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Louisiana AG cancels outside legal contracts in case involving drywall damages

Mark Iandolo Sep. 23, 2016, 8:15pm

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has cancelled the outside legal contracts related to the State of Louisiana, ex rel. James D. (“Buddy”) Caldwell v. Knauf Gips KG et al. lawsuit.

State GOP snubs Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s reelection effort

Kyle Barnett Jul. 29, 2015, 3:05pm

BATON ROUGE — Incumbent Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell has been passed up by the Louisiana Republican Party in favor of opponent Jeff Landry.

AstraZeneca sued by Louisiana claiming it created a monopoly over a drug

Shaun Zinck May 14, 2015, 12:28pm

The State of Louisiana is suing the maker of a congestive heart failure medication over allegations that the company prevented generic versions of the drug from going to the market.

GSK accuses La. AG Caldwell of attempting to pursue case that was already settled

Kyle Barnett Apr. 15, 2015, 4:18pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is attempting to have an antitrust lawsuit filed by the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office last December thrown out claiming it is a copycat of a similar class action lawsuit settled in 2013.

Louisiana joins multi-state lawsuit against Affordable Care Act

Shaun Zinck Mar. 15, 2015, 3:41am

Louisiana has joined five other states in a lawsuit against President Obama over the Affordable Care Act, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said on Wednesday. Caldwell said that he filed an amicus brief supporting the U.S. House of Representatives’ lawsuit, House of Representatives v. Burwell, which alleges Obama illegally implemented Obamacare.

Louisiana AG sues GSK, says it ‘schemed’ to stop generic versions of Flonase

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 10, 2015, 9:52am

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell has filed a lawsuit in state court against the maker of the prescription nasal spray Flonase for allegedly scheming to keep generic versions of the drug off the market.

La. AG sues State Farm, alleges it tried to control auto repair industry

Bryan Cohen Aug. 20, 2014, 1:42pm

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Louisiana AG sues State Farm Insurance

Bryan Cohen Aug. 20, 2014, 12:57pm

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Abbott Labs paying $9.5M in settlement over Depakote

Bryan Cohen Jun. 10, 2014, 6:27pm

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced on Friday that his office obtained more than $9.5 million from Abbott Laboratories to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud.

La. AG says scam instructs targets to appear in court, impersonates well-known law firms

Bryan Cohen Jan. 13, 2014, 2:48pm

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Louisiana AG recovers $238 million in settlement with pharmaceutical companies

Bryan Cohen Nov. 21, 2013, 7:37pm

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced the recovery Wednesday of more than $238 million as part of a three-year effort against pharmaceutical companies that allegedly engaged in a fraudulent drug pricing scheme.

Louisiana AG warns consumers of medical alert scam

Bryan Cohen Sep. 4, 2013, 7:06pm

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's Consumer Protection Section warned Louisiana seniors Tuesday about a scam promising free medical alert devices.

Louisiana AG announces recovery of $8.5 million from Watson Pharmaceuticals

Bryan Cohen Aug. 14, 2013, 7:45pm

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced an $8.5 million settlement Tuesday with Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. to resolve allegations of fraudulent drug pricing.

Louisiana AG announces recovery of $45 million from GSK

Bryan Cohen Jul. 29, 2013, 5:44pm

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced Friday that the state of Louisiana would receive $45 million from GlaxoSmithKline, a British healthcare company, to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud and deceptive marketing.

Former La. AG looking into Dole Food board in CEO's $1.5B bid to buy company

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 13, 2013, 3:30pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) -- Former Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti Jr. and his law firm, Kahn Swick & Foti LLC, announced this week that they have launched an investigation into Dole Food Company Inc.'s board of directors.

Former La. AG, law firm looking into retailer's board following agreement

Jessica M. Karmasek May 24, 2013, 5:30pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) -- Former Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti Jr. and his law firm, Kahn Swick & Foti LLC, announced Friday that they have launched an investigation into the board of directors of popular apparel retailer rue21 Inc.

La. AG reminds Powerhouse Gym consumers to file claim

Bryan Cohen May 23, 2013, 6:02pm

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell reminded consumers Wednesday to file a claim with his Consumer Protection Division by May 31 if they were adversely affected by the Baton Rouge-based Powerhouse Gym.

Report: Legal watchdog groups call out La. AG for pay-to-play system

Jessica M. Karmasek May 22, 2013, 2:30pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) -- Legal watchdog groups are calling out Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell for giving out lucrative state contracts to top campaign donors.

La. AG: LSU hospitals' privatization doesn't need legislative OK

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 16, 2013, 5:15pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) -- Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell, in an opinion last week, said the state legislature does not need to approve the privatization of Louisiana State University's public hospitals.

UPS delivery driver will get nearly $1 million, La. SC rules

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 12, 2013, 8:45pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) -- The Louisiana Supreme Court has reinstated a nearly $1 million judgment against the state of Louisiana for injuries a UPS delivery driver sustained while maneuvering a loaded dolly into an elevator.