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 1998 News Releases

News Release #034

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 034


FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


On the 24th day of April, 1998 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

BY KNOLL, J. :

97-C - 1938 C/W 97-C - 1967 MICHELLE AUCOIN, ET AL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF RANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

For the foregoing reasons, the judgment of the court of appeal is reversed and set aside on the issue of reduction of medical damages, and the judgment of the trial court is reinstated to that extent. Otherwise, the decision of the court of appeal is affirmed. AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART AND RENDERED.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel. Rule IV, Part 2, Section 3.

MARCUS, J. - dissents and assigns reasons .

LEMMON, J. - subscribed to the opinion and assigns additional reasons .

KIMBALL, J. - subscribes and additionally concurs for additional reasons assigned by Lemmon, J.

JOHNSON, J. - dissents.

TRAYLOR, J. - dissents and assigns reasons.


PER CURIAM:

96-CC- 1982 TRANSIT MANAGEMENT OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA, INC., v. COMMISSION ON ETHICS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

(Commission on Ethics for Public Employees)

ON REHEARING

Accordingly, the decision on original hearing that advisory opinions of the Commission on Ethics for Public Employees are not subject to review by the court of appeal under either its appellate or supervisory jurisdiction is reinstated.

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel. Rule IV, Part 2, §3.

97-K - 2802 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. FRANK H. COLEMAN, JR.

(Parish of Cameron) (Distribution of Cocaine)

Accordingly, the decision of the court of appeal is reversed, and this case is remanded for consideration of the defendant's remaining assignments of error.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel; recused.

JOHNSON, J. - dissents.

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