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BAR / DISCIPLINARY / ETHICS

1.Attorney suspended for assisting his paralegal in the unauthorized practice of law.
In re: Lionel Lon Burns, 2017-B-2153 (La. 05/0 1/18) [14 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 5
     Exercising its original jurisdiction over bar disciplinary matters pursuant to La. Const. art. V, Section 5(B), the Court suspended respondent from the practice of law for o... view full summary
2.Attorney disbarred after multiple arrests and failure to cooperate.
In re: Debra L. Cassibry, 2017-B-2045 (La. 05/01/18) [14 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 5
     Exercising its original jurisdiction over bar disciplinary matters pursuant to La. Const. art. V, Section 5(B), the Court disbarred respondent, an attorney admitted... view full summary
3.Attorney disbarred for conversion of settlement funds due medical provider.
In re: John Morris Dunn, III, 2018-B-0340 (La. 05/11/18) [13 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 5
     Exercising its original jurisdiction over bar disciplinary matters pursuant to La. Const. art. V, Section 5(B), the Court disbarred respondent, an attorney admitted... view full summary
SUCCESSIONS

4.Revocation clause in absolutely null testament did not revoke prior testaments, despite being in form of authentic act.
Succession of Charles George Harlan, 2017-C-1132 (La. 05/01/18) [16 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 5
     The decedent, Charles Harlan, died in November 2015 and was survived by his second wife, Xiaoping Harlan, and four adult children from his first marriage. In litigation ov... view full summary
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

5.Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure applies to motions for summary judgment filed in Ethics Advisory Board administrative proceedings.
Board of Ethics in the Matter of Jordan Monsour, 2017-C-1274 (La. 05/01/18) [5 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 5
     The Louisiana Board of Ethics (LBE) filed formal charges against respondents, Walter Monsour and Jordan Monsour. Respondents filed motions for summary judgment ... view full summary
CRIMINAL

6.District judge recused based on relationship with widow of victim.
State v. Kevin Dale Daigle, 2018-KD-0634 (La. 04/30/18) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 5
     Defendant was charged in the 14th JDC with first degree murder resulting from the 2015 shooting death of Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent. Amon... view full summary
7.Court grants evidentiary hearing in habeas case alleging ineffective assistance based on failure to challenge faulty identifications.
State v. LeRoy Jackson, 2016-KP-1100 (La. 05/01/18) [11 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 5
     Defendant was found guilty of armed robbery and two counts of attempted armed robbery that occurred in 2009 and was sentenced to fifty years in prison as a second felony o... view full summary
8.Court reverses grant of evidentiary hearing in habeas case alleging ineffective assistance based on rejection of plea agreement.
State v. Dennis Johnson, 2017-KP-0514 (La. 05/11/18) [5 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 5
     In August 2015 defendant was offered a fifteen-year sentence as a second-felony habitual offender in exchange for a guilty plea. The offer was rejected through counsel. Si... view full summary