Top News

Jefferson Parish officers succeed in getting false arrest, excessive force claims dismissed in suit claiming rights violations

Jefferson Parish law enforcement officers were partly successful in their attempt to dismiss a lawsuit that accused them of violating the constitutional rights of a man taken into custody based on a May 16 opinion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Court denies motion by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to dismiss copyright infringement suit

Famous hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis couldn’t convince the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to dismiss a copyright infringement case against them based on a May 17 opinion.

New Orleans' Downtown Development District claims city may have improperly diverted special funds to pensions

A May 15 report from KSLA-TV said the Downtown Development District of New Orleans, a local agency working on economic growth and revitalization, filed a lawsuit in Orleans Parish Civil District Court claiming the city of New Orleans is diverting funds meant for other activities to its pension funds.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of NISCO consolidated tax case

LAKE CHARLES – The Louisiana Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion May that upheld an order from the 14th Judicial District Court in Calcasieu Parish that decided procedural issues and ordered dismissal of a consolidated tax case involving taxpayer and Lake Charles electric generating company Nelson Industrial Steam Co. (NISCO) and the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

LADB hearing committee split over suspension for Baton Rouge attorney

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Doris McWhite Weston faces possible suspension following a split recommendation issued May 17 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee for allegedly converting funds owed to a third party.

Thibodaux attorney reinstated to active status after nearly 3 years of inactivity

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Thibodaux attorney David Grant Arceneaux has been restored to active status following a May 18 Louisiana Supreme Court order after almost three years on inactive status.

Baton Rouge attorney suspended after admitting misconduct in 2 client matters

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Raushanah Shakia Hunter has been suspended following a May 18 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after she stipulated to violating professional conduct rules in two client matters.

Federal court won't allow appeal of attorneys' fees dispute order stemming from Chinese-made drywall litigation

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied a motion to appeal an attorneys’ fees allocation dispute order that arose as part of a Chinese-manufactured drywall products liability litigation, according to an order filed May 7.

Company being sued by New Orleans firm over distribution of confidential documents wins partial battle in court

NEW ORLEANS – An Iowa-based bonding company that allegedly distributed confidential information during a training session had several counts against it in suit filed by a New Orleans-based company dismissed according to a May 7 opinion with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Court dismisses suit alleging attempt to win concert tickets triggered unwanted marketing texts

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana woman’s attempt to win concert tickets that turned into a case involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was dismissed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana according to May 8 opinion.

Orleans Civil District Court Judge Clare Jupiter succumbs to stroke complications

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Civil District Court Judge Clare Jupiter has passed away due to complications from a stroke, according to The Times-Picayune.

Lawsuit claims gender discrimination against Caddo Correctional Center

A woman has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against Caddo Correctional Center for promoting a man she previously hired to a position they both sought.

Embattled Gonzales attorney voluntarily transferred to disability inactive status

Gonzales attorney Anthony Terrell Marshall, practicing in Louisiana for 22 years, has been voluntarily transferred to disability inactive status following a May 11 Louisiana Supreme Court hearing, held more than two years after he was suspended by a federal court for alleged misconduct in two civil matters.

Worker files $3 million claim for alleged injuries working on Hess Stampede

​​​​​A man is suing Hess Corporation for a steel cabinet that allegedly fell on him, causing injuries, during work he was performing for Hess. The lawsuit also claims as a foreign operation Hess does not have the authority to do business in Louisiana.

Pipefitter injured in platform incident files claim against employers

Fieldwood Energy LLC and Facilities Consulting Group LLC are being sued after an employee alleges he was injured in a work incident due to the negligence of the defendants.

Covington attorney disbarred for using trust account as slush fund

A Covington attorney who practiced law for nearly half a century leaves the profession in disgrace following his disbarment.

Federal judge denies 60-year-old woman's age and disability discrimination claims against Tulane University

A woman’s age and disability discrimination claims against a New Orleans university fell short, according to a decision filed on May 8 for the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Federal judge awards UPS worker $65,000 in damages after 500-pound delivery fell on his hand

A UPS worker was rewarded more than $65,000 after he suffered an accident while delivering a 500 pound piece of furniture according to a May 7 opinion in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

New Orleans environmental attorney placed on probation following 2014 cyberstalking charge

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — New Orleans-based environmental attorney Stuart H. Smith, practicing in Louisiana for almost 32 years, has received a voluntary deferred suspension following a May 11 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after he was convicted of cyberstalking.

Houston attorney permanently disbarred following allegations in single client matter

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Houston attorney Jose W. Vega, admitted to the bar in Louisiana 1993, has been permanently disbarred following a May 11 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding.