Louisiana

Death Penalty

Prosecutor: I was ‘arrogant, judgmental, narcissistic’ in capital prosecution of now-exonerated man

Family Law

As a growing number of states enact ‘rehoming’ laws, Facebook reportedly disables adoption page

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge sanctions 3 lawyers, says they can’t file oil spill claims against BP

Criminal Justice

Lawyer gets 1-day suspended sentence in taxicab incident; civil rights suit by driver is ongoing

Criminal Justice

Judge kicks defense lawyer off attempted murder case for failing to participate

Criminal Justice

Ex-con arrested in alleged murder plot against high-profile criminal defense lawyer

Criminal Justice

Lawyer is beaten unconscious in New Orleans; neither his Rolex nor his cash was taken

Criminal Justice

Lawyers face public intimidation charges for reaction after police kick in their door

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