NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Dallas attorney Richard Joseph Deaguero has been reciprocally suspended following an April 22 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over discipline imposed against him in three separate Texas proceedings.
NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Shreveport attorney Rebecca Lynn Vishnefski has been placed on probation following an April 22 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding less than six months after she was reinstated.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied a motion for summary judgment requested by Haza Foods of Louisiana LLC and Wendy’s International LLC in a personal injury lawsuit filed by Erin M. Marine.
New Orleans lawsuit puts 'politics ahead of hardworking citizens' best interests,' Pelican Institute says
The City of New Orleans filed a lawsuit against several oil and gas companies alleging their operations are harming the environment, but this action by the city may result in undesirable consequences, given the massive role the industry plays in the city.
BATON ROUGE — A day late filing a lawsuit remains a day late, even when the clerk's office closes its office and shuts down its fax machine before the day is done, a state appeals court recently ruled in a lawsuit over a 2016 auto accident.
NEW ORLEANS — A state appeals court has declined to order payment of legal costs for a man whose New Orleans attorney appealed a judgment of more than $500,000 in a legal malpractice judgment over a botched bankruptcy case.
NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans has joined six parishes that have filed a lawsuit alleging that oil and gas companies in Louisiana are contributing to coastal erosion, but drawing the opposition of a public policy group.
NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime Denver attorney Robert Wiegand II was reciprocally disciplined April 8 by a Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after he allegedly installed a surveillance camera in a restroom at his firm's office in Colorado.
NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime suspended Metairie attorney Michael Keith LeBlanc has been permanently disbarred following a April 8 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations he stole nearly $4,000 from his employer and then fled.
NEW ORLEANS – Retailer Dollar General, which was being sued by a customer after slipping and falling at one of its stores, has obtained a victory in court.
BATON ROUGE – A former student-athlete who was awarded over $650,000 in damages after suffering injuries during a disciplinary run he suffered while a part of the Grambling State University basketball team had his award upheld in a state appeals court.
Appeals court reverses ruling against couple suing professional engineer over mold claim in their home
BATON ROUGE – A Livingstone Parish couple who suffered damages because of mold in its house, and who had its claims dismissed, has obtained a victory in court.
Louisiana Lawsuit Absue Watch director critical of Terrebonne Parish's fight against coastal oil and gas firms
In an op-ed written by Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch director Lana Venable and published by Watchdog, Venable calls attention to a plan involving the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.
Court affirms exemption of peremption against Lafourche Paris Water District on pipeline construction
BATON ROUGE – The Lafourche Paris Water District, which was attempting to fight an exemption of peremption against a building company that has been building a pipeline, has suffered a loss in court.
NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana couple who sued a construction company and its insurer over alleged damages caused by a swimming pool installation has suffered a setback in court.
Attorneys will be only winners in lawsuits targeting energy industry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says
Lawsuits that target the energy industry and allege environmental damage from production activities decades ago are a growing problem in Louisiana, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says on its website.
It is no secret that Louisiana is often criticized for its proliferation of trial attorneys who make a profit by pursuing legal battles in which large settlements are attached. A recent tactic in Terrebonne Parish is being brought to light by Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch through an op-ed written by Lana Venable, director of LLAW, and published by Watchdog.
According to City Business, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is appealing the dismissal of a federal lawsuit alleging the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway’s repeated widening is cutting away at Louisiana’s land — particularly that of Vermillion Parish — and is contributing to coastal erosion.
Appeals court affirms ruling that health care lawyer is not entitled to disability benefits because of migraines
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit recently affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana that determined a New Orleans health care lawyer was not owed disability benefits from her employer after suffering migraines.