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 1997 News Releases

News Release #056

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 056

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

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

INTERIM SUSPENSION ORDERED :

97-B - 0624 IN RE: BARRY ERROL EDWARDS

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

 

On the 19th day of June, 1997 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:
 

WRIT GRANTED WITH ORDER :

97-KK- 1625 CITY OF KENNER v. P. J. HAHN (Parish of Jefferson)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.
 

WRIT TRANSFERRED TO COURT OF APPEAL FIFTH CIRCUIT:

97-CD- 1634 GERARD W. RAMOS v. MARIANNE MURDOCK RAMOS (Parish of Jefferson)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.
 

APPLICATION DISMISSED ON RELATOR'S MOTION:

97-KK- 1632 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DYCIE SHERON BENNETT (Parish of Ouachita)
 

STAY GRANTED:

97-CC- 1568 CITIZENS AGAINST LAWSUIT ABUSE v. MARILYN SPITZFADEN, ET AL (Parish of East Baton Rouge)
 

WRIT DENIED :

97-CC- 1645 GERARD W. RAMOS v. MARIANNE MURDOCK RAMOS (Parish of Jefferson)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

 

On the 20th day of June, 1997 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:
 

WRITS GRANTED :

96-KK- 2060 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RONNIE K. HONGO (Parish of Sabine)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel; recused.

97-C - 1074 ANGELA ARMSTRONG HICKEY AND SHAWN EDWARD HICKEY v. CENTENARY OYSTER HOUSE, ET AL (Parish of Caddo)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1076 STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT v. SAUL STONE, ET UX (Parish of St. Charles)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel; recused.

97-C - 1086 NEIL HARRISON, ET AL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS AND OFFICE OF STATE POLICE, ET AL (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1125 NEIL HARRISON, ET AL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS AND OFFICE OF STATE POLICE, ET AL (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.
 

WRITS GRANTED WITH ORDER :

96-K - 1702 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. SULLIVAN WALTER (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

96-KP- 2761 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JAMES BUNCH (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.
 

WRIT GRANTED AND TRANSFERRED TO COURT OF APPEAL FOURTH CIRCUIT :

97-KH- 1489 STATE EX REL KENNETH FRANCIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.
 

WRITS GRANTED IN PART WITH ORDER / DENIED IN PART :

95-KH- 1762 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RODERICK MANSHACK (Parish of Jefferson)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

96-KD- 2390 STATE EX REL PERCY DAVIS v. BURL CAIN, WARDEN (Parish of Caddo)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.
 

STAY ORDER VACATED; CASE REMANDED:

96-CC- 2672 CITY OF HAMMOND AND MAYOR RUSSELL "TIPPY" DEPAULA v. BOARD OF ETHICS FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS, R. GRAY SEXTON AND RICHARD IEYOUB, ATTORNEY GENERAL

KIMBALL, J. - votes to remand the case to the court of appeal.

JOHNSON, J. - votes to remand the case to the court of appeal.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.
 

DISBARMENT ORDERED:

97-B - 0811 IN RE: MITCHELL FERRAND

See Per Curiam.

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.
 

TRANSFERRED TO DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL; SEE ORDER:

97-OB- 1004 IN RE: GARY M. SILVA

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.
 

CONSENT DISCIPINE GRANTED; SEE PER CURIAM:

97-B - 1296 IN RE: JUDITH ZOBLE GARDNER

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.
 

DISMISSED AS PREMATURE: SEE PER CURIAM:

97-CD- 1297 CITY OF MARKSVILLE v. JUDGE ANGELO J. PIAZZA, III JUDGE, MARKSVILLE CITY COURT (Parish of Avoyelles)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel; recused.
 

MOTION TO ENFORCE GRANTED WITH ORDER:

96-KH- 1296 STATE OF LOUISIANA EX REL GERARD DAVE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.
 

RECONSIDERATIONS DENIED :

95-KH- 0297 STATE EX REL LOUIS WHITE v. RICHARD STALDER (Parish of Caddo)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

96-K - 2224 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. FABIAN EARL LOGWOOD (Parish of Natchitoches)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.
 

WRITS NOT CONSIDERED :

97-C - 1140 SUNRAY SERVICES, INC. v. THE CITY OF MINDEN (Parish of Webster)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-CP- 1210 WILLIAM KRAFT, JR. AND WILLIAM JOSEPH KRAFT v. ABBIE ANN CATHCART ADAM, RAYMOND WILLIAM ADAM, ABBIE ANN ADAM MALDINI AND JAMES ARMSTRONG (Parish of St. Tammany)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.
 

WRITS DENIED :

96-KH- 1000 STATE EX REL ARTHUR EVANS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 1183 STATE EX REL CURTIS R. JAMES v. JOHN P. WHITLEY, WARDEN (Parish of Vernon)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 1189 STATE EX REL TIM PRICE v. KELLY WARD, WARDEN WADE CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Parish of Jefferson)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 1190 STATE EX REL PAUL MAYHO v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 1199 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JUDITH K. BRISTER (Parish of Vernon)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 1207 STATE EX REL MANUEL FLEMING v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 1217 STATE EX REL JOHNNY A. NIEL, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Beauregard)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 1225 STATE EX REL TRAVIS COLEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of West Carroll)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 1227 STATE EX REL WILBERT BRUNO v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 1230 STATE EX REL PEDRO DIAZ v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 1250 STATE EX REL HAYWARD PREVOST v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 1251 STATE OF LOUISIANA EX REL RALPH CHAPMAN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 1274 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILFRED DEAS (Parish of St. Tammany)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 1275 STATE EX REL ROBERT LANDRY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 1306 STATE OF LOUISIANA EX REL JOSEPH L. PARKS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

96-KH- 2003 STATE EX REL WILBERT BRUNO v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

96-KK- 2610 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. SAMUEL GREEN (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

96-K - 2828 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. KENNETH TAYLOR (Parish of Lafayette)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel; recused.

96-K - 2891 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MIKELL TRUDELL (Parish of Rapides)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

96-KO- 3031 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MIKELL TRUDELL (Parish of Rapides)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-KO- 0228 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROBERT POLK (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-K - 0232 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DONALD MILLER (Parish of Assumption)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-K - 0234 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TERRENCE MEYERS (Parish of Jefferson)

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

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

97-K - 0245 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. GARY BEHRENS (Parish of St. Tammany)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-KO- 0248 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RICKY DAVIS (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-KO- 0256 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. GERALD JEROME WILLIAMS (Parish of Terrebonne)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-KO- 0257 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WALLACE J. BREAUX (Parish of Calcasieu)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-K - 0277 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DERRICK WOODBERRY (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-KO- 0280 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROBERTO PEREZ (Parish of St. Tammany)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-KO- 0288 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. PATRICK CASSIUS MCCLENDON (Parish of Washington)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-KO- 0289 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. SHAWN BRYAN FOSTER (Parish of Terrebonne)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 0953 FRANK PALISI, ET AL v. CITY OF NEW ORLEANS FIRE DEPARTMENT (Office of Workers' Compensation District #8)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-KK- 1006 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LESTER DENIS (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

97-C - 1065 EVELYN VERCHER v. JEROME DAVIS, J. MICHAEL DOYLE, LESTER SCHWAB, MARINA KAHN AND JOHN BAKER IN THEIR CAPACITIES AS MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

97-CD- 1084 ENTERGY GULF STATES, INC. v. LOUISIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

MARCUS, J. - would grant the writ.

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1093 BARBARA K. KERNER, ET AL v. MAURICE GUILLOT REALTY, INC., ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

MARCUS, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

97-C - 1101 RONALD BANDY v. INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY

(Office of Workers' Compensation District # 1W)

MARCUS, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1106 JEROME ADAMS v. CAJUN DISPOSAL, INC. AND LOUISIANA EMPLOYERS' SAFETY ASSOC. (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 9)

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

LEMMON, J. - dissents from the denial of certiorari and assigns reasons.

KIMBALL, J. - would grant the writ.

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1135 A-JACK'S BAIL BONDS v. KEVIN ALLEN & LESLIE BROWN (Parish of Ouachita)

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1136 GRACIE ROSALINE WILLOCK OWENS v. REUBEN WILLOCK AND GLORIA WILLOCK (Parish of Jackson)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1137 ACADIAN CYPRESS & HARDWOODS, INC. v. FRED PIAZZA d/b/a GENESEE MILL WORKS AND HAROLD WEST d/b/a HAROLD WEST CONSTRUCTION (Parish of Tangipahoa)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1138 DEBORAH L. LAFITTE, ET AL v. RUBEN M. COMPTON, SR., ET AL (Parish of Claiborne)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-KK- 1144 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILLIE POWELL (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

97-C - 1145 SONYA JOHNSON WILLIAMSON ETAL v. HAYNES BEST WESTERN OF ALEXANDRIA MR. AND MRS. H. L. HAYNES, INDIVIDUALLY, BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL, INC. AMERICAN GENERAL FIRE AND CASUALTY COMPANY, TRANSAMERICA INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

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

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

97-C - 1146 BECKY LYVONNE VIRGILLITO, ET AL v. WENDELL R. BUCK, AND STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH THE LOUISIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (Parish of Caddo)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-KK- 1147 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. GEORGE A. CELLA, III (Parish of St. Tammany)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1154 VERNEL JAKART TITUS v. CAPITOL CITY TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. AND YVONNE E. REED (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

97-C - 1155 EDNA BINGHAM v. RYAN CHEVROLET-SUBARU, INC. (Parish of Ouachita)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1156 CHARLES L. LIBERTO, III ET UX v. WILFRED J. DAUZAT (Parish of Rapides)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1157 JERRY GARNER AND CHRISTINE GARNER v. CITY OF BATON ROUGE (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1162 HOSPITAL SERVICE DISTRICT NO. 1 OF JEFFERSON PARISH D/B/A WEST JEFFERSON MEDICAL CENTER v. ROBERT TIMOTHY REDMOND AND TIMOTHY K. LAMY (Parish of Jefferson)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel; recused.

KNOLL, J. - would grant to address ERISA issue only.

97-C - 1164 EVERETT CHAPMAN v. FRANNY L. POIRRIER, ET AL (Parish of Iberia)

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1165 DEBBIE BOUTIN, NATURAL AND LEGAL PARENT OF/AND JOSHUA BOUTIN, JORDAN BOUTIN AND JOSHUA BOUTIN v. OAKWOOD VILLAGE NURSING HOME, D/B/A OAKWOOD NURSING HOME (Parish of Lafayette)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1169 NORRIS BAUDOIN v. VERMILION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD (Parish of Vermilion)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1171 TEKESHIA MITCHELL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, DOTD, ET AL (Parish of DeSoto)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1172 MARILYN GUILLOT v. BLUE CROSS OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Avoyelles)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel; recused.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

97-C - 1175 BENNIE COKER v. TOWN OF GLENMORA C/W CHARLES F. WAGNER, D.A. v. BENNIE COKER (Parish of Rapides)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1179 MARY LOU DOUCET v. CITY OF JENNINGS, ET AL

(Office of Workers' Compensation District # 3)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

97-C - 1180 DWAYNE D. JUDICE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, ET AL (Parish of Iberia)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 1181 MACK E. BARHAM v. THOMAS E. RICHARD (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1183 DWAYNE D. JUDICE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, ET AL (Parish of Iberia)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1184 RANDY MARTIN, ET UX v. CNA INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Lafayette)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1185 BARNEY SILK, SR. (KIRA SILK, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF MINOR, KAROLINA SILK) v. MICHAEL SILK

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1188 JONATHAN J. JETER, ET AL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (Parish of Rapides)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

97-KK- 1198 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. SHARONA A. LAFLEUR (Parish of Calcasieu)

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-OC- 1205 SUCCESSION OF ANNA MARIE ALEXANDER WIDOW OF E. J. RALPH (Parish of Jefferson)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1208 BECKY LYVONNE VIRGILLITO, ET AL v. WENDELL R. BUCK, AND STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH THE LOUISIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (Parish of Caddo)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-C - 1211 DWANA HYATT, WIFE OF/AND HARVEY HYATT v. MELVIN J. GRINNELL AND ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD (Parish of St. Tammany)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 1289 JESSE WIED v. TRCM, LLC (Parish of Ouachita)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

MARCUS, J. - dissents from the denial for reasons assigned by Lemmon.

LEMMON, J. - dissents from the denial and assigns reasons.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

97-C - 1293 FRANK PALISI, ET AL v. CITY OF NEW ORLEANS FIRE DEPARTMENT (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 8)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-CC- 1322 SHARON WARD ET AL v. RH INVESTMENT CORPORATION INC., ET AL (Parish of Jefferson)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - votes to grant and reinstate the judgment of the trial court.

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

KNOLL, J. - votes to grant and reinstate the judgment of the trial court.

97-KP- 1355 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. EUGENE MCKNIGHT, A.K.A. DARREN PEROT, A.K.A. JACOB MCDANIEL, A.K.A. JACOB MCKNIGHT (Parish of St. Tammany)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 1466 STATE EX REL GARY PRATER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Beauregard)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 1558 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CARL J. LIGHTELL (Parish of Plaquemines)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 1559 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOHNNY RAY LUNA (Parish of Jefferson)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

 

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