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(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.