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Governor signs bill concerning divorce and spousal support

By Jim Tyrrell | Jul 21, 2018

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed a bill expanding on and clarifying legislation related to divorce and spousal support.

Law scholar says measure requiring unanimous jury vote for felony convictions in Louisiana is needed

By John Sammon | May 1, 2018

BATON ROUGE — A measure proposed by state Sen. J.P. Morrell (D-New Orleans) that would change the requirement to convict a defendant of a felony to a unanimous jury vote from a nonunanimous vote could lead to the single most important legal reform in the state’s history, a law scholar said.

Louisiana Senate approves bill to protect sexual assault victims from slander lawsuits

By Sandra Lane | Apr 2, 2018

&&& The Louisiana Senate passed a bill on March 20 to postpone any slander lawsuits filed against people who allegedly have been victims of sexual assault. If the House approves it, courts will be required to postpone any slander lawsuits filed against alleged sexual assault victims.

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