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  • Theater says victims of 2012 Colorado shooting owe legal fees

    June 30, 2016 10:04 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Attorneys for Cinemark want victims of a 2012 shooting at a Colorado movie theater to pay nearly $700,000 in legal fees after they unsuccessfully sued the theater chain. The company's lawyers say in court filings this month that they need the money to cover the costs of... more »
  • Baton Rouge law fixture Cheney Joseph dies

    December 18, 2015 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A longtime member of the Baton Rouge legal community, Cheney Joseph Jr., passed away this week. He was 73. Joseph was named co-dean of the LSU Law Center in August to fill in for chancellor Jack Weiss, who resigned. Cheney was battling cancer at the... more »
  • Workshop helps those looking to gain U.S. Citizenship

    April 18, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge offered a helping hand to those immigrants looking to pledge their allegiance to the United States. It's the fourth year the organization has hosted a workshop to assist legal immigrants in the lengthy process of gaining U.S. Citizenship. Volunteers were... more »
  • D.C. legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

    February 26, 2015 5:44 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The District of Columbia has defied threats from Congress and moved forward with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city is implementing... more »
  • Growers struggle with surplus of legal pot in Washington state

    January 16, 2015 2:02 AM

    SEATTLE, WA - Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof. Six months later, the equation has flipped, bringing serious growing pains to the new industry. A big harvest of... more »
  • Cuban cigar boom? Stores and customers say not yet

    December 19, 2014 11:29 AM

    MIAMI - The Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing travelers to return with a few in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about business. Some tobacco shops owners... more »
  • Legal marijuana goes on sale in Washington

    July 8, 2014 10:12 AM

    BELLINGHAM, WA - The first legal sales of recreational marijuana in Washington state have begun. Eager customers bought pot at 8 a.m. at Bellingham's Top Shelf Cannabis, one of two stores in the city north of Seattle that started selling marijuana as soon as was allowed under state regulations. Washington... 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 »
  • People looking for ways to bring back Clinton curfew

    August 19, 2013 10:31 AM

    CLINTON - Support for an overnight curfew in Clinton continues even after the town's original, wide-ranging curfew ran into legal trouble. The town canceled the curfew after a lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of Clinton resident Tommy Mead. The measure banned pedestrians and drivers from the town's... more »
  • City attorney to resign during legal storm

    June 10, 2013 12:02 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The city attorney for Port Allen confirmed to News 2 today that he's submitted his resignation after serving the city for 16 years. Victor J. Woods, Jr. submitted his letter of resignation on May 29. It said he'd previously asked Mayor Deedy Slaughter that he be... more »
  • Lawmakers seek injunction against Jindal budget

    April 1, 2013 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Jefferson Parish lawmakers have tweaked their legal challenge to Gov. Bobby Jindal's patchwork financing of the budget. Now, they're asking a Baton Rouge judge to block the use of such financing in next year's spending plans. Republican Reps. Kirk Talbot and Cameron Henry filed their amended... more »
  • La. AG's oil spill tab nears $24M

    January 14, 2013 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general has spent nearly $24 million building the state's legal case against BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. And records show much of the money has gone to outside law firms that have contributed to his campaigns. The $15.4 million that Attorney... more »

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