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District Judge Minaldi retires to seek treatment for alcoholism

Olivia Olsen Aug. 17, 2017, 8:00am

Patricia Minaldi, a U.S. district judge in Lake Charles, announced her retirement July 31 and is seeking treatment for severe alcoholism.

Family of Alton Sterling file civil suit against City of Baton Rouge, police

Olivia Olsen Jul. 26, 2017, 12:00pm

The family of Alton Sterling, an African-American man who was killed in an altercation with Baton Rouge police last year, has filed a civil suit against the City of Baton Rouge.

Louisiana attorney general disbands controversial task force

Olivia Olsen Jul. 21, 2017, 2:12pm

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry recently disbanded a special task force that he had set up to fight crime in New Orleans.

Louisiana Supreme Court suspends six attorneys

Olivia Olsen Jun. 23, 2017, 5:05pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently disciplined several attorneys after the Louisiana State Bar's Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) investigated formal complaints against the attorneys.

Louisiana Supreme Court suspends Hahnville attorney for DWI conviction, practicing while ineligible

Olivia Olsen Jun. 22, 2017, 9:10am

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently suspended Mark Anthony Johnson, a Hahnville attorney, from the practice of law for practicing while ineligible, failing to cooperate with a Louisiana State Bar investigation and driving while intoxicated.

Louisiana Supreme Court suspends attorney following DWI convictions

Olivia Olsen Jun. 16, 2017, 10:38am

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently suspended Johnny S. Anzalone, an Alexandria attorney, following the attorney's convictions for driving while intoxicated.

Louisiana Supreme Court suspends New Orleans attorney for mishandling client funds

Olivia Olsen Jun. 10, 2017, 8:57am

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently suspended Stacy Lynn Morris, a New Orleans attorney, from the practice of law after a Louisiana State Bar investigation determined that she had failed to pay for a client's medical expenses.

Louisiana Supreme Court suspends attorney for alleged misconduct in 10 client matters

Olivia Olsen Jun. 2, 2017, 3:09pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently suspended James E. Moorman III, a Covington attorney, for allegedly failing to perform legal services for several clients while he was undergoing addiction treatment.

Lake Charles attorney suspended for allegedy misappropriating funds

Olivia Olsen Jun. 2, 2017, 11:38am

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently suspended Candace Pousson Howay, a Lake Charles attorney, from the practice of law for allegedly using funds paid to her firm to write checks to her cousin and her mother's company.

Gretna attorney suspended for failing to comply with probation requirements

Olivia Olsen Apr. 26, 2017, 7:38pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently upheld a recommendation by the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) to place attorney Channing J. Warner on a 366-day suspension.

Houston attorney disciplined in Louisiana

Olivia Olsen Apr. 26, 2017, 7:25pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court, at the behest of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC), ruled on April 13 to discipline Texas attorney Lance Hac Nguyen.

Orleans Parish attorney disbarred following criminal conviction

Olivia Olsen Apr. 25, 2017, 6:19pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently upheld a decision by the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) to disbar James Louis Fahrenholtz from the practice of law.

New Orleans attorney disbarred for practicing law with suspended license

Olivia Olsen Apr. 25, 2017, 4:30pm

Edward Hebert II, a New Orleans attorney, was recently disbarred by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Hollywood attorney suspended for failing to respond to Florida Bar inquiries

Olivia Olsen Apr. 8, 2017, 6:23pm

TALLAHASSEE — Hollywood, Florida, attorney Carol Lynn Benson Kendall received a suspension from the Florida Supreme Court for allegedly failing to meet the requirements of a previous suspension order.

Attorney publicly reprimanded for allegedly mishandling client trust

Olivia Olsen Apr. 3, 2017, 9:37pm

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans attorney Romualdo “Romi” Gonzalez was publicly reprimanded by the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board at the recommendation of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel following an investigation into misconduct complaints against the attorney.

Lawyer disbarred for instances of using racially charged language

Olivia Olsen Apr. 3, 2017, 9:09pm

BATON ROUGE — Attorney Ashton R. O’Dwyer Jr recently had his license to practice law in Louisiana revoked by the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board.

Livingston Parish School Board joins lawsuit in aftermath of damaging floods

Olivia Olsen Apr. 2, 2017, 9:37am

BATON ROUGE — The Livingston Parish School Board recently voted in a unanimous decision to join a class-action lawsuit against the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development as well as the company responsible for constructing Interstate 12.

Louisiana salon owners reach settlement in suit against cosmetology board

Olivia Olsen Mar. 30, 2017, 6:09pm

BATON ROUGE — A lawsuit alleging that Louisiana regulators discriminated against Vietnamese-owned salon establishments has reached a settlement.

Retired Supreme Court Justice presented with St. Ives Award from Loyola

Olivia Olsen Mar. 29, 2017, 10:34pm

NEW ORLEANS — Former Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeannette Knoll recently was presented with the St. Ives Award by the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Alumni Association.

Louisiana attorney disbarred for alleged tax fraud

Olivia Olsen Mar. 25, 2017, 2:51pm

BATON ROUGE — Attorney Francis C. Broussard was disbarred by the Louisiana Supreme Court last month after charges of alleged tax fraud.