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Boat transportation dispute unlikely to affect future maritime cases, professor says

By Kacie Whaley | Aug 31, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has ruled to reverse a district court’s judgment preventing Industrial Maritime Carriers’ in rem action toward an ocean carrier and otherwise affirm the judgment.

Amedisys to pay $43.8 million to settle Medicare fraud allegations

By Kacie Whaley | Jul 23, 2017

Home health care firm Amedisys Inc. has agreed to pay $43.8 million to settle a federal lawsuit that involved the company allegedly engaging in Medicare fraud.

Federal appeals court favors whistle-blowers by enhancing definition of 'good faith

By Kacie Whaley | Jul 14, 2017

In a recent whistle-blower case, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit broadened the Louisiana Environmental Whistle-Blower Act's definition of

Transgender woman sues after allegedly being beaten and raped at Tangipahoa Parish Prison

By Kacie Whaley | Jun 29, 2017

A transgender woman has filed a federal lawsuit after allegedly being brutally beaten and raped by inmates in Tangipahoa Parish Prison last year.

District judge announces bid for seat in Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal

By Kacie Whaley | Jun 27, 2017

Judge Sharon Ingram Marchman is running for a seat on the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal.

Automation Personnel Services to pay $50,000 in settlement over alleged hiring discrimination

By Kacie Whaley | Jun 23, 2017

A staffing company and the federal government is settling a case with a woman who sued last year over hiring discrimination.

Baton Rouge judge allows convicted child molester to live down the street from victim

By Kacie Whaley | May 26, 2017

A Baton Rouge judge recently allowed a man convicted of child molestation to be released from prison so he could care for his ailing mother.

State trooper sues ex-wife and Judge Candyce Perret for allegedly lying in election ads

By Kacie Whaley | May 25, 2017

A Louisiana state trooper has filed a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife and a judge for allegedly making false claims about him in election ads.

Baton Rouge facility developer claims his audit was sabotaged for racial reasons

By Kacie Whaley | May 21, 2017

BATON ROUGE — A Baton Rouge construction development executive is suing the state of Louisiana and an auditor for allegedly accusing him of mismanaging funds simply because he is black.

Mother sues after son hangs himself at Jackson mental hospital

By Kacie Whaley | May 12, 2017

The mother of a 19-year-old who hanged himself in a hospital last year is now suing the Louisiana Department of Health and nine staff members for failing to prevent her son's death.

Former district attorney accused of sexual extortion sued by alleged victim's mother

By Kacie Whaley | May 5, 2017

Harry Morel, the former St. Charles Parish district attorney, is being sued by the mother of one of his alleged sexual extortion victims.

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