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1999 News Releases

News Release #013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 013

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

On the 12th day of February, 1999 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT DENIED :

99-CC- 0423 HAROLD D. YOUNCE v. PACIFIC GULF MARINE (Parish of Jefferson)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

On the 18th day of February, 1999 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

EXECUTION STAYED PENDING FURTHER ORDERS OF THE COURT :

99-KD-0450 STATE EX REL ALLEN ROBERTSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

KIMBALL, J. - votes to deny the stay.

KNOLL, J. - dissents and assigns reasons .



On the 19th day of February, 1999 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO TAKE LOUISIANA STATE BAR EXAM DENIED.

99-OB- 0484 IN RE: MELVIN L. RILEY

CALOGERO, C.J. - dissents. I would grant applicant's petition allowing him to take the bar exam this month. If he passes the exam, I would order him to file a brief with this Court explaining the circumstances regarding the judgment against him.

LEMMON, J. - dissents. Although he did not apply timely, I would allow the applicant to take the February bar examination, based on his mistaken reliance on the continuing validity of his previous application. I would defer any determinations about his character and fitness until after he passes the examination.

JOHNSON, J. - dissents and would grant with the following order. Petitioner is allowed to take the Louisiana State Bar Examination in February, 1999. Within fifteen days of notification that he has satisfactorily passed this exam, petitioner may file a brief with this court explaining the details of the judgment against him.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.



On the 23rd day of February, 1999 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT DENIED :

99-KK- 0501 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DOUGLAS WHITTON (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - would grant the writ and issue an order. See attached.

LEMMON, J. - would grant the stay and the application, and docket the case for argument.

KIMBALL, J. - would grant the writ and issue an order. See attached.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

On the 24th day of February, 1999 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRITS GRANTED WITH ORDER :

98-CC- 2399 IN RE: NEW ORLEANS TRAIN CAR LEAKAGE FIRE LITIGATION (Parish of Orleans)

See Per Curiam.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-CC- 2622 IN RE: NEW ORLEANS TRAIN CAR LEAKAGE FIRE LITIGATION (Parish of Orleans)

See Per Curiam.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

WRIT GRANTED IN PART WITH ORDER / DENIED IN PART :

99-KD- 0450 STATE EX REL ALLEN ROBERTSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

KNOLL, J. - dissents.

WRITS DENIED :

98-CC- 2676 IN RE: NEW ORLEANS TRAIN CAR LEAKAGE FIRE LITIGATION (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0434 CATHERINE CONSTANT CROWLEY v. DENNIS P. CROWLEY (Parish of Jefferson)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0455 JAMES POULLARD, ET AL v. MILLERS CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY OF TEXAS (Parish of Evangeline)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

99-CC- 0520 JOHN M. DUHE, JR., ET AL v. TEXACO, INC., ET AL (Parish of Iberia)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel; recused.



On the 26th day of February, 1999 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT GRANTED :

98-K - 2813 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TOMMY ANTHONY COLOMB (Parish of St. Landry)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

WRITS GRANTED WITH ORDER :

98-KK- 2802 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DENNIS GEORGE (Parish of Union)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3106 STATE EX REL CLAUDE E. WOODS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of West Feliciana)

See Per Curiam.

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 3135 WILBERT P. AYDELL v. LEON STERNS, ET AL (Parish of Livingston)

See Order.

JOHNSON, J. - would deny the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-KK- 3159 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DAVID MCCALLUM (Parish of Orleans)

See Per Curiam.

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

99-KH- 0096 STATE EX REL CEDRIC ROBINSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

99-KH- 0193 STATE EX REL LLOYD WEST v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

WRITS TRANSFERRED TO DISTRICT COURT :

99-KH- 0052 STATE EX REL HILTON WRIGHT v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

99-KH- 0416 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROGER PERKINS (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

99-KH- 0427 STATE EX REL EDUARDO ROBINSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-KH- 0476 STATE EX REL MACK CHARLES GAY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lincoln)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

JOINT PETITION FOR TRANSFER TO DISABILITY INACTIVE STATUS GRANTED:

99-OB- 0242 IN RE: RANDALL L. COON

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

MOTION TO ENFORCE GRANTED WITH ORDER:

95-KH- 0731 STATE EX REL ALVIN LEWIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

MOTIONS TO ENFORCE DENIED:

97-KO-2439 STATE OF LOUISEIANA v. FSTTRLL Y. JOHNSON (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2492 STATE EX REL HORACE DOUGLAS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Union)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

REHEARING DENIED :

98-C - 2616 BUDDY GRAVER, ET AL v. MONSANTO COMPANY, INC., ET AL (Parish of St. Charles)

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

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

KIMBALL, J. - would grant the writ.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

RECONSIDERATIONS DENIED :

98-KH- 0512 STATE EX REL DONALD STELLY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Pointe Coupee)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2166 STATE EX REL MELVIN DURET v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 2181 HAROLD "P.J." VELEZ, SR. v. LAW FIRM OF MR. ALVA CARBONETTE (Parish of St. Tammany)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2301 STATE EX REL FELIX A. PRICE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

WRIT NOT CONSIDERED :

99-KK- 0069 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LENNOX PALMER (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

WRITS DENIED :

98-KH- 2347 STATE EX REL MICHAEL MIRE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Vermilion)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2549 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JERRY A. SHAEFER (Parish of Jefferson)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2560 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TIMOTHY JACKSON (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

98-KH- 2563 STATE EX REL STANDISH D. BEASLEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2583 STATE EX REL CONLEY T. JONES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Mary)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2584 STATE EX REL KARL CLOMBURG v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Bernard)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2589 STATE EX REL DARREL ST. JULIEN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafayette)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2592 STATE EX REL BILLY JOE LAMPLEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Richland)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2593 STATE EX REL ALTON BERNARD v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2596 STATE EX REL DAVID CROCKETT v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2604 STATE EX REL JOHN WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2636 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MARVIN DURET (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2637 STATE EX REL CHRISTOPHER J. WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Tangipahoa)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2638 STATE EX REL KENNETH HUGHES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2639 STATE EX REL JAMES FLOWERS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2640 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DAVID G. BERRY (Parish of St. Tammany)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2644 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. FERDINAND PAYNE (Parish of Jefferson)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2655 STATE EX REL MELVIN JACKSON, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2656 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CARL L. SMITH (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2657 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RAYMOND FOBBS A/K/A TERRY BELL (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2660 STATE EX REL ERNEST HUNTER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2663 STATE EX REL BRYAN GENDA v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-K - 2717 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WENDELL E. CARTER (Parish of Terrebonne)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2724 STATE EX REL LIONEL SORINA v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2729 STATE EX REL ROBERT PIAZZA v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-K - 2760 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. BEATRICE A. JONES (Parish of Jefferson)

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

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-K - 2792 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. NELSON D. TAYLOR, JR. (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-K - 2793 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. NELSON D. TAYLOR, JR. (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-KO- 2828 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CARLO J. DESALVO (Parish of Jefferson)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-KO- 2829 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILLIE J. NICHOLAS, JR. (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-KO- 2830 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ADOLPH N. DAMMERAU (Parish of Jefferson)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-KP- 2833 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. SHARON LEE GRABENER (Parish of Bossier)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-K - 2853 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CLIFTON B. AYCHE (Parish of Jefferson)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-K - 2856 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DALMAUS JACOBS (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-K - 2857 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CARVIS WEBB (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-KO- 2874 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. GARLAND G. GUIDROZ (Parish of Jefferson)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 2947 DEIDERA MANNING, ET VIR v. CLAY BENTON, ET AL (Parish of Calcasieu)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 2951 STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT v. ALBERTHA C. SCREEN, ET AL (Parish of St. Charles)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 2967 VIKTOR A. LYSOGOROV, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF HIS MINOR CHILDREN, VERA LYSOGOROV AND VADIM LYSOGOROV; AND NATALYA LYSOGOROV v. NOVOROSYISK SHIPPING CO.; WEST OF ENGLAND SHIP OWNERS MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION; GUADALUPE GIL; AND DEF INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of St. Charles)

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

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

KIMBALL, J. - would grant the writ.

98-C - 2968 STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT v. ALBERTHA C. SCREEN, ET AL (Parish of St. Charles)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-C - 3016 GLORIA SCOTT AND DEANIA M. JACKSON, ET AL v. THE AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

See Per Curiam.

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

98-KK- 3055 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WINFIELD BARNES (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

98-OC- 3156 BENOIT STEIN, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS THE NATURAL TUTOR OF HIS MINOR DAUGHTER, RHIANNON MARIE STEIN, AND LYNN STEIN v. REVEREND E.J. MARTIN, ST. BERNARD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, ABC INSURANCE COMPANY, DEF INSURANCE COMPANY AND XYZ INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of St. Bernard)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel; recused.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ and assigns reasons.

98-CC- 3186 JIM WISE, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ANGIE WISE, A MINOR, AND DEBRA WISE v. FRANK A. HOWARD (Parish of Rapides)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

99-CP- 0020 STATE OF LOUISIANA IN THE INTEREST OF R.B. AND D.B. (Parish of Jefferson)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0044 PAULA DAVIS v. DR. DAVID STEINER, ET AL (Parish of Vernon)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0049 NOLAND W. DUBOIS v. LOUISIANA FOREST INDUSTRIES, INC. (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 2)

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0057 DWAYNE AND LYNN LEFLEUR, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF A CLASS OF THOSE SIMILARLY SITUATED v. ENTERGY, INC., ET AL (Parish of Calcasieu)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0062 EMMA VALLIER v. LOUISIANA HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC, ET AL (Parish of Lafayette)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

99-C - 0065 ROGER LEE SPELL v. AMERICAN OILFIELD DIVERS, INC. (Parish of Vermilion)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

99-KK- 0066 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RAYMOND CARTER (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0068 ALVIE MAGEE v. SOUTHERN WOOD, INC. ET AL (Parish of Tangipahoa)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0073 WILLIE NELSON v. CITY OF GRAMBLING (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 1E)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

99-C - 0074 ROGER LEE SPELL v. AMERICAN OILFIELD DIVERS, INC. (Parish of Vermilion)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0077 HOWARD PEREZ v. LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY BYRON FARBE AND JULIE CARSON (Parish of St. Tammany)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0078 JOHN SCOTT BONVILLIAN AND DEANNA BONVILLIAN v. AETNA INSURANCE COMPANY, UNITED NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE RESOURCES, INC. HAFCO, INC. (Parish of Ouachita)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

99-OC- 0148 JANIS HYATT AND GARY HYATT v. JOHN RAGGIO, M.D. (Parish of Calcasieu)

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0156 PAULA DAVIS v. DR. DAVID STEINER, ET AL (Parish of Vernon)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0175 HARRY ODOM ON BEHALF OF MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS, ET AL v. CITY OF LAKE CHARLES, ET AL (Parish of Calcasieu)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

99-KK- 0259 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DAVEON D. MC CULLOUGH, JOSEPH MICHAEL ELIE, III LONNIE RAY SIMMONS, JR. AND FREDERICK DEMOND BUSH (Parish of Rapides)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

99-KH- 0346 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TROY MOON (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

99-KH- 0347 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JEROME SPOTSVILLE (Parish of Jefferson)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-KH- 0392 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. GLENN R. WADE (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

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