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Indicted Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda King isn’t taking an attempt to abolish her seat lying down. King filed a motion Friday seeking to intervene in Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s legal bid to do away with her Section E seat.
A single firm, Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams of Metairie, La., near New Orleans, has signed up about 800 clients, mostly from Nassau and Queens, and has filed more than half the existing suits. The Rain Law Firm of Hallandale Beach, Fla., has 450 local clients.
Ferrari racers defy danger in Avondale event, raise money for Scouts
As lawsuits against the company mount, one stands out for its financial depth. A case brought last month in New Orleans by Western Express says that Pilot Flying J's scheme to defraud the trucking company cost it more than $75 million.
John Houghtaling listed in the roster of attorneys in the Pilot cases.

Lawyers, Guns and Money

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Article By: Matt Labash
Publisher: The Weekly Standard
Published On: 2/1/1998

Wendell Gauthier loves to smile. Sure, the most renowned class-action lawyer in New Orleans possesses many other trademarks. He has full-bodied Atticus Finch hair, and he's tailored like a mogul from Milan. With a soft Cajun accent, he's a fount of country-lawyer malapropisms (he says his old friend Edwin Edwards, the frequently indicted former governor of Louisiana, has a "photogenic mind"). But Gauthier's defining characteristic is the infectious, perpetual, coprophagous grin. Indeed, an opposing lawyer once objected to a judge that Wendell Gauthier smiled too often. With his track record, who wouldn't?