Louisiana State University alumnus Rep. Steve Scalise, U.S. House majority whip, gave the keynote address at LSU’s 295th commencement and the main address at the LSU Law Center’s commencement on June 1. Scalise graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in political science.
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A federal judge who stopped construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline last month has explained her ruling, stating that the long-term impact the pipeline will have on the environment is greater than the damage that stopping it would do.
An appeals court has reversed an order requiring Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc. to pay Red Star Consultants LLC and Fepro Fire Protection Co. more than $500,000 in a lawsuit regarding the sale of fire trucks.
Construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline will continue, a federal judge ruled earlier this month, casting aside objections from environmental groups who tried to put a stop to the construction of the final leg of the project due to concerns about the impact it will have on the land and wildlife.
BATON ROUGE – Two prisoners have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against David Wade Correctional Center in Homer and the Louisiana Department of Corrections alleging that inmates are “being held in extreme, abusive conditions” and are treated with “cruel and unusual punishment,” according to the lawsuit filed on Feb. 20.
A federal judge ordered a preliminary injunction on Feb. 23 to stop the final construction phase of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.
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.
The runoff election for Louisiana state treasurer will take place Nov. 18, with Democrat Derrick Edwards and Republican John Schroder facing off.
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.
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.
LAKE CHARLES — The American Law Society Board of Directors recently elected James Sudduth III as a new member.
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has been elected vice president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).