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  • 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 »
  • Judge denies request to stop Common Core Play Video

    August 15, 2014 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge denied a request Friday for a temporary injunction to stop Common Core from being used in Louisiana classrooms. Judge Tim Kelley denied the request by attorneys for 17 lawmakers who filed the suit, which claims the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education broke state... more »
  • No action taken on legal fees in middle of feud Play Video

    August 14, 2014 4:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Thursday night, the Livingston Parish Council did not act on dealing with legal fees related to a lawsuit involving council members. The council wanted the parish to pay attorney fees for two council members, but Parish President Layton Ricks wants to wait until a judge makes a... more »
  • Iberville School Board sues BESE over charter funding Play Video

    August 12, 2014 7:00 PM

    IBERVILLE - The Iberville Parish School District is suing the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for more than $3 million saying BESE is wrongfully giving district money to a charter school. The Iberville School Board voted Monday to file suit saying state funding is being inappropriately allocated. ... more »
  • Teachers, parents want Jindal under oath in suit Play Video

    August 12, 2014 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorney representing parents, teachers, and charter school managers who sued to stop Governor Bobby Jindal's attempts to end Common Core in Louisiana said they want to put Jindal under oath and depose him for the suit. "I think we have a right because he's a... more »
  • Common Core suits start today Play Video

    August 11, 2014 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The first lawsuit over Common Core education standards goes to court today while students across the state are also returning to school. Educators still do not know what tests to prepare their students for this spring, even though pay raises and job security depend upon them.... more »
  • Spat continues over job-for-sex claims Play Video

    August 8, 2014 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU officials said Friday they have launched an inquiry into allegations that Alumni Association President Charlie Roberts gave a woman a job in order to maintain a sexual relationship with her. Roberts also announced Friday he was taking voluntary leave from his position to deal with... more »
  • Angry over "Angry Birds"

    August 5, 2014 7:42 PM

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON- An artist who designed a line of toys for pets called "Angry Birds" sued the company that sold them because she claims she got cheated out of millions. Juli Adams says she reached a deal with a company in Finland that makes the popular video game with... more »
  • Board challenges law blocking 'big oil' lawsuit

    August 5, 2014 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A south Louisiana flood board has launched a legal fight against a new state law aimed at retroactively killing a lawsuit filed last year over coastal damage attributed to oil and gas drilling. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East argues in federal court papers filed Tuesday that... more »
  • Corps agrees to monitor dam pollution

    August 4, 2014 2:25 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has settled a lawsuit that will force it to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into U.S. waterways for the first time in the agency's history. The groundbreaking legal settlement could have broad implications for the Corps' hundreds... more »
  • GOP-led House approves lawsuit against Obama

    July 30, 2014 5:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - A sharply divided House has approved a Republican plan to file an election-season federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama. The suit will contend that Obama has exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he has enforced the 2010 health care law. The vote was 225 to 201. Democrats... more »
  • New suit claiming Chinese drywall destroyed homes

    July 30, 2014 1:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for people who say defective Chinese drywall wrecked their homes have filed a new lawsuit against the manufacturers. It adds a new defendant - the Chinese commission that oversees 117 widespread companies including aerospace, nuclear power and electronics. Attorney Lenny Davis says, "We're trying to get... more »
  • BESE says constitutional authority at stake with suit Play Video

    July 29, 2014 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While teachers and families prepare for classes to start in a couple of weeks, state leaders are swamped with lawsuits and political fights over the participation in Common Core. The state's top school board voted Tuesday to join a lawsuit already filed against Governor Bobby Jindal... more »
  • High schools may benefit from concussion settlement Play Video

    July 29, 2014 3:12 PM

    ST. AMANT - After nearly a year of talks, the NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit worth millions of dollars. The NCAA plans to create a $70 million fund to test current and former athletes for brain injuries. The organization will also implement a single return-to-play... more »
  • Jindal files countersuit against CC supporters

    July 29, 2014 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration filed a countersuit Tuesday against supporters of Common Core in the ongoing political firefight over who controls the state's education system. Jindal's countersuit seeks to invalidate the Memorandum of Understanding filed with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers,... more »
  • BESE votes to join Common Core lawsuit against JIndal

    July 29, 2014 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted Tuesday to join a lawsuit filed to challenge Governor Bobby Jindal's efforts to stop Common Core in Louisiana. The board voted 6-4 to join the suit filed on behalf of several parents, educators, and charter school... more »
  • NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

    July 29, 2014 8:09 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit. A federal court filing obtained by The Associated Press says the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries. Players can use the results later as grounds... more »
  • NAACP plans to file lawsuit against EBR school board Play Video

    July 25, 2014 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The NAACP spent Friday reviewing what happened at the East Baton Rouge school board meeting Thursday night with plans to file a lawsuit. The school board voted 6-5 to decrease the number of school board members from 11 to 9. Some board members feel they can... more »
  • BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

    July 24, 2014 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state education board has hit a roadblock from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in its efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is considering whether to get involved in a lawsuit against... more »
  • 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 »

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