|FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
|FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA
The Per Curiams handed down on the 14th day of February, 2014, are as follows:
2013-C -1424 SHENAN SMITH PURVIS v. GRANT PARISH SCHOOL BOARD AND JANA LASHLEY (Parish of Grant)
For the reasons assigned, the judgment of the court of appeal is reversed. The judgment of the district court is reinstated in its entirety.
JOHNSON, C.J., dissents for reasons assigned by Justice Knoll.
KNOLL, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
HUGHES, J., dissents with reasons.
IN RE: SETH CORTIGENE AND NEWTON B. SCHWARTZ, SR.
Upon review of the findings and recommendation of the hearing committee, the findings, recommendation, and ruling of the disciplinary board, and considering the record, briefs, and oral argument, the court hereby renders the following orders of discipline: It is ordered that Seth Cortigene, Louisiana Bar Roll number 19528, be and he hereby is disbarred. Mr. Cortigene’s name shall be stricken from the roll of attorneys and his license to practice law in the State of Louisiana shall be revoked. It is further ordered that Newton B. Schwartz, Sr. shall be enjoined for a period of three years from seeking admission to the Louisiana bar or seeking admission to practice in Louisiana on a temporary or limited basis, including, but not limited to, seeking pro hac vice admission before a Louisiana court pursuant to Supreme Court Rule XVII, § 13 or seeking limited admission as an in-house counsel pursuant to Supreme Court Rule XVII, § 14. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel is directed to report this judgment to all jurisdictions in which Mr. Schwartz is currently admitted. All costs and expenses in the matter are assessed against respondents in accordance with Supreme Court Rule XIX, § 10.1, with legal interest to commence thirty days from the date of finality of this court’s judgment until paid.
KNOLL, J., dissents in part with reasons.