State of Louisiana News

Louisiana governor signs bill allowing courts to take judicial notice of laws elsewhere

By Jim Tyrrell | Jul 17, 2018

BATON ROUGE (Legal Newsline) — Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed a bill that allows Louisiana courts to take judicial notice of laws in other states.

Louisiana strengthens data breach law

By Angela Underwood | Jun 22, 2018

Data breach rules will officially become stronger in Louisiana August 1.

State of Louisiana claims that Jefferson Parish woman owes it over $150,000

By Carrie Bradon | May 21, 2018

The State of Louisiana is seeking more than $150,000 from a Jefferson Parish resident.

State of Louisiana is seeking more than $150,000 from two individuals who allegedly misused grant money

By Carrie Bradon | May 14, 2018

The State of Louisiana is seeking more than $150,000 in sums due, claiming that two individuals misused a grant.

Driver employed by State of Louisiana allegedly rear-ended another car

By Carrie Bradon | May 4, 2018

An individual claims that a driver employed by the State of Louisiana was negligent.

State of Louisiana is seeking to forfeit property

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 12, 2018

The State of Louisiana is seeking to forfeit property.

Court affirms summary judgment in elevator injury at Earl K. Long Medical Center

By Robert Davis | Mar 28, 2018

A panel of judges for the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal has affirmed a summary judgment in favor of the State of Louisiana, Louisiana State University Agricultural and Mechanical College, Earl K. Long Medical Center (EKL) and Stratos Elevator Inc. in a case involving a misfunctioning elevator.

State claims resident breached contract, owes over $109,000

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 26, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The State of Louisiana claims it is owed more than $109,000 from a resident.

Louisiana appellate court rules state not vicariously liable for deadly car crash involving city marshal

By Robert Davis | Mar 21, 2018

Louisiana's Third Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a motion for summary judgment against the state, finding that it is not vicariously responsible for a car accident that injured four and killed one.

Suit claims Superdome roof coating defective

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 16, 2018

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

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 28, 2017

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

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 14, 2017

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

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 11, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Oct 13, 2017

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

The State of Louisiana is seeking damages for sums owed

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 4, 2017

The State of Louisiana is seeking damages for an open account on a government grant.

A man is being sued by State of Louisiana for more than $130,000 for an alleged open account

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 4, 2017

A man is being sued for allegedly failing to use government funds for their intended purpose.

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

By John Severance | Jul 6, 2017

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

By John Sammon | Jun 23, 2017

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

By John Revak | Jun 22, 2017

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.

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