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Louisiana abortion clinic challenges new state law
The law requires that every doctor who provides abortions have active admitting privileges at a hospital not more than 30 miles from where the abortion is performed, and gives doctors 81 days to comply.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
NOPD officer who burned Henry Glover's body to file new appeal
Gregory McRae, the former New Orleans Police officer who was sentenced for the second time last week to 17 years in prison for burning the body of Henry Glover after Hurricane Katrina, will appeal his prison term and make a bid for a new trial, his attorney said.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
The Town Talk
City Council needs to pay attorney his due - Our viewCity Council...
It's sad it took a judge's threat to seize assets to get the city to do the right thing.
AT&T: "Don't Let Our Silly $125,000 Donation To An Antigay Politician Fool You, We Love Homos!"
Facebook's $10,000 donation to antigay Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes pales in comparison to the huge donation AT&T made to the gubernatorial campaign of Greg Abbott, the antigay Republican of Texas currently running against Wendy Davis.
U.S. effort to protect bald eagle suffers legal setback
The bald eagle may no longer be extinct, but the U.S. effort to protect the national bird became harder on Wednesday.
Supreme Court hears Knox nursing home benefits caseSupreme Court...
Supreme Court hears Knox nursing home benefits case Can couple make unlimited transfers of assets before entering nursing home? Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1oRO8ij transfer of assets from a wife who is entering a nursing home to her husband, after she applies for Medicaid coverage, but before eligibility is ... (more)
Fifth Circuit Holding Breathes Life Back Into the Contractual Liability Exclusion
Liability insurance policies typically exclude coverage for obligations arising out of the insured's "assumption of liability in a contract or agreement."
Lane, Leonard can keep seats on Tarrant water board, attorney says
An attorney hired by the Tarrant Regional Water District said Tuesday that board members Marty Leonard and Jim Lane can continue to serve without any action needed by the full board.
Improve Women's Health Care with Physician Admitting Privilege Laws
Following the death of a young elementary school teacher, Jennifer Morbelli, I had the sad duty of speaking at a press conference in Germantown, MD, in February 2013.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Appeals Court Eliminates Walmarta s $1.4 Million Penalty in Case Brought by Texas Optometrists
In a case that goes back to 1992, when Walmart first began leasing space to Texas optometrists, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, to eliminate a $1.4 million penalty that had been levied against the retailing giant for encouraging optometrists to extend their business hours.
Renee Gill Pratt, convicted politician, should report to prison, feds say
Federal prosecutors want former New Orleans City Councilwoman Renee Gill Pratt to start serving a four-year prison sentence next month, closing a gap of more than three years between her corruption conviction and when she will actually report to a lockup.
5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirms MERS authority to assign mortgage
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed MERSCOP Holdings' authority to assign the mortgage lien as its basis for affirming the dismissal of a wrongful foreclosure lawsuit.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Miss. Wants an En Banc Shot at Abortion Law Appeal
The decision that kept Mississippi's only remaining abortion clinic open, despite a state law requiring the doctors working there to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals , was so unusual that we gave it the double-post treatment.
Courthouse News Service
Wal-Mart Not on Hook for $3.95M Jury Award
A Texas jury erred in levying $3.95 million in civil penalties against Wal-Mart because the in-store optometrists pressed to stay open longer by the retail giant could not prove they suffered economic damages, the 5th Circuit ruled.
Losing My Religion: Do I Want to Know My Employee's Beliefs?
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently updated employees' guide to southern manners.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Texas Legislators Link Incest And Pedophilia To Same-Sex Marriage
LonestarQ reports that sixty-three Texas legislators signed a court brief last week to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Off the Kuff
Latest HB2 trial wraps up
Stefanie Toti, representing the Center for Reproductive Rights, said the requirements imposed by the ambulatory surgical center rules single out abortion providers, as three-fourths of other ASCs in the state are exempt from the costly building code requirements - effectively amounting to a multi-million dollar tax on abortion providers.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The Reckless Fiduciary: When Are Imprudent U.S. Fiduciaries Liable For Plan Losses?
"A pure heart and an empty head are not enough." This is a quote from an early case defining the scope of ERISA fiduciary liability.
Courthouse News Service
Trustee Rightly Removed for Billing Big Easy Trip
A bankruptcy trustee who billed an estate for his family's New Orleans vacation was rightly removed from the case, a federal judge ruled.
Mississippi appeals abortion law ruling
A three-judge panel of the court found that the law would impermissibly limit a woman's ability to have an abortion because it would effectively close the state's only abortion clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization [official website].