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Houston attorney OKs suspension following allegedly false accusations against judge, ex-wife

Houston attorney Phil C. Nugent, admitted to the Louisiana State Bar 27 years ago, has agreed to an 18-month suspension, following a June 5 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding for allegedly falsely accusing a judge and his ex-wife of sleeping together.

Philadelphia attorney suspended for allegedly practicing law while ineligible

Philadelphia attorney Dounnisei Kuo Gbalazeh, first admitted to the Louisiana State Bar more 10 years ago, has been suspended following a Dec. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations she tried to practice law while ineligible.

Shreveport attorney suspended following alleged payment for client referral

Shreveport attorney Andres Humberto Aguilar, on interim suspension since August, has been suspended again following a Dec. 6 Louisiana Supreme Court order over allegations that included paying for a client referral.

Mandeville attorney suspended following shoplifting convictions

Mandeville attorney Elise Marybeth LaMartina has been suspended for three years following a Dec. 6 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding, rather than disbarred as one justice recommended, following convictions on shoplifting and unauthorized visits to a public school.

Baton Rouge attorney permanently disbarred following arrest on theft charges, state probe

Baton Rouge attorney Peggy M. Hairston Robinson has been permanently disbarred following a Dec. 6 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding after her 2012 arrest on theft charges and a state investigation into alleged misconduct with multiple mortgage loan clients.

Reprimand, interim suspension handed down to Louisiana attorneys in November

A reprimand and an interim suspension were among disciplines handed down by the Louisiana Supreme Court in November, according to documents released during the month.

Louisiana would be hard hit if DACA comes to an end

NEW YORK — The impact of immigrants and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Louisiana's economy is part of today's iMarch for Immigration, a 50-state campaign calling for a resolution for DACA by year's end.

Shreveport man freed from death row files suit in hopes 'injustice never happens again'

SHREVEPORT — The lawsuit filed by former death row inmate Rodricus Crawford is about more than justice for Crawford; it's about getting Caddo Parish officials to change their death-penalty-dealing ways, one of the now-freed man's attorneys said during a recent interview.

Baton Rouge attorney on probation over allegations stemming from attacked middle school student

Baton Rouge attorney Darryl L. Robertson has been suspended for one year and a day following a Nov. 28 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations that included failing to provide competent representation to a client.

Mamou attorney disbarred following forgery, other allegations in personal injury case

Mamou attorney Timmy James Fontenot has been disbarred following a Nov. 28 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations that included forgery and delaying payment of a settlement in a personal injury case.

Dissenting justice argues New Orleans attorney should not be allowed to apply for readmission

New Orleans attorney Ramsey Terry Marcello, whose conditional admission to practice law in Louisiana was revoked in 2011, will not be readmitted soon and should not be allowed to again apply for readmission, according to a recent Louisiana Supreme Court ruling and one justice's dissent.

New Orleans attorney receives deferred suspension over alleged client trust fund issues

New Orleans attorney Wayne E. Garrett, active more than 40 years, faces a year of probation following a Nov. 17 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over alleged mishandling of his trust account in multiple client matters.

Marrero attorney permanently disbarred following allegation of converting $70,000

Marrero attorney Kenneth Michael Waguespack Jr. has been permanently disbarred following a Nov. 13 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations that included forgery and converting tens of thousands of dollars.

Atlanta attorney reciprocally disbarred following fraud conviction

Atlanta attorney Everett H. Mechem, has been reciprocally disbarred following an Oct. 27 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding, more than a year after his conviction on 28 counts of fraud in connection with a Social Security payment scheme

Baker judge publicly reprimanded following alleged neglect of client trust account

Baker attorney and city court judge Kirk Anthony Williams has been publicly reprimanded following an Oct. 27 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations he mishandled his private practice client trust account.

Lafayette attorney suspended for multiple violations

Lafayette attorney Richard Eugene Smith has been suspended for 60 days after an Oct. 16 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding following allegations he mishandled his client trust account and practiced law while he was ineligible to do so.

New Orleans attorney disbarred following multiple allegations, several years of discipline

New Orleans attorney Richard C. Teissier has been disbarred following an Oct. 27 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations that included engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.

Association: Flood authority's case could harm oil companies despite Supreme Court denial to hear appeal

Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East's failed lawsuit against oil companies could harm the industry's ability to do business in Louisiana, a trade association official said.

Baton Rouge attorney suspended over alleged multiple offenses

Baton Rouge attorney Mark G. Simmons has been suspended for 60 days following an Oct. 16 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations of multiple offenses in a single client matter.

Heartland Institute suggests Trump needs to take note of energy conference

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Louisiana Record) – U.S. energy policy needs to be wrested from "climate alarmists" and returned to experts in the field, a Heartland Institute spokesman said during an interview regarding this month's conference in Texas "gathering the country’s best energy policy experts". "