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Stanford losses not covered by SIPC, appeals court rules

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission can't force a brokerage account insurer to pay victims of R. Allen Stanford's $7 billion fraud because their purchases weren't covered, an appeals court has ruled. Bloomberg reports the U.S. Court of...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

ULL shuts down after device found near campus

Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette were told to stay in their on-campus apartments and commuters were sent home this morning after police found a suspicious device in a park next to the campus. Lafayette police spokesman Kyle...

DATE: July 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Former NOLA mayor Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor—including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District...

DATE: July 09, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

News roundup: BR woman named FHL Volunteer of the Year … Jackson, Miss., models new crime-fighting initiative after BR program … La. voucher program enrollment again on the rise

Top honors: Sue Ellen Graham of Baton Rouge has been named the Foundation for Historical Louisiana Volunteer of the Year, and she'll be honored along with seven other "outstanding preservationists" at an event in Baton Rouge next...

DATE: July 09, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Lafayette lawyer fires back at BP after taking heat for handling of oil spill claims

Lafayette lawyer fires back at BP after taking heat for handling of oil spill claims

Lafayette attorney Patrick Juneau has administered some of the biggest claims settlements in U.S history. He handled Vioxx and Toyota settlements. And he is the administrator for BP settlements, paying claims to those who can prove their businesses...

DATE: July 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

City-parish files to have Jenkins' suit dismissed

In an expected move, the city-parish today filed court documents challenging the legal standing of publisher, St. George supporter and former...

DATE: July 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

​Just who is Jonah Hill?

​Just who is Jonah Hill?

He was the Brillo-headed, big-toothed scene-stealer-among-scene-stealers in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street (pictured) this winter; he's been nominated for two Oscars (one for Wolf, the other for his role as the awkward,...

DATE: June 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: The Movie Filter

'Business Report' Planner

Tonight: Mayor Kip Holden's Business with Baton Rouge initiative hosts a free workshop on business preparation for the forthcoming hurricane season from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

DATE: May 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Events

Beer sales at major universities show mixed results regarding profits, public safety

Beer sales at major universities show mixed results regarding profits, public safety

Looking beyond the ongoing $87 million south end zone expansion at Tiger Stadium that's on schedule to be completed in August, LSU officials are considering a number of options for enhancing the experience for the more than 100,000 fans that will...

DATE: May 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

'Business Report': Business takes on plaintiff lawyers at Capitol

'Business Report': Business takes on plaintiff lawyers at Capitol

"The most sweeping legal reform bill of the year died pitifully less than halfway through the session," writes Business Report's David Jacobs in the magazine's new cover story. In Louisiana, when the plaintiff in a civil suit wants less than...

DATE: May 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

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