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Appeals court rejects Livingston Parish man's constitutional claims in case involving online comments

John Severance Oct. 1, 2017, 8:00am

An appeals court panel has upheld a district court's dismissal of a Livingston Parish man’s claim that his First and Fourth Amendment rights were violated.

St. John the Baptist Parish files suit against 13 oil and gas companies

John Severance Jul. 14, 2017, 10:00am

In April, St. John the Baptist Parish became the sixth Louisiana entity to file suit against state oil and gas companies, alleging damages to its coast and its wetlands.

Suit claims First NBC Bank was involved in loan scheme

John Severance Jul. 12, 2017, 5:44pm

First NBC Bank, which was recently acquired by Hancock Whitney, still is facing legal challenges.

Louisiana attorneys demand $4.7 million from state over abortion law case

John Severance Jul. 6, 2017, 2:00pm

After lawyers challenged a Louisiana abortion law and won, they demanded the state pay it $4.7 million.

Johnson & Johnson to pay $586,408 settlement to Louisiana for selling defective medicines

John Severance Jul. 6, 2017, 11:38am

The crux of the settlement resolves allegations that Johnson & Johnson sold medicines that did not meet federal quality requirements.

Louisiana Supreme Court refuses to hear Cameron Parish tax case

John Severance Jul. 6, 2017, 11:12am

Cameron Parish officials thought they had their tax problems figured out.

Political operative sues Kenner Police Department over DWI arrest

John Severance Jul. 6, 2017, 11:07am

Jacques Morial, a New Orleans-based political consultant, recently settled his Jefferson Parish traffic court case after being arrested last year on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Texas Supreme Court rules against firm seeking BP oil spill legal fees

John Severance Jun. 30, 2017, 4:00pm

The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled against a law firm that claims it was wrongfully excluded from settlements between the City of Houston, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas and BP over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Family financial impasse jeopardizes contribution to Tulane University

John Severance Jun. 27, 2017, 11:00pm

The future of a $1 million donation, which was earmarked for Tulane University, is heading to federal court.

Louisiana man sues BP for health problems allegedly caused by oil spill cleanup efforts

John Severance Jun. 22, 2017, 8:54am

A Louisiana man who helped clean up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is suing BP, alleging that he has suffered from health problems after being exposed to crude oil and chemicals during the cleanup efforts.

New Orleans mayor defends city's stance on immigration enforcement

John Severance Jun. 8, 2017, 5:59pm

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu recently fired back at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over claims that New Orleans is a sanctuary city.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, HMO Louisiana allege price fixing by drug manufacturers

John Severance May 28, 2017, 10:33am

Federal and state enforcement entities have been investigating allegations of price fixing by generic drug companies and manufacturers, according to court documents.

Judiciary Commission of Louisiana adds two new members

John Severance May 23, 2017, 4:51pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently added two members to the state's Judiciary Commission.

Simmons Bank hires new vice president, assistant general counsel

John Severance May 23, 2017, 12:57pm

Simmons Bank has hired Henry A. “Rusty” Barham III as the executive vice president for regulatory and consumer affairs and assistant general counsel.

The Hunter's Run Gun Club sues former manager

John Severance May 2, 2017, 10:29am

The Hunter's Run Gun Club and the Great International Land Company recently filed suit against its former manager in the U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, alleging that Baker's unfair trade practices and other wrongful actions led to irreparable injury, loss and damage to the gun club.

Homeless men accuse judges and sheriff of violating U.S. Constitution

John Severance Apr. 18, 2017, 8:44am

Two Louisiana men filed suit against six judges of the Louisiana 26th Judicial District Court and the sheriff of Bossier Parish, alleging that their due process and equal protection rights were violated.

Louisiana residents file suit against water company

John Severance Apr. 2, 2017, 3:53pm

DONALDSONVILLE — Many Donaldsonville residents are not happy about the quality of water and have filed a class action suit against Peoples Water Service.

Louisiana's lawsuit against State Farm, filed by former attorney general, lies dormant

John Severance Apr. 2, 2017, 8:01am

BATON ROUGE — Nothing has happened for more than a year, but Louisiana’s lawsuit against insurance carrier State Farm is still alive.

Doctors file suit over hospital acquisition in Louisiana

John Severance Mar. 24, 2017, 10:05pm

NEW IBERIA — A group of plaintiffs including more than 10 South Dakota doctors has filed a lawsuit over proposed investment in a Louisiana hospital.

Six Louisiana universities benefit from insurance suit

John Severance Mar. 15, 2017, 6:55pm

NEW ORLEANS — Because of a dissolution of a failed health-maintenance organization, six Louisiana universities will each receive $460,000, according to a news release from state Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon.