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Louisiana Supreme Court Justice to retire at year's end

By Chris Galford | Feb 10, 2016

BATON ROUGE — After nearly 20 years on the bench of the Louisiana Supreme Court, Associate Justice Jeannette Knoll recently announced plans to retire at the end of 2016.

Louisiana Supreme Court Justice sues fellow justices in effort to overcome forced recusal

By Chris Galford | Jan 21, 2016

NEW ORLEANS—A legal dispute has led to division in the ranks of the Louisiana Supreme Court (LASC) as Justice Jeff Hughes, a first-term justice on the court, has filed a federal lawsuit against four of his colleagues for excluding him from pending legacy lawsuits.

University of Louisiana files lawsuit against ACT following NCAA ruling in fraud scandal

By Chris Galford | Jan 20, 2016

LAFAYETTE—Following an academic fraud investigation into David Saunders, former Ragin' Cajuns assistant football coach for the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (ULL), the school has filed a lawsuit against ACT Inc.

Retired court administrator joins Louisiana Judiciary Commission

By Chris Galford | Jan 19, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court recently appointed Suzanne Stinson of Bossier to a commission dedicated to the investigation and review of judicial misconduct claims against Louisiana judges.

Baton Rouge TV station faces defamation suit for coverage of child abuse case

By Chris Galford | Jan 18, 2016

BATON ROUGE — One case has given rise to another, as the Rev. Jeff Bayhi filed a defamation and false light suit against Baton Rouge’s WBRZ-TV on Nov. 20, alleging the station misrepresented allegations in another case involving the Catholic priest as facts.

Louisiana State Bar Association awards Judge Doughty for dedication to public service

By Chris Galford | Jan 14, 2016

BATON ROUGE—The Louisiana State Bar Association last month honored Judge Terry A. Doughty of the Fifth Judicial District Court with a Citizen Lawyer Award for going above and beyond the requirements of his public service.

Students and coworkers pay homage to legal impact of Professor Cheney Joseph

By Chris Galford | Jan 12, 2016

BATON ROUGE — After decades of educating practitioners of criminal law in Louisiana, Professor Cheney Joseph of the Louisiana Judicial College died on Dec. 19.

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