BATON ROUGE – The owner of a Baton Rouge construction firm, who was recently indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple fraud counts related to the construction of a charter school in Baker, has had so many state and federal lawsuits filed against him that attorneys worry that they may not be able to get relief for their clients.
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NEW ORLEANS – A Orleans Parish judge has ordered the release of seven indigent defendants because the public defenders' office can’t afford to defend them.
SHREVEPORT – A Minden Police Department lieutenant has yet to be reinstated despite a Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal ruling in early March that reversed his termination.
BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is rethinking its warrant language and search policies after a federal court found that members of the police department had authorized an unlawful strip search, and committed assault and battery on a subject.
NEW ORLEANS – BP will pay a $20.8 billion settlement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after a federal judge gave final approval on April 4.
NEW ORLEANS – A lawsuit filed by a former Orleans Parish Deputy alleges that Sheriff Marlin Gusman underpaid deputies for overtime and straight time worked on either end of their scheduled shifts.
VIDALIA – An attorney has filed a lawsuit against Concordia Parish District Attorney Brad Burget in an ongoing dispute over who attacked whom.
NEW ORLEANS — A white paper by Emory University Law Professor Joanna M. Shepherd examines the costs and consequences of the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (LUTPA), but not everyone agrees with her assessment.
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Gov. John Bel Edwards have reached at least a temporary accord over federal lawsuits filed while Bobby Jindal was the state's governor.
Guy McInnis, the new president of St. Bernard Parish, recently signed a contract on behalf of the parish with a law firm whose partners made the largest possible contributions to his election campaign, $5,000 each.
Discovery continues in the multi-district litigation (MDL) of cases related to Xarelto, a prescription blood thinner used to reduce the risk of blood clots.
New Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is under pressure to address the three high-profile lawsuits left behind by Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court recently ruled that emails sent via a public agency’s system should be disclosed under Louisiana’s Public Records Law, even if the emails are related only to private matters.
METAIRIE — The Louisiana Supreme Court recently appointed Carl A. Butler as chairman of the Louisiana Attorney’s Disciplinary Board (LADB).
NEW ORLEANS — A whistleblower suit was filed recently in U.S. District Court against the Gretna Police Department by former officer Daniel Swear, who alleges that the department instituted a quota system last December despite Louisiana law prohibiting such systems.