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Sanctioned Mamou attorney permanently disbarred following allegations in Deep Water Horizon case

By Karen Kidd | Nov 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Disbarred Mamou attorney Timmy James Fontenot has been permanently disbarred following a Nov. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding allegations that included stealing from a client.

Ineligible Leesville attorney suspended 2 years, ordered to pay restitution

By Karen Kidd | Nov 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Ineligible Leesville attorney Bradley O. Hicks has been suspended following a Nov. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding allegations arising from complaints in multiple client matters.

Mandeville attorney on probation, Baton Rouge attorney indefinitely suspended in separate Supreme Court actions

By Karen Kidd | Nov 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Mandeville attorney Linda Louise Stadler received a fully deferred suspension and Baton Rouge attorney Durward D. Casteel was voluntarily and indefinitely suspended in separate Nov. 5 actions by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

State's high court upholds dismissal of ethics charges against prosecutor in wrongful murder conviction

By Karen Kidd | Nov 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – The Louisiana Supreme Court recently upheld a decision to dismiss ethics charges against former Jefferson Parish prosecutor Ken John Dohre in the wrongful conviction of an Avondale man who then spent more than 15 years in prison before he was exonerated in the 1996 stabbing death of Waggaman woman.

Suspended DeRidder attorney facing permanent disbarment for professional conduct violations

By Karen Kidd | Nov 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Suspended DeRidder attorney Mitchel M. Evans II faces permanent disbarment for violating professional conduct rules following a recommendation issued Oct. 30 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

LADB recommends suspension for Baton Rouge attorney who allegedly converted funds

By Karen Kidd | Nov 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Doris McWhite Weston faces possible suspension following a recent Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court after she allegedly converted funds owed to a third party.

LADB recommends extended disbarment for New Orleans attorney

By Karen Kidd | Nov 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Disbarred New Orleans attorney Greta L. Wilson faces a possible extended disbarment period following a recent Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court over misconduct in a single client matter.

Attorney receives deferred suspension following misconduct allegations

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – George Martin Gates IV, a Greenbelt, Maryland, attorney, recently received a fully deferred suspension following an Oct. 29 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over multiple allegations of misconduct.

New Orleans attorney to permanently resign for implementing settlements without client approval

By Karen Kidd | Nov 1, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – New Orleans attorney Joshua William Christie was allowed to permanently resign following an Oct. 29 Louisiana Supreme Court order over allegations he implemented settlement agreements without clients approval.

Baton Rouge attorney faces suspension for violating rules of professional conduct

By Karen Kidd | Nov 1, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Baton Rouge attorney Richard C. "Ric" Oustalet Jr., a former judge, faces possible suspension following a recommendation issued Oct. 30 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations of violating professional conduct rules.

Gretna attorney disbarred following allegations of misconduct and false accusations against judge

By Karen Kidd | Oct 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Suspended Gretna attorney Juan Carlos Labadie has been disbarred following an Oct. 29 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations that included false accusations against an incumbent judge he was trying to unseat in the 2014 elections.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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