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Major Louisiana associations nominate 5th Circuit judges

Kyle S. Duncan and Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt belong in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, according to three major Louisiana associations.

University House building owner files lawsuit over repairs that were incomplete

A complex that once sold for $108.6 million dollars is now the center of a lawsuit that claims repairs needed on the building were ignored.

Woman alleges she was not provided sign language interpreter by medical facilities

NEW ORLEANS – A deaf Jefferson Parish woman alleges she was not provided an interpreter while receiving medical treatment.

Deaf individual alleges University Medical Center Management Corp. failed to provide interpreter

NEW ORLEANS – A deaf individual residing in Jefferson Parish who uses American Sign Language to communicate alleges that she was not provided an interpreter while receiving treatment at a medical facility.

LSU alleges promissory note holder owes $1,000

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana State University is suing a promissory note holder, alleging he owes $1,000.

Louisiana State University claims that it is owed more than $1,000

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana State University alleges a former student has not paid a loan in full.

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

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

American Law Society recognizes Cleco general-counsel attorney

PINEVILLE — Cleco Corporation associate general-counsel attorney Mark D. Pearce has been tapped as one of the latest members of the American Law Society board of directors with America’s Top Lawyers distinction.

African-American Louisiana State University employee alleges discriminatory treatment

BATON ROUGE – An African-American university employee alleges she was subjected to a hostile work environment because of her race.

Judges should be barred from hearing campaign donor's cases, LSU law professor says

BATON ROUGE  – While trial lawyers and other such groups have every right to make campaign contributions, they're not immune to the consequences of those donations, an Louisiana State University law professor said during a recent interview.

Louisiana governor, attorney general argue over who can hire lawyers

NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana’s governor and its attorney general are involved in a dispute over who ultimately has, under the constitution, the authority to hire lawyers to represent the state.

Federal lawsuit in wrongful conviction case advances

SHREVEPORT — Despite a recent state decision denying a hearing for a compensation case of a wrongfully convicted man, two federal lawsuits filed by the man's estate are forging ahead.

Louisiana State University law school students surpass state's passage rate

&&& BATON ROUGE -- The dean of Louisiana State University's (LSU) law school expressed pride soon after this year's bar exam results were in that showed LSU has the highest percentage of students passing the Louisiana State Bar Exam.

Senate candidate loses legal fight to join upcoming debate

BATON ROUGE — A judge has quashed a political candidate’s attempt to legally force organizers of an Oct. 18 debate to include more participants.

Benson family feud over sports teams will move to the courtroom

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has set a Feb. 8, 2017, trial date to reach a decision in Tom Benson’s lawsuit seeking to remove shares of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans from a trust entrusted to his estranged heirs.

Streamlining operations on the agenda for new bar association president

NEW ORLEANS – Darrel J. Papillion, the 76th president of the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA), recently spoke to the Louisiana Bar Journal about his credentials, family and his goals for the LSBA during his one-year his presidency.

LSU Law Center reaches Top 50 status in two national law school rankings

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State University (LSU) Paul M. Hebert Law Center in Baton Rouge has been rated a Top 50 institution in two national law school rankings thanks to its high graduate employment rate. 

LSU law professor named to editorial board

BATON ROUGE—Louisiana State University Law Professor Edward Richards has been named to the editorial board of Laws, an open-access journal covering legal theory, legal institutions and a wide range of legal subjects. 

Senate resolution that approved closure of Huey P. Long Medical Center deemed null and void

BATON ROUGE – A state Senate resolution that was partially responsible for the June 30, 2014 closure of the Huey P. Long Medical Center in Pineville was recently deemed “null and void” by a judge in the 19th Judicial District Court.

Louisiana Bar gives LSU law student pro bono award

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s State Bar Association recently gave its 2016 Law Student Pro Bono Award to a Louisiana State University Law School student just as the American Bar Association (ABA) said that law school pro bono work “is sweeping the nation.”