Sure, state courts in Louisiana will award you damages against government agencies that do you wrong, but hold off on the champagne. If they refuse to cough up, as they frequently do, there is nothing you can do about it.
That is a hell of a catch or, as the court of appeal in Lake Charles recently termed it, "a frustrating dichotomy for the state's judgment creditors." The court so observed in a case that shows citizens who want the open government guaranteed by the state constitution had better be prepared to pay for it.
Read the rest of the story at the Times-Picayune.