BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Corrections has agreed to ease restrictions on prisoner interviews with journalists to settle a lawsuit filed by a student journalist and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana.
Paul AuCoin is hopeful that cooler heads will ultimately prevail in the Port of South Louisiana’s bubbling dispute with the St. James Parish School Board over a stretch of land spread across nearby Vacherie.
NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has denied an Orleans Parish Coroner’s office motion to dismiss a case in which a former death investigator in the office filed a federal suit alleging that she was improperly denied overtime pay during her tenure.
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.