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  • Louisiana, 10 other states sue over federal transgender directive

    May 25, 2016 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools. The lawsuit announced Wednesday also includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Texas, Utah and Georgia. The challenge follows a federal directive to U.S. schools... more »
  • Suit challenges ban on hunting deer with dogs in La. forest

    May 17, 2016 8:35 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A group of hunters is suing to block a federal ban on using dogs to hunt for deer in Louisiana's only national forest. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court, claims the U.S. Forest Service's ban on "dog-deer hunting" in the 600,000-acre Kisatchie (kis-ATCH-ee) National Forest arbitrarily... more »
  • Final audit report details reasons behind LSU Band Director's firing

    May 5, 2016 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has released the final results of the university’s internal audit that investigated alleged misconduct by now former Director of Athletic Bands Roy King. The audit was initiated after allegations of inappropriate distribution of athletics bands scholarship funds to non-instrument playing students and non-students surfaced. Specifically,... more »
  • Houston man sues Justin Bieber, says star smashed his phone

    May 4, 2016 2:25 PM

    HOUSTON - A Houston man is seeking $75,000 in damages from Justin Bieber, alleging that the Canadian pop singer destroyed his cellphone as he videotaped Bieber unsuccessfully gulping from a beer bong at a club following a concert last month. Robert Earl Morgan said in... more »
  • Suit: Louisiana voter registration law is discriminatory

    May 4, 2016 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal lawsuit claims a Louisiana law discriminates against foreign-born, naturalized U.S. citizens by arbitrarily subjecting them to "heightened" voter registration requirements that don't apply to native-born citizens. Attorneys from the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Fair Elections Legal Network filed the suit Wednesday against... more »
  • Johnson & Johnson ordered to award $55 million in talc-powder cancer lawsuit

    May 3, 2016 5:02 PM

    ST. LOUIS- A St. Louis jury awarded $55 million in damages to a woman in a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson claiming that its talc-powder causes cancer. The woman who filed, Gloria Ristesund, used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder for more than 35 years before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer... more »
  • Fired LSU band director files lawsuit against university

    May 2, 2016 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU band director, Roy King, has filed a lawsuit against the university after he was fired from his position earlier this month, according to his attorney. King’s attorney has said the school was on a “witch-hunt conducted by jealous colleagues” after the band director was... more »
  • Lawsuit filed over April 2015 shooting of teen by deputies

    April 27, 2016 5:17 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - An attorney for a teen injured after being shot by sheriff's deputies last year claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies are inadequately trained. The suit filed on behalf of Matthew Peyronnin named Sheriff Jason Ard and three sheriff's deputies in the lawsuit.... more »
  • Cleveland settles lawsuit over Tamir Rice shooting for $6M

    April 25, 2016 9:38 AM

    CLEVELAND - The city of Cleveland has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun. An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on Monday says... more »
  • China: Can't sue Cabinet-level agency over Chinese drywall

    April 22, 2016 10:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - China's Ministry of Justice has sent back a lawsuit in which thousands of U.S. homeowners in six states say a Cabinet-level agency should pay for damage to their homes from defective drywall made in China. The ministry says it won't serve the legal papers because the... more »
  • Uber settlement keeps drivers as contractors in 2 states

    April 22, 2016 12:36 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Uber says it has settled a pair of major class-action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts that will keep its drivers independent contractors instead of employees. The settlement announced by the ride-hailing company Thursday night is a major step toward keeping its current thriving business model that... more »
  • Izzos Illegal Burrito sues Rouses Supermarket for $10 million

    April 18, 2016 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Izzo’s Illegal Burrito and its parent company have filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the owners of Rouses Supermarkets. The lawsuit alleges that the Thibodaux-based supermarket chain pressured the developers of some shopping centers to keep Izzo’s out of their developments. Developers of Juban Crossing in Denham Springs,... more »
  • Man sues Kanye West, Tidal, over new album

    April 18, 2016 11:41 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A Kanye West fan is suing over the rapper's claim that his latest album would only be available to subscribers of the music streaming service Tidal. The proposed class action lawsuit filed Monday in a federal court in San Francisco by Justin Baker-Rhett states that he... more »
  • Governor seeks role in lawsuits against oil, gas companies

    April 7, 2016 6:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Edwards administration has joined the state attorney general in getting involved in lawsuits filed against oil and gas activities over damage to coastal wetlands. On Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards said the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources is seeking to intervene in lawsuits filed by Plaquemines,... more »
  • Judge approves settlement in Sony Pictures hacking case

    April 6, 2016 2:30 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge has approved a multimillion dollar settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose private information was stolen in a massive data breach. The U.S. government blamed the hack on North Korea. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner ruled Wednesday on... more »
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: White Castle plans to follow judge's order regarding records requests Play Video

    April 6, 2016 12:17 AM

    WHITE CASTLE - White Castle town officials agreed to adhere to orders from a district judge to better handle public records requests in the future after two citizens filed a lawsuit against the town in late 2015. The council, mayor, town clerk and town attorney spent more than two hours... more »
  • US judge to allow further digging in Clinton email lawsuit

    March 29, 2016 1:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - A second federal judge says he will allow a conservative legal group to seek more documents and depositions in a lawsuit over access to emails sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth issued an order Tuesday granting limited... more »
  • WATCH: Trump's threat to sue over La. delegates explained Play Video

    March 27, 2016 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened to file a lawsuit Sunday afternoon over Louisiana's GOP Convention delegation. “Just to show you how unfair Republican primary politics can be, I won the State of Louisiana and get fewer delegates than Cruz – Lawsuit coming,” Trump tweeted at... more »
  • Trump University plaintiff seeks to withdraw from lawsuit

    March 8, 2016 4:21 PM

    SAN DIEGO - Tarla Makaeff has had enough of Donald Trump after spending six years fighting him in court. The Southern California yoga instructor wants to withdraw from a federal class-action lawsuit that claims Trump University fleeced students with an empty promise to teach them real estate. Her lawyers... more »
  • Sportscaster Erin Andrews awarded $55 million in lawsuit

    March 7, 2016 6:06 PM

    NASHVILLE - A jury has awarded Erin Andrews $55 million in her lawsuit over a secretly recorded nude video that a stalker took of her in a hotel room and posted online. The jury came back with its decision Monday after about a day of deliberations. Andrews works for Fox... more »
  • Opening statements to begin in Hulk Hogan, Gawker lawsuit

    March 7, 2016 8:50 AM

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL.- Opening statements are scheduled to begin in the civil trial between pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and a popular news website. Proceedings will start Monday morning in a St. Petersburg courtroom. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, is suing Gawker for $100 million for publishing a sex... more »
  • ExxonMobil sued over Baton Rouge chemical plant's emissions

    March 4, 2016 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An environmental group's lawsuit claims ExxonMobil Corp. continues to violate Clean Air Act regulations despite a 2014 settlement over emissions from the company's Baton Rouge chemical plant. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network sued the company in federal court on Thursday. The suit alleges that pollution from... more »
  • Families of 12 passengers on Flight 370 file lawsuits

    March 4, 2016 6:12 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia- Families of 12 passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have sued the carrier and the government, ahead of a filing deadline next week on the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance. The Boeing 777 carrying 239 flew far off course for unknown reasons after leaving Kuala Lumpur... more »
  • Lawsuit accuses officials of racial bias in water project

    February 19, 2016 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal lawsuit accuses officials in a north Louisiana parish of discriminating against black residents for decades by allegedly failing to provide them with clean water and other services that their white neighbors get. Two black Winnsboro residents sued the Franklin Parish Police Jury on Thursday, claiming... more »
  • 2010 Gulf spill: Pollution trial ongoing for rig supervisor

    February 18, 2016 12:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Deepwater Horizon supervisor who pleaded guilty to a pollution charge in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill says the colleague now fighting that charge never gave him information that prosecutors say was critical. During the second day of Robert Kaluza's trial, Donald... more »
  • Off-duty foreman testifies about BP explosion

    February 17, 2016 6:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A drilling foreman who had gone off-duty several hours earlier said he was called from his bed shortly before the Deepwater Horizon blew wild on April 20, 2010. The rig erupted in flames, killing 11 men. Once the fire was out, the well spewed oil for... more »
  • Landry drops 'Common Core' fight with Edwards

    February 11, 2016 5:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorney General Jeff Landry has dropped his fight with Gov. John Bel Edwards over a lawsuit against federal education officials. Edwards had moved recently to dismiss former Gov. Bobby Jindal's lawsuit that claimed federal authorities tried to coerce the state into adopting the Common Core math and... more »
  • Attorney General seeks to take over Jindal Common Core suit

    February 8, 2016 6:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's new attorney general has moved to take over a lawsuit that former Gov. Bobby Jindal filed against the federal government over the Common Core Education Standards. It's a lawsuit the new governor, John Bel Edwards, was ready to drop, saying new federal law renders the... more »
  • Judge rules out mentions of deaths at BP supervisor's trial

    February 4, 2016 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Eleven men died in the 2010 rig explosion that led to BP's Gulf oil spill, but a jury will hear about only four during a rig supervisor's trial later this month. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. ruled Wednesday that the deaths aren't relevant to the... more »
  • Landry says he, not Edwards, will determine if Common Core appeal continues Play Video

    February 4, 2016 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The same day Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he is ending Louisiana's lawsuit over Common Core Education standards, the newly elected Attorney General said he intends to intervene in the case. In a Thursday press release, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said he will review... more »
  • Sex assault case against Cosby can proceed

    February 3, 2016 4:18 AM

    NORRISTOWN, PA.- A judge has refused to throw out the sex assault case against Bill Cosby, sweeping aside a former district attorney's claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago. With the decision Wednesday, the case now moves to a preliminary hearing to see if prosecutors... more »
  • Gov. Edwards hasn't made decisions on Jindal-era lawsuits

    January 25, 2016 9:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Republican Bobby Jindal left the governor's office with his administration embroiled in three high-profile lawsuits - on Planned Parenthood, Common Core and same-sex marriage. Decisions on those cases now rest with John Bel Edwards. But the new Democratic governor appears in no rush to wade into the controversies.... more »
  • Club in St. Martinville files suit over parade dispute

    January 23, 2016 3:28 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A club that runs an annual Mardi Gras parade in St. Martinville says in a federal lawsuit that its rights are being violated after the city required it to have more security and barricades to make the parade safer. The Newcomers Club filed a lawsuit Friday in... more »
  • Gov. Edwards budget plan at odds with lawsuit settlement

    January 21, 2016 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' proposal to redirect Gulf oil spill recovery money to rebalance this year's budget appears to conflict with a legal settlement the state struck two years ago. The settlement was aimed at ending a lawsuit over Louisiana's "rainy day" fund. Edwards wants to... more »
  • Local body shop sees increase in work from 'direct repair shops' Play Video

    January 18, 2016 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some local body shops are beginning to see an old problem crop up again, and it could put you at risk. The State Attorney General sued over this very issue two years ago, and it appears the problem is still out there. It involves insurance companies sending you... more »
  • Rights group suing over public defender shortage

    January 15, 2016 12:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the New Orleans' and state offices tasked with defending people too poor to hire a lawyer after the office began turning down cases, saying it didn't have the resources to do its job. In the lawsuit filed late Thursday... more »
  • Cosby's wife to be deposed in defamation case next month

    January 13, 2016 1:14 PM

    WORCESTER, Mass. - Bill Cosby will not be deposed next month in a lawsuit accusing him of defaming seven women who accuse him of sexual assault, but his wife will be, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Hennessy agreed to hold off on the comedian's deposition, scheduled... more »
  • Newtown families split $1.5M from estate of gunman's mother

    December 22, 2015 10:59 AM

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - The families of more than a dozen victims of the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, will split $1.5 million under recently finalized settlements of lawsuits against the gunman's mother's estate. A lawyer for several victims' families says the settlements were finalized Dec. 17. Details of the... more »
  • Firefighters sue siren maker over their hearing loss

    December 20, 2015 3:10 PM

    NEW YORK - There were times by the end of his shift that firefighter Joseph Nardone's head would be pounding, his eyes crossing from the noise level. The retired Fire Department of New York battalion chief is one of about 4,400 current and former firefighters around the country who are... more »
  • Jindal administration sued over food stamp work requirement

    December 18, 2015 6:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is being sued over work requirements enacted for more than 60,000 food stamp recipients that take effect with the new year. The federal lawsuit was filed Friday in New Orleans by advocacy groups on behalf of seven food stamp recipients who are... more »
  • LSU changed contract with Chavis after he signed

    December 17, 2015 7:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU legal documents revealed Thursday the university changed its contract with former football defensive coordinator John Chavis after he signed. LSU is suing Chavis for breach of contract when he left to coach at Texas A&M earlier this year. Chavis' lawyer Jill Craft said the documents show... more »
  • LSU and John Chavis set for court today

    December 16, 2015 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The saga between LSU and former defensive coordinator John Chavis will be back in court Thursday in Baton Rouge. LSU will ask a judge to make Chavis turn over his cell phone number and phone records. LSU wants Chavis to pay $400,000 for breaking his contract early... more »
  • Lawyers say Chinese drywall company withheld information

    December 15, 2015 2:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for thousands of people who say Chinese drywall made their homes unlivable have told a federal judge that the manufacturer held back critical information for years by failing to reveal a former official's whereabouts. Russ Herman and Christopher Seeger told Judge Eldon Fallon that one... more »
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging business tax change

    December 14, 2015 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge says lawmakers properly passed a tax change aimed at raising $103 million to balance the state's budget. The Louisiana Chemical Association had argued the temporary suspension of a 1-cent sales tax exemption on business utilities didn't receive the required votes and was... more »
  • La. shipyard settles 'False Claims' suit for $8.5 million

    December 9, 2015 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Justice Department says a Louisiana ship building company will pay more than $8 million to settle a 2011 lawsuit arising from modifications made to vessels for the Coast Guard. The lawsuit alleged that Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport made false statements about the strength of... more »
  • Schedule set for BP rig supervisor's misdemeanor trial

    December 8, 2015 5:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has set a 13-day schedule for the trial of a BP well-site leader charged with a Clean Water Act violation in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Robert Kaluza's trial is set for Feb. 16. Judge Stanwood Duval says in... more »
  • Amite loses appeal, will not be in playoffs

    December 4, 2015 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge dismissed a lawsuit by the Tangipahoa Parish School District seeking to get Amite High's football team back in the state playoffs after they were suspended due to a brawl during Friday night's game. Judge William Morvant in the 19th Judicial District Court said they... more »
  • Expert says 'almost impossible' for Texas refugee lawsuit to succeed

    December 3, 2015 2:26 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is suing the U.S. government in an attempt to block six Syrian refugees from being resettled in Dallas this week. Here's what preceded the lawsuit and what it means: WHAT'S THE SIGNIFICANCE? Texas is the first state in the nation to ask a federal court to... more »
  • Livingston Parish homeowners sue over sand and gravel pit

    December 3, 2015 9:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A decision by the state Department of Environmental Quality to give the go-ahead to a sand and gravel mining operation in Livingston Parish is being challenged in state court. Louisiana Environmental Action Network, the neighborhood group Save Our Hills Inc. and resident O'Neil Couvillion filed suit Monday asking... more »
  • Texas sues feds to block resettlement of 6 Syrian refugees

    December 2, 2015 6:22 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas has sued the U.S. government in an effort to block six Syrian refugees from resettling in Dallas this week. The lawsuit filed Wednesday comes after the nonprofit International Rescue Committee defied orders from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to halt the arrival of Syrian refugees in Texas... more »
  • Kin of Robert Durst's missing 1st wife file $100M lawsuit

    November 30, 2015 4:23 PM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - Relatives of the missing wife of millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst have filed a $100 million lawsuit blaming him for her presumed death. Kathleen McCormack Durst vanished in 1982. The New York Times reports that her mother and three sisters sued Durst on Monday in... more »
  • 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 »

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