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New Orleans attorney voluntarily disbarred, Shreveport lawyer indefinitely suspended

By Karen Kidd | Jan 17, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Brian P. Quirk has been voluntarily disbarred and Shreveport attorney Kirby Dale Kelly has been indefinitely suspended following separate Jan. 14 Louisiana Supreme Court decisions.

Louisiana Supreme Court remands proceedings against Gretna attorney to discipline board

By Karen Kidd | Jan 17, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Proceedings against Gretna attorney Kevin Michael Steel are on their way back to the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) following a state Supreme Court order issued earlier this week.

New Orleans attorney's disbarment period extended over additional charges

By Karen Kidd | Jan 16, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Disbarred New Orleans attorney Greta L. Wilson will have to wait longer to apply for readmission following a Jan. 14 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding misconduct related to a client matter.

Supreme Court rejects suspended Hammond attorney's latest bid for reinstatement

By Karen Kidd | Jan 16, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – A request by Hammond attorney Leonard E. Yokum Jr., who was admitted to the Louisiana Bar more than 50 years ago and who was suspended for almost a decade, to be readmitted has been denied, a notice posted on the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) website said.

New Orleans, Thibodaux attorneys receive deferred suspensions in court disciplinary proceedings

By Karen Kidd | Jan 11, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney David Cartan Loker Gibbons Jr. has received a partly deferred suspension and Thibodaux attorney David W. Ardoin has received a fully deferred suspension following separate Jan. 8 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceedings.

New Orleans attorney agrees to deferred suspension, probation following DWI arrest

By Karen Kidd | Jan 11, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Sean Patrick Mount has received an entirely deferred suspension following a Jan. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over his arrest for driving while intoxicated.

2 Baton Rouge attorneys on voluntary interim suspension after separate state Supreme Court orders

By Karen Kidd | Jan 11, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorneys Connie M. Easterly and Shannon Jay Thomas have been voluntarily placed on interim suspension following separate recent Louisiana Supreme Court orders.

Appeals court returns couples property trespass suit back to Plaquemines Parish court

By Karen Kidd | Jan 10, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal recently returned a couples' property trespass lawsuit against a Bellechase property management company and Plaquemines Parish to the 25th Judicial District Court for Plaquemines Parish.

Alfred Conhagen's lawsuit over cost overrun on NASA project returning to New Orleans court

By Karen Kidd | Jan 10, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – A lawsuit filed by Jefferson Parish turbine equipment and parts distributor Alfred Conhagen Inc. of Louisiana against two out-of-state companies is on its way back to a New Orleans court after a state appeals court recently reversed a number of motions in the case.

Appeals court says New Orleans Civic Commission has the power to order promotion of 15 city firefighters

By Karen Kidd | Jan 9, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – It now is up to the New Orleans Civil Service Commission to do what it said last spring it was powerless to do, order 15 city firefighters previously passed over for promotion receive the rank of captain.

Unisys entitled to $1.3 million in mutually terminated contract with Office of Motor Vehicles, appeals court says

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal recently found that Pennsylvania-based technology company Unisys Corp., which has been seeking more than $8.7 from the Louisiana Office of Motor vehicles following an amicably terminated contract to re-engineer computer systems, is entitled to a portion of that amount.

Appeals court says restaurateur has no case against landlord in suit claiming unlawful entry

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently found that a restaurateur who claimed his landlord entered his premises and took items without his permission has no case against the landlord.

ExxonMobil remains 100 percent liable for damages in 1993 East Coker Unit fire, state appeals court says

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

BATON ROUGE — After years of litigation, ExxonMobile remains fully liable for injuries of at least six of the thousand of plaintiffs who filed suit in Baton Rouge City Court following the 1993 fire at the East Coker Unit at ExxonMobil's refinery,a recent ruling by Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal said.

Split board backs readmission of disbarred former Monroe councilman convicted of racketeering

By Karen Kidd | Jan 4, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Disbarred Monroe attorney and former city councilman Arthur Gilmore Jr. may be conditionally readmitted to practice law following a split recommendation issued Dec. 21 by the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB).

Voluntarily disbarred Metairie attorney conditionally reinstated to practice law

By Karen Kidd | Dec 19, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Voluntarily disbarred Metairie attorney Michael Stephen Sepcich was conditionally reinstated to practice law in Louisiana following a Dec. 17 Louisiana Supreme Court decision to approve his application for readmission.

New Orleans attorney faces suspension for violating rules of conduct in tenant dispute with landlord

By Karen Kidd | Dec 11, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) –New Orleans attorney Matthew B. Collins Jr. faces suspension following a recommendation issued Dec. 10 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations stemming from a client's 2011 claim against her landlords.

Baton Rouge attorney suspended in split state high court decision over alleged conflict of interest

By Karen Kidd | Dec 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Gregory Cook has been suspended following a split Dec. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding conflict of interest allegations.

State Supreme Court disbars former assistant U.S. attorney over internet posts

By Karen Kidd | Dec 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Harahan attorney and former assistant U.S. attorney Salvador R. Perricone has been disbarred following a Dec. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding alleged inappropriate anonymous postings on a local newspaper's website over five years.

Lafayette attorney disbarred - but not permanently - in split Supreme Court decision

By Karen Kidd | Dec 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Suspended Lafayette attorney Michael Sean Reid has been disbarred following a split Dec. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding multiple allegations, including abandoning his practice and trust fund irregularities.

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