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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW ORLEANS — Alexandria attorney Darrell K. Hickman faces the possibility of a partially deferred suspension following a recommendation issued Feb. 8 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations in two client matters.
NEW ORLEANS — Trial concluded this week in a Port Allen towing vessel owner's more than $1.1 million lawsuit against a Kentucky transport company over a 2016 collision on the Mississippi River, after moving ahead with a witness to which the transport company objected.