Some civil justice reform legislation has already been filed this year in the Louisiana legislature, but a state tort reform advocate believes it will be a difficult task seeing it through to the finish line in 2019.
NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Longtime Baton Rouge attorney Mark G. Simmons faces permanent disbarment following an April 16 Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee recommendation after he allegedly practiced law while suspended.
NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Dallas attorney Richard Joseph Deaguero has been reciprocally suspended following an April 22 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over discipline imposed against him in three separate Texas proceedings.
NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Shreveport attorney Rebecca Lynn Vishnefski has been placed on probation following an April 22 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding less than six months after she was reinstated.
BATON ROUGE — A day late filing a lawsuit remains a day late, even when the clerk's office closes its office and shuts down its fax machine before the day is done, a state appeals court recently ruled in a lawsuit over a 2016 auto accident.
NEW ORLEANS — A state appeals court has declined to order payment of legal costs for a man whose New Orleans attorney appealed a judgment of more than $500,000 in a legal malpractice judgment over a botched bankruptcy case.
NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime Denver attorney Robert Wiegand II was reciprocally disciplined April 8 by a Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after he allegedly installed a surveillance camera in a restroom at his firm's office in Colorado.
NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime suspended Metairie attorney Michael Keith LeBlanc has been permanently disbarred following a April 8 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations he stole nearly $4,000 from his employer and then fled.
NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Suspended Slidell attorney and former Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda Julie King must pay all costs and expenses in a long-running disciplinary matter against her, which she maintains she can't afford.
NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorneys Victor Roy Loraso III, who was sentenced on child pornography charges earlier this month, and Shannon Jay Thomas have been voluntarily suspended following separate and recent Louisiana Supreme Court orders.
NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney Doris McWhite Weston is on probation following a March 26 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding over how she paid a medical debt in her father's personal injury case in 2014.
NEW ORLEANS — Ineligible New Orleans attorney Akello Patrice Dangerfield faces possible permanent disbarment following a recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee for allegedly converting $128,000 in Deepwater Horizon settlement funds.
NEW ORLEANS — Mandeville attorney Christine Y. Voelkel, indefinitely suspended earlier this month, faces possible further suspension following a March 22 Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court.
JEFFERSON CITY — Lee's Summit attorney Susan E. Van Note, acquitted more than two years ago in the 2010 double homicide of her father and his longtime girlfriend, has been disbarred by default following a March 22 Missouri Supreme Court order.
NEW ORLEANS — Metairie attorney Scott W. McQuaig, who was sued more than three years ago by a former client who claimed he misappropriating funds, has been voluntarily and indefinitely suspended following a March 6 Louisiana Supreme Court order.
NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney and former judge Richard C. "Ric" Oustalet Jr. faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued March 15 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations in delayed a client's pending criminal matter.
NEW ORLEANS — Baton Rouge attorney Stephen J. Holliday, suspended by the state bar following a domestic abuse conviction, may be conditionally reinstated following a recommendation issued by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board hearing committee.
NEW ORLEANS — A Baton Rouge attorney indefinitely suspended in January has been placed on a year's suspension while a Monroe attorney has been placed on probation following separate Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceedings held March 6.