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1999 News Releases

News Release #022

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 022


FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


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

WRIT GRANTED AND TRANSFERRED TO COURT OF APPEAL :

99-CP- 0519 KALANIE B. MENARD v. KIRK R. MENARD (Parish of Jefferson Davis)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.



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

WRIT GRANTED WITH ORDER :

99-CC- 0790 RANDY J. LEE v. BASIN MARINE, INC. (Parish of St. Mary)

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

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - would deny the writ.



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

MOTION TO TRANSFER TO DISABILITY INACTIVE STATUS GRANTED:

99-OB- 0535 IN RE: STEPHEN F. HURSTELL

See Order.

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

INTERIM SUSPENSIONS ORDERED:

99-B - 0296 IN RE: MICHAEL H. O'KEEFE, SR.

See Order.

LEMMON, J. - not on panel; recused.

99-B - 0410 IN RE: ROBERT E. PATRICK

See Order.

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

STAY DENIED; WRIT DENIED:

99-CC- 0792 GWEN ZANCA v. LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA AND EXIDE CORPORATION (Parish of St. Bernard)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

WRITS DENIED :

99-CC- 0772 CAROL BENNETT v. WILBERT BENNETT (Parish of Jefferson)

MARCUS, J. - would grant the writ.

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

99-KK- 0841 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ADRIAN HYMEL (Parish of St. James)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

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

WRIT GRANTED :

99-C - 0201 SPORTSMAN STORE OF LAKE CHARLES, INC. v. SONITROL SECURITY SYSTEMS OF CALCASIEU, INC., CASSIDY INSURANCE AGENCY, & STEWART KEITH CAYTON (Parish of Calcasieu)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

WRITS GRANTED WITH ORDER :

98-K - 3025 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. SERGIO H. CAJINA (Parish of Caddo)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-KD- 0620 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHESTER WADE THOMPSON (Parish of Winn)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

WRITS GRANTED AND TRANSFERRED TO DISTRICT COURTS :

99-KH- 0711 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOHNNY RAY DESSELLE (Parish of Rapides)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

99-KH- 0714 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. FRANK L. BRADFORD (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

99-KH- 0715 STATE EX REL BRIAN ROBERTS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-KH- 0736 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LEE JOSEPH (Parish of Ouachita)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

WRIT GRANTED IN PART WITH ORDER / DENIED IN PART :

98-KH- 2893 STATE EX REL ARTHUR TRIBBIT v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

DISBARMENT ORDERED: SEE PER CURIAM:

99-B - 0521 IN RE: GREGORY G. GAMBEL

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

RECONSIDERATIONS DENIED :

98-KO- 2297 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MARY F. LAVERGNE (Parish of St. Martin)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KO- 2519 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILLIE TRIPLETT (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

WRITS NOT CONSIDERED :

99-C - 0292 CHRISTOPHER R. FALCON AND LEONA FALCON v. BRIAN A. ALLEMAND, ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY, AND ABC INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Terrebonne)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0302 KINA L. WILLIAMS v. CIVIL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. (Parish of Calcasieu)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

WRITS DENIED :

98-KO- 2654 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. SHANNON HARRISON (Parish of Ouachita)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2731 STATE EX REL RANDY ELLIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Calcasieu)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2765 STATE EX REL TED DURBIN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2779 STATE EX REL GUY L. STRICKLAND v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2797 STATE EX REL BILLY RAY DILLARD v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Carroll)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2842 STATE EX REL STANLEY A. DENIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2845 STATE EX REL JOEL DEWAYNE INGRAM v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Ouachita)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2846 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CURTIS BROUSSEAU (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2895 STATE EX REL LIONEL EDWARDS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2896 STATE EX REL MELVIN WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2903 STATE EX REL THOMAS PATTERSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2904 STATE EX REL RODNEY FORTENBERRY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Washington)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2909 STATE EX REL CLARENCE WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-KO- 2925 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILLIE D. WILLIAMS (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ. See State v. Hyde 635 So.2d 1289.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2985 STATE EX REL CHRIS TIMON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of DeSoto)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2986 STATE EX REL KIM KOHLER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2987 STATE EX REL ERWIN JACKSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2988 STATE EX REL ERNEST LARSEN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 2989 STATE EX REL RAYMOND ROCHON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Acadia)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-K - 2998 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JAMES EDWARD FAVORS (Parish of St. Mary)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-K - 3001 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DALLIS ERWIN (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-K - 3029 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. KENT BELL (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-CI- 3067 LEON J. PERALLA v. CYNTHIA HEBERT, ET AL (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3088 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WALLACE E. COLEMAN, JR. (Parish of Lafayette)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3095 STATE EX REL CEBREN STOKES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-C - 3165 CHARLES E. SCHLOSSER, JR. v. VERNA MARY SIMON BEHAN (Parish of Jefferson)

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

99-KH- 0045 STATE EX REL RANDY ELLIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Claiborne)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0234 DAVID PRESTAGE v. JACK CLARK, EDWARD L. CLARK, XYZ INSURANCE COMPANY AND ABC INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Tangipahoa)

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

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0253 ALFREDA SMITH MILLER, ET AL v. SOUTHERN BAPTIST HOSPITAL (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0264 JAMES D. SHAW v. ALFRED MILLER GENERAL & MASONRY CONTRACTOR, ET AL (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 2)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant for reasons assigned by Judge Thibodeaux.

KNOLL, J. - would grant for reasons assigned by Judge Thibodeaux.

99-CC- 0274 LLOYD DOUCET D/B/A DOU-RIDE INC. v. GLENDA HENRY AND CROWLEY AMERICAN TRANSPORT, INCORPORATED (Parish of Calcasieu)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

99-C - 0275 CARLA BOLDEN AND JUAN BOLDEN v. HEBER E. DUNAWAY, JR. (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0284 BEVERLY ASHWORTH v. DAVID (DAVE) POINTER (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0286 JAMES RALPH OLINDE AND CATHERINE GLYNN OLINDE v. CHARLES A. RIVAULT, ALBIN S. SAIZAN, AND ALBERT R. ELLIS (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

KIMBALL, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

99-C - 0289 TERRY A. RIVERA, SR. VS. STATE OF LOUISIANA, RICHARD STALDER, SECRETARY OF DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY & CORRECTIONS, ET AL C/W JOSEPH ROMERO VS. LA. DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY & CORRECTIONS, ET AL

(Parish of East Baton Rouge)

MARCUS, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0290 MARY BRADFORD, ET AL v. RANGER INSURANCE COMPANY, WEST-PET, INC., JOSEPH B. WINN, SR, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0291 SHELDON DWIGHT SIBLEY v. VIRGANNA RAE WEBER SIBLEY (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

MARCUS, J. - would grant the writ.

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0293 J. R. GACH v. RIVER CITY BROADCASTING, L.P.; KEYMARKET RADIO, A DIVISION OF RIVER CITY BROADCASTING, L.P., d/b/a WWL/WSMB/WLMG/KMEZ; and SINCLAIR OF NEW ORLEANS, INC. (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0297 DWAYNE SCHERER v. INTERIOR PLANT DESIGN (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 4)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0299 STEVEN C. TURNAGE, ET AL v. HORACE MANN INSURANCE COMPANY ET AL (Parish of Rapides)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0300 RELIANCE OFFSHORE CONTRACTORS, INC., AND INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES & CONSULTING, INC. VS. HEALTH MARTENS, HORNER, LTD., ET AL C/W INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES & CONSULTING, INC. VS. SPERE DRAKE INSURANCE, ET AL (Parish of Jefferson)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0301 ALISE CELESTINE, ET AL v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Lafayette)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0310 RICHARD P. BRACKIN v. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIROMENTAL QUALITY SOLID HAZARDOUS WASTE (State Civil Service Commission)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

KNOLL, J. - would grant for reasons assigned by dissenters in court of appeal.

99-CP- 0316 RICHARD LAY v. PETER GARCIA (Parish of St. Tammany)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0322 INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT RENTALS AND LUMBERMEN'S MUTUAL CASUALTY COMPANY v. OVERTON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0324 GEORGE GRUSH, JR. v. NEW ORLEANS ATHLETIC CLUB, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

99-KK- 0345 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. GEORGE M. VANZANDT (Parish of St. Tammany)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0350 T.B. GUILLORY INC., ET AL v. NORTH AMERICAN GAMING ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION, ET AL (Parish of St. Landry)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0352 GEORGE E. GRUSH, JR. v. NEW ORLEANS ATHLETIC CLUB, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0353 GLORIA ANN DEGRUY, WIFE/OF AND VIRGIL M. WHEELER, JR. v. MARY DOOLEY, WIFE OF AND DONALD E. DAHL (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0354 RAYMOND AND DONNA HAYDEN, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NATURAL TUTORS OF THEIR MINOR CHILD, RENA HAYDEN v. ST. PAUL FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Jefferson)

CALOGERO, C.J. - would grant the application and remand the matter to the court of appeal with instructions to order relators to file the documents, under seal, for in camera inspection and to rule on the merits of the application.

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

LEMMON, J. - would grant the application and remand the matter to the court of appeal with instructions to order relators to file the documents, under seal, for in camera inspection and to rule on the merits of the application.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the application and remand the matter to the court of appeal with instructions to order relators to file the documents, under seal, for in camera inspection and to rule on the merits of the application.

99-CC- 0358 MARY FRANCIS, INDIVIDUALLY, ETC. v. LAFAYETTE ASSOCIATION OF RETARDED CITIZENS, INC. (Parish of Lafayette)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

99-KK- 0359 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHRISTOPHER PERRON (Parish of Iberia)

99-CC- 0360 JAMES S. OSTERBERGER, JR. v. PATRICIA HOLCOMB OSTERBERGER (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

99-CC- 0361 MARY FRANCIS, INDIVIDUALLY, ETC. v. LAFAYETTE ASSOCIATION OF RETARDED CITIZENS, INC. (Parish of Lafayette)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0362 MARY FRANCIS, INDIVIDUALLY, ETC. v. LAFAYETTE ASSOCIATION OF RETARDED CITIZENS, INC. (Parish of Lafayette)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0366 ANGELA M. THIBODEAUX, ET AL v. FERRELLGAS, INC., ET AL (Parish of Cameron)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0370 NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC SERVICE INC. v. CITIZENS UTILITIES COMPANY AND THE SEWERAGE AND WATER BOARD OF NEW ORLEANS (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0374 J. B. TALLEY & CO., INC. v. VILARET CONSTRUCTION SERVICES INC. AND INTERNATIONAL FIDELITY INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Acadia)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0378 JULIE PREJEAN v. OUR LADY OF LOURDES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, INC. (Office of Workers' Compensation

District # 4)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0383 JANET W. MESHELL, ET AL v. PINE BLUFF SAND AND GRAVEL COMPANY (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 1E)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0588 NELSON A. CROSS v. RICK DIES, ET AL (Parish of Lafayette)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

99-KD- 0619 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. VICTOR ROMERO, JR. (Parish of Vermilion)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

99-KD- 0621 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHAD ROY LOUVIERE (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

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