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La. Gov. Jindal signs bill limiting Attorney General’s use of contingency fee attorneys

Kyle Barnett Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

BATON ROUGE – Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill into law that limits the attorney general’s ability to engage in contingency fee contracts with outside attorneys to handle lawsuits brought on behalf of the state.

Mortgage lendor accused of mortgage fraud by Louisiana Attorney General

The SE Texas Record Aug. 12, 2014, 12:10pm

COVINGTON – Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has brought suit against a California-based company, accusing it of falsely promising mortgage relief to financially distressed Louisiana homeowners.

Louisiana Attorney General responds to lawsuit brought by oil and gas trade association

Kyle Barnett Jan. 21, 2014, 2:06pm

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Attorney General’s office has responded to a lawsuit brought against it by a statewide oil and gas trade organization.

La. AG files second suit against GlaxoSmithKline

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 12, 2013, 10:40am

BATON ROUGE (Legal Newsline) — Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell last week filed a second suit against British health care giant GlaxoSmithKline LLC.

Ala. AG wants trial date set in Gulf Coast states' suit against BP

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 23, 2012, 12:49pm


La. AG hauls in $25.2M from five drug companies

Bryan Cohen Feb. 14, 2012, 5:00am


Judge grants 6 percent charge to lawyers for oil spill settlements

Steve Korris Jan. 5, 2012, 7:15am

Barbier NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier exiled Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell from Deepwater Horizon litigation and granted plaintiff lawyers a 6 percent charge on $14 billion in future settlements at BP's Gulf Coast Claims Facility.

Louisiana AG sues BP, others over oil spill

Alejandro De Los Rios Mar. 18, 2011, 4:53am


*** FOR PRINT *** Feinberg says 100,000 claims lack proof

Alejandro De Los Rios Mar. 1, 2011, 9:43am


Barbier says no to separating state, federal government claims from private BP suits

Steve Korris Feb. 1, 2011, 8:51am

Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier rejected pleas from the federal government and 15 states to separate their suits over the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill from private civil suits.

Business group never behind La. Senate's contingency bill

John O'Brien Jun. 23, 2010, 5:49pm

Chaisson BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - A Louisiana business group says it refused to support the Senate version of a bill that would have allowed the Louisiana attorney general to hire private attorneys to sue BP on a contingency fee.

BP pledges to forgo liability releases

Chris Rizo May 10, 2010, 7:53am

Caldwell (D-La.) BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline)-The top U.S. lawyer for BP said Friday that the energy company will not seek to prevent lawsuits related to its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Louisiana attorney general announced.

Gulf State AGs meet to talk strategy over BP oil spill

Chris Rizo May 5, 2010, 8:23am

Abbott AUSTIN(Legal Newsline)-A group of five state attorneys general, including Texas AG Greg Abbott, have formed the bipartisan Gulf States Coalition to coordinate their legal efforts to the increasing oil spill spreading off their coastlines.

AG Caldwell back in the national spotlight

Chris Rizo Mar. 29, 2010, 8:49am

Caldwell (D) BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline)-Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is back in the national spotlight for the second time this year, capturing headlines across the nation.

Louisiana AG brokers end to 'Who Dat' spat

Chris Rizo Feb. 2, 2010, 5:36am

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline)-The National Football League on Monday acknowledged that it does not have exclusive copyright ownership of a popular New Orleans Saints football rallying cry, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell told Legal Newsline.

Louisiana AG files drywall suit

Nick Rees Jan. 14, 2010, 6:21am

Caldwell NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Multiple Knauf entities and other international and domestic manufacturers, distributors, importers of Chinese drywall and several builders have been hit with a lawsuit by Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell over allegations of defective and toxic drywall.

Louisiana AG sues contractor

Kathy Woods Dec. 21, 2009, 6:58am

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline)-The state of Louisiana is suing Anderson & Gutierrez Development, alleging that the company took hundreds of thousands of dollars to build or improve modular homes without doing so.

Texas judge tosses state's Vioxx lawsuit

Chris Rizo Nov. 23, 2009, 1:31pm

Abbott AUSTIN (Legal Newsline)-A Texas judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the state attorney general against drugmaker Merck & Co. over its now-withdrawn painkiller Vioxx.

Constitutionality of historic tobacco settlement debated

John O'Brien Feb. 10, 2009, 8:58am

Caldwell SHREVEPORT, La. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in Louisiana was asked Monday to rule 1998's Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement signed by 52 states and territories unconstitutional.

Judge tosses antitrust suit against hurricanes Katrina, Rita insurers

Chris Rizo Dec. 17, 2008, 5:28am

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) -- A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday against some of the largest U.S. insurance companies after Hurricane Katrina.