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District court dismisses 2 counts in construction companies' breach of contract dispute

By Charmaine Little | Nov 12, 2018

A construction subcontractor was only partially victorious in its breach of contract lawsuit against a related business in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on October 25.

Alleged assailant dismissed from case against Baton Rouge General Medical Center

By Charmaine Little | Nov 12, 2018

After a mentally impaired patient was fatally beaten, the State of Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit determined on Oct. 25 that the man who allegedly assaulted him should legally be dismissed from the personal injury lawsuit.

Expert testimony dismissed in man's accidental death from bow and arrow

By Charmaine Little | Nov 12, 2018

On Oct. 24, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth District affirmed a lower court’s testimony that barred an expert witness’s testimony from an accidental death involving a bow and arrow.

Disciplinary panel recommends Hammond attorney's third petition for reinstatement be rejected

By Karen Kidd | Nov 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Hammond attorney Leonard E. Yokum Jr., admitted to the bar in Louisiana more than 50 years ago and suspended for almost a decade, may not be conditionally reinstated following a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court.

Louisiana Oil and Gas Association praises Plaquemines Parish Council for attempt to withdraw from coastal lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 8, 2018

After the Plaquemines Parish Council voted 4-3 on a measure to withdraw from a coastal lawsuit that threatens the oil and gas industry, Gifford Briggs, president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) published a response to the vote titled "Changing the Trajectory."

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.

Covington attorney disbarred over unearned fees, other allegations

By Karen Kidd | Nov 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Ineligible Covington attorney Raymond Charles Burkart III has been disbarred following a June 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over multiple allegations in a consolidated matter.

New Orleans attorney disbarred over multiple allegations of writing worthless checks

By Karen Kidd | Nov 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans attorney Tracey Michel Favorite has been disbarred following a Nov. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding allegations she wrote a series of bad checks over three years.

Sanctioned Mamou attorney permanently disbarred following allegations in Deep Water Horizon case

By Karen Kidd | Nov 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Disbarred Mamou attorney Timmy James Fontenot has been permanently disbarred following a Nov. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding allegations that included stealing from a client.

Ineligible Leesville attorney suspended 2 years, ordered to pay restitution

By Karen Kidd | Nov 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Ineligible Leesville attorney Bradley O. Hicks has been suspended following a Nov. 5 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding allegations arising from complaints in multiple client matters.

Mandeville attorney on probation, Baton Rouge attorney indefinitely suspended in separate Supreme Court actions

By Karen Kidd | Nov 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Mandeville attorney Linda Louise Stadler received a fully deferred suspension and Baton Rouge attorney Durward D. Casteel was voluntarily and indefinitely suspended in separate Nov. 5 actions by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense sees likelihood of questionable lawsuits fueling rise in insurance rates

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 7, 2018

Recent lawsuits filed against truck drivers regarding incidents that allegedly occurred at the same Gentilly truck stop are raising questions about the legitimacy of the lawsuits and eliciting comments from several groups and organizations, including the Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense.

State's high court upholds dismissal of ethics charges against prosecutor in wrongful murder conviction

By Karen Kidd | Nov 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – The Louisiana Supreme Court recently upheld a decision to dismiss ethics charges against former Jefferson Parish prosecutor Ken John Dohre in the wrongful conviction of an Avondale man who then spent more than 15 years in prison before he was exonerated in the 1996 stabbing death of Waggaman woman.

Truck stop lawsuits may hint at a crisis in the commercial auto insurance market, LABI says

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 6, 2018

A number of lawsuits have been filed for traffic accidents that allegedly took place at a Gentilly truck stop, leading some lawyers to become suspicious about the suits and raising the possibility that Louisiana residents, who already pay some of the highest auto insurance premiums in the country, may be made to pay even more, a posting on wdsu.com said.

Suspended DeRidder attorney facing permanent disbarment for professional conduct violations

By Karen Kidd | Nov 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Suspended DeRidder attorney Mitchel M. Evans II faces permanent disbarment for violating professional conduct rules following a recommendation issued Oct. 30 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

Teacher sues Opportunities Academy over alleged sexual assault by student

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 6, 2018

A charter school teacher is suing the charter school network that operates one of the schools over an alleged sexual assault by a student.

Leukemia patient's negligence case is remanded to civil district court

By Charmaine Little | Nov 6, 2018

Judge Barry W. Ashe of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted a man’s motion to remand a toxic tort case on Oct. 17.

LADB recommends suspension for Baton Rouge attorney who allegedly converted funds

By Karen Kidd | Nov 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Doris McWhite Weston faces possible suspension following a recent Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court after she allegedly converted funds owed to a third party.

LADB recommends extended disbarment for New Orleans attorney

By Karen Kidd | Nov 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Disbarred New Orleans attorney Greta L. Wilson faces a possible extended disbarment period following a recent Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court over misconduct in a single client matter.

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