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Federal judge blocks Bayou Bridge Pipeline completion

A federal judge ordered a preliminary injunction on Feb. 23 to stop the final construction phase of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

Louisiana defends Trump's recent water regulation reduction

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s press secretary said the state will fight New York, the District of Columbia and other states

BRIGGS: Optimism in the Chalk

Sitting through the local evening news may call for even the happiest Louisianian to reach for an anti-depressant.

Bankruptcy court must reconsider trustee fees in JFK Capital case, federal appeals court says

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Louisiana's Eastern District will have to reconsider trustee fees it decided to reduce in the bankruptcy of a Metairie man convicted of wire fraud, according to a revised a federal appeals court ruling earlier this month.

Louisiana high court's eminent-domain decision could affect future government actions, lawyer says

A split Louisiana Supreme Court finding St. Bernard Parish's 2010 seizure of a private port along the Mississippi River lawful could encourage aggressive government takings, an attorney in the case and a dissenting justice said.

Slidel attorney permanently disbarred after "Doc-in-a-Box" conviction

Slidel attorney Joseph George Pastorek II, also a physician in Covington, has been permanently disbarred following a Jan. 30 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding after his 2011 conviction in the U.S. Department of Justice's

Bad Science at NIOSH?

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health.

Former New Orleans police official among signatories in California 'sanctuary city' case amicus brief

A Justice Department policy that ties federal funding to immigration-based requirements is "misguided" and hampers local law enforcement, former New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas said in a recent press release.

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."

Florida tops tort reform group's list of ‘Judicial Hellholes,' while California No. 2

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California, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, New York City’s asbestos court and Philadelphia round out the American Tort Reform Association’s top five this year.

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.