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 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.
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 — 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.
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.
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.
GRETNA –A distributing company is seeking damages for a car accident.
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).
A federal judge ordered a preliminary injunction on Feb. 23 to stop the final construction phase of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s press secretary said the state will fight New York, the District of Columbia and other states
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.
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 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
Former New Orleans police official among signatories in California 'sanctuary city' case amicus brief
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.
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.
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.
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana was once again ranked as a "judicial hellhole" by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF), this year coming in at No. 8 on its national rankings based on what the organization says are "unbalanced courts" and "excessive litigation."
California, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, New York City’s asbestos court and Philadelphia round out the American Tort Reform Association’s top five this year.