Melissa Landry worries what impact lawsuits – filed by six south Louisiana parishes against hundreds of oil companies over the alleged impact the industry has had on the state’s coast over the last century – will have on Louisiana business in the here and now.
Belden Batiste says he is awaiting a judge’s ruling in a case where he filed a civil rights violation suit after his name was pulled from the ballot in a citywide election, but no matter what the verdict he plans to keep fighting for the principles he believes in.
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has ruled that a lower court erred in dismissing a defamation suit against the New York Times in which an economics professor claims the publication quoted him out of context.
&&&A federal jury in New Orleans has cleared Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG in the second of at least 18,600 suits filed against the pharmaceutical giants stemming from the manufacturing of the blood-thinning drug Xarelto.
After emerging victorious in the first of more than 18,000 suits filed against them, Xarelto maker Johnson & Johnson and Bayer Pharmaceuticals are vowing to remain as vigilant as ever in defending their reputations.
Now that top prosecutors at two parishes known to have been issuing “fake subpoenas” have vowed to end the practice, James Williams, a New Orleans city councilman, has said it’s time to take a real assessment of all the damage.
NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans City Councilman Jason Williams thinks the bar association might launch a probe into a district attorney's office's practice of issuing “fake” subpoenas to potential witnesses in cases it is prosecuting.
BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana attorney general’s office has announced the arrest of the former East Feliciana Parish coroner and her deputy in connection with a scheme aimed at allegedly defrauding the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner’s office.
SLIDELL — A prisoner in a Louisiana jail has reached an out-of-court settlement with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office after charging a since fired deputy officer with viciously attacking him in an unprovoked incident while he was handcuffed.
NEW ORLEANS — Even as the battle over public funding for certain kinds of charter schools appears headed for the state Supreme Court, Louisiana Education Superintendent John White is vowing to continue supporting such institutions, no matter what.
NEW ORLEANS — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against a New Orleans-area mayor charging his passage of an ordinance requiring panhandlers to have permits they wear around their necks while soliciting is a violation of free speech rights.
PINEVILLE — Cleco Corporation associate general-counsel attorney Mark D. Pearce has been tapped as one of the latest members of the American Law Society board of
directors with America’s Top Lawyers distinction.