Louisiana Attorney General News

Jeff Landry tells Department of Justice employees they need to reapply for jobs

By Vimbai Chikomo | Dec 4, 2015

BATON ROUGE — Attorney General-Elect Jeff Landry recently sent a letter to current state Department of Justice at-will employees, informing them that they need to apply for positions under his new administration.

Caldwell’s TV endorsers are paid millions, state records show

By Richard Miniter, American Media Institute | Nov 20, 2015

BATON ROUGE — On television ads endorsing Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell for re-election, Paul Connick says a lot — but he never acknowledges that Caldwell approved $1.7 million in payments to his private practice.

Former DEQ director: EPA regulations an 'attack' on energy industry

By Anna Aguillard | Nov 20, 2015

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell recently joined a lawsuit to put a stop to  “extremely expensive and unproven” EPA Clean Air Act proposals that his office says would effectively prohibit construction of coal-fired power plants.

Former Democratic candidate endorses Landry in AG runoff election

By Hoang Tran | Nov 9, 2015

BATON ROUGE — Honesty is the best policy for former attorney general candidate Geri Broussard Baloney, and her endorsement of Jeff Landry reflects her principles.

La. AG commissioner celebrates federal court ruling against WOTUS enforcement

By Anna Aguillard | Oct 29, 2015

BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently issued a nationwide stay temporarily prohibiting the enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA), much to the approval of Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain. 

Appeals court backs Louisiana attorney general, bans EPA rule

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 19, 2015

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked an EPA ruling the Louisiana attorney general says would have unjustly affected thousands of property owners in the state.

Louisana Democratic Party calls attorney general's re-election campaign ugly

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 14, 2015

Opponents of Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell are calling his re-election campaign ugly.

A.G. candidate Landry pledges transparency

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 13, 2015

An organization working to hold attorney general candidates accountable says Louisiana attorney general candidate Jeff Landry has made a pledge to be transparent in office.

Republicans snub AG Buddy Caldwell’s reelection effort

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 29, 2015

BATON ROUGE — Incumbent Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell has been passed up by the Louisiana Republican Party in favor of opponent Jeff Landry.

Attorneys set to pull billions out of BP settlement with states, local governments

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 10, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Several attorneys are set to receive big paydays following last week’s $18.7 billion settlement between BP and five Gulf states along with more than 500 municipalities concerning damages stemming from the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

BP comes to $18.7 billion oil spill settlement with state and local governments

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 2, 2015

NEW ORLEANS –BP PLC has reached a tentative, $18.7 billion settlement with the federal government and five Gulf Coast states for damages related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, court records show. The settlement by was brokered by BP’s U.S.

Louisiana AG antitrust lawsuit against Pfizer remanded to federal court; Case relying on assistance from highly paid private attorneys

By Louisiana Record reports | Jun 16, 2015

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office has again hired a list of political allies for help with an antitrust lawsuit brought against Pfizer which mirrors similar actions taken against several other pharmaceutical companies. Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell initially filed the lawsuit against Pfizer on behalf of the State of Louisiana in the 19th Judicial District Court in East Baton Rouge Parish on April 10.

Embattled parish president Peralta sues state AG’s office

By The Louisiana Record | May 14, 2015

About a week before he was indicted on perjury and falsifying public records charges, St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta filed suit against the state attorney general, several assistant attorneys general, and the office in a complaint related to a 2012 matter.

2014: Highs And Lows For Oil And Gas

By Don Briggs | Dec 17, 2014

Don Briggs, President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association

Mortgage lendor accused of mortgage fraud by Louisiana Attorney General

By Anna Aguillard | Aug 8, 2014

CaldwellCOVINGTON – Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has brought suit against a California-based company, accusing it of falsely promising mortgage relief to financially distressed Louisiana homeowners.Caldwell filed suit against Home Preservation Services in the 22nd Judicial District Court on July 30.According to the suit, defendant Home Preservation Services is a California-based company

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