When children are victims in, say, a car wreck and are awarded substantial damages by the court, judges generally appoint someone to ensure the money is spent on medical care and education rather than on a new boat for Dad. Read more...

Citing the far-reaching implications of Fieldwood Energy LLC's second bankruptcy in three years, a federal judge said Friday he wants to "freeze time" in a dispute pitting the bullish Houston-based company against some of the world's biggest oil and gas corporations over more than 1,700 old wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more...

Shane Guidry, the Louisiana oilman and major GOP political donor, needed help.

On a Saturday night in late January, Guidry’s adolescent daughter found out -- via a text message from her biological mother -- that she was adopted as a toddler.. Read more...

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