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Louisiana judge rules coastal damage lawsuits merit new trial

Kate Jacobson Nov. 11, 2016, 1:03pm

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

Kate Jacobson Nov. 8, 2016, 2:23pm

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

Kate Jacobson Oct. 28, 2016, 6:02pm

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

Kate Jacobson Oct. 24, 2016, 11:41am

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