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Environment
9:41 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Live Chat: Bob Marshall Of The Lens Discusses Coastal Loss Lawsuit Against Oil And Gas Companies

Earlier this week, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed a lawsuit blaming almost 100 companies for contributing to the disappearance of Louisiana’s wetlands by dredging thousands of miles of canals and extracting oil and gas.

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BP Oil Spill
6:26 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Halliburton Will Plead Guilty To Destroying Evidence In BP Gulf Spill

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burned on April 21, 2010.
U.S. Coast Guard Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 6:59 pm

Halliburton Energy Services Inc. will plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection to the Deepwater Horizon explosion in April 2010 that left 11 dead and resulted in the largest oil spill in U.S. history, the Justice Department said on Thursday.

Justice said in a press release:

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Levee Board Sues Big Oil For Wetlands Repairs

Lawsuit against 97 oil industry companies seeking wetlands rehabilitation.

A New Orleans-area levee district is suing 97 oil industry companies for damaging wetlands that protect the city from hurricanes. The district is seeking repairs that could cost several billion dollars.

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Latest News
4:00 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

BP Loses Motion To Suspend Damage Claims During Investigation

Judge denies BP motion to suspend damage claims.

A federal judge has denied an attempt by BP to suspend claims being paid over its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil company wanted a temporary break in payments while an investigation into fraud allegations is conducted.

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WRKF
2:54 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

TUESDAY: Attorney Mike Wolf, Investment Advisor B.F. "Andy" Anderson

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 10:00 am

Local attorney Mike Wolf and Southern University Law Professor Cleveland Coon discuss the George Zimmerman verdict.

Financial consultant Andy Anderson on whether the Bulls will continue to run on Wall Street.   


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Latest News
7:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

BP Appealing Claim Process

A legal expert says BP has a tough fight to have a federal court ruling overturned.

A federal appeals court is deciding if BP can back away from its damage-claim process set up last year. At issue are methods used by businesses claiming losses from the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

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WRKF
3:19 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

State Lawmakers To Retry Cash Balance Plan

The contentious plan to revamp the state’s floundering retirement systems was overturned in State Supreme Court on Friday. 

The high court knocked down the law not because of content, but because of how it passed. State law requires a supermajority for this kind of bill to progress. The legislature sent this one to the governor’s desk with only the majority’s approval.

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WRKF
11:59 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Funding Formula, Legislative Process Focus Of Voucher Trial's First Day

The trial in the lawsuit from teacher unions and local school boards seeking to shutdown a statewide voucher program began Wednesday.

A state judge heard more than eight hours of complex testimony in 19th District Court.

 


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Latest News
12:21 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Federal Judge To Face Rare Review Over Controversial Remarks

This undated photo provided by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shows Judge Edith Jones.
Anonymous Court of Appeals via AP

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 2:09 pm

The story of U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Edith Jones involves a controversial speech to the Federalist Society, calls of racism, last-ditch efforts to stop an execution and now a rare formal disciplinary review by the Judicial Council of the District of Columbia Circuit.

The case has been bubbling for the past couple of weeks. It's complicated, but interesting, so we'll tell you about it in chronological order.

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Community
8:23 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Community Impact Series: Justice And Accountability Center Working To Reform Criminal Justice System

In the wide-ranging effort to reform the New Orleans criminal justice system, this new nonprofit works for more equal access to expungements of criminal records to help people get jobs and move on after release.

Community Impact Series: Justice And Accountability Center Working To Reform Criminal Justice System

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