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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.

Woman claims she was injured in fall at a Marriott pool

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A woman claims that she was injured on a dangerous platform around a pool.

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.

Suntrust Mortgage claims that it is owed more than $150,000

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 1, 2018

A company is seeking more than $150,000 in sums due.

Louisiana appellate court partly sides with Citgo in dispute over damages awarded to men exposed to chemicals

By Charmaine Little | May 24, 2018

A Louisiana appellate court has partly sided with a gas company that had challenged a trial court’s decision to award eight plaintiff’s damages after they were exposed to dangerous levels of chemicals, according to a recent opinion in the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal.

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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).

Man seeks damages for fall at truck rental business

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 26, 2018

GRETNA –A man is seeking damages for a trip and fall in a bathroom.

Woman says tire fell off her car after having it serviced

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 7, 2018

GRETNA –A woman is seeking damages, claiming that a tire fell off of her car after having it serviced.

Federal judge hands down scathing memorandum to Under Armour's legal team in personal injury lawsuit

By Stacey O'Connor | Feb 25, 2018

On Feb. 16, U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark L. Hornsby issued a scathing memorandum to Under Armour Retail of Louisiana LLC’s legal team, Lawrence and Associates, after they failed to properly follow court orders while attempting to prove why their case should be removed from state court and moved to federal court.

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.

Man was struck by hotel's umbrella while on the beach

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 15, 2018

GRETNA –A man claims that he was struck by an umbrella while on vacation.

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 seeks damages after slipping in sewage

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 15, 2017

GRETNA –A woman claims that she was caused to trip and fall in raw sewage on her front walkway.

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).

Roto-Rooter alleges company owes more than $5,000

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 26, 2017

GRETNA – Roto-Rooter alleges a customer has not paid more than $5,000 for services and materials.

Johnson & Johnson to pay $586,408 settlement to Louisiana for selling defective medicines

By John Severance | Jul 6, 2017

The crux of the settlement resolves allegations that Johnson & Johnson sold medicines that did not meet federal quality requirements.

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.

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.

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