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 1997 News Releases

News Release #100

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 100

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

On the 11th day of November, 1997 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT GRANTED WITH ORDER :

97-CC- 2830 SHEILA LAWSON, LISA PRINCE, AND KIMBERLY KADY v. DR. JEFFREY STRAUS, LOUISIANA EYE CENTER OF NEW ORLEANS, P.C., D/B/A STRAUS EYE AZAR MEDICAL SURGICAL AND LASER EYE CENTER, MEDICAL CARE INTERNATIONAL CONTINENTAL CASUALTY CO. AND ST. PAUL INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel; recused.

On the 13th day of November, 1997 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

INTERIM SUSPENSION ORDERED:

97-B - 2638 IN RE: C. WILLIAM GERHARDT

See Order.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

In the 14th day of November, 1997 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRITS GRANTED :

97-C - 1938 MICHELLE AUCOIN, ET AL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (Parish of East Baton Rouge) (Consolidated with No. 97-C-1967)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1967 MICHELLE AUCOIN, ET AL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (Parish of East Baton Rouge) (Consolidated with No. 97-C-1938)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 1997 GEORGE UNDERWOOD, JR. AND DESSIE UNDERWOOD v. LANE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, ET AL (Parish of East Feliciana)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2005 EARL J. ADAMS, JR., ET AL v. J. E. MERIT CONSTRUCTION, INC., ET AL (Parish of Plaquemines)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

WRITS GRANTED WITH ORDER :

97-KH- 1691 STATE EX REL JONATHAN STEVENSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-KK- 1837 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TOMMY CAGE (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 1972 DEBRA WILLIAMS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS LEGAL TUTRIX OF HER MINOR CHILDREN v. STEVEN J. GALLIANO, ET AL (Parish of Terrebonne)

CALOGERO, C.J. - would grant and docket.

LEMMON, J. - would grant and docket.

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

JOHNSON, J. - would deny the writ.

97-CC- 2125 KAREN BEARD, ET AL v. JOHN E. WILSON, ET AL (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

KIMBALL, J. - would deny the writ.

JOHNSON, J. - would deny the writ.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2137 ROBERT DIMM AND ALICE DIMM v. DR. GUY P. ZERINGUE AND LOUISIANA MEDICAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Lafourche)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2325 ROBERT H. CARR, III AND KATHLEEN CARR, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF ALL PERSONS SIMILARLY SITUATED v. GAF, INC., GAF BUILDING MATERIALS CORP., STATE ROOFING AND SUPPLY COMPANY, INC. AND FONTAINE LUMBER COMPANY, INC. (Parish of Pointe Coupee)

See Per Curiam.

JOHNSON, J. - concurs in the result.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2356 MARZELL IKE DUMAS, ET AL v. ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Ouachita)

See Order.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel; recused.

WRIT TRANSFERRED TO COURT OF APPEAL FIFTH CIRCUIT :

97-KH- 2743 STATE EX REL PATRICIA VAN WINKLE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

WRIT TRANSFERRED TO DISTRICT COURT :

97-CI- 1764 FELIX A. PRICE v. COMMISSIONER OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

WRITS GRANTED IN PART WITH ORDER / DENIED IN PART :

97-K - 1491 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DONALD EMMETT LANGLOIS (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - would grant and docket.

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-KP- 1590 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. FELTUS CARTER (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

APPLICATION DISMISSED ON RELATOR'S REQUEST:

97-K - 1715 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. GLENN A. BORCHERS (Parish of Jefferson)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.


MOTIONS TO ENFORCE GRANTED WITH ORDER:

95-KH- 0731 STATE EX REL ALVIN LEWIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

MOTIONS TO ENFORCE GRANTED WITH ORDER:

96-KH- 2418 STATE EX REL DARRELL JOHNSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 0681 STATE EX REL LIONEL JACKSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

RECONSIDERATION GRANTED; APPLICATION WAS TIMELY FILED; WRIT DENIED:

97-C - 1804 HUBERT E. RICHARD, ET UX v. CLAUDE HOLLIS GOOCH, ET UX (Parish of Vermilion)

MOTION TO ENFORCE DENIED:

97-KH- 0855 STATE EX REL LIONEL TOLBERT v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

RECONSIDERATIONS DENIED :

97-KH- 0049 STATE EX REL JAMES J. FETTERLY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafourche)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1404 MIDDLEBERG, RIDDLE & GIANNA v. THE HOME INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1520 SHYRONE TITUS, JR. v. CAPITOL CITY TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. ET AL (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1639 SUSAN LAPEYRONNIE v. DIMITRI EYE CENTER, INC. (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

WRITS DENIED :

97-KH- 0548 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MICHAEL WILLIAMS (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 0789 STATE EX REL JESSE BELL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 0841 STATE EX REL JOHN M. WARRICK v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 0842 STATE EX REL FLOYD DARBY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 0843 STATE EX REL RANDOLPH MATTHIEU v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafayette)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 0845 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CARL J. GILLIAM, JR. (Parish of St. Mary)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 0846 STATE EX REL DANIEL F. BEACH v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Mary)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 0847 STATE EX REL LARRY E. BROWDER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 0849 STATE EX REL FRANK GREEN v. STATE 0F LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 0850 STATE EX REL DONALD RAY SMITH v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Bossier)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 0904 STATE EX REL SHELLY WALTON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-K - 1424 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MELVIN C. HUNTER (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-KO- 1470 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROBERT POOLER (Parish of Livingston)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-KO- 1473 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. OLIVER FRAZIER (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 1493 WILLIAM R.G. SMITH v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION; BILL LYNCH, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA; AND STEVEN IRVING, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS THE ATTORNEY FOR THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-KO- 1496 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOHN THOMPSON (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-K - 1524 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROBERT A. STEWART (Parish of Caddo)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-KO- 1535 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CLEOPHA FREDERICK (Parish of Tangipahoa)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-K - 1537 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RUSSELL ROSS RUBIN (Parish of Evangeline)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-K - 1541 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DEBRA SCOTT (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

97-KP- 1565 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LAMON LAMAR MOODY, IV (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant and docket.

97-CC- 1600 MARZELL IKE DUMAS, ET AL v. ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Ouachita)

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel; recused.

97-KH- 1672 STATE EX REL CONRAD BECKER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-CI- 1690 JOHN R. ORTEGO v. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-CI- 1697 RICKIE WESTFALL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Bossier)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 1760 STATE EX REL JOHN D. LYNCH, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 1768 STATE EX REL MICHAEL FRANCOIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Mary)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 1796 STATE EX REL WILLIAM WHITE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Ouachita)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-KK- 1844 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JAMES RAY ALFORD (Parish of Union)

CALOGERO, C.J. - would grant the writ.

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

KIMBALL, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1863 NEWMAN GREENHOUSE v. LAFAYETTE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Avoyelles)

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel; recused.

97-C - 1940 GLORIA D. STRICKLAND v. ED LAYRISSON, SHERIFF OF TANGIPAHOA PARISH (Parish of Tangipahoa)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - concurs in the denial, pointing out that this is a no cause of action and not a motion for a summary judgment.

KNOLL, J. - concurs in the denial, pointing out that this is a no cause of action and not a motion for summary judgment.

97-C - 1986 PATRICIA ANN MISTICH, ET AL. v. VOLKSWAGEN OF GERMANY, INC., ET AL. (Parish of St. Bernard)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1994 PATRICIA ANN MISTICH, ET AL v. VOLKSWAGEN OF GERMANY, INC. ET AL (Parish of St. Bernard)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1999 PATRICIA ANN MISTICH, ET AL v. VOLKSWAGEN OF GERMANY, INC. ET AL (Parish of St. Bernard)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 2002 EDDIE HARRIS, JR. v. VENTURE TRANSPORT, INC. C/W HOUMA PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC v. VENTURE TRANSPORT, INC. (Office of Workers'Compensation District # 9)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-CP- 2014 VELBERT M. REED, SR. v. LAYMON GODWIN, ET AL (Parish of Ouachita)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 2018 JAMES HUMPHREYS, JR., ET AL v. ROBERT J. GOHRES, ET AL (Parish of Jefferson)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 2026 ARTHUR DAVIS v. CAJUN BAG AND SUPPLY CO. (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 4)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

97-C - 2036 RANDY STEED v. STOKES TOWING COMPANY, INC. (Parish of St. John Baptist)

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 2037 DAISY LEE WARNER v. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 2038 KENNETH P. JONES v. WILLIAM OWENS, TYRONE OWENS, ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY, REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY AND EDDIE HALEY (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2040 WILLIAM YOUNG v. BICHAN PARTNERSHIP (Parish of Jefferson)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

97-C - 2042 JOSEPH JOFFRION v. CHARLES PURCELLO, ET AL (Parish of Jefferson)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2053 IN RE: FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY v. LAUDRICK JONES (Parish of Avoyelles)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-KK- 2056 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MATTHEW MARCHAND (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2060 N-Y ASSOCIATES, INC. v. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE ORLEANS LEVEE DISTRICT (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 2067 LOIS J. NICHOLS v. WAL-MART STORES, INC. (Parish of Rapides)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 2068 BESSIE C. CUMMINGS v. WAL-MART STORES, INC. ET AL (Parish of Rapides)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2076 RONALD CARTER, ET AL v. THOMAS A. MAXWELL, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-KK- 2090 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DAMON DAUSSAT (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2092 MARILYN BURGE MITCHELL WIFE OF/AND ROBERT WAYNE MITCHELL v. A BONANO AGENCIES, INC. d/b/a BONANO INSURANCE AGENCY, INTERSTATE GUARANTY INSURANCE COMPANY, ABC INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of St. Tammany)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 2099 TUCKER DICKSON v. LUCKY PIERRE'S WORLD BEAT AND SCOTTSDALE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 2102 RAYMOND HOLMES AND THE UNITED TEACHERS OF NEW ORLEANS v. ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2104 MICHAEL WAYNE FLORES AND MELISSA FLORES v. CITY OF SHREVEPORT, ET AL (Parish of Caddo)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2108 PATRICIA SMITH, WIFE OF/AND EVAN SMITH, JR. v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, NAUTILUS PIPE & TOOL COMPANY, INC. AND JOHN C. GORDON (Parish of Terrebonne)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2115 SUSAN LECOMPETE SHIFTER v. JOHN H. HAMMEL, III, AND ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 2118 ROSEMARY NIKLAUS v. JOSEPH H. BELLINA, M.D., ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2120 SUSAN LECOMPETE SHIFTER v. JOHN H. HAMMEL, III, AND ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-KK- 2134 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. PATRICIA O'SHEA AND MICHELLE NIEMEIR (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 2138 SYLVIA JOSEPH SHEAR, ALAN SHEAR AND ANNETTA SHEAR KRELITZ v. SAMUEL SHEAR A/K/A SAM SHEAR AND SHIRLEY GOODMAN SHEAR (Parish of Jefferson)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2141 JO ANN KUEBEL WILLIAMS v. FRANK B. WILLIAMS (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant and reinstate the judgment of the trial court.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant and reinstate the judgment of the trial court.

97-C - 2142 KATHERINE WARD v. JOSEPH VIZZINI, ET AL (Parish of Jefferson)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2156 DANIEL LOMBAS, ET AL v. GREAT AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Iberia)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2157 IN RE: ASBESTOS PLAINTIFFS, ET AL v. BORDEN, INC., ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 2158 DEANNE BLANCHARD v. DR. FRED F. PETMECKY (Parish of Jefferson)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

 

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