Louisiana Attorney General News

Louisiana attorney general seeks to stop governor's appointment to Red River Waterway Commission

By Marian Johns | Oct 3, 2018

NATCHITOCHES, La. — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has filed a lawsuit against the Red River Waterway Commission, alleging the state's governor unlawfully filled a vacancy on the commission.

Louisiana attorney general alleges governor's bid to appoint commission member is unlawful

By Marian Johns | Sep 24, 2018

SHREVEPORT — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is alleges the state's gubernatorial changes relating to filling vacancies on the Red River Waterway Commission are unlawful and could be subject to a challenge.

Louisiana attorney general, governor plan legal actions against opioid manufacturers

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 27, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Feb. 20 they will coordinate efforts in pursuing opioid manufacturers for their alleged role in the opioid crisis. “

Close to 2,000 Louisiana students eligible for refunds after multi-state settlement with Corinthian Colleges

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 28, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced April 21 that close to 2,000 students in the state who attended Corinthian Colleges Inc. schools between 2010 and 2014 may be eligible for loan forgiveness.

Louisiana AG petitions EPA to revise risk-management rule

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 30, 2017

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has filed a petition urging Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to revise the agency's Risk Management Program Rule.

Groups want Third Circuit to enforce Flonase class action settlement against Louisiana AG

By Jessica Karmasek | Nov 7, 2016

The Washington Legal Foundation is among those calling on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to overturn a Pennsylvania federal court’s decision that, they argue, would undermine class-wide settlements by permitting plaintiff states to file copycat lawsuits despite benefiting from a settlement.

Louisiana AG cancels outside legal contracts in case involving drywall damages

By Mark Iandolo | Sep 23, 2016

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

By Kyle Barnett | Jul 29, 2015

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

By Shaun Zinck | May 14, 2015

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

By Kyle Barnett | Apr 15, 2015

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

By Shaun Zinck | Mar 15, 2015

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

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Feb 10, 2015

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.

Abbott Labs paying $9.5M in settlement over Depakote

By Bryan Cohen | Jun 10, 2014

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.

Louisiana AG recovers $238 million in settlement with pharmaceutical companies

By Bryan Cohen | Nov 21, 2013

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

By Bryan Cohen | Sep 4, 2013

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

By Bryan Cohen | Aug 14, 2013

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

By Bryan Cohen | Jul 29, 2013

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.

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