Gregory W. Rome has been selected as a finalist for the Millenial Awards in the law category.
The Millennials honors dynamic young professionals who contribute to the community through public service, make significant strides in business sectors, or serve as cultural ambassadors.
Gregory W. Rome has been elected to serve in the Louisiana State Bar Association House of Delegates, the LSBA’s policy-making body. His term will begin at the LSBA’s 2015 annual meeting next June and will run for two years. Rome, along with four other attorneys from St. Bernard’s 34th Judicial District, ran for the District’s five seats in the House and were certified elected without contest.
This week, local news site nola.com again reported on the federal lawsuit filed by former Parish President Taffaro against St. Bernard Parish and several of its high-ranking officials. The firm represents several St. Bernard Parish employees in that lawsuit.
In the article, the reporter quoted extensively from Gregory Rome’s memorandum supporting his clients’ motion to dismiss the lawsuit:
Gregory Rome, the attorney representing most of the other parish government personnel named in the suit, argued that “Mr. Taffaro’s complaint tries to paint a picture of a Parish Government riddled with sinister actors working in the dark to destroy him.”
“Instead, it reveals Mr. Taffaro grasping at straws, carping about seemingly every real or imagined slight he has ever received, and desperately trying to justify his own bad behavior through the use of the federal courts,” Rome wrote.
Rome later argues that Taffaro’s complaint “piles paragraph upon paragraph of scandalous, irrelevant, and derogatory accusations in hopes that something will stick and that, perhaps if he blows enough smoke, the Court will infer the possibility of fire.”
Rome adds, “defamation requires more than an allegation that someone did something Mr. Taffaro did not like.”
Mr. Taffaro has not yet responded to the motion.
: The lawsuit against St. Bernard Parish and its employees has been dismissed
This week, Gregory W. Rome was elected to serve as the President of the St. Bernard Library Board of Control. The Board oversees the operation and development of the St. Bernard Parish Public Library. Mr. Rome joined the Board last year and will serve a one-year term as President.
Last year, Gregory W. Rome co-authored the Civil Law Dictionary with scholar and attorney Stephan Kinsella. The book has been getting some renewed attention lately.
Last month, Philip Gragg reviewed the Dictionary in the latest issue of LSU’s Journal of Civil Law Studies. From the article:
This work is a great access point to Louisiana law, particularly for those unfamiliar with the state. It is also a quick reference that could be used by practitioners.
And today, Jeff Richardson reviewed the electronic version of the Dictionary on his blog, iPhone J.D. His bottom line:
If you practice law in Louisiana, or if you just want to impress your friends with legal terms that almost sound naughty such “naked owner” and “usufruct,” then consider getting this ebook for your iPad and iPhone.
Congratulations to Mr. Rome on his accomplishment and its warm reception.
Recently, Louisiana’s Republican voters elected Gregory W. Rome to represent Congressional District 1 at this year’s state convention. There, Mr. Rome and his colleagues will shape the state party’s platform and, most importantly, will select the state’s delegation to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. That delegation will voice Louisiana’s choice in the Republican presidential nomination process. Congratulations to Mr. Rome and all this year’s state delegates.
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