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Attorney June Placer disbarred following string of criminal allegations

Olivia Olsen Jan. 18, 2017, 7:10pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Supreme Court of Louisiana recently disbarred and revoked the law license of attorney June A. Placer.

Justice for sale in Louisiana?

Deb Rogers Jan. 18, 2017, 12:07pm

NEW ORLEANS — The head of a grassroots legal-watchdog group in Louisiana is hoping that now that Jimmy Genovese has taken his position as a Louisiana Supreme Court judge, he will shake off the millions that backed his campaign.

Shreveport attorney on probation for gambling client funds

Olivia Olsen Jan. 17, 2017, 6:25pm

NEW ORLEANS — Shreveport attorney Joseph Christopher Miciotto recently was given a deferred suspension of one year and one day from practicing law by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Louisiana attorney suspended for 3 years

Olivia Olsen Jan. 17, 2017, 10:46am

NEW ORLEANS — Attorney N. Dawn Harper recently was suspended from practicing law for three years by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

New Orleans attorney suspended after pleading guilty to stalking charge

Olivia Olsen Jan. 15, 2017, 12:55pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court recently ruled to suspend New Orleans-based lawyer Trisha Ann Ward from practice on an interim basis.

Lawyer receives suspension, probation

Olivia Olsen Jan. 15, 2017, 12:53pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court of Louisiana recently ruled to suspend attorney Mitchel M. Evans II from practicing law in a sentence handed down Dec. 6.

Breaux Bridge lawyer suspended for allegedly mishandling funds

Olivia Olsen Jan. 14, 2017, 6:20pm

NEW ORLEANS — Attorney Joslyn Renee Alex recently was suspended from practicing law for “one year and one day” by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Attorney disbarred following bribery charges

Olivia Olsen Jan. 13, 2017, 10:57am

Lafayette attorney disbarred following bribery charges

New Louisiana Laws are requiring budget cuts, raising fees

Shanice Harris Jan. 10, 2017, 2:53pm

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana has instated new laws for 2017 that will affect taxpayers and citizens.

Despite contention among judges, court rules contract adhesionary in Sky Zone case

Robert Lawson Dec. 20, 2016, 9:59pm

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana Supreme Court recently ruled, despite contention among judges, that an arbitration clause within a contract for an indoor trampoline park's participation agreement was not enforceable because it was adhesionary and lacked mutuality of consent.

Former assistant district attorney permanently disbarred following bribery plea

Mia Sims Dec. 18, 2016, 9:18pm

LAFAYETTE — A former district attorney in Lafayette has been permanently stripped of his license to practice law in the state of Louisiana after his involvement in a bribery scheme.

Arbitration in Louisiana: Does a calculating error mean an award can be struck down?

Glenn Minnis Dec. 18, 2016, 3:42pm

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana court has declined to vacate a recent award where the arbitrator admitted that a mistaken calculation resulted in one of the party’s receiving a larger award than what they were entitled to or asked for in their original filing.

Courts reconsidering recusal of Supreme Court justice in legacy oil cases

Dawn Geske Dec. 16, 2016, 3:48pm

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance has been asked to review a case regarding the removal of a Louisiana Supreme Court justice by his fellow justices to prevent him from hearing two legacy oil cases.

Louisiana Supreme Court will hear case of attorney recommended for disbarment by disciplinary board

Dawn Geske Dec. 11, 2016, 9:49pm

NEW ORLEANS – An attorney has filed an appeal with the Louisiana Supreme Court to overturn his suspension banning him from practicing law after he was accused of allegedly using racially offensive and derogatory terms to refer to judges and lawyers.

New Orleans Councilman refuses to pay debts incurred after Supreme Court suspension

Michelle de Leon Dec. 11, 2016, 11:07am

NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans city council member faces unpaid debts after a state Supreme Court ruling found him guilty of neglecting his clients in his work as a lawyer.

Justice’s recusal in oil cases leads to renewed lawsuit in federal court

Cassandra Stone Dec. 7, 2016, 3:45pm

NEW ORLEANS – Following the recusal of one of its own justices, the Louisiana Supreme Court is being asked to take another look at a case involving campaign contributions to judges. 

Trial lawyer backing of Genovese questioned in successful Louisiana Supreme Court run

Araceli Castillo Dec. 4, 2016, 4:47pm

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.

After bruising election, plaintiff lawyers accused of trying to stack Louisiana Supreme Court

John Breslin Nov. 22, 2016, 4:33pm

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.

Jones Walker LLP adds 11 associates in Texas, Louisiana

Heather Doyle Nov. 20, 2016, 7:57pm

NEW ORLEANS — Jones Walker LLP, one of the 120 largest law firms in the U.S., is adding 11 associates to its Louisiana and Texas offices.

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds confidentiality of Catholic confession

Taryn Phaneuf Nov. 13, 2016, 6:29pm

NEW ORLEANS — Priests have no legal obligation to break the seal of confessions and report confidential information heard during the sacrament, a Louisiana Supreme Court ruling has declared.