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U.S. prosecutes record number of shipping companies for alleged illegal dumping

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice prosecuted a record number of cases involving shipping companies illegally dumping in U.S. waters in 2016.

Jefferson Parish prevails on appeal of health-care centers decision

NEW ORLEANS — Jefferson Parish government and officials have prevailed on appeal against the embattled Jefferson Community Health Care Centers, which sought to enjoin its eviction from parish-owned facilities.

NAACP lawsuit to create majority-minority judicial district to be heard March 13

BATON ROUGE — The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana on March 13 will hear a Terrebonne Parish NAACP lawsuit seeking to create a majority-minority judicial district system to better represent the blacks and minorities in the parish.

Southern University graduate becomes youngest African-American judge in Alabama

BATON ROUGE — A Southern University graduate has become the youngest African-American female judge in Alabama.

Lafayette councilman calls for investigation of civil service board, attorney

LAFAYETTE — A Lafayette councilman has called for an investigation of the local fire and police civil service board after a recording surfaced of an official in that department allegedly making racist comments.

PPI medication lawsuits may be transferred to the Middle District of Louisiana

BATON ROUGE — A motion for transfer has been filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) Oct. 17 regarding serious alleged kidney injuries related to the use of proton pump inhibitors.