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FORMAN WATKINS: Gault and Ritchie Obtain Bench Trial Verdict

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Feb 4, 2019

Win Gault and Spencer Ritchie obtained a bench trial verdict in favor of an oil and gas company in a contractual indemnity action pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

FORMAN WATKINS: FormanWatkins Welcomes Mandi Murphy as Director of Human Resources

By Press release submission | Jan 21, 2019

Forman Watkins & Krutz is proud to announce Mandi Murphy has joined the Firm as Director of Human Resources.

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.

FORMAN WATKINS & KRUTZ LLP: 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

By Press release submission | Jan 13, 2019

The 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars selections have been made, and we are proud to announce that 6 of our attorneys were among those selected!

From Legal Newsline

Trucking company not liable for hitting addict who wandered onto 'dark Louisiana highway'

By Carrie Salls | Nov 8, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Mississippi upheld a jury verdict that absolved Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC and its employee, Will Gates, for blame in an accident in which Gates struck a pedestrian who wandered onto the highway, according to an Oct. 25 opinion.

FORMAN WATKINS & KRUTZ LLP: Abbott and Maccherone Win Summary Judgment on Behalf of Fortune 500 Client

By Press release submission | Oct 7, 2018

New Orleans partners, Charles Abbott and Amy Maccherone, recently won a significant motion for summary judgment on behalf of a Fortune 500 company whose business involves the manufacturing of, among other things, marine diesel engines.

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.

FORMAN WATKINS & KRUTZ LLP: Firm Welcomes New Associates in Jackson & New Orleans Offices

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Forman Watkins & Krutz is pleased to announce the additions of Taylor Herring White and Margaret McLaughlin to the Firm.

FORMAN WATKINS & KRUTZ LLP: FormanWatkins Promotes Experience of Labor & Employment Practice Group in Recognition of Labor Day

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Sep 5, 2018

FormanWatkins’ labor and employment law practice offers a comprehensive mix of counseling and litigation services.

FORMAN WATKINS & KRUTZ LLP: Forman Watkins Attorneys Recognized in 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers

By Press release submission | Aug 24, 2018

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP is pleased to announce attorneys named to the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Suit claims Stine Seed sold African-American Louisiana farmers sullied soybean seeds

By Angela Underwood | Jul 16, 2018

African-American farmers in Louisiana have faced discrimination for far too long and it ends now, according to Thomas Burrell, president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA).

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.

Court reverses decision in dispute over $40,000 in unpaid materials for renovation project

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 5, 2018

The Louisiana Fourth District Court of Appeal has reversed a lower court’s judgement against a contractor by an unpaid material supplier.

From Legal Newsline

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.

University of Southern Mississippi seeks dismissal of former football player's suit

By Justin Stoltzfus | Feb 16, 2018

BATON ROUGE – An unusual lawsuit against the University of Southern Mississippi involves a former football player suing over allegations of discrimination on the basis of a medical condition and claiming the university violated Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act by discussing his condition with staff.

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

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).

Minnesota Life Insurance Co. seeks interpleader in insurance beneficiary dispute

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 12, 2017

LAFAYETTE – An insurer is seeking the court's help with a dispute among several individuals in relation to the beneficiaries of an insurance policy.

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