Michelle de Leon News

Louisiana lawyer honors Mississippi war hero with new book

By Michelle de Leon | Jan 8, 2017

LAFAYETTE — A Louisiana attorney has penned the first-ever biography of a Mississippi native who took on major roles in shaping the outcome of both World War I and II.

Yenni recall group still working on petition despite setback in court

By Michelle de Leon | Jan 6, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — The group petitioning for a recall of Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni is continuing its drive toward the required number of signatures for their goal.

New Orleans Councilman refuses to pay debts incurred after Supreme Court suspension

By Michelle de Leon | Dec 11, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans city council member faces unpaid debts after a state Supreme Court ruling found him guilty of neglecting his clients in his work as a lawyer.

Landry accuses Edwards of wasting money, time with additional lawsuits against oil and gas companies

By Michelle de Leon | Dec 4, 2016

BATON ROUGE — Following a court ruling that allowed a wetlands damage lawsuit filed by Jefferson Parish to go to trial, the battle between Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry rages on.

Jefferson Parish official accused of preferential treatment of certain voters

By Michelle de Leon | Nov 30, 2016

HARAHAN — Louisiana officials are investigating the “special” voting machine used by some voters in Jefferson Parish following complaints that the system may have been rigged.

Louisiana flood victims expected to have same litigation troubles as Superstorm Sandy survivors

By Michelle de Leon | Oct 12, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A lawyer from New Orleans has exposed the struggles faced by victims of natural disasters like hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike and Isaac, even Superstorm Sandy, predicting that those affected by the August flood in Louisiana will encounter the same problems.

Trial lawyer support of Genovese questioned in tight Louisiana Supreme Court race

By Michelle de Leon | Oct 12, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana Supreme Court race is anticipated to heavily involvetrial lawyers particularly in relation to the candidacy of Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal Judge James “Jimmy” Genovese.

Indigent misdemeanor offenders won't be jailed in Jackson for being unable to pay fines

By Michelle de Leon | Oct 12, 2016

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI – The “pay or stay” system of Jackson has come to an end following a landmark settlement reached by the petitioners and Mississippi's capital city.

Senate candidate sues Southern Media & Opinion Research, claiming wrong party affiliation listed

By Michelle de Leon | Sep 26, 2016

BATON ROUGE – U.S. Senate candidate Troy Hebert filed a lawsuit and restraining order against Southern Media & Opinion Research and pollster Bernie Pinsonat for allegedly releasing incorrect information that affected his chances of taking part in candidate forums.

Federal Judge Ginger Berrigan announces semi-retirement

By Michelle de Leon | Sep 26, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Federal Judge Helen Ginger Berrigan has retired from active service in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and will enter semi-retired "senior" status. She submitted the requisite documents to President Obama on Aug. 23.

Louisiana police officers others encouraged to model New Orleans' efforts

By Michelle de Leon | Sep 26, 2016

NEW ORLEANS -- Activists have called upon police officers across the country to turn to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) as their role model for handling protests and other demonstrations in their communities.

Louisiana judges awarded pay raise despite state budget issues

By Michelle de Leon | Sep 26, 2016

NEW ORLEANS -- The pay raise for Louisiana judges has been approved despite the salary freeze imposed upon state employees. The increase in salary pertains to all judges from the Supreme Court to the city courts.

Glencore-owned firms accused of manipulating zinc market by falsifying documents in NOLA

By Michelle de Leon | Jun 28, 2016

NEW YORK – Executives of two firms owned by Glencore Plc. face a private antitrust lawsuit over allegations that they ordered workers to falsify documents in New Orleans, which resulted in monopoly and price manipulation of the zinc market.

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