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