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Louisiana judge rules coastal damage lawsuits merit new trial

By Kate Jacobson | Nov 11, 2016

GRETNA — A judge ruled that a wetlands damage lawsuit filed by a Louisiana parish against nine oil and gas companies will go to a new trial, a reversal of an August decision to dismiss the suit.

Metairie attorney challenges polling site distance requirement for petition solicitors

By Kate Jacobson | Nov 8, 2016

METAIRIE, La. – A Metairie attorney who is heading the recall efforts of a parish president is working toward another fight: Allowing petition solicitors to be within 100 feet of polling places.

Federal lawsuit in wrongful conviction case advances

By Kate Jacobson | Oct 28, 2016

SHREVEPORT — Despite a recent state decision denying a hearing for a compensation case of a wrongfully convicted man, two federal lawsuits filed by the man's estate are forging ahead.

Critics accuse trial lawyers of trying to influence Louisiana Supreme Court race

By Kate Jacobson | Oct 24, 2016

LAFAYETTE — Critics are raising issues about trial lawyers donating to a Louisiana Supreme Court candidate.

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