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New commercial highlights ‘rampant venue shopping’ in Louisiana

By Jacob Bielanski | Apr 28, 2016

NEW ORLEANS -- A new advertisement from a New Orleans law firm highlights a practice that some critics claim is eroding Louisiana’s already-tarnished judicial reputation.

Louisiana DNR could benefit from parishes' suits against oil and gas industries

By Jacob Bielanski | Apr 17, 2016

BATON ROUGE – With the state recently taking over more than 39 lawsuits brought by three parishes against oil and gas companies, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resource is waiting to see what -- if any -- money it will receive from the litigation to restore coastal wetlands lost to erosion.

St. John the Baptist parish facing class-action lawsuits over brain-eating amoeba water contamination

By Jacob Bielanski | Apr 6, 2016

LAPLACE – A lawsuit seeking damages alleges the cause of the brain-eating amoeba contamination that plagued St. John the Baptist Parish's water system in August 2014 goes higher up the chain of command than the two municipal water workers convicted last year of malfeasance.

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