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Judiciary Commission of Louisiana adds two new members

John Severance May 23, 2017, 4:51pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently added two members to the state's Judiciary Commission.

Chief Justice Bernette Johnson says war on drugs isn't fiscally conservative

Melissa Busch May 21, 2017, 8:51pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court’s Chief Justice recently blasted her colleagues for upholding an 18-year prison sentence for a man who was convicted of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana, calling the punishment “ridiculous” and fiscally irresponsible.

Exhibit on Jewish attorneys in Nazi Germany opens at Louisiana Supreme Court Museum

Dee Thompson Apr. 28, 2017, 6:02pm

The exhibit "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich" opens on April 28 at the Louisiana Supreme Court Museum on Royal Street.

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

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