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.
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NEW ORLEANS — Attorneys in Louisiana are utilizing new methods of marketing their firms, including social media and other internet sources.
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.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
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.
NEW ORLEANS – A rapper’s lawsuit against a music company has been put on hold until he settles disputes with another label.
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’ Tropical Isle has filed a complaint against a North Carolina company claiming the company has been making its trademark Hand Grenade drink.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.