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Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says reform of asbestos compensation needed

By John Sammon | May 25, 2017

A Louisiana government watchdog activist said she hopes the U.S. Senate will pass legislation that will crack down on attorneys who siphon off of damage claims for people who suffer from work-related asbestos exposure.

Sen. Ted Cruz settles lawsuit with New Orleans-based music licensing firm

By Erica Portillo | Dec 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Former Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will pay $55,000 to a music-licensing start up firm, Audiosocket, for alleged copyright infringement and breach of a licensing agreement.

Tulane grad, Alabama judge being considered as Scalia replacement

By Dee Thompson | Nov 18, 2016

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that he will choose one of the names on his previously announced “shortlist” of 11 judges to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last February, which includes a judge from the South. 

Senate candidate sues Southern Media & Opinion Research, claiming wrong party affiliation listed

By Michelle de Leon | Sep 26, 2016

BATON ROUGE – U.S. Senate candidate Troy Hebert filed a lawsuit and restraining order against Southern Media & Opinion Research and pollster Bernie Pinsonat for allegedly releasing incorrect information that affected his chances of taking part in candidate forums.

Former Louisiana attorney general Richard Ieyoub inducted into Order of Living Legends

By Claudia Balthazar | Sep 6, 2016

ERATH – Former attorney general Richard Ieyoub is now part of the long list of honorable members of the Living Legends, which is an Acadian Museum of Erath induction to recognize the people who have helped define the cajun culture of Louisiana.

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