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Arizona attorney reciprocally disbarred following 'long' disciplinary history

Karen Kidd Sep. 26, 2017, 9:44am

Phoenix attorney Kathy McCoy O'Quinn has been disbarred on a reciprocal basis following a June 16 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding after she was disbarred in Arizona over alleged ethical rules violations in three client matters.

Baton Rouge attorney, Danziger Bridge shooting defendant allowed to resign from state bar

Karen Kidd Sep. 22, 2017, 4:00pm

New Orleans attorney Kenneth Robin Bowen, one of five former city police officers who pleaded guilty earlier this year in the police-involved shooting on Danziger Bridge following Hurricane Katrina, has been allowed to resign from the Louisiana State Bar after a June 5 Louisiana Supreme Court order.

Opelousas attorney reprimanded for neglecting client's legal matter

Karen Kidd Sep. 18, 2017, 10:00am

Opelousas attorney and former state Sen. Elbert Lee Guillory has been publicly reprimanded following a Sept. 6 Louisiana Supreme Court Order after acknowledging he neglected a client's legal matter.

New Orleans attorney disbarred over allegations in 2 client matters

Karen Kidd Sep. 18, 2017, 8:00am

New Orleans attorney Greta L. Wilson has been disbarred following a June 5 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations in two client matters that included filing a motion on behalf a client without that client’s authorization.

Metairie attorney disbarred over allegations of professional misconduct

Karen Kidd Sep. 17, 2017, 8:00am

Metairie attorney Heather Munoz Murphy has been disbarred following a June 29 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations of professional misconduct, including conversion of client funds.

Opelousas attorney resigns following allegations he paid for personal injury clients

Karen Kidd Sep. 16, 2017, 8:00am

Former National Senior Olympics medalist and Opelousas attorney Sherman Stanford, after nearly 43 years of practice, has resigned following a Louisiana Supreme Court order June 28 in lieu of possible discipline over allegations he paid people to bring him personal injury clients.

New Orleans attorney gets deferred suspension after allegedly using incarcerated client's funds

Karen Kidd Sep. 15, 2017, 10:00am

New Orleans attorney Alvin Anthony Johnson Jr. received a deferred suspension and probation following a Sept. 6 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations he commingled and converted client funds and failed to account for money due his incarcerated client.

Baton Rouge attorney permanently disbarred following allegations of misconduct

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2017, 1:30pm

Baton Rouge attorney Randal Alandre Toaston has been permanently disbarred following a Sept. 6 Louisiana Supreme Court decision involving 26 allegations of misconduct after years under suspension and allegedly breaking into his office he'd been ordered to vacate.

Louisiana's legal climate hits 'rock bottom' in national survey

Karen Kidd Sep. 11, 2017, 9:21pm

Louisiana has the worst legal climate in the nation, according to a survey released this week.

Shreveport attorney suspended after allegedly paying for client referral

Karen Kidd Sep. 8, 2017, 9:55am

Shreveport attorney Andres Humberto Aguilar's suspension following a Louisiana Supreme Court order in August over allegations that included hiring a chiropractic office employee to refer a client to him was one of two interim suspensions announced by the high court that month.

Two July disciplines include Bossier City attorney's interim suspension

Karen Kidd Aug. 4, 2017, 9:50am

Bossier City attorney John E. Settle Jr.'s second suspension in less than a year was one of two interim suspensions handed down by the Louisiana Supreme Court in July, according to separate orders.

New Orleans attorney receives deferred suspension following DWI plea

Karen Kidd Jul. 7, 2017, 9:45am

New Orleans attorney Preston G Sutherland's deferred suspension following a guilty plea in a December 2013 DWI arrest was among disciplines ordered by the Louisiana Supreme Court in June.

Baton Rouge attorney suspended for not telling client of case dismissal

Karen Kidd Jul. 7, 2017, 9:40am

Baton Rouge attorney Charles Leopold Dirks III was suspended for 60 days following a June 29 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over allegations he failed to communicate with a client whose case he thought was weak.

Louisiana Sheriffs' Pension & Relief Fund named lead plaintiff in Centene securities class-action suit

Karen Kidd May 5, 2017, 10:15am

A Louisiana pension fund for the state's sheriffs has been named lead plaintiff in a putative class action against a Missouri-based healthcare company over allegations of securities violations.

Philips Healthcare sued over faulty MRI package at Metairie medical facility

Karen Kidd May 2, 2017, 11:50am

A healthcare electronics firm has until May 12 to respond to a lawsuit filed in April by a Metairie medical facility over allegations that an MRI package still isn't working several years after it was installed..

No answer yet from defendants in Alton Sterling shooting protest lawsuit

Karen Kidd Apr. 28, 2017, 6:02pm

The City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge have yet to file an answer to a civil rights lawsuit filed in March by seven local residents who claim they were brutalized and unlawfully arrested last summer during peaceful protests of over the fatal shooting of a black man by police.

Energy companies seek millions from loss of Quarantine Bay well

Karen Kidd Apr. 26, 2017, 1:53pm

NEW ORLEANS — A group that owns the remains of a Quarantine Bay oil and gas well taken out by a flotilla of a tug and barge in September seeks millions in losses from the towing company that owned the tug.

Coastal erosion lawsuits are expensive treasure hunt that won't pay off, LLAW executive director says

Karen Kidd Mar. 7, 2017, 11:43am

BATON ROUGE – Last week's federal appeals court decision in favor of oil and gas producers accused of causing erosion along the coast is a strong message for Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority board, a tort reform advocate said.

Fourth Circuit affirms dismissal of World Trade Center development lawsuit

Karen Kidd Feb. 26, 2017, 11:19pm

NEW ORLEANS — A Florida businessman's litigation blocking World Trade Center development appears to be headed to the Louisiana Supreme Court, but the winning bidder's spokesman has claimed validation in a recent appeals-court decision.

Constitutional challenge to Slidell's panhandling ordinance unavoidable, law professor and attorney say

Karen Kidd Jan. 25, 2017, 8:56pm

SLIDELL — A St. Tammany Parish city that recently promised a judge it wouldn't enforce its allegedly unconstitutional panhandling-permit law should have expected a challenge, a Loyola University law professor and an attorney said in recent separate interviews.