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Ex-First NBC Bank CFO requests insurance policy payout; second employee to do so amid financial crisis

Another former employee of First NBC Bank Holding Co. has asked a judge to allow her to take out insurance policies in hopes of covering legal costs in the latest round of battles for the company and its previous workers, based on a motion for an order for relief filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Civil-rights lawsuit against St. Tammany Sheriff's Office dismissed in federal court

NEW ORLEANS — The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office is pleased after a judge recently dismissed a civil-rights lawsuit against it following a New Orleans man’s claims that he was physically attacked during an arrest.

Monroe city officials quiet amid former employee's lawsuit

MONROE — Officials with the city of Monroe are remaining tight-lipped after a former city employee filed a lawsuit claiming that his political views cost him his job.  

More than 100 people found guilty of swindling BP Deepwater Horizon Fund out of millions

NEW ORLEANS — More than 100 people, including a former employee, are facing jail time after they were convicted of conning millions from the BP Deepwater Horizon Fund.

Legal watchdog derides 'system abuse' in Deepwater fund fraud cases

BATON ROUGE — A legal watchdog has called out the legal system in Louisiana after dozens of people have been convicted for defrauding the BP's Deepwater Horizon fund.