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Atlanta attorney reciprocally disbarred following fraud conviction

Karen Kidd Nov. 16, 2017, 8:00am

Atlanta attorney Everett H. Mechem, has been reciprocally disbarred following an Oct. 27 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding, more than a year after his conviction on 28 counts of fraud in connection with a Social Security payment scheme

Capital One suit over unpaid credit card balance resolved

Dee Thompson Nov. 8, 2017, 12:52pm

A lawsuit filed by Capital One seeking damages from a credit-card holder over an open account has been resolved in the 24th Judicial District Court.

Heartland Institute suggests Trump needs to take note of energy conference

Karen Kidd Nov. 1, 2017, 11:59am

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Louisiana Record) – U.S. energy policy needs to be wrested from "climate alarmists" and returned to experts in the field, a Heartland Institute spokesman said during an interview regarding this month's conference in Texas "gathering the country’s best energy policy experts". "

Louisiana's legal climate hits 'rock bottom' in national survey

Karen Kidd Sep. 11, 2017, 9:21pm

Louisiana has the worst legal climate in the nation, according to a survey released this week.

Justice Department accuses two Louisiana companies of Immigration and Nationality Act violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 3, 2017, 10:08am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 26 it has filed a lawsuit against Louisiana-based companies Technical Marine Maintenance Texas LLC, which provides contract shipyard labor, and Gulf Coast Workforce LLC, a related company, for allegedly violating the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Center for Reproductive Rights challenges Louisiana's Outpatient Abortion Facility Licensing Law

Sara McCleary Jul. 25, 2017, 6:15pm

The Center for Reproductive Rights has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s 2001 Outpatient Abortion Facility Licensing Law (OAFLL).

New Orleans judge at the center of lawsuit over bail issuing practices

Zachary Lewis Jul. 14, 2017, 12:00pm

A federal lawsuit was recently filed against Orleans Parish Magistrate Judge Harry E. Cantrell by two civil rights groups.

Detainees allege Orleans Parish magistrate judge imposes secured bonds that they cannot pay

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 13, 2017, 9:22am

BATON ROUGE – Two detainees have filed a class-action lawsuit against a magistrate judge over allegations that the judge unlawfully imposes secured financials conditions of release in an amount arrestees cannot afford to pay.

Louisiana attorneys demand $4.7 million from state over abortion law case

John Severance Jul. 6, 2017, 2:00pm

After lawyers challenged a Louisiana abortion law and won, they demanded the state pay it $4.7 million.

Federal government seeks to prohibit Louisiana woman from preparing tax returns

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 4, 2017, 6:52am

NEW ORLEANS – A tax return preparer residing in Louisiana is accused of filing false and fraudulent returns.

Baton Rouge police officers await outcome of state investigation into Alton Sterling shooting

John Sammon Jun. 23, 2017, 5:06pm

The State of Louisiana is now investigating whether Baton Rouge Police Officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II acted lawfully in the shooting of Alton Sterling on July 5, 2016 after a federal investigation concluded Sterling's civil rights had not been violated.

Automation Personnel Services to pay $50,000 in settlement over alleged hiring discrimination

Kacie Whaley Jun. 23, 2017, 5:04pm

A staffing company and the federal government is settling a case with a woman who sued last year over hiring discrimination.

SEC accuses Lafayette man of unlawful insider trading of Shaw Group stock

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 21, 2017, 9:14am

LAFAYETTE – A Lafayette individual is accused of unlawful insider trading regarding the sock of a Louisiana-based energy construction company.

Man alleges he is unlawfully held at Lafayette Parish jail because he cannot afford bail

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 19, 2017, 8:14am

&&& LAFAYETTE – A Carencro man alleges that his constitutional rights have been violated because he cannot afford to pay bail.

Harvey woman alleges she was injured in collision with U.S. Marshall's Service employee

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 15, 2017, 7:10am

NEW ORLEANS – A Harvey couple has filed for damages allegedly sustained by the wife from a collision with a federal employee.

Government alleges Ascension Parish man owes more than $2 million in taxes

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 13, 2017, 8:52am

BATON ROUGE – An Ascension Parish man is accused of failing to timely file income tax returns.

New Orleans mayor defends city's stance on immigration enforcement

John Severance Jun. 8, 2017, 5:59pm

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu recently fired back at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over claims that New Orleans is a sanctuary city.

ABL Management agrees to pay $35,000 to settle discrimination lawsuit

Chandra Lye May 29, 2017, 7:11pm

ABL Management, a Baton Rouge-based food management company, has agreed to pay $35,000 in a settlement agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says reform of asbestos compensation needed

John Sammon May 25, 2017, 12:05pm

A Louisiana government watchdog activist said she hopes the U.S. Senate will pass legislation that will crack down on attorneys who siphon off of damage claims for people who suffer from work-related asbestos exposure.

New Orleans lifts stun gun ban

Mike Helenthal May 21, 2017, 10:40pm

While stun guns are now legal for New Orleans residents to carry thanks to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, other non-lethal weapons are still banned in the city.