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.
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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and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) lawsuit against the state of Louisiana will not go to court, as the state has repealed a law that was called discriminatory by many.
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.
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.
SHREVEPORT– A long-standing Second Circuit appeals judge said there was never any doubt that he would seek re-election.
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.
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 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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.