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 1998 News Releases

News Release #022

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 022


FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


On the 13th day of March, 1998 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

STAY DENIED; WRIT DENIED :

98-CC- 0641 GUY A. COPOUS, SR., ET AL v. U-HAUL COMPANY OF LOUISIANA, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - concurs. Relator may reraise the continuance issue as an assignment of error on appeal in the event of an adverse judgment.

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

On the 16th day of March, 1998 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT DENIED :

98-CC- 0650 SUSAN FORD FISER, ETAL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA THROUGH DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT, ET AL (Parish of Rapides)

MARCUS, VICTORY & TRAYLOR, JJ. - would grant the writ, being of the opinion that the blanket request for production of an entire claims file is over broad. we would remand to the trial court permitting relators to renew their discovery requests by stating generally the types of documents that they seek and by showing prejudice, undue hardship, or injustice from the denial of the production. La. Code Civ. Proc. 1462. If the types of documents appear to be relevant to the plaintiffs' claims, the trial court should conduct in camera inspections of the claims files to determine the discoverability of the documents.

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

STAY DENIED; WRIT DENIED:

98-CC- 0654 IN RE: SEPTEMBER 25, 1996 CHEMICAL EXPOSURE IN PLAQUEMINE, LOUISIANA; LUCIEN TEMPLET, JR., ET AL v. HYDROCHEM, INC. ET AL (Parish of Iberville)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

LEMMON, J. - would stay proceeding in Templet action.

On the 17th day of March, 1998 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

STAY DENIED; WRIT DENIED :

98-KK- 0666 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RODNEY COLEMAN (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

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