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INJUNCTION AGAINST CITY AFFIRMED

May 17, 2019

On May 8, 2019 in a 32 page opinion in case number 2018-CA-0726 a three judge panel  of the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal consisting of Judges Roland L. Belsome,  Joy Cossich Lobrano and Tiffany G. Chase affirmed the August 1, 2018 decision of Civil District Court Judge Piper Griffin which had enjoined the City of New Orleans from unlawfully diverting ad valorem tax proceeds  due and owing to the Downtown Development  District  of the City of New Orleans (DDD)…

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Our attorneys have served as advisors to a wide range of clients on matters involving legal, business, governmental and judicial ethics as well as the development of internal codes of conduct. They have successfully represented lawyers charged with violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct, judges charged with violation of judicial canons,  government  officials charged with violations of state and city ethics codes and business, governmental and non-profit organizations in need of internal codes of conduct. Included amongst our attorneys who practice in this area are lawyers who have: a) chaired Hearing Committees of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board  responsible for adjudicating issues involving attorney misconduct, 2) chaired Panels of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board responsible for hearing appeals of Hearing Committee decisions and making recommendations for lawyer discipline to the Louisiana Supreme Court, and 3) served as expert witnesses in legal malpractice and attorney fee disputes where rules of professional conduct were at issue.

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