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 1998 News Releases

News Release #043

NEWS RELEASE # 043

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


On the 8th day of May, 1998 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

STAY DENIED; WRIT DENIED :

98-CC- 1220 EARL J. HEBERT, JR. v. MID SOUTH CONTROLS AND SERVICES INC. (Parish of Lafayette)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

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

INTERIM SUSPENSION ORDERED; SEE ORDER:

98-B - 1209 IN RE: LYNN B. HUGHES, JR.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

PETITION FOR TRANSFER TO DISABILITY INACTIVE STATUS GRANTED; SEE ORDER:

98-OB- 1210 IN RE: STEWART M. THOMAS

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

WRIT DENIED :

98-KK- 1278 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LEON RUFFIN (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

On the 15th day of May, 1998 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRITS GRANTED :

98-C - 0715 TIMOTHY W. KITE d/b/a TIMOTHY KITE ENTERPRISES v. GUS KAPLAN, INC. AND GUSTAVE KAPLAN C/W GUS KAPLAN, INC. v. TIMOTHY KITE ENTERPRISES (Parish of Rapides)

(Consolidated with No. 98-C-0751)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 0751 TIMOTHY W. KITE d/b/a TIMOTHY KITE ENTERPRISES v. GUS KAPLAN INC. AND GUSTAVE KAPLAN C/W GUS KAPLAN, INC. v. TIMOTHY KITE ENTERPRISES (Parish of Rapides)

(Consolidated with No. 98-C-0715)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 0816 LESLIE RUSSELL, ET AL. v. CHARLES NOULLET, JR., ET AL. C/W JUANITA SLACK MILLER, WIFE OF/AND FREDERICK C. MILLER, JR., ET AL. v. CHARLES NOULLET, JR., ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.


98-CJ- 0922 STATE OF LOUISIANA IN THE INTEREST OF S.M., ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 0924 BELINDA HEBERT, ET AL. v. BROWN BOTTLING GROUP, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Acadia)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

WRITS GRANTED WITH ORDER :

98-KP- 0262 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MICHAEL D. MOORE (Parish of Calcasieu)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.


98-CC- 0896 WILLIAM TAYLOR AND GEORGETTE TAYLOR v. W. DAVID ROWELL, BENNIE L. MATTHEWS, STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY AND AUDUBON INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.


98-KH- 1021 STATE EX REL DARRIAN FRANKLIN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.


98-KH- 1096 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. EARNEST DAVIS (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.


98-CC- 1190 SEA MAR, INC. ET AL. v. ROWAN COMPANIES, INC. (Parish of Iberia)

LEMMON, J. - concurs and assigns reasons.

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - concurs and assigns reasons.


WRIT GRANTED AND TRANSFERRED TO COURT OF APPEAL FIFTH CIRCUIT :

98-KH- 1149 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RICKY SEABERRY (Parish of Jefferson)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

WRITS GRANTED AND TRANSFERRED TO DISTRICT COURTS :

98-KH- 1020 STATE EX REL RAY P. LANDRY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 1140 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RAY A. RATTLER (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

WRIT GRANTED IN PART WITH ORDER / DENIED IN PART :

97-KH- 2124 STATE EX REL PURNELL E. MILLER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.


APPLICATIONS DISMISSED AT RELATORS' REQUEST:

98-KH- 0236 STATE EX REL ALFRED BROWN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.


98-KH- 0602 STATE EX REL ALFRED BROWN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.


MOTIONS TO ENFORCE DENIED:

97-KH- 0451 STATE EX REL RUCHELL CINQUE MAGEE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Washington)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.


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

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 2073 STATE EX REL AHMAD MUHAMMAD A/K/A LOMAS J. ROUBION v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 2526 STATE EX REL LEONARD HEBRARD v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.


RECONSIDERATIONS DENIED :

98-CC- 0258 JOHNNIE L. CHATMAN, ET AL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 0287 RONALD K. THOMAS v. LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, ET AL. (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 0383 TERRA NOVA INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED v. "JOE" PAFFORD AND RITA PAFFORD OR OTHER LEGAL GUARDIAN OF THE MINOR, KERRY PAFFORD AND/OR KERRY "DOE", "JOE" ARMOND AND SHARON ARMOND, AS LEGAL GUARDIANS OF THE MINOR, PHILLIP ARMOND; NICHOLAS CHRISTIANA, AS LEGAL GUARDIAN OF THE MINOR, MICHAEL CHRISTIANA; ABC INSURANCE COMPANY, DEF INSURANCE COMPANY AND GHI INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Jefferson)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 0411 ERVIN NICHOLSON v. ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH SCHOOL BOARD (Parish of St. John Baptist)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.


98-KK- 0428 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. PAUL JAMES (Parish of St. Tammany)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 0467 DEBORAH DESCANT, wife of/and LEON J. DESCANT, JR., individually and as Parents and Administrator of the Estate of their Minor Child, EDITH MARIE DESCANT v. THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THE TULANE EDUCATIONAL FUND, d/b/a TULANE MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL AND CLINIC, AND DR. EDUARDO HERRERA (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 0471 CRAIG A. LABORDE v. SCOTTSDALE INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Avoyelles)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 0504 RICHARD E. JONES, JR. v. CAROLE COOPER JONES (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - noton panel.

WRIT NOT CONSIDERED :

98-C - 0944 BELINDA F. SIAS v. ADMINISTRATOR, OFFICE OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR and FRANK'S MEDICAL MART (Parish of Calcasieu)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

WRITS DENIED :

97-C - 2554 JOSEPH KAVANAUGH, ET UX v. WARREN LONG, M. D. (Parish of Caddo)

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel; recused.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

97-KH- 2948 STATE EX REL JERRY TUCKER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 3014 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. GILBERTO HERRERA (Parish of St. Tammany)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 3040 STATE EX REL WILLIE I. WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.


97-KH- 3077 STATE EX REL RODNEY SHERMAN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.


97-KH- 3082 STATE EX REL CLINTON GONZALES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.


97-KH- 3083 STATE EX REL TRENT WELLS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

97-KH- 3090 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MICHAEL MCDANIELS (Parish of Franklin)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - recused.


97-KH- 3126 STATE EX REL MICHAEL ARCENEAUX v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.


97-KH- 3129 STATE EX REL VALRICE COOPER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.


97-KH- 3130 STATE EX REL LLOYD BAILEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.


97-KH- 3133 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. BRYAN WILLIAMS (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.


97-KH- 3134 STATE EX REL STANLEY POOLE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafourche)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.


97-KH- 3144 STATE EX REL HAROLD LEE HEBERT v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson Davis)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.


97-KH- 3145 STATE EX REL AUSTIN DUNCAN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.


97-KH- 3160 STATE EX REL JORGE RODRIGUEZ v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.


97-KH- 3176 STATE EX REL FREDERICK BARROW v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.


97-KH- 3177 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LIONEL FRANKLIN (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.


97-KH- 3185 STATE EX REL WILLIAM WHITE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.


97-KH- 3186 STATE EX REL JAMES R. TOWNLEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Calcasieu)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel; recused.


97-KH- 3191 STATE EX REL STEPHEN FLETCHER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 0019 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. STEVEN BRANCH (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.


98-KH- 0020 STATE EX REL GREGORY NAVARRE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Terrebonne)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.


98-KH- 0039 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. HENRY MILLER (Parish of Washington)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.


98-KH- 0057 STATE EX REL JAMES R. TOWNLEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Calcasieu)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel; recused.


98-K - 0080 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TERRY BREMER (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.


98-K - 0187 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHANELL R. BLACK (Parish of Plaquemines)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.


98-KO- 0194 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROBERT JONES (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-KO- 0198 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. BARBARO PAEZPEREZ (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-KO- 0200 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ERIC R. ISAAC (Parish of Iberville)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.


98-KO- 0246 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. VALERIE W. LUCAS AND NORRIS JASMINE (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.


98-KO- 0259 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. VALERIE W. LUCAS AND NORRIS JASMINE (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.


98-KO- 0260 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JAMES G. CURLEY (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.


98-KH- 0395 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOHN WHEAT (Parish of Jefferson)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 0526 JOSEPH L. BARBE, JR. v. A.A. HARMON & COMPANY (A CORPORATION OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS) TERRELL J. LeGLUE, GLENN V. WEICK, MARK R. MUNSON, VINCENT J. GIARDINA, KENNETH M. PERRET, ELLIS J. ROUSSEL, JR. AND DAVID M. BASSEMIER (Parish of Orleans)

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

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 0529 JOSEPH L. BARBE, JR. v. A.A. HARMON & COMPANY (A CORPORATION OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS) TERRELL J. LeGLUE, GLENN V. WEICK, MARK R. MUNSON, VINCENT J. GIARDINA, KENNETH M. PERRET, ELLIS J. ROUSSEL, JR. AND DAVID M. BASSEMIER (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 0567 CHARLES BURD v. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS (Office of Workers' Compendation District # 8)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 0721 MR. & MRS. PHILIP J. SCIORTINO v. BANK OF LOUISIANA AND HERB HECKER (Parish of Orleans)

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

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 0793 ROGER JONES v. TRENDSETTER PRODUCTION COMPANY, INC. (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 1E)

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

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.


98-C - 0821 ALBERT JENKINS v. WASTE MANAGEMENT OF LOUISIANA, INC. (Parish of Natchitoches)

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

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.


98-KK- 0871 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JUDY DURHAM & SHARON DOLE (Parish of Caddo)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.


98-KH- 0882 STATE EX REL VALERIE LUCAS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.


98-C - 0897 AMAR RONALD JOHNSON AND BARBARA BENOIT JOHNSON v. JESSIE CLARK, PRAIRIE CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. AND AUDUBON INDEMNITY COMPANY; JAMES CORPORATION OF OPELOUSAS, INC. (Parish of St. Landry)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.


98-CC- 0910 MARK DUGAS, ET UX v. RICHARD DURR, ET AL. (Parish of Vermilion)

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel; recused.


98-C - 0926 MARY VIVIAN QUIBODEAUX, ET AL. v. MEDICAL CENTER OF SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA; HAMILTON MEDICAL CENTER; MARC LaPOINTE, M.D.; JENNIFER NAVARRE, R.N.; AND JESSICA CHAMPAGNE, R.N. (Parish of Lafayette)

MARCUS, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.


98-CC- 0928 DOUGLAS H. GREENBURG, AND LINDA GREENBURG v. FOLSE PRODUCTIONS, INC. D/B/A HTV, MARTIN FOLSE, AND LONNIE THIBODEAUX, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVES OF FOLSE PRODUCTIONS, INC., AND HTV (Parish of Terrebonne)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.


98-C - 0930 IN RE: MEDICIAL REVIEW PANEL PROCEEDING OF KELLY WILLIAMS (Parish of St. Martin)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 0931 LISA KAY NOLEN WHITE v. BRENT ALLEN FETZER (Parish of Calcasieu)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.


98-C - 0933 TAMMY L. CHARLES v. FIRST FINANCIAL INSURANCE, CO., ET AL (Parish of St. Martin)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 0935 KENNETH G. ROY v. CENTRAL LOUISIANA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, ET AL (Parish of Rapides)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.


98-CC- 0936 TRI-STATE ROAD BORING, INC. v. UNITED STATES FIDELITY & GUARANTY CO. (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 0937 BETTY GREIS v. LAKE CHARLES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Office of Workers' Compensation District No. 3)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel; recused.

98-C - 0939 BETTY GREIS v. LAKE CHARLES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Office of Workers' Compensation District No. 3)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel; recused.

98-CC- 0940 MARZELL IKE DUMAS, ET AL v. ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Ouachita)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel; recused.


98-C - 0943 SERENA ZENO v. LOUISIANA INDEMNITY INSURANCE COMPANY, WANDA BROUSSARD, MIDLAND RISK INSURANCE COMPANY, LORITA ZENO AND JOHN ZENO (Parish of Lafayette)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.


98-CC- 0945 CLYDE BOONE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALS (Parish of Lafayette)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.


98-CC- 0998 MARZELL IKE DUMAS, ET AL v. ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY, ET AL, AND OTHER SIMILARY SITUATED CLASS ACTION CASES (Parish of Ouachita)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel; recused.


98-KH- 1012 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. EDDIE DAVIS (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 1015 GREGORY L. BODENHEIMER v. DIANE FREITAG, FORMER WIFE OF GREGORY L. BODENHEIMER (Parish of Jefferson)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.


98-KH- 1136 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. PERRY PRICE (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.


98-KH- 1141 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROBERT WILLIAMS (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

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