NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal bankruptcy judge says the company that formerly owned the landmark New Orleans restaurant Brennan's is bankrupt and must be liquidated. Companies that supplied food and flowers sued in October to force Brennan's Inc. into Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Judge Jerry Brown's order Thursday says the company never responded, so creditors get what they asked for.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily suspended BP oil spill settlement payments to businesses while he reconsiders the company's arguments against compensating those that cannot trace losses directly to the nation's worst offshore oil spill. Judge Carl Barbier (BARB-yay) issued his order Thursday.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A new center at LSU Health Shreveport to help patients who suffer from strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases has been approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The Times reports it will be funded by the Feist endowment.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Nov. 30 decreased from the previous week's total due to the shorter work-week for Thanksgiving. The state labor department figures released today show the initial claims decreased to 1,850 from the previous week's total of 2,854.