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Louisiana officer convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of autistic 6-year-old

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Apr. 2, 2017, 10:16pm

MARKSVILLE — A Marksville law enforcement officer who allegedly shot and killed a 6-year-old autistic boy following a vehicle pursuit in 2015 was found guilty on a lesser degree of manslaughter on March 24.

Smaller law firms using social media to market competitively

Dee Thompson Mar. 10, 2017, 7:30pm

NEW ORLEANS — Attorneys in Louisiana are utilizing new methods of marketing their firms, including social media and other internet sources. 

Jury awards $1.3M to victims of alleged drunk driver after questions of conflict of interest

Hank Strickler Feb. 1, 2017, 8:22pm

COVINGTON — A St. Tammany Parish jury resolved an extended legal battle on Jan. 11 when it awarded about $1.3 million in punitive and actual damages to victims of a drunk-driving accident.

State appeals court reduces life sentence over theft of $15

Richard Jones Jan. 12, 2017, 7:16pm

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana appeals court recently set aside a life sentence for an African-American man convicted of stealing $15 from a parked vehicle; and at least one attorney in the state agrees the punishment didn't fit the crime.

Birdman calls off $51 million lawsuit negotiations with Lil Wayne

Cheyenne Dickerson Dec. 9, 2016, 6:43pm

NEW ORLEANS —The $51-million-dollar lawsuit filed in March between rappers Birdman and Lil Wayne will proceed now that Birdman has pulled his negotiations off the table. 

Jefferson Parish voters registrar may recuse himself in Yenni recall effort

Dawn Geske Nov. 20, 2016, 8:20pm

ELMWOOD – As part of the recall effort against Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni, the parish registrar of voters may decide to recuse himself from the signature authentication process.

New Orleans rapper Skrill Dilly alleges Soulja Boy made death threats

Jordan Washington Nov. 8, 2016, 1:14pm

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans-based rapper has filed suit against Soulja Boy, claiming the rival rapper made death threats against him in a video that has surfaced on social media.

Autistic child's wrongful death suit heads to court

Gianni da Costa Nov. 7, 2016, 9:47am

MARKSVILLE – The family of Jeremy Mardis has filed a civil lawsuit against Marksville, Avoyelles Parish and several police officers. The suit seeks to obtain damages due to Mardis' death after he was shot by police while in a car with his father, Chris Few.

Judge rules Lil Wayne must settle with Cash Money Records CEO before Universal suit can proceed

Dawn Geske Aug. 19, 2016, 7:11pm

NEW ORLEANS – A rapper’s lawsuit against a music company has been put on hold until he settles disputes with another label.

Law clerk files suit against lawyers, claiming defamation

Robert Lawson Aug. 17, 2016, 9:31am

MONROE — A court clerk is filing suit against three attorneys in Louisiana, alleging they made false accusations against her in court through lawsuits. 

New Orleans company sues over alleged Hand Grenade drink infringement

Chandra Lye Jul. 25, 2016, 4:04pm

New Orleans’ Tropical Isle has filed a complaint against a North Carolina company claiming the company has been making its trademark Hand Grenade drink.

Glencore-owned firms accused of manipulating zinc market by falsifying documents in NOLA

Michelle de Leon Jun. 28, 2016, 4:17pm

NEW YORK – Executives of two firms owned by Glencore Plc. face a private antitrust lawsuit over allegations that they ordered workers to falsify documents in New Orleans, which resulted in monopoly and price manipulation of the zinc market.

Family of Zachary man sue Baton Rouge police; want great awareness of taser dangers

Karen Kidd Jun. 27, 2016, 11:30am

BATON ROUGE – Legal counsel for the parents of a 32-year-old Zachary man who died after being tased by Baton Rouge police last summer must show that the tasing was "the substantial cause" of his death to prevail in the lawsuit against the city's police department, a New Orleans attorney said.

Judiciary Commission of Louisiana adds new member using unique selection process

Karen Kidd Jun. 24, 2016, 9:36am

NEW ORLEANS – Breaux Bridge educator Ashley Gary Higginbotham is the newest member of the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana, the state's judicial disciplinary agency, which has a unique method for adding members compared to similar agencies in other states.

Class actions brewing in state over Johnson & Johnson baby powder and cancer

Andrew Burger Jun. 23, 2016, 7:57pm

NEW ORLEANS – A local attorney and legal watchdog organization both expect to see class-action lawsuits filed in the state over allegations that Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products cause ovarian cancer. 

Local attorney compares Angola death row to POW hot boxes

Dawn Brotherton Jun. 21, 2016, 2:49pm

NEW ORLEANS—U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson questions why the state has spent more than $1 million fighting to prevent air conditioning from being installed at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.