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New Orleans' Downtown Development District claims city may have improperly diverted special funds to pensions

A May 15 report from KSLA-TV said the Downtown Development District of New Orleans, a local agency working on economic growth and revitalization, filed a lawsuit in Orleans Parish Civil District Court claiming the city of New Orleans is diverting funds meant for other activities to its pension funds.

Fifth Circuit to rule on case involving man who was arrested for threatening to file complaint against police

William Aubin Jr. was at home when a sheriff’s deputy arrived on his street looking for a reckless driver. The deputy was not looking for Aubin, but he ended up getting arrested anyway.

State spent over $5 million on hundreds of sexual harassment claims involving DOC

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana has a sexual harassment problem – like everywhere else, it seems – but a new report shows this has become especially costly, particularly in corrections.

Advocacy Center attorney said Homer prison has gone too far in controlling inmates

BATON ROUGE—Some inmates in Louisiana might get some legal recourse for alleged harsh treatment in a class-action suit brought against the Louisiana Department of Corrections and the David Wade Correctional Center (DWCC).

University of Southern Mississippi seeks dismissal of former football player's suit

BATON ROUGE – An unusual lawsuit against the University of Southern Mississippi involves a former football player suing over allegations of discrimination on the basis of a medical condition and claiming the university violated Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act by discussing his condition with staff.

Webster Parish school prayer case illustrates complexity of 1st Amendment rights

A challenge to school prayer in Webster Parish could have an effect on similar cases around the United States.

(Corrected) Legal expert: Judges need to recuse themselves when contributors become litigants

NEW ORLEANS — With the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry backing Jimmy Genovese and trial lawyers supporting Marilyn Castle in the race to replace outgoing state Supreme Court Justice Jeanette Knoll, the flow of political donations from special interest groups such as these raises the question of whether judges should recuse themselves when contributors become litigants.

New Edwards administration likely to leave tort reform alone

BATON ROUGE — Republicans and tort reform advocates didn't expect John Bel Edwards to win the governor's race in Louisiana, but now people with an eye on the state's history of litigation are paying close attention to see how the issue of tort reform will be handled by the new administration.