NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Disbarred Lafayette attorney Peter Brian Derouen faces possible permanent disbarment following a recommendation issued Aug. 19 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over complaints that included practicing law while ineligible.
Even though Tim Temple has 20 years of insurance industry experience, a university political science professor says his challenge in unseating Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon will be building a name for himself.
Louisiana’s long-serving Republican insurance commissioner is being faced with a challenger for the upcoming primary election in the Fall. Jim Donelon is being challenged by Tim Temple for the October 12 statewide election. Temple is a republican from the Baton Rouge area in Louisiana.
NEW ORLEANS — Longtime New Orleans attorney Lionel H. Sutton III, barred more than four years ago from representing clients in the Deepwater Horizon spill, has been suspended following an Aug. 2 Louisiana Supreme Court order released earlier today.
The director of civil justice, energy and environmental quality for the state's largest lobbying organization, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, said more work needs to be done to increase transparency and accountability in the state's judiciary.
Three government watchdog groups have launched an organization calling for election-year candidates – particularly those running for governor – to focus on education, state finances, criminal justice/public safety and transportation/infrastructure.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit affirmed summary judgment for Sun Life Assurance Co. in a case in which it was accused of miscalculating benefits on a work-related injury claim for more than a decade.
NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime Baton Rouge attorney Carl Binus Duke Jr., who represents clients in traffic court, has been indefinitely suspended following a July 31 Louisiana Supreme Court order and his arrest last month for DWI and other charges after a high-speed chase.
The backlash against Gov. John Bel Edwards for putting the state economy in a bad position thanks to his push toward parishes filing lawsuits against gas and oil companies continues to mount, including ciriticism from Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch.
NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Baton Rouge attorney Michael Treaman Bell faces possible disbarment following a recommendation issued July 31 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over multiple allegations of misconduct.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has granted judgment for Monsanto in a case involving alleged discrimination against an employee who weighed over 450 pounds.
NEW ORLEANS — Lafayette attorney Michael Sean Reid, disbarred late last year after abandoning his practice and for trust fund irregularities, now faces possible permanent disbarment following a recommendation issued July 26 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board hearing committee.