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Loyola professor's defamation suit against New York Times remanded to New Orleans court

Glenn Minnis Aug. 18, 2017, 1:42pm

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has ruled that a lower court erred in dismissing a defamation suit against the New York Times in which an economics professor claims the publication quoted him out of context.

Capital One accuses woman of owing more than $2,000 in credit card debt

Carrie Bradon Aug. 4, 2017, 11:24am

A bank is suing Donna Gordy for alleged past due payments.

Akorn shareholder seeks to enjoin vote on proposed merger

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 27, 2017, 6:37am

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

ACLU seeks names of attorneys accused of sending false subpoenas

Glenn Minnis Jun. 25, 2017, 10:28pm

A suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against New Orleans’ criminal prosecutor seeks the names and state bar association numbers of attorneys who may have sent out fake subpoenas.

Stock shares owner seeks to enjoin Akorn vote on proposed transaction

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 22, 2017, 6:22am

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.

Donatas Motiejunas enters final stages of arbitration with Houston Rockets

John Myers Jun. 2, 2017, 11:39am

A New Orleans Pelicans player has entered the final stages of arbitration with his former team.

Lawyer cleared of murdering wife sues Baton Rouge Police Department, People Magazine

John Myers May 28, 2017, 12:20pm

A Baton Rouge-based lawyer who has been cleared of involvement in his wife's murder is going forward with a series of lawsuits against the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD), the local district attorney's office and People Magazine.

Former employee accuses Schlumberger and MetLife of wrongful termination

Michael Abella May 14, 2017, 8:14pm

DT&R field specialist recently filed a class-action lawsuit against Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for alleged denial of benefits and wrongful termination.

Deaf individual alleges University Medical Center Management Corp. failed to provide interpreter

Lhalie Castillo May 11, 2017, 7:19am

NEW ORLEANS – A deaf individual residing in Jefferson Parish who uses American Sign Language to communicate alleges that she was not provided an interpreter while receiving treatment at a medical facility.

Lawsuit alleges Lafayette police officer Illegally deleted photo of suspect

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Apr. 10, 2017, 8:06am

LAFAYETTE — A Lafayette corrections officer illegally deleted a photo a suspect’s mother took on her cellphone, a lawsuit filed in federal court claims.

Capital One claims customer failed to pay off credit card

Carrie Bradon Apr. 1, 2017, 6:14am

GRETNA – Capital One is seeking over $3,000 in damages for an open account.

Judge dismisses ACLU lawsuit aimed at boosting Louisiana's indigent defense funding

Rebecca Campbell Mar. 19, 2017, 1:15pm

BATON ROUGE — A federal judge in Baton Rouge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against the office by the American Civil Liberties Union that attempted to force the state to change budget inadequacies for those who can’t afford lawyers under court order.

Louisiana attorney serves as co-author of legal guide to doing business in Cuba

Glenn Minnis Dec. 18, 2016, 11:19pm

BATON ROUGE — A new guide book is geared toward aiding Americans on how to understand and navigate the Cuban legal system.

Boustany sues Simon & Shuster over prostitution allegations

Kerry Goff Dec. 4, 2016, 7:51pm

LAFAYETTE — Republican John Kennedy emerged from the crowded primary for the Senate seat left vacant by departing Republican David Vitter with advantages over Democrat Foster Campbell as they head into the Dec. 10 runoff.

Jefferson Parish official accused of preferential treatment of certain voters

Michelle de Leon Nov. 30, 2016, 6:30pm

HARAHAN — Louisiana officials are investigating the “special” voting machine used by some voters in Jefferson Parish following complaints that the system may have been rigged.

Louisiana residents file lawsuit alleging Facebook ads are discriminatory

Dee Thompson Nov. 17, 2016, 6:12pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A lawsuit has been filed against Facebook alleging civil rights violations in its ads.

Defamation suit against People magazine heads to federal court

Russell Boniface Nov. 12, 2016, 5:29pm

BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rogue attorney’s defamation lawsuit against People magazine regarding a 2015 story alleging he murdered his wife will be heard in federal court.

BP angered by Deepwater Horizon movie that retells the horrific oil spill incident

Christopher Knoll Oct. 6, 2016, 9:21pm

NEW ORLEANS — Six years after the death of 11 employees, the accidental release of three million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and $61 billion dollars in clean-up efforts and fines, BP is once more reliving and dealing with the ramifications of the Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster.

Louisiana police officers others encouraged to model New Orleans' efforts

Michelle de Leon Sep. 26, 2016, 10:27am

NEW ORLEANS -- Activists have called upon police officers across the country to turn to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) as their role model for handling protests and other demonstrations in their communities.

ODC recommends Kenneth Michael Waguespack Jr. be disbarred

Nancy Crist Sep. 19, 2016, 12:18am

NEW ORLEANS – The Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) has recommended that attorney Kenneth Michael Waguespack Jr. be permanently disbarred for professional misconduct in light of ODC findings.