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New Orleans, RTA agree to update bus stops alleged to be non-ADA compliant

By Nancy Crist | Feb 26, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — A settlement agreement approved by a federal court stipulates the city of New Orleans and the Regional Transit Authority will bring more than 2,000 bus stops into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

ODC recommends public reprimand for attorney Michael A. Betts

By Nancy Crist | Sep 19, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The hearing committee assigned to investigate formal charges filed by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) against Louisiana attorney Michael A. Betts has recommended he be publicly reprimanded for violating Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct.

ODC recommends Kenneth Michael Waguespack Jr. be disbarred

By Nancy Crist | Sep 19, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – The Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) has recommended that attorney Kenneth Michael Waguespack Jr. be permanently disbarred for professional misconduct in light of ODC findings.

ODC recommends three-year suspension for attorney James E. Moorman III

By Nancy Crist | Sep 19, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – In a recent disciplinary matter, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) recommended that attorney James E. Moorman III be suspended for three years due to professional misconduct.

Lawyers' disciplinary counsel recommends suspension of Toby J. Aucoin

By Nancy Crist | Sep 18, 2016

BATON ROUGE – In a recent disciplinary matter arising from formal charges, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) requested that attorney Toby J. Aucoin be suspended from practicing law for a year and a day.

La. Attorney Disciplinary Board recommends 3-year suspension for N. Dawn Harper

By Nancy Crist | Sep 18, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has recommended to the Louisiana Supreme Court (LASC) that attorney N. Dawn Harper be suspended from practicing law for three years and return all unearned fees to clients.

U.S. Circuit Court rejects environmental group's attempt to derail liquid natural gas projects in Texas & Louisiana

By Nancy Crist | Jul 29, 2016

A federal appellate court recently issued two related decisions that reject the Sierra Club’s attempt to challenge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) environmental impact analysis and subsequent approval of two proposed liquid natural gas (LNG) export projects.

Decision expected soon in Supreme Court justice's suit over recusal

By Nancy Crist | Jul 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A federal court is expected to rule soon on the lawsuit filed by Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeff Hughes requesting a reversal of his forced recusal by fellow justices, citing violation of his constitutional rights. 

Oil and gas companies block Edwards' end run around state's regulatory process

By Nancy Crist | Jun 30, 2016

BATON ROUGE—Gov. John Bel Edwards’ attempt during a May meeting to push gas and oil companies to pay for coastline restoration, with no proof of permit violations, is getting pushback from those being pushed. 

Fired LSU band director's suit moved to federal court

By Nancy Crist | Jun 23, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The lawsuit filed last month against Louisiana State University (LSU) by its former marching band director, Roy King, is moving to federal court as the result of a notice filed by the school.

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