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Judge rules New Orleans has right to remove Confederate statue after private citizen filed suit

Tricia Erickson May 16, 2017, 3:12pm

A monument supporter filed suit against the City of New Orleans last week claiming the city did not have the right to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard from New Orleans City Park.

New Orleans mayor spokesman: Immigrants 'make considerable impacts' on economy

Carrie Salls Feb. 21, 2017, 10:22am

BATON ROUGE – New American Economy (NAE) has released a Map the Impact report, which highlights the economic, voting and other impacts immigrants have on their respective states, cities, congressional districts and industries and uses that data as a basis for its call for immigration reform efforts across the country. 

Plaintiff fires back against New Orleans' motion to dismiss lawsuit over Jackson monument removal

Quinten Plummer Sep. 9, 2016, 4:32pm

The judge hasn't yet made a decision on the city's motion to dismiss. The plaintiff says he sees that as a sign of his lawsuit's validity.

Federal agencies allow removal of New Orleans monument commemorating white supremacist revolt

Tara Mapes Sep. 2, 2016, 4:49pm

NEW ORLEANS – Federal agencies will not block the removal of a New Orleans monument that pays tribute to the white supremacist revolt in the Battle of Liberty Place.

Landrieu happy to see legislation spawned by WTC redevelopment on governor's desk

Karen Kidd Jun. 9, 2016, 3:13pm

NEW ORLEANS – The office of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is pleased that the state legislature passed onto the governor legislation aimed at preventing the type of litigation that now embroils the city's former World Trade Center, a spokesman said.

City of New Orleans joins legal fight to take control of Orleans Parish Prison

Brent Zell May 18, 2016, 9:41am

NEW ORLEANS — The city of New Orleans on Monday filed a reply memorandum in Jones v. Gusman, supporting calls for Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman to be stripped of his power over the Orleans Parish Prison.

Mayor: Bill set for hearing in House has implications beyond WTC development

Karen Kidd May 13, 2016, 4:10pm

NEW ORLEANS – A bill set for hearing before a state House committee later this month, which could cost one company millions of dollars to maintain its lawsuit over the former World Trade Center development, is a self-defense measure, a spokesman for New Orleans' mayor said.

City disputes contents of white paper on World Trade Center dispute given to Senate

Karen Kidd Apr. 27, 2016, 6:03pm

NEW ORLEANS – The city of New Orleans and other defendants in litigation brought by a company that lost its bid to develop the former World Trade Center dispute the contents of a white paper an attorney for the company provided to members of a state Senate committee.

Two Canal Street Investors: Senate bill an unconstitutional attempt to circumvent the judiciary

Karen Kidd Apr. 8, 2016, 3:47pm

NEW ORLEANS – Two Canal Street Investors, suing over its losing bid to develop New Orleans' World Trade Center, claims the mayor's office is attempting an end run around the judiciary by backing a new state Senate bill that could cost the developer millions.

Mayor spokesman says latest WTC lawsuit 'frivolous' and 'desperate,' but developer claims necessity

Karen Kidd Apr. 3, 2016, 8:35pm

NEW ORLEANS – “Frivolous” and “desperate” is how the New Orleans mayor’s press secretary sums up Two Canal Street Investors’ latest lawsuit over losing its bid to develop the World Trade Center.