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  • Teacher-plaintiff in Katrina suit dead at 61

    October 25, 2012 7:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A teacher who became a lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit over the firing of thousands of New Orleans school employees after Hurricane Katrina has died. Gwendolyn Ridgley died last week at age 61, according to her lawyer. A state judge in New Orleans agreed earlier... more »
  • Suit: Mentally ill prisoner denied drugs, food

    October 23, 2012 8:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawsuit accuses Tangipahoa Parish jail officials of routinely withholding prescription drugs and food from a prisoner for nearly two years while he suffered from severe mental illnesses. A federal suit filed Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana claims Dennis Bargher Jr., 33,... more »
  • Suit drive being held for people leaving prison

    July 3, 2012 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - No longer using that suit and tie? Louisiana's corrections department says you can donate it to men and women leaving prison who need something to wear for job interviews. The department is seeking donations of dress clothing as part of the fifth annual National Suit... more »
  • Suit: NASA specialist axed over intelligent design

    March 12, 2012 5:54 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has landed robotic explorers on the surface of Mars, sent probes to outer planets and operates a worldwide network of antennas that communicates with interplanetary spacecraft. Its latest mission is defending itself in a workplace lawsuit filed by a former computer specialist... more »
  • 8 Women Allege Rape, Harassment in Military Suit

    March 6, 2012 8:40 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight current and former members of the U.S. military are claiming they were raped, assaulted or harassed during their service and suffered retaliation when they reported it. A lawsuit being filed today in U.S. District Court in Washington accuses the military of having a "high tolerance for... more »
  • ACLU suit attacks Ville Platte curfew

    February 9, 2012 9:36 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has amended its complaint against Ville Platte and the city's late-night walking curfew. The amended complaint alleges that while the curfew has been suspended, the danger has not passed. The Advocate reports the amended complaint was filed Monday. Arthur Sampson,... more »
  • Judge gives McAllister, Nissan more time in suit

    January 6, 2012 10:33 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge in Mississippi is giving attorneys for former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister and Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. more time to negotiate a settlement in a lawsuit over the football star's failed Jackson auto dealership. A court filing late Thursday said that... more »
  • Another suit filed in truck stop tiger case

    January 4, 2012 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The owner of a Grosse Tete truck stop has filed suit against the state of Louisiana and Iberville Parish in a last-ditch effort to keep a 550-pound tiger on display at the facility. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, comes two months after a Baton Rouge judge... more »
  • Group Threatens to Sue Over Seepage at Well Site

    October 15, 2011 3:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An environmental group is threatening to sue over seepage from a Gulf of Mexico oil well that was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, but first officials must determine who owns the well. At issue is seepage at the lease site about 11 miles off the... more »
  • Hearing to Decide if Blackwater Suit Goes to Trial

    May 20, 2011 8:29 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A judge in Virginia will hear arguments today on whether a lawsuit filed by two former employees against the security company once known as Blackwater should go to trial. Brad and Melan Davis filed the lawsuit in 2008 in federal court in Alexandria under a whistleblower... more »
  • Federal Judge: Disabled Can Bring Suit to Trial

    May 19, 2011 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging state budget cuts to home-based care for some elderly and disabled individuals. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady rejected the Department of Health and Hospital efforts to avoid a trial in the case, which alleges... more »
  • Homeowner's Group Sues Over Sign for Son

    May 8, 2011 11:48 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A Bossier City couple's big banner supporting their son's service in Afghanistan has brought a lawsuit from the subdivision's homeowner's association. The multicolored banner bears a Marine Corps portrait of 20-year-old Corey Burr and the sentence "Our son defends our freedom." Jodi Burr and her... more »
  • Brady, Manning, Brees file antitrust suit

    March 11, 2011 9:27 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Star quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees are among the players who filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL on Friday to prevent a lockout. Just after the players' union decertified, the star trio and seven other players filed suit against the NFL in U.S.... more »
  • Suit seeks to halt New Orleans levee work

    January 11, 2011 8:43 PM

    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 filed a civil suit in state court on Jan. 5 to stop the work because they claim... more »
  • Popular Breaux Bridge Cafe Files Suit

    November 27, 2010 11:51 PM

    In Breaux Bridge, a legal battle is brewing over a name. The popular "Cafe des Amis" has filed suit against a California company that apparently opened a restaurant by the same name out in California. In the suit, lawyers for the Breaux Bridge restaurant claim they've had the name... more »
  • Suit Filed Against DHH For Budget Cuts That Could Send Thousands To Nursing Homes

    September 24, 2010 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, saying that more than 11,000 state residents could be placed in institutions because of cutbacks in home care services. The New Orleans-based Advocacy Center filed the suit Wednesday in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Suit Drive for Men Released from Prison

    September 13, 2010 12:17 PM

    From now until September 30, the Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) and Refined by Fire Ministries (RBF) are partnering with Men's Wearhouse to help men seeking employment get a boost of self-confidence during the third annual National Suit Drive, the country's largest collection of gently used business attire.... more »
  • Horse Racing Law Suit

    September 10, 2010 1:40 PM

    More than a dozen trainers and horse owners at Evangeline Downs are suing the Louisiana Racing Commision. Don Stemmans has owned thousands of racing horses since the 1960s. He said, "I've never seen a racing commission, ever like this, do anything like this." Stemmans is one of many... more »
  • Third Annual National Suit Drive

    September 6, 2010 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state corrections department is looking for donations of suits, dress shirts, shoes and sportswear to help men leaving prison have something to wear for their job searches. The department and Refined by Fire Ministries are partnering with Men's Wearhouse to collect clothes during... more »
  • Judge Tosses Brutality Suit Against Officers

    August 30, 2010 5:48 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing three Opelousas police officers of brutality. Judge James Doherty ruled there was insufficient evidence to bring the case to trial. Adrien Henry filed suit in 2008 against S05 p.m. Baltigt. Brody Ortego and Freddie Henderson, a reserve officer.... more »
  • Suit Filed Seeking More Details on Dispersants

    July 14, 2010 8:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP's use of chemicals to disperse the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is coming under renewed scrutiny, as environmentalists head to court to seek more information about potential health hazards and a Senate panel plans a Thursday hearing on the issue. The company has used at... more »
  • Suit Filed Over Some LA Traffic Cameras

    July 2, 2010 6:40 AM

    GRENTA, La. (AP) - An Arizona company that installed a red-light camera traffic system in Jefferson Parish has filed a $5 million suit. Redflex Traffic Systems says the parish breached its contract by turning off the system in January. The system takes photos of motorists who run red lights, to... more »
  • Date Set For Suit Against Drilling Moratorium

    June 11, 2010 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has set a hearing for June 21 on a lawsuit aimed at nullifying the six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The suit, which names the federal government as defendant, was filed earlier this week by Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc.,... more »
  • Louisiana Attorney Drafts Letter Opposing Health Care Reform

    March 26, 2010 3:47 PM

    As Attorney General, I am duty bound by my oath of office to pursue a request by the Governor of the state of Louisiana for legal assistance, so long as it has substantial legal merit. To save Louisiana the potential expense of filing a separate suit regarding... more »
  • District Judge Dismisses Civil Suit Against Work Release Center

    December 15, 2009 12:39 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A district judge on Monday dismissed the state's civil suit against a private work release center seeking reimbursement of money earned by inmates that allegedly went missing. The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections filed suit earlier this year against the Lafayette Community Correctional Center... more »

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