, 12:00pm

The first case in multi-district litigation (MDL) revolving around permanent hair loss from a breast cancer drug has been set for trial in September 2018.

Louisiana State Bar Association honors members at annual gala

Chandra Lye Jul. 12, 2017, 5:48pm

The Louisiana Bar Foundation recently honored several members at its annual Fellows Gala.

Magnolia Woods Civic Association, local families sue Baton Rouge over Mount Hope Plantation expansion plan

Chandra Lye Jul. 7, 2017, 4:00pm

Residents have sued the City-Parish of Baton Rouge over the expansion of the Mount Hope Plantation House, a plan they say violates the Unified Development Code (UDC).

Christ Episcopal School, St. Tammany Parish sued over lights on athletic field

Chandra Lye Jul. 7, 2017, 7:00am

Property owners claim that school's new lights on its athletic field are a nuisance and reduce the property value of their homes.

Family of victim killed in Leeville Bridge collision file civil lawsuit

Chandra Lye Jul. 6, 2017, 4:00pm

A lawsuit has been filed by the children of a man killed in a collision on the Leeville Bridge in March, claiming that the driver of the tractor trailer was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Aids Healthcare Foundation sues City of Baton Rouge over AIDS program funding

Chandra Lye Jun. 10, 2017, 8:46am

The Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against the City of Baton Rouge for not renewing the organization's federally funded Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program contract.

University House building owner files lawsuit over repairs that were incomplete

Chandra Lye Jun. 2, 2017, 10:55am

A complex that once sold for $108.6 million dollars is now the center of a lawsuit that claims repairs needed on the building were ignored.

ABL Management agrees to pay $35,000 to settle discrimination lawsuit

Chandra Lye May 29, 2017, 7:11pm

ABL Management, a Baton Rouge-based food management company, has agreed to pay $35,000 in a settlement agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Airbnb working with New Orleans officials to ensure listings meet registration ordinances

Chandra Lye May 21, 2017, 5:55pm

NEW ORLEANS — Airbnb continues to work with city officials to enact its registration policy for users of the home-sharing network.

Couple seeks damages after golf cart incident at Kenner club

Chandra Lye Apr. 26, 2017, 1:43pm

NEW ORLEANS — A Florida couple has sued a Louisiana resident after an incident that involved the husband being run over by a golf cart.

Lawsuit alleges Beyonce sampled lyrics from deceased New Orleans rapper

Chandra Lye Feb. 26, 2017, 11:26pm

NEW ORLEANS — A lawsuit has been filed that claims Beyonce sampled lyrics from a deceased New Orleans artist without permission.

Louisiana hires top attorney to defend abortion restriction laws

Chandra Lye Feb. 26, 2017, 11:20pm

BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry and Gov. John Bel Edwards have agreed to hire a Washington, D.C. attorney to defend the state against a challenge to its abortion laws.