WDSU is reporting that the head of Louisiana State Police says he’s sending 30 troopers from southeast Louisiana to New Orleans to help with enforcement over the Thanksgiving holiday in the central business district and French Quarter. Edmonson says the extra troopers will help the department from Friday through Tuesday as the city expects an […]
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Sabrina Canfield at the Courthouse News Service is reporting thatU.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled that Alabama and Louisiana may recover damages arising from the April 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig, including punitive damages, under the federal Oil Pollution Act and maritime law. But Barbier said damages under state law cannot be applied. […]
There is a great article appearing in the Atlantic written by Conor Friedersdorf on the monks at Saint Joseph Abbey in Covington, Louisiana and their legal battle which they had to take to Federal Court to win the right to manufacture caskets. It’s a great story and a testament to a small group of determined […]
The Irpino Law Firm is pleased to announced Justin Reese, Esq. has joined the firm as an Attorney at Law.
A settlement agreement has been reached with a New Orleans, La.-based supplier of tainted Chinese drywall in the multi-district litigation (MDL 2047) over the product.
Congratulation to Loyola Law School and María Pabón López, J.D., the new dean of the school. After an exhaustive search, Loyola has chosen María Pabón López , professor of law at Indiana University School of Law and an expert in immigrants’ rights. We’re excited for this new chapter at Loyola Law School, a powerful institution […]
The Houston Chronicle is carrying a story from Michael Kunzelman of the Associated Press telling the difficulties of some companies and small business owners who were hired on behalf of BP in being paid. Here are some excerpts from the article: “I figure it’s BP trying to worm out of paying,” said Matthew Creel, who […]
Troy King, Alabama’s Attorney General wrote a great opinion piece in editorial section of USA Today. Here is the opening paragraph and it is a powerful statement from the Republican Attorney General of Alabama: Gulf Coast Claims Facility Administrator Kenneth Feinberg cannot be trusted. While Feinberg has tried to persuade residents of the Gulf Coast […]
Last week, an administrative law judge for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled Entergy overcharged customers in four states by selling higher priced power to its own subsidiaries. “A judge has now found by compelling evidence that Entergy has overcharged ratepayers by selling them its most expensive electricity. This is one of the company’s methods […]
We just read an interesting story in the Palm Beach Post about a lawsuit filed in San Antonio by the Texas Civil Rights Project. The class action lawsuit alleges the state health department “deceptively and unlawfully sold, traded, bartered, and distributed blood samples” from thousands of newborns in exchange for fees, lab equipment and other […]