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Fired Shreveport prosecutor voluntarily suspended less than year after solicitation, malfeasance allegations

By Karen Kidd | Oct 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Former Shreveport City Prosecutor Andrew T. Adams, who was fired last year after he allegedly solicited sex from a prostitute, has been voluntarily and indefinitely suspended following an Oct. 29 Louisiana Supreme Court order.

New Orleans attorney faces possible suspension

By Karen Kidd | Oct 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Stephen Michael Smith faces possible suspension following a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee recommendation reached about a month ago and recently released.

Federal judge upholds $14 million judgment in 2015 collision on the Mississippi

By Karen Kidd | Oct 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — Owners of a carrier involved in a collision on the Mississippi River in 2015 will not be required to fund a settlement reached with some underwriters in the more than $14 million judgment handed down by a federal judge last summer.

Lawsuit against pub that allegedly stole signal to show title fight moves forward

By Karen Kidd | Oct 29, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A North Carolina-based event and promotion company's lawsuit over the airing of a boxing match in 2014 against a now-closed St. Charles Avenue pub is still alive following a federal judge's ruling this month.

Court reverses part of finding in $2 million rebate ownership dispute

By Karen Kidd | Oct 29, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans recently reversed part of an order issued last summer, finding there exists after all "a material issue of fact" in a $2 million rebate ownership dispute between a Colorado restaurant company and a shareholder.

Federal judge strikes claims of Constitutional protection over anti-Trump mural

By Karen Kidd | Oct 29, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has struck down part of a real estate developer's lawsuit filed against the City of New Orleans after he was ordered to remove a pictograph mural detailing President Donald Trump's infamous taped comments.

Almost a decade old, lawsuit over $1.3 million deposit heads back to Jefferson Parish

By Karen Kidd | Oct 29, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — An almost decade-old lawsuit over the alleged mishandling of a $1.3 million deposit has been sent back to a Jefferson Parish district court, following a ruling by a federal appeals court this month.

Federal appeals court affirms most of ruling in Delta Charter School discrimination case

By Karen Kidd | Oct 29, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court has affirmed almost all of a district court's remedies to get Delta Charter School to accept more African-American students and stop violating a consent decree with Concordia Parish School District.

Committee recommends disbarment of Sunset attorney

By Karen Kidd | Oct 24, 2018

Sunset attorney Roy Joseph Richard Jr. faces possible disbarment following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

Hearing committee recommends readmission for longtime disbarred Metairie attorney

By Karen Kidd | Oct 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime voluntarily disbarred Metairie attorney Michael Stephen Sepcich could be reinstated following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

Southern Credentialing receives small payout in suit against Hammond Surgical Hospital

By Karen Kidd | Oct 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana credentialing service has won its nearly 3-year-old lawsuit against health care providers in Hammond but won't see much payout as a result, a federal judge ruled last week.

Federal judge rules against former Algiers school principal

By Karen Kidd | Oct 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A former Algiers school principal fighting a sexual harassment charge lost his bid to have the case against him dismissed last week when a federal judge declined to toss the lawsuit.

Baton Rouge firm owes indemity to California company for costs in asbestos exposure litigation

By Karen Kidd | Oct 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A Baton Rouge engineering firm must help pay the litigation costs a California-based fuel and lubricant additives company incurred fighting an asbestos exposure lawsuit, a U.S. District Court judge said in a recent order.

Board recommends deferred suspension for New Orleans attorney accused of forgery

By Karen Kidd | Oct 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans attorney Alphonse M. Thompson Jr. faces a mostly deferred suspension following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board hearing committee over allegations he forged a judge's signature to "pacify" his client.

For second time in 4 years, board dismisses misconduct allegations against New Orleans attorney

By Karen Kidd | Oct 18, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recently -- and for the second time in about four years -- dismissed allegations of misconduct against New Orleans attorney Deidre Katrina Peterson,

Madisonville attorney faces disbarment after allegedly stealing from his grandmother's estate

By Karen Kidd | Oct 16, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Suspended Madisonville attorney Scott Robert Hymel faces possible permanent disbarment following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee after he allegedly stole from his grandmother's estate.

Lafayette attorney reprimanded, Slidell attorney indefinitely suspended in separate LA Supreme Court actions

By Karen Kidd | Oct 16, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Lafayette attorney Jeanne Marie Laborde was publicly reprimanded and Slidell attorney Brian Anthony Dragon was indefinitely suspended in recent Louisiana Supreme Court actions.

New Orleans attorney who allegedly purchased prescription medication from client faces disbarment

By Karen Kidd | Oct 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Ineligible New Orleans attorney Sally Harrison Longmire Hingel faces possible disbarment following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee after she allegedly solicited and purchased prescription medication from a client.

Deridder attorney suspended again over allegations arising from custody dispute

By Karen Kidd | Oct 10, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Deridder attorney Mitchel M. Evans II has received additional suspension time following an Oct. 8 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding allegations arising from his representation in a custody dispute.

Magnolia attorney's conditional bar admission revoked

By Karen Kidd | Oct 10, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Magnolia attorney Robert Alford Lenoir has agreed to the revocation of his conditional admission to the bar in Louisiana, according to an Oct. 8 Louisiana Supreme Court order that says he can reapply after a year of sobriety.

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