NEW ORLEANS – Suspended Metairie attorney Arthur L. Harris Sr. faces additional suspension following a recommendation issued March 12 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over consolidated formal charges against him.
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NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans attorney Sean C. Brazil has been voluntarily disbarred following a Feb. 25 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding for allegedly overbilling his former law firm.
NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans attorney William Christopher Beary has been voluntarily and indefinitely suspended following a Feb. 25 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney order and recommendation handed down almost a year ago regarding alleged cocaine possession.
NEW ORLEANS — Miami attorney Oscar Augusto Araujo has received a largely deferred suspension following a Feb. 25 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations involving his client trust account.
NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney Julie Ann Fusilier, suspended more than two years ago after allegedly breaking into her ex-husband's house, could be reinstated following a Feb. 25 recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.
NEW ORLEANS — The indefinite suspensions of a once-married New Iberia legal team could become more definite following a recommendation issued Feb. 22 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.
NEW ORLEANS — Alexandria attorney Robert Wesley Malone faces possible suspension following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations in three client matters.
Jury will decide whether injured offshore oil platform worker is a 'borrowed servant,' federal judge rules
NEW ORLEANS — A jury will have to decide whether an injured worker employed by a contractor on an offshore oil platform is a "borrowed servant," which would mean the platform's Texas-based owner is not liable, a federal judge ruled recently.
Federal judge rules Phillips 66 isn't entitled to coverage from contractor's insurer in pipeline explosion case
NEW ORLEANS — A Texas-based multinational energy company is not entitled to defense or coverage from a contractor's insurer in a personal injury lawsuit filed by workers following a natural gas pipeline explosion, a federal judge recently ruled.
NEW ORLEANS — Suspended Alexandria attorney Kevin Matthew Dantzler faces possible disbarment following a recommendation issued Feb. 12 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board hearing committee over allegations arising from multiple complaints.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed an East Baton Rouge Parish woman's discrimination suit against an industrial services firm and Texas-based Phillips 66 Company because she did not file the litigation on time.
NEW ORLEANS — Colorado Springs attorney Philip Martin Kleinsmith has been reciprocally disbarred following a Feb. 18 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after a similar discipline in the other state for alleged conversion of client funds.
NEW ORLEANS — Disbarred Monroe attorney and former city councilman Arthur Gilmore Jr. has been readmitted following a Feb. 15 Louisiana Supreme Court decision and his release from federal imprisonment over racketeering charges.
NEW ORLEANS — Disbarred Covington attorney Raymond Charles Burkart III faces possible permanent disbarment following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) over allegations that included harassing his ex-girlfriend in 2015.
NEW ORLEANS — A third-party defendant in a Malta-based navigation company's $1.1 million lawsuit over an oil spill on the Mississippi River isn't off the hook but claims against it are pending arbitration that may never happen, according to a federal judge's recent order.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed a now defunct Louisiana protective coating company's bad faith claims adjustment and legal malpractice lawsuit against two insurers for not clearly stating their case.
NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge recently dismissed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Louisiana State University Health Sciences physician who allegedly failed to properly diagnose a patient's complaints of chest pains in 2013.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently granted a stay in lawsuit filed a Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup worker against two BP subsidiaries over illnesses he claims were brought on by exposure to crude oil and other hydrocarbons.
NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge recently dismissed the mesothelioma case of a man briefly employed as an engine room worker on Lake Pontchartrain in 1973, saying the case couldn't move forward without two expert witnesses she decided to exclude.
NEW ORLEANS – Ineligible Lake Charles attorney Candace Pousson Howay faces suspension following a recommendation issued Feb. 12 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations in a single client matter.