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ODC recommends public reprimand for attorney Michael A. Betts

Nancy Crist Sep. 19, 2016, 12:21am

BATON ROUGE – The hearing committee assigned to investigate formal charges filed by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) against Louisiana attorney Michael A. Betts has recommended he be publicly reprimanded for violating Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct.

ODC recommends Kenneth Michael Waguespack Jr. be disbarred

Nancy Crist Sep. 19, 2016, 12:18am

NEW ORLEANS – The Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) has recommended that attorney Kenneth Michael Waguespack Jr. be permanently disbarred for professional misconduct in light of ODC findings.

ODC recommends three-year suspension for attorney James E. Moorman III

Nancy Crist Sep. 19, 2016, 12:14am

NEW ORLEANS – In a recent disciplinary matter, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) recommended that attorney James E. Moorman III be suspended for three years due to professional misconduct.

Lawyers' disciplinary counsel recommends suspension of Toby J. Aucoin

Nancy Crist Sep. 18, 2016, 6:27pm

BATON ROUGE – In a recent disciplinary matter arising from formal charges, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) requested that attorney Toby J. Aucoin be suspended from practicing law for a year and a day.

La. Attorney Disciplinary Board recommends 3-year suspension for N. Dawn Harper

Nancy Crist Sep. 18, 2016, 5:32pm

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has recommended to the Louisiana Supreme Court (LASC) that attorney N. Dawn Harper be suspended from practicing law for three years and return all unearned fees to clients.

U.S. Circuit Court rejects environmental group's attempt to derail liquid natural gas projects in Texas & Louisiana

Nancy Crist Jul. 29, 2016, 3:07pm

A federal appellate court recently issued two related decisions that reject the Sierra Club’s attempt to challenge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) environmental impact analysis and subsequent approval of two proposed liquid natural gas (LNG) export projects.

Decision expected soon in Supreme Court justice's suit over recusal

Nancy Crist Jul. 3, 2016, 5:54pm

NEW ORLEANS – A federal court is expected to rule soon on the lawsuit filed by Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeff Hughes requesting a reversal of his forced recusal by fellow justices, citing violation of his constitutional rights. 

Oil and gas companies block Edwards' end run around state's regulatory process

Nancy Crist Jun. 30, 2016, 11:23am

BATON ROUGE—Gov. John Bel Edwards’ attempt during a May meeting to push gas and oil companies to pay for coastline restoration, with no proof of permit violations, is getting pushback from those being pushed. 

Fired LSU band director's suit moved to federal court

Nancy Crist Jun. 23, 2016, 3:46pm

BATON ROUGE – The lawsuit filed last month against Louisiana State University (LSU) by its former marching band director, Roy King, is moving to federal court as the result of a notice filed by the school.