BATON ROUGE – A television reporter’s federal lawsuit alleging that he was illegally confined and his First Amendment rights trampled while at a crime scene in Baton Rouge last year could help foster better relations between police and the press, the legal defense director of a journalists’ advocacy group said on Thursday.
NEW ORLEANS – A move to standardize how education funds are divvied up among all New Orleans public schools has prompted a federal lawsuit alleging that the new formula will violate contracts between charter schools and the Orleans Parish School District, while depriving some schools of due process and equal protection under the law.
BATON ROUGE – Having the most cases of AIDS per capita in the nation, Baton Rouge is often challenged in distributing federal funding between the organizations trying to provide care to those patients. Now, one group is alleging the most recent distribution of federal funds was unfair and is suing to have it changed.
CHALMETTE — The St. Bernard Parish Council is expected to vote on Tuesday on whether to allow St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis and a controversial law firm to potentially file a lawsuit on behalf of the parish against oil and gas companies for alleged coastal damage and land loss.