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Panel recommends suspension for New Iberia attorney who pleaded guilty to election law violations in judgeship bid

By Karen Kidd | May 17, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – New Iberia attorney and former judge candidate Shane Errol Romero faces suspension following a recommendation issued May 14 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee and his 2016 guilty plea regarding campaign financing of an inflammatory political flier.

Baton Rouge attorney suspended for allegedly assisting non-lawyers to practice law

By Karen Kidd | May 13, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Dante Jerome Butler is on partially deferred suspension following a May 8 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations he improperly shared legal fees earned by non-attorneys at a quasi-legal center in St. Tammany Parish.

Kenner attorney on partially deferred suspension over alcohol-related arrests dating to 1993

By Karen Kidd | May 13, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Kenner attorney John Julius Steger IV is on partially deferred suspension following a May 8 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over multiple alcohol-related arrests stretching back to 1993.

With some Louisiana tort reform up for discussion next week, LLAW exec says state has 'reached a crisis point'

By Karen Kidd | May 10, 2019

BATON ROUGE – With some tort reform due for action in the Louisiana Legislature early next week, state residents are beyond ready for change, a tort reform advocate said during a recent interview.

Alabama attorney reinstated and indefinitely suspended in Louisiana following Supreme Court order

By Karen Kidd | May 9, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Alabama attorney Evelyn Shahan Adams has been reinstated and indefinitely suspended on an interim basis following a May 1 Louisiana Supreme Court order.

Baton Rouge attorney voluntarily suspended following DUI arrest

By Karen Kidd | May 8, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Baton Rouge attorney Connie M. Easterly has been voluntarily suspended following a May 6 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Two attorneys suspended, one reprimanded in separate Louisiana Supreme Court actions

By Karen Kidd | May 7, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Two attorneys have been suspended and one reprimanded following May 6 Louisiana Supreme Court actions.

New Orleans construction company ordered to pay portion of employees' fees, costs

By Karen Kidd | May 6, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Construction workers who successfully sued their New Orleans employer over unpaid overtime also will have part of their attorney fees and costs paid, a federal judge said in a recent ruling.

Federal judge dismisses employee's wrongful termination suit against LaPlace steel manufacturer

By Karen Kidd | May 6, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has dismissed a Gonzales man's lawsuit against his former employer, a LaPlace industrial steel manufacturer that he alleges fired him three years ago when he refused a medical and psychological exam.

North Carolina attorney reciprocally disciplined by Louisiana high court following D.C. suspension

By Karen Kidd | May 1, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — North Carolina attorney Warner H. Anthony Jr. has been reciprocally suspended following an April 29 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding his alleged mishandling of a married couples U.S. Tax Court case.

Baton Rouge attorney conditionally reinstated following gambling addiction treatment

By Karen Kidd | May 1, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Julie Ann Fusilier, suspended over her arrest in 2014 after she allegedly broke into her ex-husband home and stole jewelry so she could gamble, as been reinstated following an April 29 Louisiana Supreme Court decree.

New Orleans attorney put on probation over alleged false information on quitclaim deed

By Karen Kidd | May 1, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Cherie Elizabeth Teamer has been placed on a fully deferred suspension following an April 29 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations she provided false information about signatures on a quitclaim deed.

Hearing panel backs deferred suspension for Gretna attorney over alleged trust account negligence

By Karen Kidd | May 1, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Gretna attorney Connie Phuong Trieu faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued April 29 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations she failed to fully disburse trust account funds.

Consolidated lawsuit over 2017 auto accident remanded to Orleans Parish court

By Karen Kidd | Apr 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Two now-consolidated lawsuits filed by three people injured in a 2017 auto accident that involved an 18-wheeler are headed back to an Orleans Parish court.

Suspension recommended for Baton Rouge attorney alleged to have mishandled uncle's discrimination case

By Karen Kidd | Apr 29, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Anna M. Jackson faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued April 26 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over her mishandling of her uncle's racial discrimination case.

Civil justice reform a tall order for an election year, LLAW exec says

By Karen Kidd | Apr 26, 2019

Some civil justice reform legislation has already been filed this year in the Louisiana legislature, but a state tort reform advocate believes it will be a difficult task seeing it through to the finish line in 2019.

Baton Rouge attorney who allegedly practiced law while suspended faces permanent disbarment

By Karen Kidd | Apr 25, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Longtime Baton Rouge attorney Mark G. Simmons faces permanent disbarment following an April 16 Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee recommendation after he allegedly practiced law while suspended.

Louisiana Supreme Court hands down largely deferred reciprocal suspensions against Dallas attorney

By Karen Kidd | Apr 23, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Dallas attorney Richard Joseph Deaguero has been reciprocally suspended following an April 22 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over discipline imposed against him in three separate Texas proceedings.

Shreveport attorney back on probation after being reinstated late last year

By Karen Kidd | Apr 23, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Shreveport attorney Rebecca Lynn Vishnefski has been placed on probation following an April 22 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding less than six months after she was reinstated.

Appeals court suggests revising laws regarding when county clerks offices can turn off fax machines

By Karen Kidd | Apr 17, 2019

BATON ROUGE — A day late filing a lawsuit remains a day late, even when the clerk's office closes its office and shuts down its fax machine before the day is done, a state appeals court recently ruled in a lawsuit over a 2016 auto accident.

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