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Louisiana lawyer says suing drugmakers for opioid crisis is not the way to solve epidemic

NEW ORLEANS —A number of class-action lawsuits have been filed against pharmaceutical companies in recent years, alleging they created a public nuisance in the form of widespread opioid addiction, much like cigarette makers have been blamed for cancer caused by tobacco use.

Louisiana once again named as a 'judicial hellhole'

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana was once again ranked as a "judicial hellhole" by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF), this year coming in at No. 8 on its national rankings based on what the organization says are "unbalanced courts" and "excessive litigation."

Louisiana ranks last in legal climate, business survey finds

Louisiana’s legal system ranks 50th — the worst in the nation — according to a new survey from the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Atlanta attorney reciprocally disbarred following fraud conviction

Atlanta attorney Everett H. Mechem, has been reciprocally disbarred following an Oct. 27 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding, more than a year after his conviction on 28 counts of fraud in connection with a Social Security payment scheme

Capital One suit over unpaid credit card balance resolved

A lawsuit filed by Capital One seeking damages from a credit-card holder over an open account has been resolved in the 24th Judicial District Court.

Heartland Institute suggests Trump needs to take note of energy conference

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Louisiana Record) – U.S. energy policy needs to be wrested from "climate alarmists" and returned to experts in the field, a Heartland Institute spokesman said during an interview regarding this month's conference in Texas "gathering the country’s best energy policy experts". "

Louisiana's legal climate hits 'rock bottom' in national survey

Louisiana has the worst legal climate in the nation, according to a survey released this week.

Justice Department accuses two Louisiana companies of Immigration and Nationality Act violations

The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 26 it has filed a lawsuit against Louisiana-based companies Technical Marine Maintenance Texas LLC, which provides contract shipyard labor, and Gulf Coast Workforce LLC, a related company, for allegedly violating the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Center for Reproductive Rights challenges Louisiana's Outpatient Abortion Facility Licensing Law

The Center for Reproductive Rights has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s 2001 Outpatient Abortion Facility Licensing Law (OAFLL).

New Orleans judge at the center of lawsuit over bail issuing practices

A federal lawsuit was recently filed against Orleans Parish Magistrate Judge Harry E. Cantrell by two civil rights groups.

Detainees allege Orleans Parish magistrate judge imposes secured bonds that they cannot pay

BATON ROUGE – Two detainees have filed a class-action lawsuit against a magistrate judge over allegations that the judge unlawfully imposes secured financials conditions of release in an amount arrestees cannot afford to pay.

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.

Federal government seeks to prohibit Louisiana woman from preparing tax returns

NEW ORLEANS – A tax return preparer residing in Louisiana is accused of filing false and fraudulent returns.

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.

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.

SEC accuses Lafayette man of unlawful insider trading of Shaw Group stock

LAFAYETTE – A Lafayette individual is accused of unlawful insider trading regarding the sock of a Louisiana-based energy construction company.

Man alleges he is unlawfully held at Lafayette Parish jail because he cannot afford bail

&&& LAFAYETTE – A Carencro man alleges that his constitutional rights have been violated because he cannot afford to pay bail.

Harvey woman alleges she was injured in collision with U.S. Marshall's Service employee

NEW ORLEANS – A Harvey couple has filed for damages allegedly sustained by the wife from a collision with a federal employee.

Government alleges Ascension Parish man owes more than $2 million in taxes

BATON ROUGE – An Ascension Parish man is accused of failing to timely file income tax returns.

New Orleans mayor defends city's stance on immigration enforcement

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu recently fired back at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over claims that New Orleans is a sanctuary city.