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Law professor backs judge's claim that poor funding is no excuse for violation of constitutional rights

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 11, 2019

A Louisiana judge recently allowed a class-action lawsuit to advance on behalf of poverty-stricken Louisianans, claiming that the state does impoverished defendants a disservice and violates their constitutional rights through failing to properly represent them

Senate Bill 106 would force Louisiana courts to promptly hear cases involving incarcerated juveniles

By Glenn Minnis | Apr 18, 2018

Jamila Johnson hopes Senate Bill 106 will save her the ordeal of having to litigate another case like the one in front of her now.

Woman claims she was injured in fall at a store

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 20, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A woman claims that she tripped and fell in a store.

Lawsuit against Blair's Bail Bonds, New Orleans Bail Bonds may lead to better regulation of the bail industry

By Zachary Lewis | Jul 11, 2017

A federal lawsuit filed against two bail bonds agencies and their affiliates acts as a step toward the reform of the bail industry in Louisiana, and perhaps the nation, in a case of alleged abuse of the criminal justice system.

Automation Personnel Services to pay $50,000 in settlement over alleged hiring discrimination

By Kacie Whaley | Jun 23, 2017

A staffing company and the federal government is settling a case with a woman who sued last year over hiring discrimination.

Kern Martin Services alleges its claim for Deepwater Horizon damages has not been compensated

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 13, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – An Alabama boat manufacturer is suing BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production Co. over allegations it lost profits because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Southern Poverty Law Center blames Louisiana for public defense insufficiencies

By Carrie Salls | May 25, 2017

Meredith Angelson, a senior staff attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC], blames the state for issues with Louisiana’s public defender system’s handling of poor defendants.

Man files suit against Vessels of Opportunity program operators alleging conspiracy

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 28, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – An Alabama man alleges he was not paid for cleanup work he performed in relation to the Deepwater Horizon spill.

Louisiana facing class-action lawsuit over public-defenders system

By Richard Jones | Feb 16, 2017

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Public Defender Board are facing a class-action lawsuit filed recently by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP and Jones Walker LLP.

Tulane grad, Alabama judge being considered as Scalia replacement

By Dee Thompson | Nov 18, 2016

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that he will choose one of the names on his previously announced “shortlist” of 11 judges to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last February, which includes a judge from the South. 

Xarelto manufacturer, distributor face more than 9,000 lawsuits

By John Breslin | Oct 10, 2016

NEW ORLEANS -- More than 9,000 lawsuits have been filed nationwide against the makers and distributors of the blood thinner Xarelto including more than 7,000 just in Louisiana.

Southern Poverty Law Center sues Bogalusa judge over 'modern-day debtor's prison'

By Dawn Brotherton | Jun 29, 2016

BOGALUSA—The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Judge Robert Black of the Bogalusa City Court, claiming he's running a modern-day debtor’s prison. 

Bus buyers claim $300K vehicle from Tiffin Motor Homes was defective

By Robert Hadley | Jan 29, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana couple say a bus they purchased from Tiffin Motor Homes was defective, and seeks to cancel the sales contract under Louisiana redhibition laws.

Ford Motor Co. petitions to move liability case from city court to Western District Court

By Robert Hadley | Jan 7, 2016

ALEXANDRIA – Ford Motor Co., defendant in a dispute involving insurance, is petitioning to move the case from Pineville City Court for the Parish of Rapides to the Western District Court of Louisiana, Alexandria Division.

Injured plumber blames Tidewater Marine Service, others for allegedly unsafe conditions

By Robert Hadley | Dec 17, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A Lafourche Parish plumbing contractor says he was injured aboard the marine vessel Ken C. Tamblyn, a steel-hulled offshore supply vessel, allegedly due to the owners’ negligence.

Makers of anti-stroke drug face product liability suit

By Robert Hadley | Dec 10, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana couple is suing Johnson & Johnson for marketing an allegedly unsafe drug designed to prevent strokes.

Alleged dangerous side effects prompt lawsuit against maker of Xarelto

By Robert Hadley | Dec 8, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A New Jersey man says pharma giant Janssen Research sold anti-stroke drug Xarelto without warning the public of its dangerous potential side effects.

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