An October headline in Bloomberg Businessweek proclaimed "The end of the class-action carnival." "Is the end of class actions upon us?" SCOTUSblog wondered. "Justice for Big Business," was the decision law school dean Erwin Chemerinsky...
DATE: December 09, 2013 | CATEGORY: Current Issue
News roundup: Former BP engineer faces first criminal trial from 2010 oil spill … Amazon chief envisions 30-minute delivery of packages via drones … U.S. retailers draw record crowds over weekend, but spending declines
Day one: The trial of a former BP engineer accused of destroying evidence sought by the U.S. for a probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is set to begin today in the first criminal case arising from the disaster to go before a...
DATE: December 02, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
News roundup: La. moves to recover millions from 21 charity groups … Appeals court dismisses charges against Louisiana College in religious debate … Winning bidder backs away from $80,100 deal for 'Duck Dynasty' star's 1 millionth duck call
The road to recovery: State officials will try to recoup more than $2.3 million from 21 community and charitable organizations found to be in violation of Louisiana's financial reporting laws, The Times-Picayune reports. The...
DATE: November 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
After previously ruling it out, state Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, now says he's preparing a possible campaign for the 6th Congressional District next year. "The timing seems right for me. I guess you could say I'm in the testing-the-waters...
DATE: November 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
A Louisiana man was sentenced today to one year in prison for running an extortion scheme that authorities believe led a Texas A&M University professor to commit suicide by jumping to his death from a campus parking garage. Authorities say Daniel...
DATE: November 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
(From The New York Times) Joy Laskar was not what you'd typically think of as a threat to public safety. At the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, where he was a professor of electrical engineering, Dr. Laskar did research on chip...
DATE: November 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: News
What's new in the world of unique classes and degree programs at Louisiana colleges and universities this year?
DATE: October 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: LaNEXT
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DATE: October 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Events
'Business Report' planner: Louisiana Business Symposium has Reddit co-founder, annual economic forecast … One of '50 Most Powerful Women' addresses BRAC breakfast … Tickets available for upcoming Governor's Technology Awards
Wednesday — Alexis Ohanian, best known for co-founding the social news site Reddit in 2005, will serve as the keynote speaker of the Innovation & Technology Breakfast. The breakfast kicks off the Louisiana Business Symposium,...
DATE: October 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
For the 14 candidates competing for the congressional seat vacated by Rodney Alexander, the biggest challenge for the Oct. 19 open primary is just distinguishing themselves. The race hasn't drawn a great deal of interest, and the 5th District is...
DATE: October 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
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