Kerry Goff News

Louisiana Firefighters’ Retirement System, others settle suit with Northern Trust

By Kerry Goff | Jan 19, 2017

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Firefighters’ Retirement System and other public pension funds have settled a lawsuit with Northern Trust in regards to a lending program.

Judge sends LSU's case against Chavis suit to jury trial

By Kerry Goff | Jan 8, 2017

BATON ROUGE — LSU's lawsuit against former defensive coordinator John Chavis will be decided by a jury, District Judge Tim Kelley recently decided.

Boustany sues Simon & Shuster over prostitution allegations

By Kerry Goff | Dec 4, 2016

LAFAYETTE — Republican John Kennedy emerged from the crowded primary for the Senate seat left vacant by departing Republican David Vitter with advantages over Democrat Foster Campbell as they head into the Dec. 10 runoff.

Parish district attorney discourages coastal lawsuits against oil and gas companies

By Kerry Goff | Dec 4, 2016

THIBODAUX — Lafourche Parish District Attorney Cam Morvant has claimed that groups are disseminating incorrect information about lawsuits targeting gas and oil companies, according to an article in the Daily Comet.

William Olefins Geismar to appeal $13.6 million explosion verdict

By Kerry Goff | Nov 25, 2016

PLAQUEMINE – Williams Olefins Geismar plans to appeal a recent verdict that awarded four men injured in a 2013 explosion at its Geismar, Louisiana plant a total of $13.6 million in damages.

Stun-gun suit against New Orleans claims 2nd Amendment rights

By Kerry Goff | Nov 18, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans resident has filed a suit against the city and the superintendent of police over a local ban on stun guns, claiming it violates his Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms.

French Quarter Hustler Club files suit to fight signage

By Kerry Goff | Oct 25, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — Larry Flynt's Hustler Club has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a ruling that the strip club's placement of 48 Hustler magazine covers on its Bourbon Street club violate rules about signs in the French Quarter.

Louisiana Supreme Court bars justice of peace from performing duites while financial allegations are probed

By Kerry Goff | Sep 16, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A justice of the peace in Jefferson Parish is barred from performing his duties pending an investigation into alleged misuse of court funds in withdrawals made at casinos.

Lawyer in Jefferson Parish scandal eligible to practice law again, with concessions

By Kerry Goff | Sep 15, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – On Sept. 6, the Supreme Court of Louisiana addressed the readmission application of Thomas G. Wilkinson, who was suspended from the practice of law in Louisiana.

Gretna attorney suspended on interim basis by ODC, previously suspended in 2011

By Kerry Goff | Sep 11, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – On Aug. 31, the Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) ordered that Juan Carlos Labadie, an attorney who practices in Gretna, be suspended from the practice of law on an interim basis and was effective immediately. The official court document did not explain what caused the interim suspension.

Alexandria attorney denied readmission to bar after allegedly working as paralegal during disbarment

By Kerry Goff | Sep 11, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – On Sept. 6, the Supreme Court of Louisiana denied William F. Henderson’s request for readmission to the Louisiana State Bar because he allegedly violated Rules of Professional Conduct by accepting a paralegal position while actively disbarred.

Court agrees to permanently disbar attorney after Texas resignation

By Kerry Goff | Sep 11, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – On Sept. 6, the Supreme Court of Louisiana unanimously agreed to permanently disbar attorney Jose W. Vega based on multiple alleged violations of Rules of Professional Conduct.

New Orleans attorney faces disbarment for alleged dishonesty, fraud

By Kerry Goff | Sep 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has filed a formal hearing committee report regarding Greta L. Wilson, an attorney who practices in New Orleans, alleging she violated many rules of professional conduct and should be disbarred from practicing law.

Texas attorney practicing in Louisiana faces suspension

By Kerry Goff | Sep 1, 2016

LAFAYETTE – In an Aug. 23, official hearing document, Louisiana's Office of Disciplinary Conduct has pressed formal charges against attorney Lance Hac Nguyen consisting of one count of allegedly contacting another attorney’s client without the knowledge of the attorney and allegedly failing to cooperate with the ODC’s investigation. 

Metairie attorney faces possible suspension after client complaint

By Kerry Goff | Aug 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana Disciplinary Board's Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) has recommended that Metairie attorney Thomas E. Campbell be suspended for allegedly violating certain Rules of Professional Conduct.

Suspension recommended for attorney who allegedly gave funds to family members

By Kerry Goff | Aug 28, 2016

METAIRIE – Candace P. Howay, an attorney who practices in Lake Charles, may be suspended for one year based on suggestions from the Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC).

ODC recommends disbarment for Metairie attorney for allegedly practicing without license

By Kerry Goff | Aug 28, 2016

METAIRIE – In an Aug. 3 official document of a Louisiana Disciplinary Board hearing, the Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) suggested that Heather M. Murphy, who practiced law in Metairie, be permanently disbarred for eight counts of alleged professional misconduct, including repeated conversions of client funds, practicing without a license and failing to cooperate with ODC procedures.

Kentwood attorney may be disbarred for allegedly falsifying evidence, possessing drugs and driving while intoxicated

By Kerry Goff | Aug 24, 2016

METAIRIE -- On Aug. 18, the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board agreed with the Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) hearing committee's recommendation to disbar June A. Placer, an attorney who practices law in Kentwood.

Disbarred Shreveport attorney faces more sanctions for repeated misconduct

By Kerry Goff | Aug 24, 2016

METAIRIE -- The Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) recently submitted official recommendations for permanent disbarment against Anthony Hollis, an already disbarred attorney who practiced in Shreveport. The attorney disciplinary board agreed with the ODC and hearing committee’s findings, but decided additional disbarment was unnecessary.

Shreveport attorney disbarred for multiple rule violations, including mishandling money

By Kerry Goff | Aug 24, 2016

NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana State Bar Association recently agreed with the Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) that Murray Salinas, an attorney who practices law in Shreveport, should be disbarred due to a list of violations involving multiple clients.

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