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 1997 News Releases

News Release #039

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 039

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

On the 7th day of May, 1997 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:
 

WRIT GRANTED WITH ORDER :

97-KK- 1213 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RON CRAWFORD (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - concurring in part, dissenting in part. I concur. The majority is correct insofar as the testimony subpoenas are concerned. However, I dissent as far as the subpoena duces tecum is concerned. I believe that the subpoena duces tecum should be honored. The trial court could then conduct an in camera review of the State's files.

LEMMON, J. - dissents from granting a summary reversal without affording respondent an opportunity to be heard especially in a non-emergency situation.

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

 

On the 8th day of May, 1997 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:
 

WRIT GRANTED IN PART WITH ORDER; SEE PER CURIAM; OTHERWISE DENIED :

97-C - 0527 BURTON OLIVIER, ET UX v. PATRICK D. LEJEUNE, ET AL (Parish of St. Martin)

VICTORY, J. - would grant and docket.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant and docket.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

 

On the 9th day of May, 1997 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:
 

WRITS GRANTED :

96-KO- 2953 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DONALD J. VALE (Parish of Jefferson)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-K - 0158 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DONALD J. VALE AND GAYLE P. NEIDHARDT (Parish of Jefferson)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0619 ANGELA COUVILLION v. REGENCY HOME HEALTH AND LOUISIANA WORKERS' COMPENSATION CORPORATION (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 2)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel; recused.

97-CC- 0742 STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH THE DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATION v. MCINNIS BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION (Parish of Caddo)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0744 PATRICK M. WARTELL & KRISTINE WARTELL v. WOMAN'S AND CHILDREN HOSPITAL INC. AND THE LOUISIANA PATIENT'S COMPENSATION FUND (Parish of Lafayette)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel; recused.


 

WRITS GRANTED WITH ORDER :

97-C - 0644 CARL JERRY ROUBIQUE, ETC. VERSUS AMERICAN NATIONAL PROPERTY & CASUALTY COMPANY (ANPAC), SHERIFF HARRY LEE, ET AL CONSOLIDATED WITH AMERICAN NATIONAL PROPERTY & CASUALTY COMPANY v. JEFFERSON PARISH SHERIFF SHERIFF AND CHARLES W. KNAPP, JR. (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

LEMMON, J. - would deny the writ.

97-CC- 0773 MELISSA A. FREEMAN v. MINOLTA BUSINESS SYSTEMS, INC. A SUBSIDIARY OF MINOLTA CORPORATION, MINOLTA CORPORATION & CHARLES HORTMAN (Parish of Caddo)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 0872 JEFF AND MARY POE, D/B/A BIG LAKE GUIDE SERVICE v. PPG INDUSTRIES, INC., AETNA CASUALTY & SURETY CO., INC., ET AL (Parish of Cameron)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.
 

WRIT TRANSFERRED TO COURT OF APPEAL FOURTH CIRCUIT :

97-KH- 1104 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DARRIN KENNY (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.
 

WRITS TRANSFERRED TO DISTRICT COURT :

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

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 0868 STATE EX REL MOSE A. REED v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 0946 STATE EX EL FELTON WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.
 

WRITS GRANTED IN PART WITH ORDER / DENIED IN PART :

95-KH- 2845 STATE EX REL ERNEST LEWIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

96-K - 2998 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILFRED JOSEPH (Parish of St. Charles)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel; recused.
 

REHEARINGS DENIED :

97-C - 0176 RICHARD P. IEYOUB, ATTORNEY GENERAL ex rel STATE OF LOUISIANA v. W.R. GRACE & CO.- CONN, ET AL (Parish of Calcasieu)

CALOGERO, C.J. - would grant rehearing and docket for argument.

LEMMON, J. - would grant rehearing and docket for argument.

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0179 RICHARD P. IEYOUB, ATTORNEY GENERAL ex rel STATE OF LOUISIANA v. W.R. GRACE & CO.- CONN, ET AL (Parish of Calcasieu)

CALOGERO, C.J. - would grant rehearing and docket for argument.

LEMMON, J. - would grant rehearing and docket for argument.

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0180 RICHARD P. IEYOUB, ATTORNEY GENERAL ex rel STATE OF LOUISIANA v. W.R. GRACE & CO.- CONN, ET AL (Parish of Calcasieu)

CALOGERO, C.J. - would grant rehearing and docket for argument.

LEMMON, J. - would grant rehearing and docket for argument.

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0181 RICHARD P. IEYOUB, ATTORNEY GENERAL ex rel STATE OF LOUISIANA v. W.R. GRACE & CO.- CONN, ET AL (Parish of Calcasieu)

CALOGERO, C.J. - would grant rehearing and docket for argument.

LEMMON, J. - would grant rehearing and docket for argument.

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.
 

RECONSIDERATION DENIED :

95-KH- 2363 STATE EX REL LESTER JONES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.
 

WRITS NOT CONSIDERED :

97-C - 0895 JOSEPH E. TASSIN, ET AL v. STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Grant)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0901 CROWELL LAND & MINERAL CORPORATION v. GEORGE FUNDERBURK, ET AL (Parish of Vernon)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.
 

WRITS DENIED :

96-KH- 0329 STATE EX REL MITCHELL COX v. JOHN P. WHITLEY, WARDEN (Parish of Washington)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 0339 STATE EX REL JOHN K. RICHARD v. JOHN P. WHITLEY, WARDEN (Parish of Jefferson)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 0484 STATE EX REL EMANUEL A. WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 0521 STATE EX REL LOUIS BRADY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 0523 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHARLES BUIE (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 0542 STATE EX REL ARNOLD PREDIUM v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 0575 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LIONEL DAY (Parish of Jefferson)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 0582 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DERRICK DRAKE ALSTON (Parish of Avoyelles)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel; recused.

96-KH- 0584 STATE EX REL ARTHUR BREAUX v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 0589 STATE EX REL GERALD D. JONES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 0626 STATE EX REL LOUIS HAMMOND v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 0628 STATE OF LOUISIANA EX REL MILTON SEGUE v. STATE OF LOUISISANA (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 2125 STATE EX REL RICHARD LAY v. WALTER REED D.A. (Parish of St. Tammany)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 2170 STATE EX REL VERNON FRANCIS v. 24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF JEFFERSON (Parish of Jefferson)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 2171 STATE EX REL NATHANIEL JACKSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 2180 STATE EX REL ROBERT JAMES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 2246 STATE EX REL SAM BANKS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

96-KO- 2546 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LEROY JOHNSON (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

96-K - 2938 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROBERT SPENCER (Parish of Calcasieu)

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

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

96-KO- 3027 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LEONARD G. EVERY (Parish of Terrebonne)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

96-KO- 3045 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JAMES WATKINS (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

96-KO- 3095 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RONALD BURNETT (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-K - 0001 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ANDREW BERGERON, III (Parish of Lafourche)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-K - 0007 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILLIS BRADFORD ALLEN (Parish of Bossier)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-K - 0015 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LARRY DELMORE (Parish of Jefferson)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel; recused.

97-K - 0016 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JERRY LEE HAMPTON (Parish of Rapides)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-KO- 0051 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JAMES FRANCIS (Parish of Jefferson)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0087 SAMUEL L. LIEBER v. CADDO LEVEE DISTRICT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION & DEVELOPMENT (Parish of Caddo)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-K - 0149 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DONALD J. VALE AND GAYLE P. NEIDHARDT (Parish of Jefferson)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

97-CC- 0514 SIMS MURRAY v. CITY OF BUNKIE, ET AL (Parish of Avoyelles)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0633 H. T. OLINDE, JR., MEREDITH H. LIEUX, EUGENE ROY, RAYMOND LONG, JAMES E.KISSNER, ESPER MARIONNEAUX, JR. GREG ROY, J. B. OLINDE, LEVY DABADIE, JR., HAROLD E. MORRIS, CRAIG A. MAJOR, FOR THEMSELVES AND ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHER SHAREHOLDERS OF GREAT GUARANTY BANCSHARES, INC. v. THE 400 GROUP, AND UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATION, AND GREAT GUARANTY BANCSHARES, INC. (Parish of Pointe Coupee)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel; recused.

97-C - 0671 DAVID LEE STEVENS, ET AL v. WAL-MART STORES, INC. (Parish of Lincoln)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

97-KK- 0790 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RENAN ARNOLD GILKES, JR. (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0793 STATE OF LOUISIANA, EX REL PLAQUEMINES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD v. PLAQUEMINES PARISH GOVERNMENT (Parish of Plaquemines)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0794 ANTOINE M. SAACKS, JR. v. CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, NEW ORLEANS POLICE DEPARTMENT ET AL

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel; recused.

97-C - 0803 HENRY MACON BRADFORD v. MARTIN J. O'NEILL, JR., M.D., ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 0807 IN RE: ASBESTOS PLAINTIFFS, ET AL v. BORDEN, INC., ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 0810 RUTH ANNE HENDERSON GRAY v. GRAND CASINOS OF LOUISIANA, INC.- TUNICA-BILOXI, INC. ET AL (Parish of Avoyelles)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel; recused.

KNOLL, J. - recused.

97-C - 0813 GLENNWOOD J. LANDRENEAU AND MAFFIE LANDRENEAU v. NATIONAL AFFILIATED INVESTORS LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Rapides)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 0814 ELIZABETH WILSON v. DR. MARTIN L. BELL AND PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER OF BATON ROUGE (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0815 SARA EVON MOORE v. BANCROFT BAG, INC. AND F. A. RICHARD & ASSOCIATES, INC. (Office of Workers' Compensation District # E1)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0817 JAMES G. SALLES AND JOHN G. SALLES v. CHUN PO CHEUNG AND LUK WONG CHEUNG (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0818 GILBERT HENRY v. M/G TRANSPORT SERVICES, INC. (Parish of Plaquemines)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

97-OC- 0828 JOHN AND AURA KARAGIANNOPOULOS v. STATE FARM FIRE & CASUALTY COMPANY AND SUTTON CORPORATION (Parish of Jefferson)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0832 JERRY CHANDLER v. PETRON, INC. (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 2)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-KK- 0833 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RONALD THOMAS (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0834 GARY D. ALDERMAN, ET AL v. CITY OF SHREVEPORT (Parish of Caddo)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

97-C - 0839 SCOTT DOUGLAS v. MERCURY MARINE (Parish of Grant)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-KK- 0852 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHARLES G. STUMPF, JR. (Parish of St. Tammany)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

MARCUS, J. - would grant the writ.

97-C - 0870 ROBERT S. MILLER v. LOUISIANA CASINO CRUISES, INC. (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 0873 DONALD J. OUBRE AND JEANINE V. OUBRE v. UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION, CAMERON CAILLOUET, LARRY RILEY AND MIKE PARKER (Parish of St. James)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

97-C - 0874 WAYDE C. BERTHELOT v. SILVER OAK CASUALTY, INC., ET AL

(Parish of Iberia)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

97-OC- 0876 TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK v. DORIS L. CONTE, JOSEPH P. CONTE, JR. ET AL SUSAN CAROL CONTE, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 0877 CHERYL FRANKLIN v. CYTEC INDUSTRIES, INC. AND WALK, HAYDEL & ASSOCIATES, INC. (Parish of Jefferson)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

97-CC- 0878 LOIS ADAMS v. MARATHON OIL COMPANY (Parish of St. John Baptist)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 0886 RONALD C. CLARK, AS NATURAL TUTOR OF RICHARD LEE CLARK, RONALD JAMES CLARK, AND ARTHUR DWAYNE CLARK v. RONALD J. MELTZER AND SINSHEIMER & MELTZER, INC., P.S. (Parish of Tangipahoa)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0887 ALLENMAN, PATRICK ET AL v. CAMPBELL, PAUL D. ET AL (Parish of Lafayette)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0888 MONA MECHE, ET VIR v. WAL-MART STORES, INC. AND ALL CONSOLIDATED CASES (Parish of Lafayette)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0889 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOSEPH POLK (Parish of St. Bernard)

KIMBALL, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

97-CD- 0890 MELVIN M. L. McELWEE, SR., D/B/A OXY AQUA FILTER SYSTEMS OF LOUISIANA v. JEFFERSON PARISH, OFFICE OF COUNCIL AND G.C.R. AND ASSOCIATES, INC. (Parish of Jefferson)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0891 DEWEY JOHNSON, ET UX v. LAKE CHARLES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, ET AL (Parish of Calcasieu)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0893 JOHN H. DESHAUTELLES v. SOUTH CENTRAL BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY (Parish of West Feliciana)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

97-C - 0894 MILLERS CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY OF TEXAS v. ESTATE OF WADE BREAUX (Parish of Iberia)

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

KIMBALL, J. - would grant the writ.

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-CJ- 0897 STATE OF LOUISIANA, IN THE INTEREST OF S.P., J.P., AND C.P. v. BONNIE POWELL COLLINS (Parish of Sabine)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 0902 DANIEL J. BOUTTE AND HIS WIFE, SANDRA BOUTTE INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF THEIR MINOR CHILD, SANDI BOUTTE, AND HIS SONS, DANIEL J. BOUTTE, JR. AND ERNEST MAMOLO, III v. JEFFERSON PARISH HOSPITAL SERVICE DISTRICT NO. 1, D/B/A WEST JEFFERSON GENERAL HOSPITAL, CHARITY HOSPITAL IN NEW ORLEANS, ET AL (Parish of Jefferson)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-KK- 1053 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CALVIN ELSPHAGE (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel; recused.

 

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