FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
FROM: CLERK OF
SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA
handed down on the 22nd day of March, 1996
, are as follows:
LEMMON, J. :
- 0801 RUMAE NELL ANDRUS v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE
INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Lafayette)
For these reasons,
the portion of the judgment of the court of appeal awarding
$125,000 for past and future physical pain and suffering
is reduced to $75,000. The remainder of the judgment
of the court of appeal is set aside, and the judgment
of the trial court is reinstated.
O. Hightower, Court of Appeal, Second Circuit, sitting
by assignment in the vacancy created by the resignation
of Dennis, J.
VICTORY, J. not
on panel. Rule IV, Part 2, Section 3.
- dissents from that part of the opinion holding any
physical pain award of less that $75,000 to be unacceptable,
but readily concurs in all other aspects.
- 1409 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. BILLY CAMPBELL AND
WILSON CAMPBELL (Parish of Evangeline) (Attempted Jury
while we affirm that part of the Third Circuit's decision
reversing relators' convictions and sentences, we vacate
the court of appeal's order discharging relators from
custody and remand this case to the district court for
further proceedings in accord with the law.
WATSON, J., -
dissents for the reasons assigned by Justice Lemmon.
J., - dissents and assigns reasons.