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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Abbott Labs paying $9.5M in settlement over Depakote

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

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Louisiana AG recovers $238 million in settlement with pharmaceutical companies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.