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Longtime Lafayette judge is fondly remembered

LAFAYETTE—He was known as the judge who was “Firm but fair.”

Royal Caribbean not eligible to join Deepwater Horizon oil-spill class action, court rules

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line was denied the right to join a class-action settlement against BP Exploration & Production and BP America Production Co. and BP PLC for an oil spill that began on April 20, 2010, and polluted the Gulf of Mexico.

Lack of accountability, judicial corruption to blame for Louisiana's low legal ranking, reformers say

Legal reform activists say Louisiana is the most frivolous-lawsuit-prone state in the country because it lacks accountability and its judicial system badly needs an overhaul.

Louisiana State Chamber supports school superintendent in standoff with Gov. John Edwards

A now-dismissed lawsuit has pitted Louisiana Gov. John Edwards against Louisiana’s Schools Superintendent John White, with Edwards claiming that White did not follow the proper requirements for keeping his job.

Activists target Louisiana law excluding probationers from voting

Activists say they are working to overturn what they contend is an improper misinterpretation of the Louisiana Constitution that excludes people on probation from voting even though they hold jobs and pay taxes like other state residents.

City of Slidell opts not to challenge federal ruling against proposed panhandling license

The Slidell City Council passed a local ordinance last summer that would have required a license to panhandle after city officials reported there were 70 public complaints about nuisances caused by panhandlers.

Baton Rouge police officers await outcome of state investigation into Alton Sterling shooting

The State of Louisiana is now investigating whether Baton Rouge Police Officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II acted lawfully in the shooting of Alton Sterling on July 5, 2016 after a federal investigation concluded Sterling's civil rights had not been violated.

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says reform of asbestos compensation needed

A Louisiana government watchdog activist said she hopes the U.S. Senate will pass legislation that will crack down on attorneys who siphon off of damage claims for people who suffer from work-related asbestos exposure.

Killer of New Orleans Saints football player sues widow

In a bizarre turn of events, the convicted killer of New Orleans Saints football player Will Smith has filed a lawsuit against Smith’s widow, who he wounded with gunfire, seeking damages for lost property, medical injuries, lost wages, mental anguish and emotional distress.