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  • Sperm bank sued over donor

    April 29, 2015 8:55 PM

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA- A sperm bank says a lawsuit which accuses it of misrepresenting a donor is baseless and it has no control over information provided by the man. Xytex Corp. was sued by Angela Collins and Margret Hanson who claim sperm bank employees talked up the donor, saying he... more »
  • ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

    April 27, 2015 1:18 PM

    NEW YORK - ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package. The complaint filed Monday in New York's state Supreme Court alleges Verizon is breaching its contract with ESPN, owned by Walt Disney Co., by unbundling... more »
  • Civil lawsuit set to be filed over Michael Brown's death

    April 23, 2015 7:48 AM

    ST. LOUIS- Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they will file a civil lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson. Attorneys for Michael Brown's family announced in a statement Wednesday night their... more »
  • Lawsuit filed over changes to state worker insurance program

    April 22, 2015 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of state employees and retirees is asking a judge to reverse changes made to their insurance program, which cost many workers more out-of-pocket for lessened benefits. The lawsuit, announced Wednesday, was filed in state district court a day earlier. It claims Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration... more »
  • Oil executive case may go to DA's office soon

    April 22, 2015 4:30 AM

    LAFAYETTE- The case against a former oil executive accused of trying to frame his brother could go to the district attorney's office within a few days. Investigators tell the Lafayette Advertiser they are putting on paper all information they have been able to gather on Knight Oil executive Mark Knight.... more »
  • Couple sues sperm bank after incorrect donor details emerge

    April 19, 2015 2:58 PM

    ATLANTA - A Canadian couple has sued a Georgia-based sperm bank saying the anonymous donor whose sperm they used to conceive a child was misrepresented to them. Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson filed the lawsuit last month in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta. They say sperm bank employees... more »
  • Former FBI director seeks to end lawsuit in oil spill claims case

    April 18, 2015 1:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The ex-FBI chief now serving as a watchdog over BP oil spill settlement claims is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed against him by an attorney once involved in the claims process. Louis Freeh on Friday asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by attorney... more »
  • Transgender man sues loan company over sex discrimination

    April 13, 2015 2:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 21-year-old transgender man is suing a loan company over sex discrimination after he says he was forced to leave his job once company officials found out he was born a woman but dressed and acted like man. Tristan Broussard filed suit on Monday against First Tower... more »
  • Illinois group says concussions lawsuit 'threatens' football

    April 13, 2015 11:00 AM

    CHICAGO - The nation's first prep sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit wants an Illinois judge to dismiss the suit, saying it could kill football programs statewide. The Illinois High School Association says in a filing with Cook County Circuit Court that it's already doing what it... more »
  • USTelecom files suit against government's new Internet rules

    April 13, 2015 10:30 AM

    NEW YORK - A legal fight against the Federal Communications Commission's new Internet traffic rules has begun. The rules were voted on in February and uphold the principle of net neutrality - that online content be allowed to load at the same speed. They forbid paid fast lanes favoring some... more »
  • Fraternity pursuing legal action against Rolling Stone

    April 6, 2015 12:05 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. - The fraternity at the center of a now-discredited Rolling Stone rape article says the story was defamatory and reckless and they are pursuing legal action against the magazine. Phi Kappa Psi said Monday in a statement that the article was viewed by millions, led to members being... more »
  • Common Core lawsuit from Jindal, lawmakers thrown out

    March 30, 2015 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge threw out the lawsuit filed by Louisiana lawmakers and Governor Bobby Jindal which challenged the state's adoption of the Common Core education standards. The lawsuit claimed education officials didn't properly follow state oversight and public notice laws when adopting the standards. Attorneys for the... more »
  • Teen sues sheriff's office for $5 million from Mardi Gras incident

    March 28, 2015 3:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The family of a 17-year-old who was allegedly punched during a Mardi Gras weekend arrest has sued the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in federal court for $5 million. Attorney David Belfield III says that's $1 million for each time Brady Becker was punched during an arrest in... more »
  • Jury: Silicon Valley firm didn't discriminate

    March 27, 2015 4:21 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A jury says a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that drew attention to gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley. The jury in San Francisco reached the verdict Friday in the lawsuit filed... more »
  • Judge blocks federal change of 'spouse' definition

    March 26, 2015 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Thursday blocking a new federal regulation that would change the definition of "spouse" under the Family and Medical Leave Act, according to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office. AG Buddy Caldwell sued the federal government over the change, which was... more »
  • Federal judge asked to toss some claims in abortion lawsuit

    March 19, 2015 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge is considering a request from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to throw out part of a legal challenge against a state law that adds new restrictions to abortion doctors. The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30... more »
  • Judge: Sanctions possible in Obama immigration action

    March 19, 2015 3:39 PM

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The Justice Department might face sanctions if a federal judge determines its attorneys misled him about whether part of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration was implemented prior to it being put on hold by the judge. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen last month halted... more »
  • Judge nixes lawsuit by man saying he was duped by dating app

    March 16, 2015 4:01 PM

    CAMDEN, N.J. - A judge has ruled against a southern New Jersey man who sued a mobile dating app after he was arrested for having sex with a 13-year-old boy. William Saponaro Jr. was arrested in 2012 after an encounter involving him, the 13-year-old boy and another man who knew... more »
  • FTC takes DirecTV to court, alleges deceptive advertising

    March 11, 2015 11:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - The government is taking the nation's biggest satellite TV provider to court, accusing DirecTV of misleading millions of consumers about the cost of its programming. The Federal Trade Commission has charged DirecTV Inc. with deceptively advertising a discounted 12-month programming package. Consumers weren't clearly told that the package... more »
  • AP sues State Department, seeking access to Clinton records

    March 11, 2015 10:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press is suing the U.S. State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. The international news organization filed suit Wednesday morning in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The legal... more »
  • Lawsuit challenging annexations thrown out

    March 9, 2015 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An appeals court threw out a lawsuit challenging recent annexations in East Baton Rouge Parish Monday. The suit from former lawmaker Woody Jenkins claimed the 2014 annexation of a section of land including the Mall of Louisiana would negatively impact police and fire services to his... more »
  • Father of Ohio teen poisoned by caffeine powder files suit

    March 6, 2015 1:15 PM

    LORAIN, Ohio - The father of an Ohio teenager who died after ingesting caffeine powder is suing online retailer Amazon.com and companies that distribute the powder, blaming them for not providing proper warnings about its dangers. An Amazon.com Inc. spokesman declined to comment on the lawsuit. Eighteen-year-old Logan Stiner, a... more »
  • Jury hears closing arguments in 'Blurred Lines' case

    March 5, 2015 6:11 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for Marvin Gaye's family says singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been dishonest and should be punished for copying the late singer's music without permission. Attorney Richard Busch said in the closing arguments of a copyright-infringement trial that Thicke and Williams have repeatedly changed... more »
  • Meat distributor sued after worker killed in running blender

    March 3, 2015 10:24 AM

    OREGON CITY, OR - The family of a cleaning worker who was killed when he fell into a running industrial meat blender at an Oregon plant is suing the meat distributor for $5 million. The Oregonian reports that the lawsuit filed last week in Clackamas County Circuit Court accused Interstate... more »
  • Flood board to decide on 'Big Oil' lawsuit appeal

    March 2, 2015 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans flood protection board is preparing for a vote on whether to continue to appeal the dismissal of a coastal erosion lawsuit against oil, gas and pipeline companies. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed suit in 2013. It sought damages over the loss of... more »
  • Chavis files suit against LSU, Texas A&M; LSU responds

    February 27, 2015 4:32 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Former LSU football assistant coach John Chavis filed suit Friday against both LSU and Texas A&M, where he's coaching now, over a contract dispute. At issue is a $400,000 buyout clause in Chavis's LSU contract. Chavis asked in his suit for a court to determine... more »
  • Judge rejects BP attempt to lessen fines for Gulf spill

    February 19, 2015 3:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has rejected an attempt by BP to lower the fines it faces from its catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on Thursday agreed with government lawyers that BP should face paying up to $4,300 for each barrel... more »
  • Levee authority divided over future of suit against oil

    February 19, 2015 3:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A board of commissioners is in disagreement about whether to forge on with its high-stakes legal fight over wetlands damage by oil companies or drop their suit. Last Friday, U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown dismissed the suit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East. Her dismissal... more »
  • BlackBerry again sues Ryan Seacrest startup on keyboards

    February 17, 2015 4:47 PM

    NEW YORK - Smartphone maker BlackBerry is reviving a legal battle against a startup co-founded by Ryan Seacrest, saying its iPhone keyboard rips off the design from BlackBerry phones' physical keyboards. BlackBerry Ltd. won a preliminary injunction last year against Typo Products' first keyboard. But Typo released a second-generation keyboard... more »
  • Feds stop prep for challenged immigration program

    February 17, 2015 12:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department is ceasing preparations for a program designed to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. That decision comes as a result of Monday's federal court ruling temporarily halting it. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says his agency will stop working on the program to... more »
  • Satsuma opposition plans to file lawsuit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 16, 2015 4:09 PM

    SATSUMA - Opponents of a plan to incorporate Satsuma said they will take their fight to court this week. An attorney representing people opposed to the incorporation plans to file a lawsuit this week in the 21st Judicial District Court. Residents are scheduled to vote on March 28 whether... more »
  • Benson says bring on mental exam

    February 10, 2015 3:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson said Tuesday he's looking forward to taking mental and physical exams to prove his competency after a judge ordered them. The order from Civil District Judge Kern Reese comes after a lawsuit was filed to have the 87-year-old Benson declared... more »
  • Benson doesn't like empire handlers

    February 9, 2015 9:03 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Lawyers for Tom Benson will appeal a Texas court's decision to appoint a former mayor and attorney to oversee a trust holding his Texas assets. Former mayor Phil Hardberger and estate planning lawyer Art Bayern have been appointed as co-receivers of the trust. The appointments come... more »
  • $7.3M award owed to woman who discovered Lady Gaga upheld

    February 5, 2015 6:16 PM

    NEWARK, NJ - A federal judge in New Jersey has upheld a $7.3 million award owed by Lady Gaga's first producer and former boyfriend to the Hollywood songwriter with whom he promised to split profits for discovering her. U.S. District Court Judge Jose Linares ruled Wednesday against producer Rob Fusari's... more »
  • Civil suit filed against former BRPD officers

    January 27, 2015 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against three former Baton Rouge Police officers accused of sexually abusing a woman while on duty. Emerson Jackson, Travis Wheeler, and Isaac Bolden were named in the suit. They were indicted by a grand jury in November on charges... more »
  • BP calls witnesses as it fights for lesser spill penalty

    January 26, 2015 3:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - BP is making a case that it shouldn't pay the top penalty of $13.7 billion for polluting the Gulf of Mexico five years ago. The oil giant struggled for 87 days to contain millions of gallons of spilling crude, its expert witness called the company's response exemplary.... more »
  • MLK children legal battle

    January 22, 2015 7:47 PM

    ATLANTA- The lawsuit filed against Bernice King over ownership of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s traveling bible and Nobel peace Prize is set to go to trial next month but the King children have resolved the other legal dispute dividing them. The Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Inc. dismissed... more »
  • Benson's family files lawsuit over change to succession plan

    January 22, 2015 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The battle for control over News Orleans' Saints and Pelicans ramped up Thursday as family members connected with Rita Benson LeBlanc filed a lawsuit that says owner Tom Benson is incompetent to run the franchises and is being manipulated by his wife and her allies to take... more »
  • ESPN sues Notre Dame over police records involving athletes

    January 21, 2015 5:35 PM

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - ESPN has filed a lawsuit alleging the University of Notre Dame has violated Indiana's public records laws by withholding police records it requested about possible campus crimes involving student athletes. The lawsuit filed last week in St. Joseph County Superior Court says Public Access Counselor Luke... more »
  • Past, future effects of oil argued in BP penalty trial

    January 21, 2015 10:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Justice Department attorneys are back in federal court presenting their case for making BP pay billions of dollars in civil penalties for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The oil corporation, meanwhile, says the government is ignoring some of its own data on the health of... more »
  • U.S. Supreme Court sides with victim, not Diocese of Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 20, 2015 10:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - The nation's highest court announced today it will not hear arguments from the Diocese of Baton Rouge involving a local sex abuse lawsuit. This is a win for the victim, who has been fighting the Catholic Church for the past five years. The controversy involves whether a... more »
  • Judge won't block work on Rampart Street streetcar line

    January 18, 2015 6:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says she won't stop construction on a new streetcar line in New Orleans while a group sues to get detailed archaeological and environmental studies of the project. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown says plaintiffs did not offer any evidence that the job involves federal... more »
  • Annexation lawsuit goes before First Circuit Court of Appeal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 13, 2015 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A three judge panel at the First Circuit Court of Appeal listened to arguments today involving a high profile lawsuit involving recent annexations into the City of Baton Rouge. Former State Representative Woody Jenkins sued after the city annexed parts of the Mall of Louisiana and some... more »
  • Judge to rule on white voters' claims soon

    January 12, 2015 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal judge will decide in the next three weeks if a group of white voters in Iberville Parish had their voting rights violated. All sides were in court Monday, as closing arguments in the contentious case were presented before Judge Brian Jackson. The group of white... more »
  • Appeals court won't rehear a BP oil spill liability argument

    January 9, 2015 6:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its 2014 ruling that BP cannot avoid federal penalties for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill by blaming another company's failed equipment. The vote released Friday by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans was... more »
  • Obama administration sued over Gulf of Mexico fracking info

    January 8, 2015 4:57 PM

    GAINESVILLE, FL - An environmental advocacy group is suing the Obama administration in federal court for refusing to release documents detailing the extent of fracking in the Gulf of Mexico. The Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S District Court in Washington, saying the Bureau of Ocean... more »
  • SU students sue apartments over racist attack check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 8, 2015 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two students from Southern University filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming the managers of an apartment complex near LSU attacked them and called them racial slurs after the students tried to lease an apartment there. Jasmine Edwards and Demonya Williams named Courtyard Orleans Apartments, apartment manager Kortney... more »
  • White residents sue City of St. Gabriel over voting rights check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2015 4:48 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Two white residents in the City of St. Gabriel are suing the city claiming their voting rights have been violated by the structure of the city council. The residents want the city to take on a redistricting plan that would divide the city into sections. Currently... more »
  • Court sides with POM Wonderful in beverage fight

    December 30, 2014 5:37 PM

    PASADENA, CA - A federal appeals court has sided with juice maker POM Wonderful in a lawsuit over another beverage company's use of the term "pom." The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling that denied POM Wonderful's request for a preliminary injunction against... more »
  • Court throws out firefighters' gay pride lawsuits

    December 29, 2014 1:45 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Supreme Court has thrown out lawsuits by two Providence firefighters who said their constitutional rights were violated when they were ordered to drive a truck in a gay pride parade. The firefighters, Theodore Fabrizio and Stephen Deninno, argued that they are Roman Catholics and... more »
  • Hacking allegations lead to stay in Roper lawsuit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 18, 2014 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge granted a stay in the public records lawsuit filed by former East Baton Rouge Parish attorney Mary Roper Thursday in order to give time to an investigation into allegations someone may have hacked into communications between attorneys in the case. Judge Tim Kelley granted... more »
  • Woman sues over elevator shaft fall at Fenway Park

    December 18, 2014 2:41 PM

    BOSTON - A 22-year-old woman who fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park and was seriously injured is suing the owner of the Boston Red Sox and an elevator company. Elisabeth Scotland of Brigantine, New Jersey, sued Wednesday in Superior Court in Boston against Fenway Sports Group... more »
  • Ex-employees sue Sony Pictures over hacked personal details

    December 16, 2014 1:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Two former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment are suing the company for not preventing hackers from stealing nearly 50,000 social security numbers, salary details and other personal information from current and former workers. The federal suit alleges that emails and other information leaked by the hackers show... more »
  • Union takes NFL to court over Adrian Peterson

    December 15, 2014 11:24 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL Players Association has filed a federal lawsuit for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitrator's decision to uphold the NFL's punishment of the star running back. The petition was filed Monday in Minnesota, where the NFLPA has often gone to contest labor matters with... more »
  • Citing costs, 2 clinics drop La. abortion suit

    December 11, 2014 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Abortion clinics in Baton Rouge and New Orleans have dropped their challenge to Louisiana's newest abortion law. An earlier lawsuit filed by clinics in Metairie, Shreveport and Bossier City remains intact. The law requires doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a hospital... more »
  • Arguments heard on law to kill 'Big Oil' lawsuit

    December 10, 2014 2:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday over the constitutionality of a law passed by the Louisiana Legislature this year that was designed to kill a lawsuit brought against oil and gas companies by a regional flood board over wetlands damage. U.S. District Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown did... more »
  • 2 clinics ask to drop suit against La abortion law

    December 8, 2014 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two clinics challenging Louisiana's newest abortion law now want their suit dismissed. An earlier lawsuit would remain intact. Attorney Ellie Schilling says cost is the only reason for the request. It was filed Friday for Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge, Women's Health Care Center in New Orleans... more »
  • 3 states join 17 states fighting immigration order

    December 6, 2014 10:24 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Three more states have joined a Texas-led multistate coalition suing over the Obama administration's recently announced executive actions on immigration. The addition of Arizona, Florida and Ohio brings to 20 the number of states fighting the order in a federal district court in Brownsville. Many top Republicans... more »
  • Former parish attorney sues over public records

    December 4, 2014 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Parish Attorney Mary Roper faced five council members she's suing over public records Wednesday. Roper claims the city-parish and council have not honored her request to receive emails containing certain key words from council members along with emails she sent and received while she was... more »
  • 2+ years later, sinkhole evacuation eased

    December 4, 2014 1:35 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - After more than two years, the mandatory evacuation order for people living near an Assumption Parish sinkhole has eased for some of the area. The parish police jury reported Thursday that an area east of Grand Bayou along Highway 70 has been re-designated to a voluntary... more »
  • Multistate coalition sues over immigration order

    December 3, 2014 2:27 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is leading a multistate coalition in suing over the Obama administration's recently announced executive actions on immigration. Many top Republicans have denounced the president's unilateral move designed to spare as many as 5 million people living illegally in the United States from deportation. But Texas Gov.-elect... more »
  • US judge: State to try suit against oil companies

    December 3, 2014 10:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has sent a Plaquemines Parish lawsuit against 19 oil and gas companies back to state court for trial. U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey's ruling sets the stage for the return of 27 others suits to state courts in Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes. Zainey ruled... more »
  • Nintendo sued over Donkey Kong costume

    December 2, 2014 8:06 PM

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA- A man claims he suffered a serious heart condition after wearing a Donkey Kong ape costume and he sued Nintendo, the maker of the video game. Parker Mills was hired to play the ape character by the Los Angeles Zoo in May for the launch of... more »
  • Dismissal sought of Jindal's anti-Common Core suit

    November 20, 2014 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An Obama administration lawyer told a federal judge that Louisiana's decision to use the Common Core education standards was voluntary, not coerced by the federal government. Attorney Caroline Lewis Wolverton asked U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick on Thursday to throw out Gov. Bobby Jindal's lawsuit against the... more »
  • Money from 1 small settlement earmarked for coast

    November 20, 2014 11:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Money from the first and only settlement so far in a Louisiana flood board's lawsuit against dozens of energy companies will be placed in a special account dedicated to coastal restoration. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East voted Thursday to establish the dedicated account for any funds... more »
  • School workers fired after Katrina return to court

    November 18, 2014 11:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys for teachers and other school workers fired in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have asked Louisiana's Supreme Court to take another look at their lawsuit over the firings. The lawsuit could have resulted in damages being paid to more than 7,000 fired school employees. But the... more »
  • Tony the tiger legal battles not over yet

    November 16, 2014 6:28 PM

    GROSSE TETE - The battle to keep Tony the Tiger in his cage, in front of Tiger Truck Stop, is not over. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, an animal rights group based out of California, is suing the tiger's owner, Michael Sandlin as well as the state. According... more »
  • Hearing held in flood board's oil industry lawsuit

    November 12, 2014 12:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has heard a series of complex arguments on the future of a lawsuit blaming numerous oil, gas and pipeline companies for the loss of coastal wetlands in Louisiana. U.S. District Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown says she's unlikely to issue a written ruling before Dec.... more »
  • Tension mounts among Gonzales council members check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 10, 2014 10:19 PM

    GONZALES - Although the council passed the city's capital outlay budget Monday night, the tension remains over a series of other issues. There are two different attorneys representing the city of Gonzales and some of the councilmen and they're racking up a hefty bill. Fees for attorney Robert Barnett,... more »
  • Feds want Jindal's Common Core lawsuit dismissed

    November 5, 2014 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Obama administration is asking a federal judge to throw out Gov. Bobby Jindal's lawsuit accusing it of illegally coercing states to adopt the Common Core education standards. A request was filed in Baton Rouge federal court this week, asking for the Republican governor's lawsuit to be dismissed.... more »
  • Ruling delayed until Monday in charter school suit

    October 31, 2014 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state district judge has postponed until Monday a decision on whether he intends to shut down the flow of money to 33 charter schools authorized by the state education board. The Louisiana Association of Educators filed a lawsuit challenging the $60 million in spending through Louisiana's... more »
  • Group argues Redskins lawsuit should be tossed

    October 31, 2014 3:42 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive. Lawyers for both sides are expected in federal court in Alexandria on Friday, where a judge is scheduled to... more »
  • NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

    October 30, 2014 3:10 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The National Football League is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. NFL lawyers on Thursday are expected to urge a... more »
  • Charter schools fight back in court over funding check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 29, 2014 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Charter schools fought back in court Wednesday after a state teachers group sued to challenge a formula that provides money to schools. The Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) say $60 million going to certain charter schools is illegal. "The funding of these Type 2 charter... more »
  • Ruling expected Friday in charter schools lawsuit

    October 29, 2014 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state district judge says he will rule Friday on whether he'll issue a preliminary injunction to keep some charter schools from getting $60 million under Louisiana's public school financing formula. Judge Wilson Fields heard testimony and arguments Wednesday in the case and said he would take... more »
  • Judge calls records public, but sides with New Roads Mayor check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 28, 2014 5:45 PM

    NEW ROADS - A judge tossed out a public records lawsuit Tuesday against New Roads Mayor Robert Myer. A resident in New Roads sued after she filed a records request to get Mayor Robert Myer's credit card invoices. The invoices total nearly $155,000 over the past three years, and... more »
  • FTC says AT&T misled customers with unlimited data

    October 28, 2014 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers about its unlimited data plans. The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T failed to adequately disclose to customers that it would reduce data speeds if they went over a certain amount of data use... more »
  • State sues Corps over 'MRGO' restoration costs

    October 28, 2014 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana coastal restoration officials are suing a federal agency over the cost of fixing damage blamed on a now-closed south Louisiana waterway. The federal court lawsuit was filed Tuesday in New Orleans by the Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority. It notes that the man-made Mississippi River Gulf... more »
  • Judge won't block St. Tammany anti-fracking suit

    October 28, 2014 3:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state district judge in Baton Rouge has refused to block a lawsuit filed by St. Tammany Parish officials who hope to stop a proposed oil drilling and fracking project. Parish officials filed the lawsuit in June. They argue that the well is proposed for an area... more »
  • Rouses, Associated Grocers reach settlement

    October 20, 2014 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thibodaux retail grocery chain Rouses Enterprises and Baton Rouge-based wholesale grocery supplier Associated Grocers have reached an undisclosed settlement in a legal dispute. Donny Rouse, the chain's managing partner, said in a statement Monday the Rouse family is "very satisfied with this resolution." The issue is whether... more »
  • Justices won't revive Louisiana parish claims

    October 20, 2014 10:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place lower court rulings that dismissed the... more »
  • Les Miles' nieces get $2.5 million in mother's death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 17, 2014 4:59 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The children of Les Miles' sister won $2.5 million in a lawsuit Friday in West Baton Rouge after their mother died at an intersection in 3 years ago, Frank Tomeny of Tomeny Law Firm said in a press release. Jessie and Katie Browne sued the State of... more »
  • Lawsuit: Pastor knew he had AIDS, had affairs

    October 14, 2014 1:23 PM

    MONTGOMERY, AL - An Alabama church wants to remove a pastor accused of having sex with congregation members while infected with AIDS. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Montgomery filed a lawsuit Tuesday against longtime pastor Juan D. McFarland. The lawsuit says that after attempts to remove McFarland as pastor, he... more »
  • Lawsuit: Ala teen used as bait in school sex sting

    October 12, 2014 10:23 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Justice Department is asking that a lawsuit be revived that says Alabama school district officials are responsible for a sexual attack on a 14-year-old girl a teacher's aide used as bait for 16-year-old with a history of sexual harassment. The lawsuit says the aide asked the... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Cop fired after tirade, blames department check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 9, 2014 10:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Video of a police officer losing his cool is damning, but the officer involved believes it only shows the visual incident, and not the real situation of him being a victim of cronyism. This week, the Civil Service Commission upheld Mayor Jimmy Durbin's decision to fire... more »
  • If you bought a Red Bull since 2002, you could get $10

    October 9, 2014 11:20 AM

    Red Bull GmbH -- the makers of the popular energy drinks -- settled two class action lawsuits, agreeing to pay $13 million to United States customers. In the lawsuits, consumers argued that they were misled by the company's claims about the benefits of drinking Red Bull, with a focus... more »
  • Sorrento makes no moves on $500,000 lawsuit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 7, 2014 9:40 PM

    SORRENTO - City leaders met in executive session Tuesday to discuss a $500,000 lawsuit filed by a woman who said the town's former chief of police assaulted her while she was detained. Earl Theriot resigned in February over the allegation. He was convicted of lying to the FBI about... more »
  • Lawsuits continue over public school funding level

    October 6, 2014 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local school board that lost its first legal effort to get more state money for public schools is trying a second lawsuit in the same courthouse, but with a different judge. Judge Michael Caldwell dismissed claims earlier this year that the Legislature didn't properly pass the... more »
  • Nearly 4K may get damages in Chinese drywall suit

    October 6, 2014 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has ruled that nearly 4,000 homeowners who say Chinese drywall ruined their homes are eligible to share any further damages he may award in lawsuits against a government-owned manufacturer that failed to show up in court. Attorney Leonard Davis of New Orleans said Monday... more »
  • Cassidy slams union lawsuit over charter schools

    October 6, 2014 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy is criticizing a teacher union for filing a lawsuit that could strip money for some charter schools from Louisiana's public school financing formula. Cassidy is the leading Republican candidate in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race. He called on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is... more »
  • Fired contractor: Indictment didn't disrupt case

    October 2, 2014 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The company whose $200 million Medicaid contract was canceled by Gov. Bobby Jindal says the indictment of Louisiana's former health secretary won't harm its ongoing wrongful termination lawsuit. Michael McKay, lawyer for Client Network Services Inc., says the charges against Bruce Greenstein don't undermine CNSI's claims that... more »
  • Lawsuit filed over charter school funding in La.

    September 29, 2014 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A state teachers' union has filed a lawsuit challenging the use of Louisiana's public school funding formula to pay $60 million for certain charter schools. The Louisiana Association of Educators says the spending is illegal because the charter schools are created and operated outside of parish and... more »
  • Panel backs oil lawsuit supporter

    September 18, 2014 12:47 PM

    HARAHAN - A supporter of a lawsuit against the oil industry has been re-nominated to a seat on a south Louisiana flood control board despite opposition from Gov. Bobby Jindal. The nominating committee for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East on Thursday nominated coastal expert Paul Kemp to another term... more »

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