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  • Lawyer: shooting defendant mentally impaired

    April 5, 2014 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Defense lawyers say a 57-year-old Slaughter man is mentally disabled and therefore cannot be executed if he is convicted of killing two people and wounding a third at a Baton Rouge construction firm in 2009. The Advocate reports that lawyers for Richard Matthews filed court... more »
  • Pistorius lawyer scrutinizes police investigation

    March 13, 2014 7:37 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A photograph of Oscar Pistorius' blood-stained prosthetic legs was used by his chief defense lawyer Thursday to attempt to show that the athlete was wearing them, as he says, when he broke down a toilet door with a cricket bat to get to the girlfriend... more »
  • Lawyer re-nominated for federal judgeship in B.R.

    January 4, 2013 4:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - President Barack Obama has re-nominated Shelly Deckert Dick to fill a vacancy on the federal bench in Baton Rouge. Dick, a Baton Rouge attorney, originally was nominated in April 2012. She is one of 33 candidates for federal judgeships who were re-nominated Thursday by Obama.... more »
  • NFLPA hires lawyer for Saints bounties

    April 2, 2012 6:33 AM

    The NFL Players Association told players involved in the New Orleans Saints' bounty case that there is a chance they could face criminal charges and it hired outside counsel to represent them if needed. While Commissioner Roger Goodell weighs how to punish the two dozen or so players the league... more »
  • Law license of disgraced judge's lawyer suspended

    March 14, 2012 10:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans bankruptcy attorney who represented a former federal judge removed by Congress has been suspended from practicing law in Louisiana for 30 days. Tuesday's order by the Louisiana Supreme Court stems from allegations that Claude Lightfoot Jr. advised then-U.S. District Judge Thomas Porteous and... more »
  • Arrested lawyer staying on case

    March 8, 2012 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge Parish public defender arrested last month for allegedly trying to enter the state penitentiary at Angola with marijuana will continue to represent a man accused of killing two women and wounding a third at a Baton Rouge business in 2009. Fred... more »
  • Lawyer: Sheriff innocent; his arrest political

    August 3, 2011 7:05 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Defense attorney Taylor Townsend says Winn Parish's jailed sheriff is innocent of federal drug charges and of possible state charges. The Town Talk of Alexandria reports that Louisiana's attorney general is investigating the way Albert D. "Bodie" Little does business as sheriff. Caddo Parish Assistant District... more »
  • Lawyer asks for $10M in desegregation case

    May 11, 2011 8:39 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The attorney who filed the original desegregation lawsuit against the St. Landry Parish School Board in 1965 is seeking nearly $10 million in legal fees for his work on the case over the past 46 years. The Advocate reports Opelousas attorney Marion Overton White has asked... more »
  • Fired aide's lawyer: complaint is sex assault

    December 30, 2010 9:31 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against fired mayoral aide Rick Seaton, his attorney confirmed Thursday. The attorney, Marty Stroud of Shreveport, said the investigation is in its early stages, and sexual assault covers a broad spectrum of possible allegations. Mayor Cedric Glover... more »
  • New Restrictions on Lawyer Advertising

    October 5, 2010 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A pair of plaintiffs attorneys are asking a federal appeals court to rule that some of the Louisiana Supreme Court's new restrictions on lawyer advertising are unconstitutional and can't be enforced. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday on... more »
  • Lawyer: Unions causing flap over Filipino teachers

    September 21, 2010 9:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attorney for a California company accused unions of igniting the controversy over Filipino teachers recruited to work in East Baton Rouge Parish and other public-school systems. Universal Placement International is appealing a Louisiana Workforce Commission hearing officer's order that it refund $1.8 million in... more »
  • Lawyer Who Handled Payouts For 9/11 Will Administer $20 Billion To Victims Of The Spill

    June 25, 2010 7:04 PM

    LAROSE, La. (AP) - Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer who handled payouts for families of Sept. 11 victims and will administer the $20 billion fund set up to compensate victims of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, spent about an hour Friday answering questions and explaining how the... more »
  • Tucker Denies Deliberate Killing of Lawyer Bill

    June 22, 2010 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - House Speaker Jim Tucker said Tuesday that last-minute haggling over a bill to let the attorney general use contingency fee contracts for oil spill litigation wasn't designed to kill the bill, as Senate President Joel Chaisson contends. The issue sharply divided the two chambers, with... more »

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