&&& The Louisiana Senate passed a bill on March 20 to postpone any slander lawsuits filed against people who allegedly have been victims of sexual assault. If the House approves it, courts will be required to postpone any slander lawsuits filed against alleged sexual assault victims.
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 has granted an unopposed motion to approve attorneys’ fees, expenses and a service award in a junk fax class-action lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company accused of violating telephone harassment statutes.
NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney and former Orleans Parish traffic and civil judge Ronald J. Sholes has been publicly reprimanded following an April 2 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations he failed to adequately supervise a non-lawyer assistant.