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Court tosses galley hand's suit against Hercules Offshore

NEW ORLEANS — The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has dismissed a lawsuit against Hercules Offshore Services LLC brought by a former galley hand on an oil rig.

LASC director chosen for Presidential Leadership Scholars program

Louisiana Supreme Court Division of Children and Families Director Alanah Odoms Hebert is one of 59 scholars chosen to take part in the Presidential Leadership Scholars program.

Shreveport judge 'grateful' NAWJ conference held in city

Shreveport City Court Judge Sheva M. Sims, who was recently elected as District 6 Director of the National Association of Women Judges, said it was an honor to have the association's conference in Shreveport, a first for the city.

Attorney vows to keep fighting Louisiana's high jury trial threshold

BATON ROUGE — Legal experts aren't giving up on their effort to change Louisiana's jury trial laws, which they say are to blame for the state's sky-high automobile insurance rates.

Louisiana coffee importer loses bid to collect on $2.6 million debt

ST. LOUIS — U.S. District Judge Jean Hamilton of the Eastern District of Missouri has dismissed a counterclaim against Ronnoco Coffee LLC and MidAmerica Roasterie by a Louisiana coffee importer.

4th Circuit upholds closure of Civil Service Commission office

A Louisiana appeals court has denied an appeal by the Plaquemines Parish Department of Civil Service, the Plaquemines Parish Civil Service Commission and Civil Service Director Ellen Barrois in a case over the closure of a government office.