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Former state attorney Reed suspended after fraud convictions

By Sean Fowler | Jul 2, 2016

NEW ORLEANS - Despite requests from his attorney to hold off on the decision, former state prosecutor Walter Reed has been suspended from law practice by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Louisiana repeals foreign-born voter registration law

By Sean Fowler | Jun 7, 2016

BATON ROUGE – A Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) lawsuit against the state of Louisiana will not go to court, as the state has repealed a law that was called discriminatory by many.

Red Light cameras drawing increasing opposition from advocacy groups

By Sean Fowler | May 14, 2016

NEW ORLEANS - As the number of legal cases against red light cameras increase nationwide -- as well as in Louisiana -- so do the number of organizations speaking out against them.

Suit filed to put an end to Louisiana's naturalized citizens voting law

By Sean Fowler | May 12, 2016

BATON ROUGE – With the presidential election fast approaching, two advocacy groups have filed a class-action lawsuit, hoping to put a stop to a century-old voter registration law in Louisiana they say discriminates against immigrant citizens.

2nd Circuit Appeals Court judge didn't think twice about running for re-election

By Sean Fowler | May 11, 2016

SHREVEPORT– A long-standing Second Circuit appeals judge said there was never any doubt that he would seek re-election.

National Motorists Association says New Orleans Red Light suit exposes corruption

By Sean Fowler | May 10, 2016

NEW ORLEANS - A group of New Orleans residents are suing the city over its red light camera program, and a national driver advocacy group says the suit will expose more of the issues with these sorts of cameras.

Louisiana oil and gas industry responds to AG lawsuit takeover

By Sean Fowler | May 5, 2016

BATON ROUGE – When lawsuits against oil and gas companies began flooding in from coastal Louisiana parishes after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the local oil and gas industry was concerned. But when Louisiana's attorney general moved to take over those cases, they felt it was time to make their voices heard.

New oil rig regulations have industry unsure of cost burden

By Sean Fowler | May 1, 2016

NEW ORLEANS - New safety regulations for offshore drilling rigs -- primarily spurred by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon rig blowout -- were passed recently, but it's too soon to tell if they will help Louisiana or hurt it.

Federal court to consider New Orleans 'debtors prison' case

By Sean Fowler | Apr 29, 2016

NEW ORLEANS - A federal court will get to decide if New Orleans' threat of jail time to get court fees paid is constitutional, or has created a "debtors' prison."

GROW Louisiana Coalition takes John Barry to task over oil and gas lawsuits

By Sean Fowler | Apr 26, 2016

NEW ORLEANS - Restore Louisiana Now President John Barry has long argued that suing big oil and gas companies is the best way to motivate them to repair damage to coastal wetlands, but his critics say the industry is already doing its share to right any wrongs it may have caused to the environment.

Louisiana whistleblower's settlement could be good for state

By Sean Fowler | Apr 25, 2016

BATON ROUGE - While some may think that a recent Louisiana whistleblower should have taken his case to trial, his settlement could still have a positive impact.

Professors' association moves to help fired LSU instructor

By Sean Fowler | Apr 15, 2016

BATON ROUGE - While some allegations of sexual harassment by college professors can be complicated cases that must be examined carefully, there's a case at Louisiana State University that some believe isn't so complicated.

Louisiana Oil & Gas Association opposes escalation of St. Tammany fracking lawsuit

By Sean Fowler | Apr 13, 2016

MANDEVILLE - When the St. Tammany Parish Council voted 11-2 to move its lawsuit against a fracking well to the state's Supreme Court, a large number of people opposed to the well roared in approval. But there's one organization that is far from cheering.

Attorney general moves to organize shore damage lawsuits

By Sean Fowler | Apr 13, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Concern over the effects of oil and gas drilling on Louisiana's coastline has led to a number of lawsuits from coastal parishes -- all of which were recently taken over by the state's attorney general.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation alleges discrimination in Louisiana funding distribution

By Sean Fowler | Apr 4, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Having the most cases of AIDS per capita in the nation, Baton Rouge is often challenged in distributing federal funding between the organizations trying to provide care to those patients. Now, one group is alleging the most recent distribution of federal funds was unfair and is suing to have it changed.

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