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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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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Jail Funding Battle Heads To Federal Court

A federal judge will hear arguments over the consent decree designed to reform the New Orleans jail.

The New Orleans criminal justice system will be center stage at federal court proceedings set to begin this week. The city argues it can’t pay for fixing the police department and jail at the same time.

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WRKF
5:52 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Suit Over Teacher Tenure Changes Kicked Back To District Court

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 3:46 pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court has asked a Baton Rouge district judge to review his decision to throw out Gov. Bobby Jindal's revamp of teacher tenure and salary laws – called Act 1.

Judge Michael Caldwell had ruled that the legislation was unconstitutional because it bundled together too many items spanning Louisiana's education laws.

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Education
1:58 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

State Appeals Court Panel Hearing Post-Katrina School Firings Case

A five-judge state appeal court panel must decide whether to uphold a ruling that thousands of New Orleans public school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina shut down the city and its schools in 2005.

A lawyer for the fired workers told the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal panel Thursday that the Orleans Parish School Board and the state violated the rights of teachers and school workers fired after the storm. She urged the panel to uphold last year's ruling by Judge Ethel Simms Julien.

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