NEW ORLEANS — A young girl jailed in St. Bernard Parish Jail claims she was repeatedly abused by a sheriff’s deputy, who allegedly made requests and orders that grew more explicit as time passed.
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NEW ORLEANS — Priests have no legal obligation to break the seal of confessions and report confidential information heard during the sacrament, a Louisiana Supreme Court ruling has declared.
BATON ROUGE — A judge has quashed a political candidate’s attempt to legally force organizers of an Oct. 18 debate to include more participants.
BATON ROUGE — A class action suit alleges Louisiana violates federal law by not providing deaf and hard of hearing probationers and parolees with qualified interpreters and other aids during classes and meetings.
NEW ORLEANS — The new compliance director taking the reins of the Orleans Justice Center comes to Louisiana from Maryland with 40 years of experience in corrections.
BATON ROUGE — Pointing to news reports, cell phone videos and photographs, three people who were arrested during protests in Baton Rouge after the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling are suing Baton Rouge officials and state police for civil rights violations, alleging police responded to protesters in a “militarized and aggressive manner.”
NEW ORLEANS — Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman is close to picking the new compliance director who will run the Orleans Justice Center.
The jury has started hearing testimony in the trial of a Texas lawyer who is accused of fraud and identity theft after allegedly inflating the number of clients he represented in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
BATON ROUGE — The whistleblower in a lawsuit against the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is disappointed that the state has opted to appeal the verdict that awarded him $750,000.
NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana consumers and others whose homes were ruined by toxic drywall made in China suffered another setback in their quest to recover damages.
BATON ROUGE — After some controversy over how to distribute the first of the Deep Horizon oil spill recovery payments, the Louisiana Senate took action last week to reroute $7 million from the state attorney general’s office to the governor’s coastal office.
NEW ORLEANS — After refusing to dismiss a lawsuit against the city of New Orleans and several police officers for the fatal beating of a man in 2005, a federal judge has decided a number of claims in the suit in favor of the deceased man’s relatives.
NEW ORLEANS — After six years of waiting their turn, individuals and businesses suing BP for damage caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill could be much closer to getting their day in court.
NEW ORLEANS — To Danny Luneau, a criminal defense attorney and a Louisiana native, his job is about giving people accused of a crime “a fair shot.”
With the highest rate of medical malpractice lawsuits filed in 2015 compared to other states, it appears that Louisiana residents are the most likely to accuse a doctor, nurse, or dentist of negligence, according to data analyzed by a career information company.
BATON ROUGE — Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the Southern University System debt and issuer ratings earlier this month, citing the school’s financial inflexibility in the face of declining state funding.
ALEXANDRIA — Hunters trying to overturn the ban on hunting deer with dogs in the state’s only national forest claim an arbitrary decision affects a tradition they’ve passed on for generations.
BATON ROUGE — As the Louisiana Supreme Court considers a recommendation to suspend Judge J. Robin Free for a year over allegations of misconduct, a local editorial board is calling for his resignation.
Business leaders’ regard for the Pelican state has changed drastically in the last year.
COVINGTON — A 22nd Judicial District Court judge will hold the second hearing in a lawsuit between the district attorney and the St. Tammany Parish government on Monday.