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  • 3rd sex abuse lawsuit by ex-child model dropped

    June 28, 2014 4:53 PM

    HONOLULU (AP) - A former aspiring model who accused several Hollywood figures of sexually abusing him as a child dropped a third lawsuit on Saturday, leaving only one suit open against "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer. Lawyers for Michael Egan III said in a federal court filing in Honolulu on... more »
  • Lawsuit claims jailer misconduct in inmate death

    June 15, 2014 10:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The family of an inmate who died after a jailhouse fight has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office. The lawsuit alleges that deputies used pepper spray on 40-year-old Willie Lee after he complained about chest pains and trouble breathing. It also... more »
  • Judge won't dismiss ex-ATC commissioner's lawsuit

    January 14, 2014 9:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state district judge has refused to throw out former Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Murphy Painter's claim that the state Office of Inspector General defamed him in a scathing 2011 report. The Advocate reports Judge Janice Clark on Monday refused to dismiss the... more »
  • Assistant hire continues driving drama at LPSS

    March 5, 2013 6:33 PM

    While Lafayette Parish Public Schools Superintendent Pat Cooper has repeated his support for Special Assistant Thad Welch, the hiring of his former school maintenance and transportation director from McComb, Miss., has raised questions among school board members, especially after they learned that Welch does not have a high school diploma... more »
  • Voucher program lawsuit hearing pushed to November

    October 12, 2012 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Arguments in a lawsuit by teacher unions and local school boards challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Bobby Jindal's statewide voucher program have been pushed back to November. Judge Tim Kelley had planned a hearing next week. But he's rescheduled it to Nov. 28, setting aside... more »
  • Council Rescinds 4 Ordinances Involved in Lawsuit with Parish President

    October 12, 2012 12:10 AM

    The legal battle continues between the St. Landry Parish Council and Parish President Bill Fontenot. Despite some council members' efforts Thursday, they will still go to court Friday over an ordinance passed earlier this year. "I feel this is ridiculous, I feel we're wasting money on lawyers, I'm tired... more »
  • Settlement reached in junked vehicles lawsuit

    July 25, 2012 9:07 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Consolidated Government has reached a settlement in principle with a man who challenged the constitutionality of the city's junked vehicle ordinance in a 2007 lawsuit. George Phillips Jr. sued the city in response to the seizure of four of his vehicles, all of which were... more »
  • New Vilma Lawsuit Asks for Quick Appeal Ruling

    July 1, 2012 3:24 PM

    Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is suing the NFL in federal court, claiming Commissioner Roger Goodell failed to make a timely appeal ruling regarding Vilma's season-long suspension in connection with the league's bounty investigation. The lawsuit filed Saturday night in U.S. District Court in New Orleans also asks for a temporary... more »
  • Closing arguments set in Baldwin lawsuit

    June 14, 2012 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury is set to hear closing arguments in the trial for Stephen Baldwin's lawsuit against fellow actor Kevin Costner over their multimillion dollar business dispute in the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Lawyers for Costner and his business partner,... more »
  • Lawsuit pending on waste site in Lafayette

    March 26, 2012 7:32 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette city-parish government is facing a lawsuit seeking damages that could climb into the millions of dollars after the council's vote to block a planned garbage transfer station in north Lafayette. The Advocate reports Waste Facilities of Lafayette, which was developing the 16-acre site to lease... more »
  • BP Begins to Put Spill Behind it with Settlement

    March 3, 2012 1:20 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP's settlement deal with thousands of victims of the 2010 Gulf oil spill is a major step toward putting the worst oil spill in U.S. history behind it. BP says it will not have to increase the $37.2 billion it has set aside to pay for... more »
  • Southside Bakery Family in Lawsuit

    February 7, 2012 11:11 PM

    Two of the most familiar faces behind Southside Bakery no longer work there. Billy and Denny Guilbeaux worked at the bakery for almost ten years. KATC found out one reason they're gone is because they're being sued by the bakery they helped build. Over the past decade, if you walked... more »
  • Farmers Sue Barge Co. For Damaging Leland Bowman Locks

    February 7, 2012 10:43 PM

    Roughly 45 Acadiana farmers are filing a lawsuit against a barge company for damaging the Leland Bowman locks in the Mermentau Basin. They are claiming that the damaged locks are letting too much saltwater into their farmland and hurting agriculture. Crawfish, rice and cattle are all in jeopardy this... more »
  • Judge dismisses Green Mountain Coffee lawsuit

    January 31, 2012 10:57 AM

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Vermont's Green Mountain Coffee Roasters that alleged accounting fraud. U.S. District Judge William Sessions III said the plaintiffs - a group of investors in the company - had not presented any facts that indicated "a strong inference" of... more »
  • Bars Not Forced to Pay Police Tax, But Patrols Stay the Same

    January 17, 2012 11:26 PM

    Seven downtown bars appealed hefty liquor license suspensions at Tuesday night's Lafayette City-Parish council meeting. B.E.D., Bootleggers, Rabbit Hole, Karma, Guamas and Shakers are all facing one year suspensions and Nite Town facing a three day suspension, after the bars failed to pay a controversial security tax. But Tuesday... more »
  • Downtown Bars Re-File Lawsuit Against LCG

    December 22, 2011 11:09 PM

    In a tie vote this week, Lafayette Consolidated Government shot down the proposal to end the downtown bar levy. But some bar owners aren't giving up their fight against the levy, and are re-filing a lawsuit in federal court. As David Lawson gets ready to open his bar on... more »
  • Murphy Painter seeks reinstatement in lawsuit

    August 16, 2011 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former state Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Murphy Painter claims he was fired in August 2010 for not bowing to a demand from the Governor's Office to grant a liquor license for an entertainment square outside the Louisiana Superdome. Painter, who wants to be reinstated,... more »
  • Lafayette Suing Contractor for "Shoddy Work" on Fiber Lines

    July 8, 2011 8:12 PM

    Lafayette City-Parish Government is suing contractors for millions of dollars, alleging they did "shoddy work" installing fiber optic lines. The problem isn't with the cables, instead it's how they were installed. Lafayette's state of the art internet, telephone and television service first launched in 2009. But a few months... more »
  • Lawsuit against Bastrop police dept. dismissed

    June 28, 2011 9:24 AM

    BASTROP, La. (AP) - A lawsuit filed by a Bastrop resident alleging the city's police department has failed to adequately perform its duties in his neighborhood for the past 15 years has been dismissed. The lawsuit was filed earlier this month by attorney Jack Wright Jr. on behalf of resident... more »
  • Lawsuit Filed in School Bus Crash

    June 26, 2011 11:39 PM

    In Iberia Parish, an update on a fatal motorcycle crash involving a school bus. It happened last month, when State Police say the driver of that bus failed to yield while making a left hand turn, hitting the motorcyclist, 25 year old Kirt Rebert who was pronounced dead at... more »
  • Court says Halliburton lawsuit can go forward

    June 6, 2011 10:45 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says Halliburton Co. shareholders can pursue a class-action lawsuit claiming the oil services company inflated its stock price. The high court on Monday overturned a lower court ruling against the shareholders, who want to represent all investors who bought Halliburton stock between June 1999... more »
  • Resident brings lawsuit against Bastrop police

    June 6, 2011 10:18 AM

    BASTROP, La. (AP) - A Bastrop resident has filed a lawsuit against the Bastrop Police Department accusing it of failing to adequately perform its duties in his neighborhood. The lawsuit was filed by attorney Jack Wright Jr. for resident James Murphy against the city of Bastrop and the Bastrop Police... more »
  • Lawsuit Alleges Abuse of Houma Student

    April 18, 2011 8:56 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The parents of a mentally impaired boy who was allegedly manhandled by his special-education school principal have filed a lawsuit against Terrebonne school system. John and Jane Smith, identified in the suit as the parents of 12-year-old student, are seeking damages for physical and mental pain... more »
  • Church Sued

    April 6, 2011 11:14 PM

    A Catholic church in Vermilion Parish and the Diocese of Lafayette are being sued. The suit was filed this week by an Abbeville lawyer who represents 25 people. They say, St. Anne's cemetary officials removed personal items from gravesites without their permission. "They thought is was vandalized," said Mona... more »
  • Lawsuit Threatening to Slow Down Canal Work

    January 12, 2011 7:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawsuit is threatening to slow down or even halt work to strengthen a canal that broke catastrophically during Hurricane Katrina. Homeowners with backyards along the 17th Street Canal claim that they own the land and that they have not been compensated for damage. The Army... more »
  • Sugarland Members Settle Founder's $14M Lawsuit

    November 14, 2010 4:45 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The two members of the country band Sugarland have settled a lawsuit with the group's founding member, who had claimed she was owed more than $14 million. U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten Sr. signed an order this week saying the parties notified him of the deal and... more »
  • Lake Charles port wants casino lawsuit dismissed

    November 11, 2010 9:54 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The port of Lake Charles has requested the dismissal of Pinnacle Enterprises' lawsuit over a lease involving the site of the canceled Sugarcane Bay casino-resort. The port claims Pinnacle breached the terms of the contract it is now trying to get the courts to enforce.... more »
  • Jury awards tourists $650K in Katrina jail lawsuit

    October 14, 2010 9:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury on Thursday awarded more than $650,000 to two Ohio tourists who were arrested in New Orleans on public drunkenness charges two days before Hurricane Katrina and jailed for more than a month in the storm's chaotic aftermath. The jury unanimously concluded that Orleans... more »
  • Lawsuit Filed Against BP Staying in Federal Court

    October 6, 2010 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawsuit that several Louisiana district attorneys filed against BP PLC over the Gulf oil spill is staying in federal court. The district attorneys for Terrebonne, St. Tammany and St. Mary parishes wanted their lawsuit transferred to state court, but U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier... more »
  • Lawsuit claims $200M owed to 'rainy day' fund

    October 4, 2010 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit filed Monday challenges the way state lawmakers balanced last year's budget with $200 million from Louisiana's "rainy day" fund and seeks a repayment that could damage this year's budget. Former state Rep. Ron Gomez of Lafayette is one of two plaintiffs on the... more »
  • Lawsuit Challenging the Way State Lawmakers Balanced Last Year's Budget

    October 4, 2010 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit is challenging the way state lawmakers balanced last year's budget with $198 million from Louisiana's "rainy day" fund. The lawsuit was filed Monday. It claims legislators violated the state constitution by not repaying the money that was taken from the fund. If the... more »
  • Lawsuit Settled-New Iberia Deputy Used Excessive Force

    September 17, 2010 11:03 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office has settled a federal lawsuit filed by an Iberia Parish man who claimed a deputy used excessive force during a July 2008 incident in New Iberia. Nelton Guillory filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit in April 2009 against Deputy Bryan Dugal... more »
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Rig Owner Transocean

    September 15, 2010 3:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's attorney general is asking a federal judge to rule that the owner of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig is liable for some of the oil that gushed out of a blown-out well on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. A lawsuit that Attorney General... more »
  • Appeals court rules for Eminem in royalty lawsuit

    September 3, 2010 10:19 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has found Eminem's former production company is entitled to more money from downloads of the rapper's songs and ringtones. A federal jury last year had ruled against F.B.T. Productions LLC in its lawsuit against Universal Music Group seeking a greater share of... more »
  • `Tax lady' Roni Deutch says lawsuit is political

    August 24, 2010 9:53 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - "Tax Lady" Roni Deutch says California Attorney General Jerry Brown is engaging in election-year politics by filing a civil lawsuit accusing her law firm of false advertising and misleading consumers. Deutch said in a statement Tuesday she will fight the $34 million lawsuit filed a day... more »
  • Judge dismisses promoters' lawsuit against Jackson

    August 19, 2010 9:58 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit by a concert promoter against the late Michael Jackson over a failed reunion concert. U.S. District Judge Harold Baer Jr. granted a motion by lawyers for Jackson's estate to dismiss the case, citing a lack of evidence... more »
  • LSU Felt Political Pressure to Settle Lawsuit

    August 14, 2010 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The chancellor and president at Louisiana State University felt pressured by the Senate president and the risk of losing major financing for the school if they did not settle a lawsuit in favor of a private contractor represented by a state senatorm, according to school... more »
  • Lawsuit challenges new La. abortion laws

    August 6, 2010 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of abortion clinics filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging two new Louisiana abortion laws that require ultrasound exams for all women getting abortions and that bar medical malpractice coverage for doctors who perform elective abortions. The lawsuit filed in Baton Rouge claims the... more »
  • Lawsuit filed against Filipino teachers' recruiter

    August 5, 2010 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A class action lawsuit accuses a California-based business of human trafficking, racketeering and fraud as it brought hundreds of Filipino teachers to Louisiana to work in public schools. The lawsuit was filed in a California federal court on Thursday by the American Federation of Teachers... more »
  • Lawsuit Filed in Fatal Roller Coaster Accident

    July 29, 2010 7:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The parents of a 21-year-old Lafayette woman who fell to her death July 11 from a roller coaster at the Dixie Landing amusement park in Baton Rouge have sued the park. George and Karen Zeno claim Dixie Landing failed to properly inspect and maintain the... more »
  • Judge: Noose Lawsuit to Go Forward

    July 20, 2010 9:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state judge has ruled a lawsuit that accuses a Baton Rouge man of putting a hangman's noose in a black colleague's work area in 2008 can moved forward. State District Judge Mike Caldwell rejected arguments on Monday from attorneys for Reggie Parent and GeoEngineers... more »
  • ACLU Filed A Federal Lawsuit Against LA Jail Claiming Prisoner Cruelty

    July 8, 2010 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana jail routinely humiliates suicidal prisoners by forcing them to wear skimpy shorts that say "Hot Stuff" on the rear and confines them in tiny "squirrel cages" for weeks at a time, a civil liberties group said Thursday. In an open letter to St. Tammany... more »
  • Jindal Education Bill: Lawsuit Filed By Teachers Union

    July 1, 2010 1:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A teachers union has sued over a new law pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to let public schools waive certain state education regulations. The lawsuit was filed by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers on Thursday - one day after Jindal signed the bill into law.... more »
  • More of BP's Money to Help AG With Spill Lawsuit

    June 23, 2010 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Another slice of Louisiana's $25 million aid grant from BP will be used to help Attorney General Buddy Caldwell with his oil spill litigation. BP PLC gave Louisiana $25 million for cleanup and response efforts. Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he'll carve out another $5... more »
  • Petco Settles Lawsuit

    June 2, 2010 11:14 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors in five California counties say Petco Animal Supplies Inc. has agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the company overcharged customers and improperly cared for animals it offered for sale. Petco doesn't admit liability in an agreement a San Diego judge signed... more »
  • 3 Workers Who Survived Oil Rig Explosion File Lawsuit

    May 4, 2010 4:30 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Three workers who survived an explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico have filed a lawsuit claiming they were kept floating in lifeboats at sea for more than 10 hours. The lawsuit filed in Galveston, Texas, says the men couldn't even call home to... more »
  • ACLU Representing Family Fighting Sex Segregation Policy At Middle School In Vermilion Parish

    February 24, 2010 1:01 PM

    LAFAYETTE, LA - In the first court hearing ever about sex segregation in coed public schools, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana argued today that the school board in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana illegally discriminated against both boys and girls at Rene A. Rost Middle School by... more »
  • RANT: Lafayette Parish School System Sued Over G.P.A. Standards

    January 18, 2010 11:32 PM

    THE RANT: Do you think the requirements should change? Should there even be requirements at all? We want to hear your RANT - Email hoyt.harris@katctv.com **************************** The fight to raise standards for student athletes G.P.A. requirements is back on. This time it's in the form of... more »
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Diocese of Lafayette

    December 30, 2009 10:11 PM

    A Lafayette woman has filed a lawsuit against the Diocese of Lafayette. KATC has learned a woman has accused a St. John's Cathedral employee of sexual harassment. As a matter of policy, the diocese would not comment on specifics regarding the lawsuit, but attorney Troy Broussard, who represents the Diocese... more »
  • Cajundome dispute on school board agenda

    December 1, 2009 8:53 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board on Wednesday will discuss a proposal to end a dispute between the Cajundome Commission and the board over back taxes. It will take place behind closed doors. "An open meeting will have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the... more »
  • Feds join civil suit against Dr. Patel

    November 24, 2009 3:04 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The federal government has intervened in a civil lawsuit against a Lafayette cardiologist convicted of charges he performed medically unnecessary heart procedures. Dr. Mehmood Patel was sentenced in June to 10 years in prison for his conviction on 51 counts of health care fraud. He is... more »
  • Cajundome forwards back-tax settlement

    November 24, 2009 7:40 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A first step was taken Monday toward settling a dispute between the Cajundome Commission and Lafayette Parish school system over back taxes. The Cajundome Commission, after meeting in executive session for about an hour, gave its OK to a proposal that would settle a lawsuit it... more »
  • Spice maker files suit over trademark violation

    October 23, 2009 8:39 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Ville Platte company that makes "Slap Ya Mama" Cajun seasoning has slapped a lawsuit for trademark infringement on an upstart spice company marketing under the name "Punch Ya Daddy." Walker & Sons, the family owned company that makes "Slap Ya Mama," alleges the similarity of... more »

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