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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »
  • Hearing set in Jindal Common Core lawsuit Play Video

    September 9, 2014 3:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal will have to wait a few months to have his day in federal court in his lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Common Core education standards. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick set a Nov. 20 hearing date to consider the Republican governor's claims.... more »
  • Judge tosses challenge to Sen. Landrieu residency

    September 5, 2014 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state judge in Louisiana has thrown out a challenge to U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's qualification to run for re-election in Louisiana. District Judge Wilson Fields ruled Friday that Republican state Rep. Paul Hollis' lawsuit claiming the three-term Democratic senator lives in Washington and not Louisiana was... more »
  • NCAA asks for dismissal of 2 scholarship lawsuits

    September 5, 2014 2:08 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The NCAA and 11 conferences that have played major college football in recent years have filed a motion to dismiss two antitrust lawsuits that accuse the association of illegally capping compensation to athletes. The NCAA announced Thursday night that it has asked Northern California U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Lawsuit filed against questioned pension hike

    September 4, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge state senator is challenging a last-minute retirement hike that lawmakers approved for the state police superintendent. Republican Sen. Dan Claitor claims in his lawsuit, filed Thursday, that the pension change was unconstitutional because it wasn't properly passed by the Legislature. Lawyers for the retirement... more »
  • Judge: Sept 30 conference on La abortion law

    September 3, 2014 3:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. District Judge John deGravelles has scheduled a status conference Sept. 30 on a request to block Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law while a suit challenging it is in court. He told lawyers Tuesday that he wants brief memos by Sept. 23 on what issues each side... more »
  • Judge grants parish attorney day in court Play Video

    August 29, 2014 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge granted the East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney Mary Roper a day in court, but only a portion of her lawsuit will move forward. Friday, Judge Michael Caldwell ruled that he would not tell the Metro Council how to conduct its termination hearing for Roper,... more »
  • Diocese appeals sex lawsuit to SCOTUS Play Video

    August 27, 2014 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Diocese of Baton Rouge has filed an appeal with the nation's highest court involving a sex abuse lawsuit in Baton Rouge. It comes as new details are emerging about the lawsuit which was unsealed this week. This case involves Rebecca Mayeux, who is now 20. She... more »
  • Jindal sues feds over Common Core Play Video

    August 27, 2014 5:37 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The governor's personal crusade over Common Core has now brought him to file suit against the federal government as he continues to try to remove the state from the Common Core. Jindal opened up a new front in his war against Common Core, saying the feds are... more »
  • Jindal sues feds over Common Core Play Video

    August 27, 2014 4:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Republican governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards. The U.S. Department of Education has used a $4.3 billion grant program and federal policy waivers... more »
  • Federal lawsuit filed against new La. abortion law

    August 22, 2014 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An abortion rights organization has filed the first court challenge to a Louisiana law that would require doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a nearby hospital. The Center for Reproductive Rights filed its lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge on... more »
  • Trial underway in endangered frog habitat suit

    August 20, 2014 4:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge is hearing arguments on the claim that federal wildlife officials made an illegal land grab by listing 1,500 acres of private land in Louisiana as critical habitat for an endangered burrowing frog. An estimated 100 to 200 dusky gopher frogs live in Mississippi, with... more »
  • After win over Governor, state begins implementing tests

    August 19, 2014 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Judge Todd Hernandez issued a defeat to Governor Bobby Jindal in the fight over Common Core in Louisiana Tuesday. The judge granted a request by parents, teachers, and charter school managers who sued Jindal to stop several executive orders and actions meant to remove the state... more »
  • AG sues State Farm over auto parts scheme Play Video

    August 19, 2014 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced Tuesday that his office filed suit against State Farm Insurance, claiming the company had a deal with auto repair shops to put inferior, cheaper parts in cars they covered. Caldwell accused State Farm of deceiving its policy holders by getting... more »
  • Residents hope to block EBR school redistricting

    August 19, 2014 3:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of East Baton Rouge Parish residents is back in court, hoping to block a new nine-member redistricting plan that shrank the size of the parish School Board by two seats. The residents filed court papers late Monday seeking an immediate review of a lower court... more »
  • Judge says he'll issue written ruling on Common Core

    August 18, 2014 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Judge Todd Hernandez told attorneys involved in a lawsuit against Governor Bobby Jindal's actions to remove Louisiana from the Common Core educational standards that he will make a written ruling on the case. Both sides argued all day Monday. Hernandez did not say when he'd issue... more »
  • Judge hearing arguments in Common Core lawsuit

    August 18, 2014 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of teachers and parents who support Common Core is asking a state judge to invalidate Gov. Bobby Jindal's actions against the multi-state education standards. District Judge Todd Hernandez is hearing arguments Monday in the preliminary injunction request. The Common Core standards are math and English... more »
  • Judge denies injunctions in EBR School Board suit Play Video

    August 15, 2014 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge denied a series of injunctions Friday in a lawsuit filed to stop the East Baton Rouge School Board's decision to reduce the number of members on its board. Judge Tim Kelley denied motions from the NAACP's Baton Rouge chapter, who sued the district over... more »

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