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Fifth Circuit Court upholds sanctions barring attorneys from representing Deepwater Horizon claimants

April Bamburg Jul. 2, 2016, 4:13pm

NEW ORLEANS – The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld sanctions against two attorneys in June, who were disciplined in 2015 for allegedly paying for referrals for claims related to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Baton Rouge lawyer: First Amendment protection of public employee speech is complicated

April Bamburg Apr. 23, 2016, 6:13pm

BATON ROUGE – Questions of freedom of speech and employee rights have skyrocketed with the increasing popularity of social media, but as a Louisiana lawyer points out, the answers are dependent on the situation, especially when it comes to employees of public agencies.