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  • Planned Parenthood sues Texas over blocked Medicaid dollars

    November 23, 2015 2:16 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Planned Parenthood is suing Texas over attempts to block Medicaid dollars, beginning another courtroom fight between the nation's largest abortion provider and a Republican-controlled state. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said Monday the lawsuit aims to protect health care access for 13,500 patients statewide. Texas moved to... more »
  • Judge rules against LSU effort to remove manager

    November 20, 2015 3:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge judge has thrown out LSU's lawsuit attempting to remove the operator of university hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. Judge Todd Hernandez agreed with the hospital manager, Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, that LSU didn't follow contract requirements for working to repair problems before declaring... more »
  • NFL set to defend $1B concussion settlement amid appeals

    November 19, 2015 7:01 AM

    PHILADELPHIA- The NFL will ask a federal appeals court in Philadelphia to uphold a potential $1 billion plan to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players. Critics appealing the settlement say it compensates some retirees at the expense of others. The awards could reach several million dollars for... more »
  • Ex-assistant to Saints owner claims wrongful firing

    November 17, 2015 5:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A longtime assistant to Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson claims he was fired last year in violation of a legal contract. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Saints corporation, Rodney Henry claims that he worked long hours for Benson for approximately 25 years -... more »
  • Plaquemines drops suit against oil and gas companies

    November 12, 2015 5:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Plaquemines Parish has dropped a lawsuit against oil and gas companies over damages the oil industry allegedly caused to wetlands in the coastal parish by digging numerous canals. On Thursday, the parish council voted to dismiss the suit. The council's move was a blow to... more »
  • Arrested officers target of lawsuit for previous altercation

    November 7, 2015 1:06 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - An Ascension Parish man filed a lawsuit against two officers who now face murder charges more than a year before they were arrested. Norris Greenhouse and Derrick Stafford were charged with murder and attempted murder Friday in connection to a shooting where a six-year-old boy died. The... more »
  • Kris Jenner, game studio sued over Kim Kardashian video game

    November 5, 2015 4:34 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A video game company is suing a rival studio and Kris Jenner, saying its idea for a Kim Kardashian mobile game was stolen. The copyright-infringement lawsuit filed by Just Games Interactive Entertainment LLC on Wednesday states it prepared a detailed pitch for a Kardashian-themed game to... more »
  • Pact means 5 in 'debtors' prison' lawsuit won't face jail

    November 5, 2015 2:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Judges in New Orleans have agreed not to jail five people over their alleged failure to pay court fees. The agreement filed Thursday in federal court is the latest development in a lawsuit alleging that New Orleans judges preside over what amounts to an unconstitutional "debtors' prison."... more »
  • Attorney General sues to block new EPA regulation

    November 5, 2015 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell announced Thursday that he is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to prevent the federal government from implementing new standards that his office says would effectively prohibit construction of new, coal-fired power plants. Attorney General Caldwell, along with the State Department of... more »
  • Bookstores sue over La. age-verification law

    November 4, 2015 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pair of Louisiana booksellers joined civil rights groups to file a lawsuit Wednesday over a new law requiring publishers to put age gates on their websites. The American Civil Liberties Union and Media Coalition filed the suit on behalf of Garden District Book Shop and... more »
  • BP drops effort to retrieve Gulf oil spill business payouts

    October 31, 2015 5:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - BP has decided to end its effort to recoup money it paid in economic damage claims to businesses and individuals under a settlement arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. On Friday, the company filed a motion to withdraw an appeal over what it said... more »
  • Oil spill: Suits ended after Gulf states, Transocean settle

    October 29, 2015 7:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A settlement has led to official dismissal of federal lawsuits filed by the five Gulf of Mexico states against the owner of the offshore drilling rig involved in BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier dismissed the suits Thursday against Transocean.... more »
  • 5 plead not guilty in Gulf oil spill fraud case; 2 absent

    October 29, 2015 1:05 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A Texas attorney and four co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to accusations of faking more than 40,000 damage claims after the BP oil spill in 2010. A public defender says a sixth defendant will do the same later. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Dowdy said afterward... more »
  • Jindal asking for dismissal of ACLU lawsuit against him

    October 26, 2015 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is asking a state district judge to throw out a lawsuit that challenges Jindal's executive order offering protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage. Judge Todd Hernandez heard arguments Monday about Jindal's request, but did not immediately rule. The executive order prohibits... more »
  • Shoe Creek development lawsuit dismissed

    October 23, 2015 12:51 PM

    CENTRAL – A lawsuit that would have prevented construction a 700-unit property development in Central was dismissed Friday morning. Mike Mannino, one of the neighbors suing, said Judge Fields dismissed the lawsuit because the plaintiffs did not provide any witnesses. Manino’s attorney said that the group plans to... more »
  • Testimony ends in trial over Jay Z's rap hit 'Big Pimpin"

    October 20, 2015 4:23 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Testimony has concluded in a copyright infringement case against rapper Jay Z over his 1999 hit "Big Pimpin'." Lawyers for the rap superstar played deposition testimony Tuesday from a former lawyer for the heir of an Egyptian composer who wrote flute notes included in the song.... more »
  • Beer money: $20M settlement in lawsuit over Beck's packaging

    October 20, 2015 3:51 PM

    MIAMI - A $20 million lawsuit settlement has been approved that would give cash to drinkers of U.S.-brewed Beck's beer over misleading packaging emphasizing its German origins. A Miami federal judge approved the national settlement Tuesday. It could mean up to $50 for each household with proof of Beck's purchases... more »
  • Sony settles hacking lawsuit, to pay up to $8 million

    October 20, 2015 2:02 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Sony Pictures Entertainment has reached a settlement with current and former employees, agreeing to pay up to $8 million to reimburse them for losses, preventative measures and legal fees related to the hack of its computers last year. The settlement was filed with the U.S. District Court... more »
  • Amazon sues review sellers in salvo against bogus reviewers

    October 19, 2015 12:34 PM

    SEATTLE - Amazon is suing more than 1,000 people for advertising their services writing fake reviews for as little as $5 as it seeks to crack down on bogus reviews on its site. The complaint filed in Washington State Superior Court marks the latest effort by the online powerhouse to... more »
  • Family dispute over famed drug smuggler's life story headed to court

    October 15, 2015 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The eldest daughter of famed CIA informant Barry Seal is suing her stepbrothers, stepsister and her father's third wife over a deal to make a movie about Seal's life as a drug smuggler and murder by the hands of a cartel. Tom Cruise is set to... more »
  • Judge grants injunction for teen to attend Central

    October 9, 2015 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge granted a temporary injunction Friday ordering Central Schools to allow a young girl to attend classes while a lawsuit over her residency status continues through the court system. Billy and Tonya Burkette sued the school district after administrators said their 14-year-old daughter had to... more »
  • Family, school district fight over residential status

    October 7, 2015 7:46 PM

    CENTRAL - A family and the Central School System are facing off in court after the school district said a student could no longer attend Central High. The parents, Billy and Tonya Burkette, stated their case before a judge in a Baton Rouge courtroom Wednesday. The Burkette's had their 14-year-old... more »
  • Judge won't dismiss woman's molestation suit against Cosby

    October 7, 2015 1:57 PM

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. - A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a woman who accuses Bill Cosby of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in the 1970s when she was 15. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan ruled Wednesday that Judy Huth's lawsuit against Cosby should... more »
  • Judge allows lawsuit to continue against utility tax change

    October 5, 2015 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge has refused to throw out the Louisiana Chemical Association's lawsuit objecting to a legislative tax change that raised $103 million for this year's budget. The Louisiana Legislature and the Department of Revenue argued Monday the association didn't have the legal standing to... more »
  • Appeals court rules NCAA in violation of antitrust laws

    September 30, 2015 11:29 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling against the NCAA saying its use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan allowing schools to pay athletes up to $5,000. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that... more »
  • Judge blocks order cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood in Utah

    September 29, 2015 4:19 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - A judge has blocked an order by Utah's governor to cut off federal money from going to the state's Planned Parenthood organization. Judge Clark Waddoups issued a restraining order Tuesday during a hearing in federal court to allow the money to keep flowing to the group... more »
  • Clothing chain Hollister to remove steps from entrances

    September 24, 2015 5:22 PM

    DENVER - The clothing chain Hollister is getting rid of porch-like entrances at dozens of its stores across the country to make them wheelchair accessible. The changes are being made under a settlement with disability advocates that was approved in federal court in Denver on Thursday. The retailer... more »
  • Sierra Club sues EPA over haze from Louisiana coal plants

    September 22, 2015 6:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Sierra Club, a national environmental group, is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to force the regulator to make sure Louisiana's coal-powered plants cut down on haze-causing pollution, and thereby clear up the skies above precious wilderness areas in Louisiana and Arkansas. The lawsuit was filed... more »
  • Federal judge rules against Jindal on Common Core

    September 16, 2015 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge in Baton Rouge ruled Wednesday against Governor Bobby Jindal's attempts to block Common Core, saying it is not a curriculum and does not interfere with a state's right to handle education. Jindal filed the lawsuit last year in the run-up to his presidential... more »
  • Dancing baby video lawsuit

    September 14, 2015 8:51 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO- The lawsuit over a baby dancing to Prince's song "Let's Go Crazy" will proceed since a federal appeals court cleared the way for trial. The lawsuit was filed by the baby's mother against Universal Music. She posted the video online and YouTube got a notice demanding it... more »
  • Appeals court upholds class action status in oil spill suit

    September 9, 2015 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court says litigation alleging that BP misled investors about the rate of oil flowing after an offshore oil rig explosion in 2010 can proceed as a class action lawsuit. Tuesday's 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling means that the lawsuit, led by... more »
  • Minnesota woman sick with salmonella sues produce company

    September 7, 2015 6:43 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota woman who became sick after eating cucumbers that may have contained salmonella is suing a California company. The lawsuit filed Monday says Kathleen Dvergsten got sick after eating a salad at a Red Lobster in Farmington. She became severely ill on Aug. 14 and was hospitalized... more »
  • Chinese drywall suit still not served

    September 7, 2015 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than a year after suing the Cabinet agency that oversees China's biggest state-owned companies, lawyers for people who say their homes were ruined by Chinese drywall are still trying to get the lawsuit served. And arguments are scheduled in December about whether other defendants are shielded... more »
  • Judge approves $415M settlement in Apple, Google wage case

    September 3, 2015 3:21 PM

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple, Google, Intel and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent their workers from getting better job offers. The settlement will pay more than 64,000 technology workers about... more »
  • Judge lets Brady play, ruling against NFL in 'Deflategate'

    September 3, 2015 10:16 AM

    NEW YORK- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team's season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for "Deflategate." The surprise ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman came Thursday after more than one month of failed settlement talks between the NFL and its... more »
  • BP seeks restitution of some Gulf oil spill claims

    September 3, 2015 9:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- BP is going back to a federal appeals court in a case involving businesses' damage claims from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil giant wants restitution of some of the money it paid in claims to businesses as part of a 2012 settlement.... more »
  • Prosecutors say judge went too far in 'Angola Three' case

    September 2, 2015 10:57 AM

    LOUISIANA- Louisiana prosecutors say a judge went too far when he barred the state from trying longtime state inmate Albert Woodfox for the 43-year-old murder of a prison guard and ordering the inmate's immediate release. The lawyers made the argument Wednesday as they presented their case to a federal appeals... more »
  • Wrong hat lawsuit against Bank of America

    September 1, 2015 9:11 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA- Wearing a Miami Heat hat into a Bank of America branch to cash a check was a bad move for Rodolfo Valladares. A teller mistook him for a bank robber who had been reported wearing a similar hat. He had his $100 check and his license handy... more »
  • Court sides with Uber drivers to expand case over pay

    September 1, 2015 6:31 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge has granted class-action status to a case in California against Uber over payment of drivers. The ruling on Tuesday increases the number of potential California plaintiffs in the lawsuit claiming Uber drivers are incorrectly classified as independent contractors when they are actually employees.... more »
  • Justice Department sides with Planned Parenthood in lawsuit

    September 1, 2015 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Justice Department is telling a federal judge that Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program appears to violate federal law. In a court filing, the DOJ says the Jindal administration hasn't offered "sufficient reasons" to keep Planned Parenthood Gulf... more »
  • Planned Parenthood sues Jindal over Medicaid order

    August 25, 2015 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday asking a judge to stop Governor Bobby Jindal's attempt to end their Medicaid service provider agreement, and with it Medicaid funding. Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and three patients filed the suit requesting an injunction to stop enforcement of Jindal's... more »
  • Pizza Hut drivers sue claiming they were stiffed

    August 24, 2015 8:51 PM

    SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK- Pizza Hut was sued by two former drivers who claim the company's delivery fees illegally cut into their tips. The two claimed in federal court Pizza Hut violates New York labor laws by keeping delivery fees as a profit for themselves. The lawsuit contends the mandatory... more »
  • Texas judge dismisses Chavis lawsuit against LSU

    August 21, 2015 5:41 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A Texas judge dismissed the lawsuit filed by Texas A&M assistant coach John Chavis against LSU Friday. Chavis and LSU both filed lawsuits against one another after he left for a job at Texas A&M. At issue is a $400,000 buyout clause in Chavis's contract,... more »
  • Ashley Madison faces $578M Canadian class-action lawsuit

    August 21, 2015 4:01 PM

    TORONTO - Two Canadian law firms say they have filed a $578 million class-action lawsuit against the companies that run Ashley Madison after a hacker group's data breach exposed some 39 million memberships in the adultery website earlier this week. Charney Lawyers and Sutts, Strosberg LLP, both of Ontario,... more »
  • Shoe Creek work can continue during lawsuit

    August 19, 2015 6:18 PM

    CENTRAL - A judge chose not to issue a preliminary injunction which would halt work on a 700-unit property development in Central which has some residents at odds with city leaders. Three Central residents sued Mayor Junior Shelton and four city council members over the Settlement at Shoe Creek... more »
  • State: Skim milk with no added vitamins is 'imitation'

    August 19, 2015 3:55 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Ocheesee Creamery in the Florida Panhandle produces all-natural skim milk from grass-fed cows with absolutely nothing added, yet the state says they have to call it "imitation." And while they argue about it, the dairy is dumping hundreds of gallons of skim milk down the drain... more »
  • No damages awarded in Painter defamation lawsuit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2015 7:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Murphy Painter, the former head of the state Alcohol Tobacco Control office, did not win any damages in his defamation lawsuit Friday against a former employee he blamed for his dismissal. A federal jury returned the decision Friday afternoon in Painter's suit against Kelli Suire, his... more »
  • Hearing date set in Central apartment development spat check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2015 1:42 PM

    CENTRAL - A judge set a hearing date Wednesday to determine if construction of a 700-unit property development in Central can go forward, an issue that has some residents at odds with city leaders. Three Central residents filed a lawsuit against Mayor Junior Shelton and four council members claiming... more »
  • Goodell in fed court over Brady lawsuit

    August 12, 2015 1:25 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and lawyers for the league are meeting with a federal judge in private to discuss settlement talks in the legal dispute with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Brady waited his turn Wednesday after a hearing in a Manhattan federal court. ... more »
  • Central mayor, council caught in spat over upscale development check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 11, 2015 11:14 PM

    CENTRAL - There is a lawsuit against the mayor and four council members over a 150-acre piece of property in Central. The lawsuit alleges the nearly 700-unit development violates city laws. Three members of the Central community have filed a "Petition for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief." "If our... more »
  • Ward's family files wrongful death suit against Tony Stewart

    August 7, 2015 4:35 PM

    ALBANY, NY - The family of a young driver struck and killed by Tony Stewart's car on an upstate New York sprint racing track has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit filed Friday in Lewis County accuses the NASCAR driver of gross negligence, saying he gunned his engine... more »
  • Woman can go ahead with lawsuit alleging Facebook defamation

    August 4, 2015 7:37 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York court has reinstated the claims of a woman who says an ex-boyfriend broke into her Facebook account and sent malicious sexual statements. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan on Tuesday restored the $350,000 lawsuit Chantay Sewell brought against Phil Bernardin.... more »
  • Sandra Bland family sues Texas sheriff for information

    August 4, 2015 11:22 AM

    HOUSTON - The family of a black motorist who died while in custody says they've filed a lawsuit against a Texas sheriff's office and others because they still haven't received enough answers from authorities. The family of Sandra Bland held a news conference Tuesday in Houston announcing the wrongful... more »
  • Judge: BP payouts to local entities to start soon for spill

    July 27, 2015 2:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says BP will begin paying up to $1 billion in settlements to compensate local governments across the Gulf Coast for lost tax revenue and other economic damages they blame on the company's 2010 oil spill. An order issued Monday by U.S. District Judge Carl... more »
  • Re-trial date to be set next week for ex-BP engineer

    July 24, 2015 10:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A former BP engineer who won a new trial in a criminal case arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is expected to learn the date of that trial next week. Federal prosecutors accused Kurt Mix of deleting text messages about the amount of oil... more »
  • Cosby lawyers: Release of deposition broke settlement terms

    July 23, 2015 2:42 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Bill Cosby's lawyers have asked a judge to hold an accuser's attorney responsible for the release of the comedian's deposition in a 2005 Pennsylvania case. They fault Andrea Constand's lawyers for the weekend release of the transcript to news outlets including The New York Times and The Associated... more »
  • Lawsuit claims school leaders ignored bullying complaints check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 20, 2015 6:09 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A lawsuit filed today in West Feliciana Parish claims 11 employees of the West Feliciana Parish School System and High School neglected to do their jobs, after a child cried out for help claiming he was target of bullies. News 2 chose not to identify the child... more »
  • St. George organizers end new city fight, for now check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2015 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the movement to create a new city called St. George in East Baton Rouge Parish said Thursday they will not appeal a judge's ruling over their petition, ending the fight for now. The group made the announcement on their Facebook page, saying they will... more »
  • Regulators seek reimbursement of waste tire payments

    July 16, 2015 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana regulators are suing a Port Allen waste tire recycling company for allegedly delivering and getting paid for 46 million pounds of recycled tires beyond what had been pre-approved by the state. The Department of Environmental Quality filed the lawsuit Tuesday in state court in Baton Rouge. The... more »
  • New Orleans accepts $45M from BP in oil spill settlement

    July 10, 2015 8:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The city of New Orleans has accepted $45 million from BP to compensate for damages from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office announced in a news release Thursday the money will be used for "resilience initiatives, including water management... more »
  • Tom Selleck accused of stealing water for California ranch

    July 8, 2015 1:25 PM

    VENTURA, Calif. - A lawsuit accuses actor Tom Selleck of stealing truckloads of water from a public hydrant and bringing it to his ranch in drought-stricken Southern California. A Ventura County water district claims a tanker truck filled up at a hydrant on more than a dozen occasions and hauled... more »
  • Judge refuses to toss lawsuit over decade-old Gulf oil leak

    July 7, 2015 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that environmental groups filed against a New Orleans-based company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan ruled Tuesday that a trial is necessary to determine whether several plaintiffs led... more »
  • Kentucky clerk sued for not issuing gay-marriage licenses

    July 2, 2015 6:37 PM

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses - or any marriage licenses at all - following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis told The Associated Press that... more »
  • Lawsuit challenges utility tax change used to balance budget

    July 1, 2015 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Chemical Association has filed a lawsuit challenging one of the tax changes recently enacted by state lawmakers to balance the state's budget. The lawsuit strikes at legislation that temporarily suspended a 1-cent sales tax exemption on business utilities, expected to raise $103 million in the... more »
  • Lawsuit filed by former LSU tennis coach dismissed

    July 1, 2015 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former longtime LSU women's tennis coach Tony Minnis against the university after his 2012 firing. The Advocate reports a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued... more »
  • Trump says he's struck back at Univision with $500M lawsuit

    June 30, 2015 7:45 PM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump's lawyers say Trump and the Miss Universe pageant have sued Univision for $500 million in a New York court, claiming Trump's First Amendment rights were violated when the company declined to air the Miss USA contest. The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan... more »
  • ACLU, others sue Jindal over marriage executive order check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 30, 2015 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The ACLU and several others filed a joint lawsuit Tuesday to challenge Governor Bobby Jindal's executive order creating protections for people who believe marriage should only be between a man and a woman. New Orleans law firm Herman and Katz filed the suit on behalf of... more »
  • AG files suit to block EPA's 'Waters of the United States' rule

    June 29, 2015 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed suit Monday against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, asking a federal court to block the Obama administration's "Waters of the United States" rule. The "Waters of the United States" rule would significantly expanding federal authority... more »
  • Docs testify abortion clinic likely to close if law enforced check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 22, 2015 1:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The administrator of a northwest Louisiana abortion clinic says it probably would close if the state is allowed to enforce a law requiring doctors who perform the procedure to be able to admit patients to a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics. Kathaleen Pittman of Hope... more »
  • Woman who lost Silicon Valley gender trial to pay $276K

    June 18, 2015 7:40 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The woman who lost her high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm has been ordered to pay her former employers $275,000 in legal fees. A San Francisco judge on Thursday ordered Ellen Pao to reimburse Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for the cost... more »
  • Appeals court tosses suits challenging climate change plan

    June 9, 2015 11:06 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has thrown out a pair of lawsuits challenging the Obama administration's plan to address climate change. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the lawsuits are premature because the proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency is... more »
  • Last-minute rush as deadline nears for oil spill settlement

    June 8, 2015 3:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Brisk business was reported at Gulf Coast offices and on the Internet as people filing claims for losses blamed on the 2010 BP oil spill rushed to meet a midnight deadline. Claims administrator Patrick Juneau predicted a last-minute rush last week. In a statement Monday afternoon, he... more »
  • Media wants Benson trial to be public

    May 29, 2015 9:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - More people are getting involved in Tom Benson's legal battle. ESPN and other media outlets are saying the trial should be open to the public. Earlier this month a judge ruled the trial would be closed. Now, the media is asking to have that decision... more »
  • Ascension Parish animal rescue group threatens to sue parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 26, 2015 6:35 PM

    SORRENTO - The animal rescue group, Companion Animal Rescue of Ascension, said it might sue Ascension Parish leaders after workers were locked out of the parish animal shelter last week. Last week, workers were turned away as they tried to rescue two Chihuahuas. Tonight, the organization is worried animals... more »
  • Cookie dispute

    May 21, 2015 8:50 PM

    PITTSBURGH- A restaurant chain isn't smiling about its smiley face cookies and sued a baker in Chicago for baking "confusingly similar" cookies to its trademark. Eat 'n Park wants to block Chicago American Sweet & Snacks Inc. from selling any more. The Eat 'n Park cookies are coated in... more »
  • Lawsuit claims inmates receive inadequate medical care

    May 21, 2015 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Angola prisoners have sued Warden Burl Cain and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, alleging substandard medical care at the state penitentiary. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Baton Rouge. The suit's filing comes as a federal appeals court considers a similar lawsuit,... more »
  • Nail salon inspections center of dirty spat check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 14, 2015 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some Vietnamese and Asian American salon owners believe they are being unfairly targeted because of their race. A lawsuit was filed over the situation, but the State Board of Cosmetology countered the group is trying to avoid salon inspections, meant to protect customers. Around the... more »
  • 'Flood city' residents see no relief despite legal win check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 14, 2015 6:59 PM

    NEW ROADS - Some homeowners in Pointe Coupee Parish say they're still waiting for a promised fix to bad drainage after hurricane Gustav destroyed about 80 homes in their neighborhood. They say nothing has been done to prevent future flooding in the seven years since the storm. "Someone... more »
  • Judge throws out part of suit against Louisiana abortion law

    May 12, 2015 6:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge in Baton Rouge says there is a rational reason for Louisiana's law requiring abortion clinic doctors to get hospital admitting privileges, but the law could still turn out to be an undue burden on women who want abortions. District Judge John deGravelles threw... more »
  • Sperm bank sued over donor

    April 29, 2015 8:55 PM

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

    April 27, 2015 1:18 PM

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

    April 23, 2015 7:48 AM

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

    April 22, 2015 10:45 AM

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

    April 22, 2015 4:30 AM

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

    April 19, 2015 2:58 PM

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

    April 18, 2015 1:07 PM

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

    April 13, 2015 2:52 PM

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

    April 13, 2015 11:00 AM

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

    April 13, 2015 10:30 AM

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

    April 6, 2015 12:05 PM

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

    March 30, 2015 12:00 PM

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

    March 28, 2015 3:43 PM

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

    March 27, 2015 4:21 PM

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

    March 26, 2015 5:58 PM

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

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