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  • Nursing home stripper leads to lawsuit

    April 8, 2014 7:34 PM

    WEST BABYLON, NEW YORK- Relatives of an 85-year-old filed a lawsuit over a male stripper being part of an entertainment event at the woman's nursing home. The suit claims the woman's son found a photo of a male stripper gyrating in front of her and the man claims it... more »
  • Levee board lawyers make new payment proposal

    April 8, 2014 4:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for a south Louisiana flood control board say they won't charge the public if 97 oil and gas companies will pay them and settle a coastal erosion lawsuit. Attorneys representing the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East said Tuesday that their proposal would end what they call... more »
  • Lawsuit filed over Gonzales zoning issue

    April 2, 2014 10:12 PM

    GONZALES- Owners of a 25-acre tract of land near I-10 are suing the city and council members for denying a rezoning request earlier this year. South Park Business Center, Inc. is asking for $3 million and its rezoning request to be accepted. Mentioned in the suit are councilmen Gary... more »
  • Judge to issue ruling over billboard lawsuit Play Video

    April 2, 2014 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arguments are over in a lawsuit pitting Louisiana against the left-leaning political group MoveOn, and a ruling from District Judge Shelly Dick is expected sometime early next week. Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne sued after the group lifted a state tourism campaign slogan to attack Governor Jindal.... more »
  • Hearing set in tourism slogan case

    April 2, 2014 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The legal fight over a billboard that features the state's tourism slogan as part of a push to expand Medicaid continues in Baton Rouge. A hearing in Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne's federal lawsuit against MoveOn.Org is set for Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court. At issue is... more »
  • 1st lawsuit filed in deadly NYC blast

    March 18, 2014 7:05 AM

    NEW YORK - A New York City woman has sued Con Edison over the explosion that leveled two apartment buildings last week. The New York Post reports that 46-year-old Michelle Nelson of Harlem filed the civil suit Monday, becoming the first to sue over the deadly blast. Nelson's lawsuit says... more »
  • Lawsuit seeks to end NCAA's 'unlawful cartel'

    March 17, 2014 1:07 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - A new federal lawsuit claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association should allow college football and basketball players to get some of the money they make for their schools. The suit filed Monday in Newark comes on the eve of the NCAA men's Division I basketball tournament, its... more »
  • Battle shaping up over 'Big Oil' lawsuit bill

    February 27, 2014 12:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Backers of a lawsuit against oil and gas companies in Louisiana are planning to fight legislation that changes how flood protection board members are chosen. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed the suit over the erosion of coastal wetlands, blaming the oil and gas industry.... more »
  • Saban's daughter cleared in sorority dust up

    February 19, 2014 7:43 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA- A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against the daughter of Alabama football coach Nick Saban who was involved in a fight with her sorority sister. The judge ruled Kristen Saban was justified in using force to defend herself during a scuffle with Sarah Grimes four-years ago. ... more »
  • Gays file suit over marriage ban in Louisiana

    February 12, 2014 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Four gay couples filed a lawsuit challenging Louisiana's constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriages legally performed outside of the state. Wednesday, the Forum for Equality joined the couples and said "Louisiana singles out only same-sex marriages for unequal treatment, a violation of the constitutional guarantees of equal... more »
  • Accused killer's grandmother to get $40k settlement

    February 12, 2014 12:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A settlement for an accused killer's grandmother is up for discussion at Wednesday afternoon's Metro Council meeting. Linda Thomas sued the city after she said she was injured when police searched her home for her grandson, Aramis Jackson, more than three year ago. Jackson faces charges... more »
  • Democrats back suits against oil, gas industry

    February 9, 2014 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Democratic Party is supporting lawsuits demanding that 97 oil and gas companies pay for damages to the state's marshes that led to coastal wetlands loss and contributed to higher storm surges during hurricanes. The New Orleans Advocate reports the 210-member Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee... more »
  • Suit: cops purposefully looked for affair, embarrassment Play Video

    February 6, 2014 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Court documents allege police were on a witch hunt when they used a warrant to obtain the cell phone of a woman reportedly having an affair with former police chief Dewayne White. Kim McCants filed a lawsuit against the department, the city-parish government, and police officers -... more »
  • Texas lawyer seeks hold on BP spill suit

    January 18, 2014 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Texas lawyer being sued by oil giant BP over allegations that he falsely claimed to represent thousands of deckhands who lost money in the 2010 Gulf oil spill has asked a federal court to delay the lawsuit while a criminal investigation plays out. Friday's filing on... more »
  • Oil and gas lawsuit contract modified

    December 20, 2013 11:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys suing oil and gas companies on behalf of a New Orleans-area levee board have agreed to modify their contract. They would take less money if they suit is successful and have removed a part of the contract that critics have said give them too much... more »
  • Protest over CATS property tax gaining momentum Play Video

    December 19, 2013 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People are protesting the controversial CATS property tax passed last year by having their taxes saved instead of being given to the bus system. "People need to take a stand and not just take it," protestor Danny Johnson said. A lawsuit over the constitutionality of... more »
  • LOGA sues AG Buddy Caldwell

    December 16, 2013 11:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association has filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, saying he illegally approved a contract with lawyers suing the industry. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed a lawsuit against oil and gas companies in July, claiming damage by the... more »
  • Raising Cane's sued by Marley estate

    December 10, 2013 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Representatives for chicken finger franchise Raising Cane's said they tried to reach a settlement with Bob Marley's estate before the reggae singer's family filed suit against their "One Love" logo recently. The lawsuit was filed in Massachusetts U.S. District Court on Dec. 6 by 56 Hope... more »
  • Sheriff: "I have nothing to hide" after man dies in jail

    December 3, 2013 11:03 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A family has filed suit against the sheriff's office in West Baton Rouge after a family member died in custody. In court documents, the family of Ervin Edwards claim his death was unwarranted. Edwards died after being tazed following a disturbance last week. But, Sheriff Mike... more »
  • Louisiana joins lawsuit against flood rate hikes

    November 28, 2013 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Insurance is joining a lawsuit against rate hikes in the National Flood Insurance Program. Commissioner Jim Donelon say the department filed a "friend of the court" brief in Mississippi's lawsuit against the federal government. The lawsuit says the Federal Emergency Management... more »
  • Board to again consider 'Big Oil' lawsuit

    November 21, 2013 7:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A south Louisiana flood control board is again taking up the issue of a lawsuit against oil and gas companies over coastal wetlands loss. A resolution to re-affirm the lawsuit - and a competing resolution to stop action on it - were on the agenda released... more »
  • Lance Armstrong settles $3M insurance lawsuit

    November 20, 2013 2:28 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong has reached a settlement with an insurance company that sought more than $3 million for bonuses it paid him for winning the Tour de France from 1999 to 2001. Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance sued Armstrong earlier this year after he admitted using performance-enhancing drugs during his... more »
  • Ascension redistricting trial postponed

    October 29, 2013 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge reset the trial date in a five-year-old lawsuit over the redistricting of public school attendance zones in Ascension Parish. On Monday, U.S. Chief District Judge Brian A. Jackson set trial for Feb. 3-7, though dueling motions for summary judgment remain on his desk... more »
  • E. Feliciana sheriff sued over arrest in rape case

    October 24, 2013 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 52-year-old Jackson man has filed a federal lawsuit against East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Talmadge Bunch claiming he was wrongly arrested last year for an alleged rape, without any probable cause. George Arthur Sheppard claims in the lawsuit that he was held in jail for six months... more »
  • Officials dismissed from wrongful death lawsuit

    October 4, 2013 7:14 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A federal judge dismissed Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard and parish government as defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by parents of an inmate who died after a fight in the jail in June 2012. 35-year-old Darrin Norton, died while in custody at the Livingston Parish... more »
  • Former DHH Secretary deposition not delayed

    September 30, 2013 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An attempt to stall the deposition of the former Health and Hospitals Secretary in Louisiana has been refused by a Baton Rouge judge. Lawyers for the Jindal Administration wanted to push back the deposition of Bruce Greenstein in a wrongful termination lawsuit, but Judge Tim Kelley... more »
  • Governor slams voucher lawsuit in new TV ad

    September 20, 2013 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal is running a new TV ad statewide that attacks a federal lawsuit challenging his voucher program. In the ad, which is being paid with campaign funds, Jindal says the federal government is out of control. He says "know-it-alls in Washington think they know better... more »
  • Public records suit filed against superintendent

    September 10, 2013 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A college student from Baton Rouge has filed a public records lawsuit against Superintendent of Education John White. Zack Kopplin, who attends Rice University, says White and the Department of Education have refused to provide documents he's sought about the state's voucher program and a law that... more »
  • Honore backs lawsuit against oil companies

    September 9, 2013 3:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army general who won acclaim for helping restore order in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina is backing a flood control board's lawsuit against oil and gas companies. Retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honore endorses the lawsuit in a full-page advertisement in Monday editions of The Advocate newspaper.... more »
  • 2 officers sue Shreveport, claim arrest quotas set

    September 7, 2013 1:06 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Two Shreveport police officers are suing the city and the police chief, saying the police department sets quotas to measure how many traffic stops and arrests its officers are making. The suit, which represents only one side of a legal argument, also says officers who make their quota... more »
  • Google argues for right to continue scanning Gmail

    September 5, 2013 7:48 AM

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - Google's attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people's Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice. In court records filed in advance of a federal... more »
  • Former football players sue NCAA over concussions

    September 4, 2013 10:13 AM

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Three former college football players are suing the NCAA, saying it failed to educate them about the risks of concussions and did not do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries. Chris Walker and Ben Martin, who played for Tennessee from 2007-2011, and Dan Ahern, who... more »
  • Judge orders Armstrong to answer doping questions

    September 4, 2013 7:46 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge is pushing Lance Armstrong closer to his first sworn testimony on details of his performance-enhancing drug use, ordering the cyclist to answer questions about who knew what and when about his doping. Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance Holdings is seeking the information in its lawsuit to... more »
  • Judge: NFL, players to settle concussion lawsuits

    August 29, 2013 12:36 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge says the NFL and thousands of former players hopes to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million. The proposed settlement comes days before the season starts and would fund health screenings, medical compensation and research. Any of the approximately 18,000 former NFL players are eligible. The... more »
  • Court dismisses claims over stun gun death in La.

    August 28, 2013 1:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has ordered the dismissal of civil claims against a former Winnfield police officer who repeatedly shocked a man with a stun gun before he died in 2008. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that Scott... more »
  • Groups protest Jindal opposition to oil and gas lawsuit

    August 28, 2013 11:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Environmental and pubic interest groups are lashing out at Governor Jindal over his opposition to a lawsuit against oil and gas companies. The lawsuit was filed last month by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, saying oil and gas activity contributed to the erosion of the... more »
  • Governor defends state's voucher program

    August 27, 2013 6:22 PM

    AMITE- Governor Jindal and some national advocacy groups sound off on a lawsuit filed against the state over private school vouchers. Over the weekend the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit to put a block on the voucher programs in court ordered desegregated districts in the state. 34... more »
  • Broussard seeks removal from flooding lawsuit

    August 27, 2013 11:48 AM

    GRETNA - Attorneys for former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard have asked a judge to dismiss the last remaining claim against him in a class-action lawsuit over his administration's decision to evacuate drainage pump operators hours before Hurricane Katrina's landfall. If granted, the request would leave Jefferson Parish as the... more »
  • Indiana sued over abortion pill

    August 22, 2013 8:23 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS- Planned parenthood sued the state of Indiana because of a new restriction on reproductive rights involving the abortion pill. The Planned Parenthood clinic in Lafayette must either stop handing out the abortion pill or make internal changes, like adding surgical capabilities. Planned Parenthood calls it unconstitutional since the legislator... more »
  • People looking for ways to bring back Clinton curfew

    August 19, 2013 10:31 AM

    CLINTON - Support for an overnight curfew in Clinton continues even after the town's original, wide-ranging curfew ran into legal trouble. The town canceled the curfew after a lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of Clinton resident Tommy Mead. The measure banned pedestrians and drivers from the town's... more »
  • Flood board votes to continue oil & gas lawsuit

    August 15, 2013 5:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana flood control board has declined to withdraw its lawsuit against oil and gas companies over coastal erosion, but is also raising the possibility that it might suspend at least some of its activity on the suit. Gov. Bobby Jindal and his coastal protection chief have... more »
  • Civil suit filed in altercation with debris workers

    August 15, 2013 5:17 PM

    GRAND ISLE - A Hurricane Isaac debris worker who said she was spit on last year during a profanity-laced tirade by a Grand Isle businessman filed a civil suit against him today. Brandi Worley videotaped the confrontation with Josh Jambon in Sept. 2012. The video showed Jambon slapping workers... more »
  • Ex-wife says Jackson wasn't doctor shopping

    August 15, 2013 1:25 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Michael Jackson's ex-wife has testified that she did not see any signs that the entertainer was shopping for doctors during the nearly 20 years she was close to him. Debbie Rowe also told a jury on Thursday that Jackson's frequent medical visits were tied to legitimate procedures. Rowe... more »
  • Oil & gas suit likely topic at flood board meeting

    August 15, 2013 10:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Supporters of a southeast Louisiana flood control board's lawsuit against oil and gas companies greeted the board with enthusiastic applause as its monthly meeting was gaveled to order. More than a dozen stood and applauded at Thursday's opening of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, which oversees... more »
  • Flood official: oil companies 'trashed the hotel room'

    August 14, 2013 11:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana flood control official is likening the oil and gas industry in coastal Louisiana to rock stars who bring a lot of money to the area but, in his words, "trashed the hotel room." Stephen Estopinal was speaking in defense of an unprecedented lawsuit filed against... more »
  • Levee board's suit moved to federal court

    August 13, 2013 2:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans-area levee authority's lawsuit against dozens of oil and gas companies has been transferred from state to federal court at the request of one of the companies, but the move may be temporary. In a court filing Tuesday, attorneys for Chevron U.S.A. Inc. argue... more »
  • Race-based claims thrown out in Deen lawsuit

    August 12, 2013 3:23 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - A federal judge in Georgia has thrown out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen ended up causing the celebrity cook to lose a big slice of her culinary empire. Lisa Jackson sued Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers,... more »
  • Trial ends in lawsuit about heat on La. death row

    August 7, 2013 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A three-day trial has wrapped up in a lawsuit claiming that three death row inmates are forced to live in unsafe heat conditions. U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson did not say when he would rule in the lawsuit, but he said because of the health claims, it... more »
  • US gov't accuses BofA of civil fraud in bond sale

    August 6, 2013 3:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. government has accused Bank of America Corp. of civil fraud, saying the company failed to disclose risks and mislead investors in its sale of $850 million of mortgage bonds during 2008. The Justice Department filed a civil suit against the bank and two of its subsidiaries... more »
  • State suing Texas Brine over sinkhole damage

    August 2, 2013 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office announced Friday that the Attorney General's Office is suing Texas Brine LLC for environmental damage caused by the Assumption Parish sinkhole. Jindal said the suit was filed on behalf of the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Quality, and other responding... more »
  • Rogue county issues gay marriage licenses

    July 30, 2013 7:31 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- Leaders in Pennsylvania sued to stop what they call a rogue county from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples saying it violates the law. D. Bruce Hanes in Montgomery County near Philadelphia began issuing licenses to gay couples last week saying the wants to "come down on the right... more »
  • Lawsuit: Use of retiree money unconstitutional

    July 26, 2013 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's adult probation and parole officers are asking a judge to declare a piece of 2012 legislation unconstitutional. They want a judge to order the return of several million dollars swept into the state's general fund from a retirement fund for the officers. The Louisiana Probation and... more »
  • Jindal demands flood board drop coastal lawsuit

    July 24, 2013 5:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says a lawsuit filed by a flood protection board against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies is a "trial lawyer windfall." The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed the suit in state court in New Orleans Wednesday. The lawsuit says oil and... more »
  • ACLU files lawsuit to stop Clinton curfew Play Video

    July 24, 2013 11:45 AM

    CLINTON - The ACLU of Louisiana filed suit on behalf of a Clinton resident today asking a judge to strike down the town's wide-reaching curfew. The ordinance requires everyone in town, including drivers, to be off the streets after 11 p.m. or face a $500 fine and possibly 30... more »
  • CATS issues, money on Chamber agenda

    July 23, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge will discuss issues related to the parish's troubled transit system today. The lunch meeting pulls together business owners, other chamber members and guests to hear updates on legal challenges and money troubles surrounding the Capital Area Transit System.... more »
  • Coalition sues to halt electronic surveillance

    July 16, 2013 1:25 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Rights activists, church leaders and drug and gun rights advocates found common ground and filed a lawsuit against the federal government to halt a vast National Security Agency electronic surveillance program. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, San Francisco's Electronic Frontier Foundation, representing the unusually broad coalition of... more »
  • Fish die in Oak Alley Estates subdivision ponds

    July 12, 2013 9:58 AM

    GONZALES - It may be the summer season for fish kills in south Louisiana, but recent kills in two ponds at Oak Alley Estates subdivision in Ascension Parish could not have come at a worse time. The dead, stinking fish floating along the banks of ponds in the upscale subdivision... more »
  • Texas judge allows Armstrong lawsuit to proceed

    July 9, 2013 10:38 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge has refused Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss an insurance company's lawsuit seeking $3 million in bonuses it paid him from 1999 to 2001. Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance Holdings sued Armstrong, saying he cheated by using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. Armstrong's attorneys... more »
  • City leaders try to move forward after Port Allen ruling

    July 3, 2013 10:53 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Both Mayor Deedy Slaughter and the three City Council members who sued her over several actions she's taken since assuming office claimed wins after a judge's decision late last night. Judge Alvin Batiste ruled the council did not properly reduce the mayor's salary from $84,960 to... more »
  • Red light camera suit coming soon

    July 3, 2013 7:44 AM

    LAFAYETTE - City leaders may soon file suit against some of the 5,800 people who owe at least $125 in traffic camera citations. Lafayette City-Parish Attorney Mike Hebert told the council Tuesday that attorneys could start filing lawsuits in the next 30-60 days against motorists cited within the past three... more »
  • Lawsuit claims public school districts owed $200M

    July 2, 2013 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board and a teachers union are suing the state for $200 million, saying school funding formulas approved by lawmakers for three years were not passed properly. The lawsuit claims financing plans passed in 2010, 2011 and 2012 should have been... more »
  • Mayor not in court for lawsuit hearing Play Video

    July 2, 2013 9:10 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Mayor Deedy Slaughter was not in court this morning, even though a judge ordered her to appear for a hearing over a lawsuit filed by Port Allen City Council members. The mayor's new attorney, Ron Johnson of Baton Rouge, chose to waive her appearance. The... more »
  • The check can be in the mail

    July 1, 2013 7:35 PM

    SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA- A McDonald's franchise says it will now give employees the option of being paid with direct deposit or by paper check after a lawsuit over workers being paid with debit cards that charged fees to withdraw money. Former employee Natalie Gunshannon sued after she says she was charged... more »
  • Lawsuit: Deputies ignored dying inmate's pleas

    June 28, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members of an inmate who died of a ruptured ulcer in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sheriff Sid Gautreaux. The suit claims deputies ignored his declining health and pleas for medical attention. The sheriff's office has... more »
  • Slaughter returns to court over asset transfer

    June 27, 2013 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Southern University System president Ralph Slaughter is set to appear in court Thursday over claims he fraudulently transferred his assets into his wife's name to avoid paying a debt. Today's proceedings were postponed two weeks ago after his wife failed to bring her attorney to... more »
  • Judge remains on CNSI case against state

    June 26, 2013 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has refused to disqualify one of his colleagues from presiding over a lawsuit that challenges the Jindal administration's cancellation of Client Network Services Inc.'s nearly $200 million contract to process Medicaid claims. The state asked District Judge Mike Caldwell to recuse District Judge Tim Kelley... more »
  • City council files for injunction against mayor Play Video

    June 25, 2013 3:07 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Three Port Allen City Council members filed an injunction Tuesday afternoon in the 18th Judicial District Court to stop Mayor Deedy Slaughter from doing a host of different things that have been the focus of numerous News 2 investigations since February. The injunction filed by council... more »
  • Higher fees put on hold for fireworks sellers

    June 20, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge allowed an out-of-state fireworks retailer today to avoid paying a higher permit fee to do business in Louisiana so they wouldn't miss the summer fireworks season. Judge Wilson Fields issued a preliminary injunction to allow C & A Pyro to buy the... more »
  • Justice Department sues La. pharmaceutical company

    June 20, 2013 12:51 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The Justice Department has sued to block a Louisiana pharmaceutical company from distributing drugs that the government claims are misbranded and haven't been approved by regulators. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court says the Food and Drug Administration inspected facilities of Sage Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Shreveport... more »
  • Hearing today in student-athlete pay lawsuit

    June 20, 2013 10:15 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - Lawyers for former student athletes are seeking to turn their lawsuit against the NCAA over compensation into a class action representing thousands of collegiate competitors. A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in Oakland this afternoon. If the lawsuit is turned into class action and... more »
  • Shaw founder sued for using name "Shaw"

    June 18, 2013 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Shaw Group, now part of CB&I since a buyout recently, is suing founder Jim Bernhard and others, accusing them of using the company's name. Bernhard and the three partners are being sued in an effort to stop them from using the name "Shaw" in two business... more »
  • Class action lawsuit filed after plant explosion

    June 14, 2013 10:51 AM

    GEISMAR - Attorneys filed a class action lawsuit today against the operator of a Geismar chemical which exploded yesterday, killing one person and injuring dozens. Attorneys with the Becnel Law Firm of LaPlace filed suit in Ascension Parish today against Williams Olefins, the company which operates the plant. ... more »
  • Hundreds to be stricken from La. sex registry

    June 12, 2013 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of people who were convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex for money under Louisiana's "crime against nature by solicitation" law will have their names removed from the state's sex offender registry following the settlement of a class-action lawsuit. U.S District Judge Martin Feldman on Tuesday... more »
  • ACLU sues over NSA phone records program

    June 11, 2013 3:24 PM

    NEW YORK - Two prominent civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency over its program that reportedly collects the telephone records of millions of American customers of Verizon. The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union say in a lawsuit filed... more »
  • Sheriff sues company over roof leaks

    June 11, 2013 7:52 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley has sued Mandeville-based builder Devier Construction LLC and two insurers over a new $3.3 million training center with persistent roof leaks. The lawsuit says Wiley recently declared a public emergency to do an estimated $130,000 in immediate repairs to the roof of... more »
  • News 2 investigators learn attorney will file injunction against mayor

    June 10, 2013 8:49 PM

    PORT ALLEN- An attorney has agreed to file an injunction on behalf of the city council, upset with the mayor for blocking city employees from city bank accounts. Recently, Mayor Deedy Slaughter banned CFO Audrey McCain from accessing bank accounts and signing city checks. Slaughter also forbid city payroll... more »
  • Brees sues ex-teammate over bogus tax credits

    June 10, 2013 5:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has sued a former teammate for allegedly advising him to invest $160,000 in tax credits that turned out to be bogus. A federal lawsuit filed Monday on Brees' behalf claims former Saints long snapper Kevin Houser mishandled the star quarterback's money... more »
  • Federal lawsuit claims inmates face extreme heat

    June 10, 2013 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans-based advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit against the state alleging inhumane conditions for death row inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Filed on behalf of three inmates, the lawsuit says the prisoners are forced to live in poorly-ventilated cells where average... more »
  • Council members want suit filed against mayor Play Video

    June 10, 2013 4:50 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Two Port Allen City Council members met with an attorney today in hopes of getting a judge to block Mayor Deedy Slaughter's latest actions. It comes on the same day that City Attorney Victor Woods' resignation became public. Woods told News 2 he's stepping down... more »
  • NCAA 'pleased' lawsuit by Pa. governor thrown out

    June 6, 2013 10:20 AM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - The NCAA says it's "exceedingly pleased" that a federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed against it by Pennsylvania's governor over penalties against Penn State related to Jerry Sandusky. College sports' governing body responded Thursday, hours after U.S. Middle District Judge Yvette Kane dismissed the anti-trust... more »
  • Legal fees mounting for Zachary Police Play Video

    June 4, 2013 4:56 PM

    ZACHARY- The attorney representing a woman who claims she was sexually harassed filed another lawsuit against the Assistant Zachary Police Chief Tuesday. Jill Craft represents Melody Hills and Tracy McKneely, both of whom claim they were sexually harassed by Assistant Police Chief Darryl Lawrence. News 2 found the... more »
  • Fired vet sues animal shelter, claims animals are beheaded

    June 4, 2013 12:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A fired veterinarian from the animal shelter filed suit, claiming she lost her job after blowing the whistle on illegal animal beheadings and other issues at the controversial shelter. Amy Cangelosi hired attorney Jill Craft and sued Companion Animal Alliance. She accuses the shelter, some key leaders,... more »
  • Jury finds for Ohio teacher fired while pregnant

    June 3, 2013 4:15 PM

    CINCINNATI - A jury has sided with a teacher who sued a Catholic archdiocese in Ohio, saying it violated anti-discrimination laws by firing her after she became pregnant via artificial insemination. The federal jury found the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati discriminated against Christa Dias by firing her in 2010. The... more »
  • Teacher tenure lawsuit sent back to district court

    May 31, 2013 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Supreme Court has asked a Baton Rouge district judge to review his decision to throw out Gov. Bobby Jindal's revamp of teacher tenure and salary laws. Judge Michael Caldwell had ruled that the legislation was unconstitutional because it bundled together too many items spanning Louisiana's... more »
  • Mayor's attorneys want lawsuit against her dismissed Play Video

    May 29, 2013 2:50 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The attorneys representing Mayor Deedy Slaughter want a Judge to issue a judgement dismissing claims filed in a lawsuit by Audrey McCain. McCain is the chief financial officer Slaughter tried to fire, but was reinstated by a judge earlier this year. McCain's termination happened after News... more »

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