Mother gives dramatic account of baby born with addiction to opioids

Possession of Pharmaceuticals in New Orleans

View Video and article HERE – THE HILL ARTICLE ARTICLE WRITTEN BY “JULIA MANCHESTER” source – TheHill.com The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) earlier this month denied a request from the Opioid Justice Team to create a new multidistrict litigation proceeding for babies born addicted to opioids, also known as Neo-natal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).  The…


Louisiana Split-Jury Rule Abolished in November Election

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Last month, Louisiana voters amended Article 1, Section 17 of the Louisiana Constitution when they voted to abolish the split-jury rule. Prior to the election, Louisiana was one of two states that did not require a unanimous jury verdict in noncapital criminal cases. The split-jury rule only requires 10 of 12 jurors in a 12-person…


Drugmakers Oppose Separate Opioid Case for Addicted Children

Narcotics Possession in New Orleans

source : Bloomberg News Companies making and distributing opioid painkillers opposed a proposal to separate lawsuits filed on behalf of addicted babies from local governments’ cases aimed at recouping costs of battling the public-health crisis spawned by the drugs. Attorneys for thousands of babies born to opioid addicts asked a panel of federal judges Thursday…


How a DUI Could Affect Your College Career

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Unfortunately, a DUI charge in Louisiana could affect a student’s college career in more ways than one. In addition to sentencing requirements, you could also face future implications. Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities A single DUI charge should not affect a student’s eligibility for federal financial aid. However, an extra charge, such as a drug-related…


If the Split-Jury Rule is Amended in November, What Would It Mean for Defendants?

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Louisiana is one of two states, the former being Oregon, that still has a split-jury rule in their constitution. However, that could change next month, because the public will have the opportunity to vote to amend the state constitution. What is Louisiana’s Split-Jury Rule? A split-jury rule means a jury is not required to agree…


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