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William Olefins Geismar to appeal $13.6 million explosion verdict

Kerry Goff Nov. 25, 2016, 2:09pm

PLAQUEMINE – Williams Olefins Geismar plans to appeal a recent verdict that awarded four men injured in a 2013 explosion at its Geismar, Louisiana plant a total of $13.6 million in damages.

French Quarter Hustler Club files suit to fight signage

Kerry Goff Oct. 25, 2016, 5:38pm

NEW ORLEANS — Larry Flynt's Hustler Club has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a ruling that the strip club's placement of 48 Hustler magazine covers on its Bourbon Street club violate rules about signs in the French Quarter.

Louisiana Supreme Court bars justice of peace from performing duites while financial allegations are probed

Kerry Goff Sep. 16, 2016, 4:00pm

NEW ORLEANS – A justice of the peace in Jefferson Parish is barred from performing his duties pending an investigation into alleged misuse of court funds in withdrawals made at casinos.

Lawyer in Jefferson Parish scandal eligible to practice law again, with concessions

Kerry Goff Sep. 15, 2016, 10:27am

NEW ORLEANS – On Sept. 6, the Supreme Court of Louisiana addressed the readmission application of Thomas G. Wilkinson, who was suspended from the practice of law in Louisiana.

Gretna attorney suspended on interim basis by ODC, previously suspended in 2011

Kerry Goff Sep. 11, 2016, 3:05pm

NEW ORLEANS – On Aug. 31, the Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) ordered that Juan Carlos Labadie, an attorney who practices in Gretna, be suspended from the practice of law on an interim basis and was effective immediately. The official court document did not explain what caused the interim suspension.

Alexandria attorney denied readmission to bar after allegedly working as paralegal during disbarment

Kerry Goff Sep. 11, 2016, 2:43pm

NEW ORLEANS – On Sept. 6, the Supreme Court of Louisiana denied William F. Henderson’s request for readmission to the Louisiana State Bar because he allegedly violated Rules of Professional Conduct by accepting a paralegal position while actively disbarred.

Court agrees to permanently disbar attorney after Texas resignation

Kerry Goff Sep. 11, 2016, 2:42pm

NEW ORLEANS – On Sept. 6, the Supreme Court of Louisiana unanimously agreed to permanently disbar attorney Jose W. Vega based on multiple alleged violations of Rules of Professional Conduct.

New Orleans attorney faces disbarment for alleged dishonesty, fraud

Kerry Goff Sep. 3, 2016, 3:05pm

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has filed a formal hearing committee report regarding Greta L. Wilson, an attorney who practices in New Orleans, alleging she violated many rules of professional conduct and should be disbarred from practicing law.

Texas attorney practicing in Louisiana faces suspension

Kerry Goff Sep. 1, 2016, 1:54pm

LAFAYETTE – In an Aug. 23, official hearing document, Louisiana's Office of Disciplinary Conduct has pressed formal charges against attorney Lance Hac Nguyen consisting of one count of allegedly contacting another attorney’s client without the knowledge of the attorney and allegedly failing to cooperate with the ODC’s investigation. 

Metairie attorney faces possible suspension after client complaint

Kerry Goff Aug. 30, 2016, 11:36am

NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana Disciplinary Board's Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) has recommended that Metairie attorney Thomas E. Campbell be suspended for allegedly violating certain Rules of Professional Conduct.

Suspension recommended for attorney who allegedly gave funds to family members

Kerry Goff Aug. 28, 2016, 7:48pm

METAIRIE – Candace P. Howay, an attorney who practices in Lake Charles, may be suspended for one year based on suggestions from the Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC).

ODC recommends disbarment for Metairie attorney for allegedly practicing without license

Kerry Goff Aug. 28, 2016, 7:43pm

METAIRIE – In an Aug. 3 official document of a Louisiana Disciplinary Board hearing, the Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) suggested that Heather M. Murphy, who practiced law in Metairie, be permanently disbarred for eight counts of alleged professional misconduct, including repeated conversions of client funds, practicing without a license and failing to cooperate with ODC procedures.

Kentwood attorney may be disbarred for allegedly falsifying evidence, possessing drugs and driving while intoxicated

Kerry Goff Aug. 24, 2016, 10:35am

METAIRIE -- On Aug. 18, the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board agreed with the Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) hearing committee's recommendation to disbar June A. Placer, an attorney who practices law in Kentwood.

Disbarred Shreveport attorney faces more sanctions for repeated misconduct

Kerry Goff Aug. 24, 2016, 9:26am

METAIRIE -- The Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) recently submitted official recommendations for permanent disbarment against Anthony Hollis, an already disbarred attorney who practiced in Shreveport. The attorney disciplinary board agreed with the ODC and hearing committee’s findings, but decided additional disbarment was unnecessary.

Shreveport attorney disbarred for multiple rule violations, including mishandling money

Kerry Goff Aug. 24, 2016, 8:57am

NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana State Bar Association recently agreed with the Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) that Murray Salinas, an attorney who practices law in Shreveport, should be disbarred due to a list of violations involving multiple clients.

Louisiana attorney suspended, could be disbarred for alleged tax fraud

Kerry Goff Aug. 23, 2016, 9:36am

LAKE CHARLES -- An attorney who practiced law in Louisiana and was temporarily suspended by the Louisiana Supreme Court may face permanent disbarment. 

Baton Rouge attorney allegedly mishandled client's money

Kerry Goff Aug. 23, 2016, 8:55am

BATON ROUGE -- The Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) has reviewed Baton Rouge attorney Vincent J. DeSalvo after an alleged violation of Louisiana Rule of Professional Conduct, specifically safekeeping client/third party property and recommended he be publicly reprimanded.

First woman to serve on Louisiana reviewing bench: 'Be kind, courteous to adversaries'

Kerry Goff Aug. 16, 2016, 2:50pm

NEW ORLEANS – As the first woman to serve on a reviewing bench in Louisiana, Jeannette Theriot Knoll, associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, recalls the tug of war between career and family. 

Oldest living former president of LSBA: Technology 'dramatically changed the practice of law'

Kerry Goff Aug. 15, 2016, 3:59pm

NEW ORLEANS – As the oldest living former president of the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA), Bob Wright is pleasantly surprised at how time has changed the legal profession.

Louisiana chief judge sees technology, diversity as positive changes during career

Kerry Goff Aug. 15, 2016, 3:43pm

LAKE CHARLES – Change is inevitable and 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal Chief Judge Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux has seen plenty of it in his years spent on the bench.