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LADB committee recommends dismissal of charges against New York attorney

By Karen Kidd | Aug 28, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — A Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee has recommended that charges against New York attorney Larry English, who represented a client in an unrelated Louisiana death penalty case reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year, be dismissed.

Delegation of clergy goes to White House to discuss prison reform, other legislation related to African-Americans

By Angela Underwood | Aug 22, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Memphis-based bishop of Temple Church of God in Christ and a delegation of clergyman met with Senior White House Adviser Kevin Childs Tuesday to discuss issues related to African-Americans.

Hammond attorney disbarred, two others on disability inactive status

By Karen Kidd | Jun 27, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Suspended Hammond attorney Michael L. Thiel has been voluntarily disbarred and the status of two other attorneys has changed following June 25 Louisiana Supreme Court filings.

Head of Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners keeps job after month-long investigation

By John Sammon | May 5, 2018

By a narrow 5-4 vote, Fabian Blache III, executive director of the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners, kept his job April 30 after the board found that accusations against him of favoritism, inappropriate conduct and of damaging agency morale were unsubstantiated.

Federal judge keeps investment group's case alive in $3.4 million case against restaurant developer

By Karen Kidd | Apr 26, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — A federal judge recently tossed out parts of a real estate investment group's multimillion dollar breach of contract lawsuit against a Florida developer for allegedly misrepresenting the profit potential of Margaritaville restaurants in New Orleans and in Minnesota.

New Orleans towing company allegedly breached discrimination settlement

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 24, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against a New Orleans towing business for allegedly breaching a pregnancy discrimination settlement agreement.

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New Orleans towing company allegedly breached pregnancy discrimination settlement

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 19, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit April 12 against TRU Towing Auto, a New Orleans towing business, for allegedly breaching a pregnancy discrimination settlement.

Fifth Circuit affirms lower court's ruling finding man guilty of re-entering U.S. illegally

By Karen Kidd | Apr 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A federal jury's conviction of a Mexican man for illegal re-entry into the United States in 2016 has been affirmed on appeal, despite the felon's claim that his Brady rights had been violated.

Company claims employee was injured in car accident

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 8, 2018

GRETNA –A distributing company is seeking damages for a car accident.

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Louisiana correctional facility allegedly violated ADA by segregating detainee with HIV

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 22 that Union Parish Detention Center (UPDC), a Farmerville, Louisiana, correctional facility, will pay $27,500 in in damages and adopt new policies after allegations of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Federal judge blocks Bayou Bridge Pipeline completion

By Erianne Leatherman | Feb 28, 2018

A federal judge ordered a preliminary injunction on Feb. 23 to stop the final construction phase of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

Louisiana defends Trump's recent water regulation reduction

By Angela Underwood | Feb 26, 2018

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s press secretary said the state will fight New York, the District of Columbia and other states

BRIGGS: Optimism in the Chalk

By Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association | Feb 22, 2018

Sitting through the local evening news may call for even the happiest Louisianian to reach for an anti-depressant.

Bankruptcy court must reconsider trustee fees in JFK Capital case, federal appeals court says

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2018

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Louisiana's Eastern District will have to reconsider trustee fees it decided to reduce in the bankruptcy of a Metairie man convicted of wire fraud, according to a revised a federal appeals court ruling earlier this month.

Louisiana high court's eminent-domain decision could affect future government actions, lawyer says

By Karen Kidd | Feb 14, 2018

A split Louisiana Supreme Court finding St. Bernard Parish's 2010 seizure of a private port along the Mississippi River lawful could encourage aggressive government takings, an attorney in the case and a dissenting justice said.

Slidel attorney permanently disbarred after "Doc-in-a-Box" conviction

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2018

Slidel attorney Joseph George Pastorek II, also a physician in Covington, has been permanently disbarred following a Jan. 30 Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary proceeding after his 2011 conviction in the U.S. Department of Justice's

Bad Science at NIOSH?

By Bruce Fein | Feb 2, 2018

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health.

Former New Orleans police official among signatories in California 'sanctuary city' case amicus brief

By Karen Kidd | Jan 31, 2018

A Justice Department policy that ties federal funding to immigration-based requirements is "misguided" and hampers local law enforcement, former New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas said in a recent press release.

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Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 24, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Louisiana lawyer says suing drugmakers for opioid crisis is not the way to solve epidemic

By Dee Thompson | Dec 19, 2017

NEW ORLEANS —A number of class-action lawsuits have been filed against pharmaceutical companies in recent years, alleging they created a public nuisance in the form of widespread opioid addiction, much like cigarette makers have been blamed for cancer caused by tobacco use.

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