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 1998 News Releases

News Release #078

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 078


FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


The opinions handed down on the 18th day of September, 1998 , are as follows:


PER CURIAM :

98-C - 0024 WILLIAM A. LEDOUX v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (Parish of Iberia)

For the reasons assigned, the judgment of the court of appeal is reversed. The judgment of the trial court finding no liability on the part of the State of Louisiana, through the Department of Transportation and Development and dismissing plaintiff's suit is reinstated. All costs in this matter are assessed against plaintiff.

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

98-C - 0463 RUDOLPH A. MARTIN v. OLSTEN INDUSTRIAL SERVICES

(Office of Workers' Compensation District #6)

For the reasons assigned, the judgment of the court of appeal is reversed. Judgment is entered in favor of defendant, Olsten Industrial Services, dismissing the claim of Rudolph A. Martin against it at claimant's cost.

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

98-B - 0760 IN RE: JAMES A. DUNN, JR.

Upon review of the findings and recommendations of the hearing committee and disciplinary board, and considering the record, oral argument and briefs, it is the decision of this court that respondent, James A. Dunn, Jr., be suspended from the practice of law for a period of one year, with all but six months of this suspension deferred. Following the completion of the active portion of this suspension, respondent shall be placed on supervised probation for a period of two years, subject to those conditions recommended by the disciplinary board, except that the first condition is modified to provide that respondent shall present proof to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel that he has made restitution or good faith efforts at restitution. All costs of this matter are assessed against respondent.

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

98-B - 0774 IN RE: GILMER P. HINGLE

Upon review of the findings and recommendation of the hearing committee and disciplinary board, the briefs and oral arguments of the parties and the record filed herein, it is the decision of the court that the recommendation of the disciplinary board be adopted. Accordingly, it is ordered that the name of Gilmer P. Hingle be stricken from the roll of attorneys and that his license to practice in the State of Louisiana be revoked. It is further ordered that the respondent make full restitution, plus legal interest, to his former clients. Costs of these proceedings, in the amount of $305.80, are assessed against respondent.

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

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