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  • Common Core supporters file suit against governor

    July 22, 2014 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A second lawsuit over Common Core hit the courts Tuesday, this time filed by parents and educators who support Common Core and argue Governor Bobby Jindal's efforts to remove it from the state are illegal. A New Orleans law firm filed suit in East Baton Rouge... more »
  • City's lawsuit against dump dismissed

    July 21, 2014 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city's fight to try and block an ndustrial waste landfill in north Baton Rouge is over. A judge dismissed the lawsuit over the permit for Louisiana Land Acquisitions to operate, saying the city failed to formally raise its issues when the Department of Environmental Quality... more »
  • White calls Common Core lawsuit a stalling tactic

    July 21, 2014 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of state lawmakers filed a lawsuit Monday in an effort to stop the adoption of the Common Core education standards in Louisiana public schools. The lawsuit, filed on Monday afternoon by Rep. Brett Geymann and 16 other lawmakers, contends that the state education board... more »
  • Priest responds to supporters following WBRZ report Play Video

    July 14, 2014 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The priest at the center of a lawsuit is speaking out for the first time following a WBRZ report. His response comes in a letter he issued to the "Catholic Commentator" which is published by the Diocese of Baton Rouge. It all centers around a woman,... more »
  • The Investigative Unit: From confessional to court Play Video

    July 9, 2014 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Diocese of Baton Rouge is firing back over a lawsuit involving a local priest who didn't report sexual abuse he knew about to authorities or parents of the alleged victim. The case is now tangled up in court, and has already made its way to the... more »
  • Music duo Insane Clown Posse loses gang lawsuit

    July 8, 2014 11:12 AM

    DETROIT - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at scrubbing an FBI report that describes fans of the rap-metal duo Insane Clown Posse as a loosely organized gang. Detroit federal Judge Robert Cleland says the government isn't responsible for acts by local police agencies that use the 2011 report.... more »
  • Sleeping Yankees fan sues TV announcers

    July 8, 2014 5:51 AM

    NEW YORK - A Yankees fan has filed a $10 million lawsuit against two ESPN announcers contending they mocked him when he was caught on national television sleeping in his seat during a game at Yankee Stadium. Andrew Robert Rector admits in court documents he "napped" during a game against... more »
  • Lawsuit over Oscar

    July 2, 2014 7:57 PM

    LOS ANGELES- There's a lawsuit over the auction of an Oscar that was auctioned last month that fetched $79,200. It was awarded in 1942 to the late Joseph Wright for his art direction of the musical film "My Gal Sal" which starred Rita Hayworth. The Motion Picture Academy... more »
  • Slaughter vs. McCain trial ends abruptly Play Video

    July 1, 2014 5:34 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A trial between Port Allen's former mayor and the financial officer she tried to fire ended before any arguments even began in West Baton Rouge Parish. Judge Alvin Batiste honored a request by the city's attorney to take a look at the merits of Audrey McCain's... more »
  • Most claims against Slaughter dismissed

    July 1, 2014 10:14 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A judge dismissed most of the claims against former Port Allen mayor Deedy Slaughter Tuesday morning, encouraging her and Port Allen Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain to instead just work out their differences. Slaughter fired McCain last year after the WBRZ Investigative Unit obtained documents surrounding... more »
  • Appeals court revives Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit

    June 30, 2014 11:02 AM

    RICHMOND, VA - A federal appeals court in Virginia has reinstated a lawsuit by four former Iraqi detainees who say they were tortured at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee had ruled that he lacked jurisdiction to hear the lawsuit against a U.S.... more »
  • Port officials fire back at locked out landowners Play Video

    June 26, 2014 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A heated confrontation about a land dispute took center-stage at Thursday's Port of Baton Rouge commission meeting. "They had the audacity to file suit," commission attorney Barry Wilkinson said. "They try to paint the port as an obstructionist and unwilling to work with them that is... more »
  • Southern football stadium, other facilities not meeting federal guidelines Play Video

    June 25, 2014 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University leaders are set to decide on upgrades at facilities that will get the school in line with federal guidelines, which it is not meeting currently. Buildings are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and must make changes. Southern admits its football stadium,... more »
  • Lawsuit filed against truck stop tiger owner

    June 25, 2014 2:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A former state lawmaker and a national animal rights group have filed a lawsuit challenging a newly-passed law that lets a Grosse Tete gas station owner keep a tiger on site. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Baton Rouge. It claims lawmakers and the governor violated the... more »
  • Mall of La. annexation lawsuit hearing set for Monday

    June 22, 2014 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A hearing related to the lawsuit filed against the city of Baton Rouge and the EBR Metro Council is set for Monday. The lawsuit could stop the annexation of parts of the Mall of Louisiana into Baton Rouge. The Metro Council approved the annexation last month,... more »
  • City stations police at mall, moves forward with expanding city limits

    June 18, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The mayor's office announced Wednesday, it was moving forward with organizational plans in expanding the city limits to include the Mall of Louisiana; effectively growing the boundaries of the city and not waiting for a hearing related to a lawsuit over a recent annexation decision. "Unless a... more »
  • Homicide case open, getting attention after WBRZ suit Play Video

    June 12, 2014 5:44 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The death of a woman in Addis now has the attention of the state Attorney General's Office a month after the WBRZ Investigative Unit dug into the questionable homicide investigation. Pathologists and the West Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office ruled Sandra Rinaudo's death on Aug. 9,... more »
  • Lawsuit puts annexations on hold Play Video

    June 12, 2014 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Recently-approved annexation requests for the Mall of Louisiana and other properties halted Thursday after a former state representative filed a lawsuit against them. Woody Jenkins filed suit Thursday to stop the Mall of Louisiana's annexation into Baton Rouge. That halted the annexation process until a ruling... more »
  • Hershey sues over milking its chocolate bar

    June 10, 2014 7:54 PM

    WASHINGTON- What's in a name is the basis of a lawsuit filed by the Hershey company over use of political advertising that looks like its candy bar. The company sued Maryland State Senator Stephen Hershey, Jr. of improperly using campaign materials that mimic the candy bar. Hershey wants... more »
  • Jindal replaces flood board lawsuit supporter

    June 6, 2014 4:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal has replaced another member of the flood board that filed a controversial lawsuit against the oil and gas industry. Jindal's office announced Friday that Tyrone Ben has been appointed to fill the seat of Tim Doody on the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East. Ben... more »
  • Woman sues after STD diagnosis posted on Facebook

    June 6, 2014 4:00 PM

    CINCINNATI - An Ohio woman whose medical record was posted to Facebook - revealing her name and a syphilis diagnosis - has sued the hospital where she was treated and the worker accused of accessing her file. The 20-year-old Cincinnati woman filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Hamilton County court. She... more »
  • Lawsuit supporters say more scholars call for veto

    June 6, 2014 10:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Opponents of a bill that would squelch a levee board's environmental lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies say they now have more than 70 legal scholars who say the bill also threatens state and local litigation over the 2010 BP lawsuit. The levee board lawsuit says... more »
  • Lawsuit filed seeking to stop LSU hospital closure

    June 5, 2014 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to close the LSU-run public hospital in Pineville, part of a health care privatization deal, is being challenged in a Baton Rouge court. The petition was filed this week on behalf of two hospital closure opponents, Edwin Parker of East Feliciana Parish and... more »
  • AG recommends vetoing levee lawsuit bill

    June 4, 2014 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office recommended Governor Bobby Jindal veto a bill designed to kill a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies claiming their work damaged the state's wetlands. However, Jindal's chief counsel said they "respectfully disagree" with the AG's objections. Caldwell said he's... more »
  • Port of BR locks landowners out of their property Play Video

    June 3, 2014 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A group of landowners claim the Port of Baton Rouge locked them out of their property, and now they are suing to have the courts intervene. At least 53 property owners claim the port shut them out of their own land. The issue goes back half a... more »
  • Jindal delays signing bill to kill anti-oil suit

    June 2, 2014 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to delay signing a bill aimed at killing a lawsuit filed by a southeast Louisiana levee board against 97 oil and gas companies. Jindal said Monday he agreed to postpone at the request of the state attorney general, who wanted time to... more »
  • House supports bill to nullify levee board lawsuit

    May 29, 2014 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has voted with the oil and gas industry, supporting a bill that seeks to void a lawsuit filed by a New Orleans area levee board against the industry. With the 59-39 House vote Thursday, the proposal moves one step from passage. The Senate-backed bill... more »
  • Former NFL players file suit

    May 21, 2014 6:12 AM

    ATLANTA - Tuesday was supposed to be a day of celebration for the NFL, as the league announced Minneapolis, Minnesota as the host city of the 2018 Super Bowl. Instead, the league is now addressing concerns following a new lawsuit. Former players accuse the league of putting profits ahead... more »
  • Budget lacking money for Gulf oil spill litigation

    May 16, 2014 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's budget for next year doesn't include any money for the state's ongoing litigation against BP for damages caused by the 2010 oil spill. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is asking lawmakers to add $15 million to the 2014-15 spending plans to continue the casework. Without it, Caldwell's... more »
  • Dardenne drops lawsuit over interstate billboard

    May 13, 2014 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne has dropped his federal lawsuit challenging the use of Louisiana's trademarked tourism slogan "Pick Your Passion" on an organization's billboard promoting Medicaid expansion. The lawsuit was dismissed this week. Dardenne's decision came after a federal judge refused in April to order MoveOn.org to... more »
  • Student trapped lawsuit

    May 9, 2014 8:01 PM

    DETROIT- The parents of a boy with Asperger's syndrome who was filmed trapped in a chair at school say they may file a lawsuit over a teacher seen taunting the boy. Their lawyer says they have no recourse since the Goodrich School District did not follow through on its... more »
  • Singer sued by boat captain

    May 7, 2014 7:52 PM

    SAVANNAH, GEORGIA- Country singer Billy Currington was sued by a tour boat operator who claims Currington mocked and libeled him on his fan website. It stems from an incident where Currington chased and threatened 70-year-old Charles Ferrelle after his boat passed Currinton's house on Tybee Island. Currinton pleaded... more »
  • Court seeks special master to cool down death row

    May 1, 2014 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two law professors and a civil lawyer have told a federal judge they feel qualified to oversee implementation of the state's proposed plan to cool down death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. William Quigley and M. Isabel Medina, faculty members at Loyola University New Orleans School... more »
  • Bill to derail parish 'big oil' lawsuits stalls

    April 23, 2014 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new website is aimed at refuting arguments being made by supporters of legislation that could scuttle a New Orleans-based flood board's lawsuit against the oil and gas industry. The website was announced in a news conference Wednesday by a member of the law firm hired to... more »
  • 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 »

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