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Louisiana high court disciplines Colorado lawyer suspected of installing camera in restroom

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

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.

Metairie attorney permanently disbarred after allegedly embezzling almost $4,000

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

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.

April 8: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana docket for motor vehicle cases

By The Louisiana Record | Apr 16, 2019

The following motor vehicle-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on April 8. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana: Actions Taken on April 8

By The Louisiana Record | Apr 16, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity on April 8 in the suits below:

District court grants summary judgment to Dollar General in slip and fall case

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 16, 2019

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.

State appeals court upholds $659,000 award for former Grambling basketball player

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 16, 2019

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

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 16, 2019

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.

GOLD WEEMS BRUSERS SUES & RUNDELL: Firm Prevails in Constitutional Challenge to Elected Official’s Assumption of Office

By Press release submission | Apr 16, 2019

Gold, Weems, Bruser, Sues & Rundell issued the following announcement on April 11.Gold Weems attorney, B.

GAINSBURGH BENJAMIN DAVID MEUNIER: Settlement Reached Resolving Xarelto Multidistrict Litigation Claims

By Press release submission | Apr 15, 2019

Our firm--which, through its partner Gerald Meunier as Co-Liaison Counsel, had a leadership role on behalf of plaintiffs--is pleased to announce that the makers of the popular blood-thinner Xarelto® have agreed to a $775,000,000 settlement to resolve litigation by patients who suffered bleeding injuries after taking the prescription drug.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Castille Elected to Board of Baton Rouge Area Foundation

By Press release submission | Apr 15, 2019

Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP issued the following announcement on April 9.Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Preston Castille has been elected to the board of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF), a community foundation and nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Louisiana's capital region.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF LOUISIANA: U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with Shreveport event

By Press release submission | Apr 15, 2019

In observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 7 to 13, 2019, U.S. Attorney David. C. Joseph was the guest speaker on Monday at the annual proclamation ceremony in Shreveport, hosted by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office, which was at the Shreveport-Caddo Government Plaza on Travis Street.

Louisiana Lawsuit Absue Watch director critical of Terrebonne Parish's fight against coastal oil and gas firms

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 15, 2019

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

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 15, 2019

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.

Federal court grants summary judgment for insurer in swimming pool construction case

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 15, 2019

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.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Taylor Porter Sponsors National Security and Foreign Affairs Communications Summit

By Press release submission | Apr 15, 2019

Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP issued the following announcement on April 9.LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication hosted CNN military and diplomatic analyst Rear Admiral John Kirby USN (ret) and Vice President of Government Operations Communications at The Boeing Company Gordon Johndroe for “Classified Communications: Messaging for National Security and Foreign Affairs” on April 8.

Court activity on April 12: USI INSURANCE SERVICES LLC vs MERRICK T MATTTHEWS

By The Louisiana Record | Apr 14, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity in the suit brought by USI INSURANCE SERVICES LLC against MERRICK T MATTTHEWS and PAUL'S INSURANCE SERVICES, LLC on April 12: 'Complaint With Jury Demand Against All Defendants (filing Fee $ 400 Receipt Number 053l-7569058) Filed By Usi Insurance Services Llc. (attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cov

Court activity on April 12: Margaret Burtchaell vs Sandoz Inc.

By The Louisiana Record | Apr 14, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity in the suit brought by Margaret Burtchaell, William Burtchaell and Harold E. Newsome against Sandoz Inc. on April 12: 'Complaint With Jury Demand Against All Defendants (filing Fee $ 400 Receipt Number 053l-7568656) Filed By William Burtchaell, Margaret Burtchaell. (attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2

Attorneys will be only winners in lawsuits targeting energy industry, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 13, 2019

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.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana: Actions Taken on April 5

By The Louisiana Record | Apr 13, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reported the following activity on April 5 in the suits below:

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