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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.

Attorney given one-year suspension in Louisiana for misconduct in New York

Olivia Olsen Mar. 5, 2017, 11:42pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 13 to suspend New York City attorney David Segal from the practice of law in Louisiana for a period of one year.

Attorney suspended for Social Security fraud

Olivia Olsen Mar. 5, 2017, 10:14pm

NEW ORLEANS — Kingsport, Tennessee attorney Everett H. Mechem has been suspended from from the practice of law in Louisiana on an interim basis, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 13.

State accepts resignation of attorney under investigation

Olivia Olsen Mar. 5, 2017, 10:14pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court reviewed Sunset attorney Olita Magee Domingue’s request to resign from the practice of law in lieu of discipline on Feb. 3.

Baton Rouge attorney suspended after tax-evasion conviction

Olivia Olsen Mar. 5, 2017, 6:13pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on Feb. 9 to the suspend Baton Rouge attorney Michael L. Thiel in the wake of his conviction in a tax-evasion matter.

Baton Rouge attorney suspended for alleged 'threat of harm'

Olivia Olsen Mar. 5, 2017, 2:51pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on Feb. 15 to the suspend Baton Rouge attorney J. Renee Martin from the practice of law.

Appeals panel upholds summary judgment for doctor in prisoner suit

Sam Knef Mar. 3, 2017, 10:30pm

NEW ORLEANS — The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a doctor treating a prisoner at the maximum security Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was not deliberately indifferent in treating his pain. 

Conviction of New Orleans traffic court accountant who overbilled will stand

Sam Knef Mar. 3, 2017, 9:30pm

NEW ORLEANS — The conviction and three-year sentence of an accountant found guilty of theft, money laundering and unlawful payment structuring while working as a contractor for the New Orleans Traffic Court will stand, a court has ruled.

Criminal-defense attorney reinstated following misconduct charges

Sam Knef Mar. 3, 2017, 9:07pm

NEW ORLEANS — Criminal-defense attorney Frank Ferrara of Walker has been conditionally reinstated to the practice of law in Louisiana, subject to a two-year period of probation.

St. Tammany attorney suspended for accepting drugs as payment

Olivia Olsen Feb. 26, 2017, 11:18pm

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled to suspend St. Tammany attorney James D. Mecca from the practice of law for allegedly accepting drugs as payment of legal services.

Attorney disbarred in Louisiana, Tennessee for misappropriating funds

Olivia Olsen Feb. 19, 2017, 5:51pm

METAIRIE — The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on Feb. 3 to disbar attorney Quenton I. White from the practice of law for alleged misappropriation of client funds and other violations.

Appeals court finds 1977 precedent in age discrimination case still holds

Sam Knef Feb. 19, 2017, 11:05am

NEW ORLEANS — The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of a wrongful-termination lawsuit brought by a nurse who claimed she was fired for raising age-discrimination complaints.

Louisiana Supreme Court finds Evangeline Parish deputy sheriff not covered under department policy

Sam Knef Feb. 12, 2017, 10:00pm

The Louisiana Supreme Court found that an appeals court committed legal error when it found ambiguity in the language of an insurance policy held by the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Department.

Battle for charter schools heading to Louisiana's Supreme Court

Chandra Lye Feb. 5, 2017, 5:55pm

BATON ROUGE — The legal battle over the financing of charter schools will soon be in the hands of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Lawyer who sought $9.7M in fraudulent tax returns disbarred by state Supreme Court

Sam Knef Jan. 29, 2017, 12:01pm

BATON ROUGE — An attorney who pleaded guilty in 2013 to filing a false tax return with the IRS has been disbarred by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Attorney suspended for exchanging legal services for pot

Sam Knef Jan. 27, 2017, 10:15am

BATON ROUGE — Three years following his arrest for accepting marijuana in exchange for legal services, Louisiana criminal-defense attorney James Mecca has been suspended one year from the practice of law.