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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.

State school superintendent says ruling on charter schools won't have immediate impact; appeal planned

Glenn Minnis Jan. 25, 2017, 8:46pm

NEW ORLEANS — Even as the battle over public funding for certain kinds of charter schools appears headed for the state Supreme Court, Louisiana Education Superintendent John White is vowing to continue supporting such institutions, no matter what.

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.