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Federal appeals court shuts down insurance dispute in tug boat sinking

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has overturned a New Orleans appellate court ruling in a dispute between insurance companies and who was responsible for a sunken tug boat.

Edwards backed by Louisiana Democratic Party as state treasurer election nears

The runoff election for Louisiana state treasurer will take place Nov. 18, with Democrat Derrick Edwards and Republican John Schroder facing off.

Louisiana courts use mix of civil, common law

Legal experts say Louisiana takes a unique approach to its courts, with judges blending two systems to make rulings.

Trump administration, Congress face obstacles in tax reform in first 100 days, New Orleans-based lawyer says

NEW ORLEANS – President Donald Trump said he will work with Congress to put his proposed tax reform plan in place this year, with the House Ways and Means Committee expected to push a tax reform bill within the first 100 days of the Trump administration, according to a National Law Review article by a New Orleans attorney employed by Jones Walker LLP.

Lawsuit questions constitutionality of parish commissioners’ retirement benefits

SHREVEPORT — A lawsuit filed by civic activist and local resident Elliott Stonecipher centers on whether retirement benefits and other financial gains paid to elected Caddo Parish commissioners are unconstitutional.

Sudduth elected new member of American Law Society

LAKE CHARLES — The American Law Society Board of Directors recently elected James Sudduth III as a new member.

Louisiana's Landry elected vice president of National Association of Attorneys General

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has been elected vice president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).