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Federal judge details reasons for Bayou Bridge Pipeline decision

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.

1st Circuit reverses award in fire engine manufacturer lawsuit

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.

Bayou Bridge pipeline construction to continue, federal judge rules

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.

Federal lawsuit alleges abuse, neglect at David Wade Correctional Center

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.

Federal judge blocks Bayou Bridge Pipeline completion

A federal judge ordered a preliminary injunction on Feb. 23 to stop the final construction phase of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

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).