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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Alexandria attorney denied readmission to bar after allegedly working as paralegal during disbarment

NEW ORLEANS – On Sept. 6, the Supreme Court of Louisiana denied William F. Henderson’s request for readmission to the Louisiana State Bar because he allegedly violated Rules of Professional Conduct by accepting a paralegal position while actively disbarred.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Prolific campaign donor Beasley Allen law firm granted several state contracts, deputized by Alabama AG in Deepwater Horizon case

Jere Beasley, founding partner of Beasley Allen.

Alabama Attorney General goes against earlier actions, brings back private attorneys to assist in Deepwater Horizon litigation

Seal of the Attorney General of Alabama.

The Curious Buddy System Of Louisiana AG Caldwell

Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

Strange moves to intervene in Barbier's rejection of claims

Strange NEW ORLEANS – Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, who displaced Louisiana attorney general Buddy Caldwell as Louisiana's lawyer in Deepwater Horizon litigation, aims to take charge of an appeal that Louisiana parishes filed.

Feinberg's lawyers respond again to GCCF critics; claim Barbier has no authority over process

Pitofsky Attorneys for Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) administrator Kenneth Feinberg have filed a second formal response to critics in the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation (MDL).