Louisiana House of Representatives News

Bill concerning civil forfeiture sent to House Committee on Civil Law and Procedure

By Jim Tyrrell | Jul 21, 2018

A civil forfeiture bill sponsored by state Rep. Jerome Zeringue (R-Houma) was recently sent to the Committee on Civil Law and Procedure for review.

Bill proposing qui tam action is sent to House committee

By Jim Tyrrell | Jul 21, 2018

A bill proposing a qui tam action for people who report fraud against the state of Louisiana was recently sent to the Committee on House and Governmental Affairs.

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.

Louisiana House committee tie effectively kills bad-faith insurance bill

By John Breslin | Apr 15, 2018

BATON ROUGE — A Louisiana House bill that would set the time limit to sue an insurer for a "bad faith" denial of a claim at a standard 10 years has effectively died in committee.

Louisiana must pay legal fees of man denied marriage license for lacking birth certificate

By Karen Kidd | Mar 16, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The State of Louisiana will have to pay more than $150,000 to an attorney representing a man who sued after he was denied a marriage license because he doesn't have a birth certificate, according to a federal judge's recent order.

How to revive historical Hotel Lincoln will have no bearing in title case, Baton Rouge attorney says

By Karen Kidd | Feb 17, 2018

Whatever the outcome of a lawsuit against the former owners of the Hotel Lincoln is, it won't be over how best to preserve the historic property, a local commercial attorney said during a recent interview.

Louisiana House of Representatives passes controversial free speech bill

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | May 29, 2017

The Louisiana House recently passed a free speech bill over concerns that controversial guests wouldn’t be allowed to speak at the state's public university campuses.

House bill aims to allow marriages for people without birth certificates

By Dee Thompson | May 21, 2017

BATON ROUGE — A new bill in the House would pave the way for Louisiana citizens to obtain a marriage license without a birth certificate, a move applauded by a Vietnamese-American man recently denied the right to marry.

Judge suing judge case is not run-of-the-mill

By Mike Helenthal | Apr 7, 2017

LAFAYETTE — A legal-ethics expert says a pending case challenging the competency of a federal judge in Louisiana has several components that are outside the norm of a typical civil lawsuit.

U.S. citizen born in refugee camp challenges state law after being denied marriage certificate

By Trisha Marczak | Nov 11, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A 31-year-old U.S. citizen born in a refugee camp is suing the state of Louisiana over a law that requires a birth certificate to marry.

Individuals on felony parole, probation file suit to get voting rights back

By Dawn Geske | Nov 7, 2016

BATON ROUGE – A lawsuit in Baton Rouge looks to give voting rights back to individuals on probation or parole for felony crimes.

La. bill to limit timeframe for real estate appraisal complaints likely to be reintroduced next year

By Jamie Kelly | Jun 11, 2016

BATON ROUGE—A bill that would have limited the amount of time that can elapse before a real estate appraiser is sued for an error failed in the Louisiana House of Representatives earlier this year, but the legislative assistant who brought the bill to its sponsor said he and others are planning to revive the measure next year and think it will pass then.

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