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Suit claims Superdome roof coating defective

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District has filed suit over allegedly defective roof coating applied to the Superdome.

Couple allegedly failed to use post-Katrina funds properly

NEW ORLEANS – The State of Louisiana is seeking damages for an alleged breach of contract involving post-Katrina recovery funds.

State claims woman failed to pay back Katrina grant

NEW ORLEANS – The State of Louisiana is seeking damages against a women who allegedly failed to pay back a disaster recovery grant issued following Hurricane Katrina.

State claims couple misused, failed to pay back post-Katrina grant

NEW ORLEANS – The State of Louisiana claims that a couple failed to follow the rules outlined for a home improvement grant.

Department of Environmental Quality: Ruling in air quality-case may be detrimental to state economy

A dispute over air-quality designations has direct ties to economic prosperity in Louisiana, according to a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administrator.

Louisiana attorneys demand $4.7 million from state over abortion law case

After lawyers challenged a Louisiana abortion law and won, they demanded the state pay it $4.7 million.

Baton Rouge police officers await outcome of state investigation into Alton Sterling shooting

The State of Louisiana is now investigating whether Baton Rouge Police Officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II acted lawfully in the shooting of Alton Sterling on July 5, 2016 after a federal investigation concluded Sterling's civil rights had not been violated.

CORRECTION: Health Education Authority of Louisiana director claims attempts to fire him were racially motivated, sues state

BATON ROUGE — A former director of the Health Education Authority of Louisiana has sued the state, claiming that attempts to terminate his employment occurred under racial pretense.

Mother alleges Child Protective Services, state violated constitutional rights

BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge mother has filed suit against the state and other parties regarding the care of her minor children.

Deaf individual alleges Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections failed to provide interpreter

BATON ROUGE – A deaf Shreveport man alleges that he was not provided auxiliary aides during his probation.

Man claims that he was prescribed the wrong medication, resulting in a stroke

NEW ORLEANS – A man is seeking damages for a stroke that was allegedly caused by the wrong medication.

Lawsuit alleges that I-12 expressway may have contributed to flood damage

LIVINGSTON — A storm of controversy is surrounding the role a Louisiana expressway median may have played in the damage caused by 2016 flooding,

Police report on stripper's death rejected in lawsuit arguments

NEW ORLEANS — A lawsuit challenging Louisiana’s new law setting the minimum age for strippers at 21 has seen a judge rejecting lawyers' arguments to look into a police report on the death of a 19-year-old stripper.

City of Walker, others sue the state of Louisiana over flooding destruction

WALKER — The city of Walker has joined a lawsuit against the state of Louisiana and the Department of Transportation and Development over a barrier and flood damage.

New Orleans man now able to carry stun gun

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans resident John Ford has won the right to carry a normally banned stun gun after recently filing suit against the city and the superintendent of police.

Sofia Vergara sued on behalf of her own embryos

NEW ORLEANS — Actress Sofia Vergara, who stars on Modern Family, faces a right-to-life suit where her two “pre-embryos” or fertilized eggs are named as the primary defendants.

Louisiana Attorney General confident about ruling on constitutional powers lawsuit against Gov. Edwards

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is awaiting a ruling on his lawsuit against Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards regarding an executive order regarding the placement of language in state contracts disallowing discrimination based on a worker's sexual preference.  

Louisiana governor-attorney general disagreement has a new hearing

BATON ROUGE – The battle over who has the final say in Louisiana constitutional matters will continue until at least the end of the month.

Boustany sues Simon & Shuster over prostitution allegations

LAFAYETTE — Republican John Kennedy emerged from the crowded primary for the Senate seat left vacant by departing Republican David Vitter with advantages over Democrat Foster Campbell as they head into the Dec. 10 runoff.

Landry accuses Edwards of wasting money, time with additional lawsuits against oil and gas companies

BATON ROUGE — Following a court ruling that allowed a wetlands damage lawsuit filed by Jefferson Parish to go to trial, the battle between Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry rages on.