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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". "

Individuals allege unmarked Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC of Louisiana buoy caused injuries

NEW ORLEANS – A Plaquemines Parish family alleges three individuals were injured when their fishing boat struck an unmarked buoy.

Akorn shareholder seeks to enjoin vote on proposed merger

BATON ROUGE – A shareholder has filed a class-action lawsuit against an Illinois-headquartered pharmaceutical company to enjoin a vote on a merger.

Republic Fire and Casualty Insurance seeks restitution from individuals after house fire

NEW ORLEANS – An insurance company is seeking declaratory judgment from the court regarding a fire that occurred at a Vacherie property.

Akorn shareholder alleges company violated Securities Exchange Act with proxy statement

BATON ROUGE – An Akorn shareholder has filed a class-action lawsuit against Akorn Inc. over allegations that it filed a misleading proxy statement.

Akorn shareholder seeks to enjoin vote on proposed merger

BATON ROUGE – A shareholder is seeking to enjoin a vote on a pharmaceutical company's proposed merger until information has been released.

Stock shares owner seeks to enjoin Akorn vote on proposed transaction

BATON ROUGE – An owner of Akorn shares of common stock has filed a class action over allegations a proxy statement the company release is misleading.

Woman allegedly injured in collisions seeks coverage of damages from State Farm

NEW ORLEANS – A St. Tammany Parish motorist alleges that damages she received in two collisions exceeded limits of the drivers' insurance policies.

Consumer alleges Equifax, others failed to remove dispute language from credit report

LAFAYETTE – A consumer claims she was damaged because her credit report was not updated per her request.

Motorist alleges injuries after being rear-ended on highway in Arkansas

NEW ORLEANS – An Orleans Parish man has filed suit against a driver he alleges injured him in a collision in Arkansas.

Father of welder killed in explosion at Packaging Corporation of America facility files suit

Jody Gooch was working in an unsafe environment, but the company should have been aware of that, the lawsuit claims.

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.

Loyola University law program mentors young attorneys who want their own practices

NEW ORLEANS — As the incubator program at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law continues to grow in popularity, the school recently welcomed seven new attorneys into its intensive two-year mentorship and skills program.  

Louisiana's lawsuit against State Farm, filed by former attorney general, lies dormant

BATON ROUGE — Nothing has happened for more than a year, but Louisiana’s lawsuit against insurance carrier State Farm is still alive.

Transgender inmate's rape case against Orleans Justice Center set for trial

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has set a court date of June 2017 for a lawsuit in which a transgender inmate says she was raped while locked in the same cell with a male prisoner last September.

Sofia Vergara sued on behalf of her own embryos

NEW ORLEANS — Actress Sofia Vergara, who stars on Modern Family, faces a right-to-life suit where her two “pre-embryos” or fertilized eggs are named as the primary defendants.

Group seeking recall of Yenni continues to obtain signatures for recall petition

NEW ORLEANS — While a rule limiting those taking signatures to being at least 600 feet away from polling places halted the progress of a recall group seeking to remove Jefferson Parish president Mike Yenni from office through the November general election and the December run-off election, their efforts are still underway.

Baton Rouge to pay DeRay McKesson, police protesters in settlement

BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved a settlement recently with Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson and other police protesters totaling approximately $100,000. The settlement comes after more than 200 people were arrested during protests after the July 5 shooting death of Alton Sterling, an unarmed black man, by Baton Rouge police.

Baton Rouge police officer sues Black Lives Matter activist for injuries sustained during local protests

BATON ROUGE — A local police officer recently filed a lawsuit against Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson after the officer allegedly was injured during a protest.

Trial lawyer backing of Genovese questioned in successful Louisiana Supreme Court run

LAFAYETTE – This year's general election for a seat in the third district of the Louisiana Supreme Court ran close but Republican Jimmy Genovese, 67, won, which many are calling a win for trial lawyers.