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Louisiana justice’s civil rights case against peers denied

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Apr. 22, 2017, 7:53pm

A federal judge recently refused to reverse a lower court's decision to dismiss a case brought by a Louisiana Supreme Court justice who accused four of his colleagues of allegedly violating his civil rights.

Pacific Legal Foundation argues on behalf of Louisiana businesses

Angela Underwood Apr. 19, 2017, 8:48am

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), the oldest public-interest legal organization of its kind, continues to make a marked difference in defending Americans' Fifth Amendment rights.

Louisiana Supreme Court sides with prisoner seeking review of $1,330 forfeiture

Sam Knef Apr. 12, 2017, 5:22pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of a prisoner incarcerated at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, finding he was denied due process with respect to the forfeiture of $1,330.

Louisiana Supreme Court conditionally reinstates Baton Rouge attorney

Sam Knef Apr. 12, 2017, 12:37pm

Keith Thornton, a Baton Rouge attorney, was recently reinstated to the practice of law, subject to a two-year period of supervised probation, according to a decree by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Louisiana Supreme Court reverses appeals court decision in case against Shell Oil

Sam Knef Apr. 12, 2017, 12:14pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court has overturned a lower court's finding that the plaintiffs were too late in asking for review of summary judgments on companies constructing pipelines on their property.

State Supreme Court rules prisoner doesn't have to wait to have seized money returned

Sam Knef Apr. 11, 2017, 9:28pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Supreme Court of Louisiana has found that a lower court was wrong in ruling that a prisoner serving time on a drug conviction hadn't waited a full five years to seek return of $944 seized when he was arrested.

Louisiana Supreme Court sympathizes with levee district in dispute with property owner

Sam Knef Apr. 11, 2017, 9:26pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Supreme Court of Louisiana has upheld a statute that balances landowners' rights and the construction and maintenance of levee systems enacted in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Louisiana Supreme Court says district judge has to pay fine

Richard Jones Apr. 6, 2017, 4:36pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied a request to hold a new hearing to determine if District Court Judge Darryl Derbigny will have to repay more than $10,000 in reimbursed health-care expenses the Court had previously deemed improper.

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.

Pacific Legal Foundation fighting against eminent domain abuse in Louisiana

Kristin Regula Apr. 2, 2017, 7:30am

NEW ORLEANS — A war against eminent domain abuse is currently being waged in Louisiana.

Bus driver’s appeal comes to a halt at Louisiana Supreme Court

Sam Knef Apr. 1, 2017, 11:39am

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently reversed and affirmed parts of an appeals court ruling in favor of Gerald Castille, a bus driver, in his suit against the St. Martin Parish School Board.

Louisiana Supreme Court rules Entergy violated 300-foot rule

Sam Knef Apr. 1, 2017, 11:35am

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently reinstated an order from the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) that found that Entergy violated a

Attorney accused of using ‘vile and racially derogatory’ language has license revoked

Sam Knef Mar. 31, 2017, 8:26pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court has stricken Ashton R. O'Dwyer from the roll of attorneys by revoking his license to practice in the state.

Work-comp claimant who wanted non-narcotic treatment gets favorable ruling from high court

Sam Knef Mar. 31, 2017, 10:25am

NEW ORLEANS — After finding that the workers' compensation system and its medical director misinterpreted language of state administrative code, the Louisiana Supreme Court has reversed a lower-court ruling that denied a claimant's request for a trial of a spinal-cord stimulator.

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds granting of new trial for parents in medical-negligence case

Sam Knef Mar. 29, 2017, 9:02pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court has granted a new trial to a couple whose infant died following emergency-room treatment.

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.

Class-action suit alleges dearth of public defenders in Louisiana

Sara McCleary Mar. 22, 2017, 3:15pm

BATON ROUGE — A statewide, class-action lawsuit filed with the 19th District Court alleges that Louisiana’s poor lack access to effective legal representation when faced with criminal charges.

Six Louisiana universities benefit from insurance suit

John Severance Mar. 15, 2017, 6:55pm

NEW ORLEANS — Because of a dissolution of a failed health-maintenance organization, six Louisiana universities will each receive $460,000, according to a news release from state Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon.

Lafayette attorney suspended by Louisiana Supreme Court

Olivia Olsen Mar. 8, 2017, 2:47pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled to the suspend Lafayette attorney Michael Sean Reid in an interim basis on Dec. 9, 2016.