Louisiana

Legal Ethics

Judge is suspended for 30 days over trip to lawyer’s hunting ranch after $1.2M case was settled

Government Law

Judge wins re-election but is now too old to serve on bench

Health Law

TRO bans incinerated Ebola waste from being transported to Louisiana

Business of Law

Litigation success brings layoffs for 17 attorneys at law firm representing Halliburton

Criminal Justice

Bankruptcy lawyer surrenders law license to avoid federal prosecution

Criminal Justice

Former law firm worker takes plea in $197K embezzlement case

Careers

Ex-prosecutor blames Ambien, job pressure for Web posts he resigned over; says few were work-related

Labor & Employment

Popeyes Chicken franchisee agrees to settle HIV discrimination claim with EEOC

Environmental Law

BP grossly negligent in Gulf oil spill, federal judge rules; company could face $18B in penalties

Constitutional Law

Federal judge upholds Louisiana ban on gay marriage, sees rational basis in democratic process

Criminal Justice

DA promises ‘appropriate action’ after defense lawyer allegedly scuffles with prosecutor

Consumer Law

Louisiana suit claims State Farm emphasizes costs over safety with preferred auto repair shops

Disability Law

Louisiana Supreme Court settles ADA probe by DOJ over mental-health queries on bar application

Internet Law

Gadfly buys website in DA’s name after he lets registration expire

Tort Law

Office manager sues after ex-client fires dozens of rounds at law firm

Criminal Justice

Lawyer is charged with cyberstalking after allegedly sending harassing text message to club owner

Business of Law

Kelly Hart opens New Orleans office with 6-lawyer team from Gordon Arata

Legislation & Lobbying

Posed cadavers at funerals in Puerto Rico allowed under 2012 law; a New Orleans trend?

Criminal Justice

New Orleans lawyer gets probation on money-laundering charge

Criminal Justice

Elevator conversation results in new trial for BP engineer convicted in Deepwater Horizon case