LAFAYETTE – This year's general election for a seat in the third district of the Louisiana Supreme Court ran close but Republican Jimmy Genovese, 67, won, which many are calling a win for trial lawyers.
LAFAYETTE — After one of the most bruising and expensive judicial election battles in the history of Louisiana, the state's oil and gas interests and lawsuit reform activists have accused plaintiff lawyers of trying to stack the Louisiana Supreme Court in their favor.
BATON ROUGE – While trial lawyers and other such groups have every right to make campaign contributions, they're not immune to the consequences of those donations, an Louisiana State University law professor said during a recent interview.
SHREVEPORT – The heated pursuit for the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal judge turned scalding as both candidates were found in violation of the Louisiana Judicial Code of Conduct for statements made against each other in their campaigns.
NEW ORLEANS – If Louisianans are genuinely troubled by the huge amount of campaign funds being spent on judicial elections in the state, they could stop electing judges, a legal ethics expert at Loyola University said during a recent interview.
&&& BATON ROUGE -- The dean of Louisiana State University's (LSU) law school expressed pride soon after this year's bar exam results were in that showed LSU has the highest percentage of students passing the Louisiana State Bar Exam.
NEW ORLEANS – There are no state laws barring a judge from collecting a check for doing municipal work while serving out the terms of a misconduct suspension, says a legal ethics expert as just such a case is occurring.
NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana's Supreme Court has refused to hear a case to determine if the family of a deceased man who was exonerated after serving nearly 30 years on death row is due compensation for wrongful conviction.
NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana Supreme Court race is anticipated to heavily involvetrial lawyers particularly in relation to the candidacy of Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal Judge James “Jimmy” Genovese.
NEW ORLEANS — Despite language contained in an insurance policy, the Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a novel approach for prorating defense costs between a commercial insurer and the insured.