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LADB recommends suspension for formerly married attorneys

By Karen Kidd | Feb 25, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The indefinite suspensions of a once-married New Iberia legal team could become more definite following a recommendation issued Feb. 22 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

New Orleans attorney imprisoned over alleged health care fraud faces possible disbarment

By Karen Kidd | Jan 17, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Suspended New Orleans attorney Louella P. Givens-Harding faces possible permanent disbarment following a recommendation issued Jan. 14 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over her 2017 federal health care fraud conviction.

Baton Rouge attorney indefinitely suspended following guilty plea to child pornography charge

By Karen Kidd | Oct 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Baton Rouge attorney Christopher Gerard Young was indefinitely suspended following a recent Louisiana Supreme Court order after he was sentenced last spring on a child pornography charge.

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.

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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).

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.

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

Woman claims negligence caused injury at Big Lots

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 2, 2018

GRETNA – A woman is seeking damages for an incident at a Big Lots.

Atlanta attorney reciprocally disbarred following fraud conviction

By Karen Kidd | Nov 16, 2017

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

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

By Mark Iandolo | Aug 3, 2017

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).

Federal government seeks to prohibit Louisiana woman from preparing tax returns

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 4, 2017

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

Wrongful death suit filed against Western Rivers Boat Management Inc.

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 26, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – An estate administrator has filed a wrongful death suit against an Arkansas company.

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

By John Sammon | Jun 23, 2017

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.

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

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 15, 2017

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

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 13, 2017

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

Baton Rouge woman alleged to have failed to notify Social Security of boyfriend's death

By Lhalie Castillo | May 1, 2017

BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge resident is accusing of unlawfully withdrawing supplemental security income benefits that were paid to her deceased boyfriend after his death.

Lafayette locals accuse VPPD of violating their constitutional rights

By John Myers | Mar 15, 2017

LAFAYETTE — Three Lafayette residents are accusing the Ville Platte Police Department of violating their constitutional rights — and their lawyer wants to see better treatment for all the area's citizens through a lawsuit.

U.S. prosecutes record number of shipping companies for alleged illegal dumping

By S. Laney Griffo | Mar 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice prosecuted a record number of cases involving shipping companies illegally dumping in U.S. waters in 2016.

Camden woman charged with faking Deepwater Horizon survivor's will

By Tabitha Fleming | Jan 20, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas woman has been indicted on charges that she created a fake will for a Deepwater Horizon survivor, giving the largest portion of his estate to her daughter following his death in an auto accident.

Family of deceased inmate sues Orleans Parish Sheriff

By Christopher Knoll | Dec 11, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman has been sued by the family of 34-year-old Orleans Parish inmate Calvin Thomas (a.k.a Calvin Deal).

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