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Jury awards Parents of Victim

New Roads, La. — A Pointe Coupee Parish jury decided in a civil case to award the parents of a young woman killed in an automobile accident $1 million each.

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Verdict In Death Reverberates Across Nation

Three days after Rodney Peairs walked out of a Louisiana courtroom a free man in the shooting death of a Japanese exchange student, the case is reverberating from radio talk shows to newspaper editorial pages, raising difficult issues of law, justice and race in a nation with more than 200 million guns and where 4.2 million new guns are sold each year.

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ExxonMobil Ordered To Pay Widow

An 11-person jury ordered ExxonMobil to pay $5 million to the widow of a former contract worker at the company’s Baton Rouge plant who died of a disease caused by exposure to asbestos in the 1960s.