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May 26, 2015

Louisiana AG Appoints Political Donor Law Firms in Anti-Trust Case

Despite legislation enacted last year that placed limits on payments to private attorneys hired by the state, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is “still relying on private attorneys to do the state’s work, including those with whom he has political connections,” reports Legal Newsline.

Earlier this year, in an anti-trust case against pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, Caldwell “appointed nine private law firms along with 17 private attorneys working for those firms to do work on behalf of the state.”

One of those appointed firms — Usry, Weeks & Mathews and Shows — has donated $115,000 to Caldwell’s campaigns, and another — Shows, Cali & Walsh — has donated $15,000.

Read the full story here.

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