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 1998 News Releases

News Release #049

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 049


FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


On the 1st day of June, 1998 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

STAY DENIED; WRIT DENIED:

98-CC- 1433 IN RE: INTERDICTION OF JACQUES F. LEVY AND LEONIE S. LEVY (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

On the 2nd day of June, 1998 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT DENIED :

98-CC- 1448 PEOPLES STATE BANK v. PATRICIA LATTIER HOLMES (Parish of Caddo)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

On the 3rd day of June, 1998 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT DENIED :

 

98-CC- 1404 HARRY F. CONNICK, DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF ORLEANS PARISH v. J BERENGHER BRECHTEL, SCOTT P. SHEA, BILL BOWERS, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-CD- 1418 IN RE: ASBESTOS PLAINTIFFS v. BORDEN, INC. ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-KK- 1434 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. KENNETH JONES (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

On the 5th day of June, 1998 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT GRANTED :

 

98-C - 0785 MARGIE FAYE VARNELL, ET AL v. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY, ET AL (Parish of Caldwell)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

WRITS GRANTED WITH ORDER :

 

98-C - 0719 KING D. LANKFORD, JR., BILLY JAY NANCE, JIMMY A LANGSTON, JIM N. WEDEBERG, DAVID J. LANKFORD, BURRIS RUN COMPANY, DONALD P. ROSS, JR., AND JOAN R. BOLLING v. KOCH GATEWAY PIPELINE COMPANY (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

See Per Curiam.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 0960 MARGARET LOUISE COLEMAN GIFFIN v. JERRY EDWARD GIFFIN (Parish of Natchitoches)

See Per Curiam.

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-KK- 0979 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LUCRETIA S. SHELVIN (Parish of Lafayette)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 1057 STANFORD LATTER AND ROBERT L. YUSPEH v. ABC INSURANCE CO., J.B. KIEFER, ANN W. SCHNEIDER, AND KIEFER & RUDMAN, A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 1123 YOLANDA JOHNSON v. JACKSON FOOD STORE, INC., AND COLONY INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)

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

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 1179 ENTERPRISE LEASING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS v. ROY J. COUVILLION (Parish of Iberville)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

WRIT GRANTED AND TRANSFERRED TO COURT OF APPEAL FOURTH CIRCUIT :

98-KK- 1177 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. KEITH PIERSON (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

WRITS GRANTED IN PART WITH ORDER / DENIED IN PART :

98-KH- 0128 STATE EX REL ROBERT MONROE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Allen)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 1066 CHARLENE BRASSEAUX v. ABBEVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL (Office of Worker's Compensation District # 4)

CALOGERO, C.J. - dissents from the partial denial.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - dissents from the partial denial.

98-CC- 1086 JOYCE MILLER, ET AL v. MR. AND MRS. RIVERS, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

KIMBALL, J. - would deny the writ.

98-C - 1184 JAMES AND SHERYL NEELY, JR. v. CHARLES EDWARD TURNER, ET AL (Parish of Concordia)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

SUSPENSION ORDERED; SEE PER CURIAM:

98-B - 0817 IN RE: GLENN M. CONSTANTINO, JR.

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

REHEARING DENIED :

98-C - 0575 EDWARD MARTIN v. CITY OF NEW IBERIA, ET AL (Parish of Iberia)

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

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

RECONSIDERATION DENIED :

97-KH- 2777 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. REGINALD CRANSON (Parish of Vernon)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

WRITS DENIED :

98-KH- 0038 STATE EX REL WELDON LEAGEA v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 0044 STATE EX REL ALVIN CATCHINGS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 0130 STATE EX REL FLOYD NICHOLSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - concurs in the denial. In connection with his detailed factual summary of the case and its procedural history, counsel's pithy discussion of the issues he considered and rejected as the basis of the appeal demonstrates to the reviewing court that counsel satisfied his duty to his client by "cast[ing] an advocate's eye over the trial record and consider[] whether any ruling made by the trial court ... had a significant, adverse impact on shaping the evidence presented to the jury for its consideration." State v. Jyles , 96-2669 (La. 12/12/97), 704 So.2d 241.

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 0132 STATE EX REL DONALD RAY HARRIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 0133 STATE EX REL GERALD GAINES, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Landry)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 0134 STATE EX REL FLORENTINO GARCIA v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 0136 STATE EX REL MILTON HOLLIDAY, SR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 0137 STATE EX REL EDWARD LEE LEMONS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Rapides)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 0140 STATE EX REL NATHANIEL ROSE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Plaquemines)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 0141 STATE EX REL MARTY L. RUTH v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Morehouse)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 0143 STATE EX REL MELVIN DURET v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 0160 STATE EX REL STEVEN GALLAGHER v. STAET OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-KO- 0197 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MANUEL NELSON AND LAWRENCE PETERS (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - would grant an evidentiary hearing.

LEMMON, J. - would grant an evidentiary hearing.

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - would grant an evidentiary hearing.

98-KO- 0199 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ANTONIO SMITH (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KO- 0315 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MICHAEL LEE MARSH (Parish of Terrebonne)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-K - 0362 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. KERRY LEDET (Parish of Vermilion)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KO- 0374 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JAMES LEE HAMMOND (Parish of Rapides)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-K - 0389 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. SONNI LOU LOFTON (Parish of Natchitoches)

KIMBALL, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-KO- 0393 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DOCK B. HILLMAN (Parish of Jefferson)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-KP- 0490 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. GARLAND NEWMAN (Parish of LaSalle)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel; recused.

98-C - 0776 MARGIE FAYE VARNELL, ET AL v. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY, ET AL (Parish of Caldwell)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 0920 KENNETH J. DEVILLIER, ET AL v. FIDELITY & DEPOSIT COMPANY OF MARYLAND, ET AL (Parish of Beauregard)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 0925 STANFORD LATTER AND ROBERT L. YUSPEH v. ABC INSURANCE CO., J.B. KIEFER, ANN W. SCHNEIDER, AND KIEFER & RUDMAN, A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 0956 GEORGETTE MENARD v. MAMA'S FRIED CHICKEN (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 4)

CALOGERO, C.J. - would grant and docket.

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

LEMMON, J. - would grant and docket.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant and docket.

98-C - 0965 IONA MATTHEWS, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF HER TWO MINOR CHILDREN, URICK MATTHEWS AND JOHNATHAN MATTHEWS v. WAL-MART STORES, INC. (Parish of Orleans)

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

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

98-C - 0993 SWIFTSHIPS, INC. v. MANUFAB, INC. (Parish of Jefferson)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

KIMBALL, J. - would grant the writ.

98-C - 1064 WILLIAM C. GUIDRY, ET AL v. JAMES SPEER, III, ET AL (Parish of St. Landry)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 1065 MOLLY GAUTREAUX v. G & B OIL PRODUCTS, INC., ET AL (Parish of Evangeline)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 1067 STATE FARM AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION as subrogee of SHERMAN JOHNSON v. LLOYD MORGAN, CHRYSLER INSURANCE CO., THRIFTY RENT-A-CAR SYSTEM, AND SUPERIOR AUTO ASSOCIATION (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-KK- 1068 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROBERT MULLEN (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 1071 PHILLIP GARRETT v. GEORGE W. ROBINSON, JR., ET AL (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

MARCUS, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 1073 MARY STEWART v. LOUISIANA SUPERDOME, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

98-KH- 1083 STATE EX REL ROBERT BUSH v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Rapides)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 1084 STATE EX REL JESSIE STEPHENS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Natchitoches)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 1089 BOBBY ROGERSON v. ST. GABRIEL LTD. PARTNERSHIP, STATE FARM FIRE AND CASUALTY COMPANY (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 1091 MEGA CRANE RENTALS, INC. v. WESTERN AMERICAN SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, INC. (Parish of Lafayette)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 1092 ISABELLE HILL, ON BEHALF OF ARTHUR L. HILL, JR. v. COLUMBIA/HCA HEALTHCARE CORPORATION (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - would grant the writ.

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 1093 PHILLIP GARRETT, JR. v. GEORGE ROBINSON AND DEMETRA ROBINSON D/B/A THE STORE HOUSE MINI STORAGE (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 1099 LAURIE FUGE v. HENDRIK UITERWYK (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 1109 BURGESS B. GREER AND CEASAR RUFFIN v. MOBIL OIL CORPORATION (Parish of St. Bernard)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 1110 BRENDA ROBINSON v. TRANS-GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY AND CIGNA INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 1112 MARY B. BERGERON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (Parish of St. Mary)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 1113 JIMMIE B. GUINN, ET AL. v. RAPIDES PARISH POLICE JURY, ET AL. (Parish of Rapides)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 1114 ANGELA THIBODEAUX v. PARADIGM INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of St. Mary)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 1115 THU NGOC TRAN v. ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 1116 BILLIE JEAN MICELE v. CPC OF LOUISIANA, INC., d/b/a COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC CENTERS OF LOUISIANA, INC. d/b/a METRO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES, AND CPC EASTLAKE HOSPITAL (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 1117 FAY C. WICKER v. HENRY DAWSON WICKER (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 1121 REBECCA DOWD SHERROD v. THOMAS W. SHERROD (Parish of Jefferson)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-OC- 1124 STATE OF LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT v. JOHN T. LAMBERT, JR. (Parish of St. Charles)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel; recused.

98-C - 1125 JAMES EDWARD READY, ET AL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES (Parish of Catahoula)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 1127 MYRIAM ROBINSON v. WHITNEY NATIONAL BANK (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 1131 EDDIE RAY DUBROC, JR. v. ALLEN PARISH POLICE JURY AND TITAN INDEMNITY COMPANY (Parish of Allen)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 1146 THE NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, ETC. v. FIVE STAR SALONS, INC. ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 1147 CHERYL FRANKLIN v. CYTEC INDUSTRIES, INC., D/B/A AMERICAN MELAMINE (AMEL) AND AMERICAN CYANAMID, ET AL (Parish of Jefferson)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 1162 NATHANIEL JEANPIERRE, JR. AND THERESA K. WILLIAMS v. JOHN MIKAELIAN AND QUINCY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 1169 ROBERT L. WOODS v. RYAN CHEVROLET, INC.

(Office of Workers' Compensation District # 1-E)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-OC- 1171 RODNEY HENDRICK v. ABC INSURANCE COMPANY DEF INSURANCE COMPANY XYZ INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 1173 ELIZABETH W. JOSEPH v. GULER KARCIOGLU, M.D., TULANE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER AND ABC INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 1174 BENOVA BRADEN v. CITGO MINI FOODS (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 1-E)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 1175 CRYSTAL PELLEGRIN v. WAL-MART STORES, INC., ET AL (Parish of Jefferson)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.


98-C - 1183 CHARLENE LAFLEUR, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF HER MINOR CHILD, MEGAN LEDEAUX, CHAROLETTE LAFLEUR AND LARRY LAFLEUR v. NOLAN WENDELL MANUEL, ET AL (Parish of Evangeline)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.


98-CC- 1185 HAZELWOOD FARMS, INC. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, OFFICE OF CONSERVATION, ET AL. (Parish of St. Landry)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.


98-C - 1187 DANIEL A. BATES, ET AL v. JULIO C. GUILLEN, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.


98-CK- 1253 IN INTEREST OF S.S. (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

98-CC- 1276 SALLIE ANNE BETHEA, ETC. v. MODERN BIOMEDICAL SERVICES, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Lafayette)

MARCUS, J. - would grant the writ.

LEMMON, J. - not on panel; recused.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.


98-KH- 1376 STATE EX REL MICHAEL JAMES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.


98-CC- 1400 CHARLENE BRASSEAUX v. ABBEVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 4)

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

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

 

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