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1999 News Releases

News Release #035

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 035

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

On the 21st day of April, 1999 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRITS GRANTED WITH ORDER :

99-CC- 0950 S & R HOTELS, L.L.C. d/b/a THE BEST WESTERN RICHMOND SUITES HOTEL, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA v. AMTEK OF LOUISIANA, INC., ET AL (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 1049 E. C. DURR HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC. v. THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE ORLEANS LEVEE DISTRICT AND DESIGN ENGINEERING, INC. (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE BAR GRANTED WITH ORDER:

99-OB- 1043 IN RE: JAMES MATTHEW MATHERNE

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

WRIT GRANTED IN PART; SEE ORDER:

99-CC- 1040 HAROLD YOUNCE v. PACIFIC GULF MARINE, INC. AND ABC INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Jefferson)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - concurring with additional reasons. In this bench trial, the trial court should allow relator to introduce evidence of the plaintiff's prior criminal record in rebuttal provided it tends to directly establish that it would adversely affect plaintiff's ability to advance his career.

WRITS DENIED :

99-CC- 0968 DOUG MOREAU IN HIS CAPACITY AS DISTRICT ATTORNEY EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH v. EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 1001 NATIONAL HOUSING EXCHANGE, INC. v. PAMELA S. HARTNETT (A/K/A PAMELA SAWYER HARTNETT) AND STEVEN A. HARTNETT (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

99-KK- 1096 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROBERT BALTIMORE (Parish of Jefferson)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

99-KK- 1098 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ULYSSES JONES (Parish of Jefferson)

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

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

WRITS GRANTED WITH ORDER :

99-CC- 0143 FORTY ACRE CORPORATION, ET AL VS. FINA OIL AND CHEMICAL CORPORATION C/W MICHAEL A. LEBLANC, ET AL VS. FINA OIL AND CHEMICAL COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Terrebonne)

LEMMON, J. - would deny the writ.

JOHNSON, J. - would deny the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0273 LISA SMITH MUNN GUILLOT v. MARION PATRICK MUNN, JR.

(Parish of East Baton Rouge)

See Per Curiam.

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0590 FRANK MANALE v. EXECUTIVE HEALTHCARE RECRUITERS, INC. AND KIMBERLY QUALITY CARE, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0604 DARLENE SILVIO v. WAL-MART STORES, INC. AND NATIONAL UNION FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0666 ELOUISE BROUSSARD, ET AL v. ST. FRANCIS NURSING HOME OF OBERLIN, INC. (Parish of Allen)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

DISBARMENT ORDERED; SEE PER CURIAM:

99-B - 0608 IN RE: CHARLES J. PISANO

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

RECONSIDERATION DENIED :

99-KK- 0218 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DYCIE SHERON BENNETT AND MICHAEL ANGELO BENNETT (Parish of Ouachita)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

WRITS NOT CONSIDERED :

99-C - 0581 ARTHUR B. BECNEL, AND BARBARA C. BECNEL v. AARON A. STEIN, STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY AND LOUISIANA FARM BUREAU (Parish of St. James)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

99-OC- 0631 ALMA EARLINE TORRES v. ARLENE V. MEREAUX, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

WRITS DENIED :

98-C - 2497 ROY DORMAN v. KELLY WARD, DWCC and RICHARD L. STALDER, SECRETARY (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

KIMBALL, J. - would grant the writ.

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

98-KH- 2532 STATE EX REL ERNEST LEWIS AND DONALD WILLIAMS A.K.A. RAY RATTLER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-K - 2805 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. KARON METOYER (Parish of Orleans)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-KP- 3031 CURTIS & FONDA GONGRE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Grant)

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3094 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. THADDEUS M. BATISTE (Parish of Orleans)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3102 STATE EX REL JOSEPH V. FOSTER, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Webster)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3108 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RONNY RICARD (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3112 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILLIE BELL, JR. (Parish of Natchitoches)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3113 STATE EX REL JOHN D. BASS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3114 STATE EX REL WALTER L. COLLINS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3117 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DOUGLAS SYAS (Parish of Calcasieu)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3188 STATE EX REL CLAYTON JACK JONES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lincoln)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KO- 3189 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ALTON MULDER (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

98-KO- 3190 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROY JAMES JONES (Parish of Terrebonne)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3192 STATE EX REL JOHN E. SPELLMAN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Bernard)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3196 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DEMETRIS FRANKLIN (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-K - 3201 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROSCOE MEDIOUS (Parish of Jefferson)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3203 STATE EX REL MICHAEL F. ROBINSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Franklin)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3204 STATE EX REL MARLON PERCY BRAMWELL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Ouachita)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3205 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DARRELL AUCOIN (Parish of Lafayette)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3206 STATE EX REL NATHAN JOHNSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Mary)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3208 STATE EX REL RONALD MILLER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3210 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DAVID BANKS (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3211 STATE EX REL LAWRENCE PANSY, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3212 STATE EX REL FLOYD JOHNSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3214 STATE EX REL ELMORE D. WHEATLEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Bossier)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3215 STATE EX REL HENRY POSEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3216 STATE EX REL DONALD SMITH v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3217 STATE EX REL MICHAEL NELSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

98-KH- 3218 STATE EX REL SAMUEL ANDERSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Franklin)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

99-KO- 0002 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TYRONNE FORREST (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

99-K - 0007 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RODNEY WAYNE BAKER (Parish of Caddo)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

99-KP- 0008 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. STEPHEN J. BROUSSARD (Parish of St. Martin)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0104 RHONDA RENEE HOLT, ET AL v. CANNON EXPRESS CORPORATION, ET AL (Parish of Caddo)

MARCUS, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

99-KH- 0206 STATE EX REL GARY PRATER A/K/A GARRY PRATER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Beauregard)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0364 IN RE: MEDICAL REVIEW PANEL FOR THE CLAIM OF HARVEY J. MORGAN C/W HARVEY J. MORGAN, ET AL v. DOCTOR PETER V. MOULDER, M. D. ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

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

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant with reasons.

99-C - 0480 DONALD B. LONG, III AND KATHRYN WALLER LONG v. THOMAS V. BRUNS AND VIRGINIA M. BRUNS (Parish of Caddo)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0527 NICHOLAS H. LOCICERO v. JEFFERSON PARISH DEPT. OF FLEET MANAGEMENT & HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT C/W NICHOLAS H. LOCICERO v. JOHN C. COMBE, JR. PETER J. RUSSO, JR AND ELIZABETH P. BLITCH, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT IN THEIR CAPACITY AS MEMBERS OF, AND CONSTITUTING, THE JEFF. PARISH PESONNEL BOARD (Parish of Jefferson)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0554 EMANUEL "MANNY" GRIZZAFFI v. ROBERT L. ELLIOT, M.D., ETC. (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0557 BANQUE DE DEPOTS v. BOZEL MINERACAO E FERROLIGAS (Parish of St. Bernard)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0560 LOUIS R. KOERNER, JR. v. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

99-KD- 0562 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHARLES RODRIGUEZ (Parish of Tangipahoa)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

JOHNSON, J. - would grant the writ.

99-C - 0575 MAE COUVILLION v. TEACHERS INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Rapides)

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0576 LAWRENCE EVERAGE, JR. AND RICHARD DAGGS, v. DEPARTMENT OF POLICE THROUGH THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, RICHARD J. PENNINGTON, SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, CHRISTOPHER H. HARRIS, AND TOYOTA MOTOR CREDIT CORPORATION (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

99-KK- 0578 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JAMES R. LITTLE (Parish of Catahoula)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0579 SANDIE EVANS v. LOUIS PHILLIP NOGUES, III DDS AND MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY (Parish of St. Bernard)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0589 CHANDELL HARDY AND STEVE HARDY, INDIVIDUALLY, ON BEHALF OF THEIR MINOR DAUGHTER, MARIAH ASHLEY HARDY v. EASY T.V. AND APPLIANCE RENTAL OF LOUISIANA INC. ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0591 MICHAEL D. JEANE v. ANCO INSULATIONS, INC. Office of Workers' Compensation District # 02)

CALOGERO, C.J. - would grant on attorneys fees and penalties.

KIMBALL, J. - would grant on attorneys fees and penalties.

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0592 PAUL J. WALTERS, D.D.S. v. DURINDA L. ROBINSON (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0600 SUCCESSION OF WILLIE McCLINTON (Parish of Natchitoches)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

99-CC- 0603 WENDELL CLEMENT, ET AL v. AMERICAN MOTORIST INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Calcasieu)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

MARCUS, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

99-KK- 0605 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. BRIAN J. ROSSI (Parish of Jefferson)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

99-C - 0613 NANCY HAAS KIMBROUGH, ET AL v. NATHALIE HAAS HIRSCH, ET AL (Parish of Evangeline)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0623 ANNE LIND & ASSOCIATES v. ORLEANS PRIVATE INDUSTRY COUNCIL (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0626 JESSIE J. LEDET v. DINA MARIE LEIGHTON, ET AL (Parish of Lafayette)

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

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

99-C - 0628 RAYMOND GRANGER, JR., ET AL v. ECONOMY FIRE AND CASUALTY COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Avoyelles)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0629 VICKI BOWMAN, ET AL v. MARGUERITE PICOU, M.D. (Parish of Natchitoches)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

LEMMON, J. - would grant the writ.

99-C - 0630 WALTER SPINKS v. JAMES HUTCHINS FARMS (Office of Workers' Compensation District 1E)

KIMBALL, J. - would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0633 H. R. GRAF, ET AL v. THE TOWN OF ST. GABRIEL (Parish of Iberville)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0636 SHARON A. TALBOT, ET AL v. UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION, ET AL (Parish of Lafayette)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0640 JESSIE J. LEDET v. DINA MARIE LEIGHTON, ET AL (Parish of Lafayette)

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

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

KNOLL, J. - would grant the writ.

99-C - 0644 SOUTH CENTRAL BELL v. MILTON J. WOMACK & ASSOCIATES, INC., ET AL (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

LEMMON, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0645 EDDIE JAMES WHEELER v. PREJEAN WHOLESALE (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 2)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0647 CARETTA HERRON, ET UX v. CITY OF ALEXANDRIA (Parish of Rapides)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0648 MELISSA BORDELON v. CHARLES MICHAEL BORDELON (Parish of Rapides)

KIMBALL, J. - would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0649 LISA WINTERS McCLELLAND ON BEHALF OF THE MINOR CHILD, ALEXANDRA ANN WINTERS v. ABBY JAMES BROUSSARD (Parish of Lafayette)

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0650 ALLEN A. TOUCHET v. FIDELITY CASUALTY CO. AND WEDGE WIRELINE, INC. (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 4)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

99-C - 0651 SHERRY CLIFTON v. DITTO'S APPAREL C/W SHERRY CLIFTON v. DITTO'S APPAREL (Office of Workers' Compensation District # 2)

MARCUS, J. - not on panel.

VICTORY, J. - would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J. - would grant the writ.

99-C - 0652 SUCCESSION OF EARNEST FELTON GRAY (Parish of LaSalle)

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0653 LAW ENFORCEMENT DISTRICT OF THE PARISH OF AVOYELLES v. AVOYELLES PARISH POLICE JURY, V. W. COLE, RAYMOND LUNEAU, TOMMY MADDIE AND STEVE LACOMBE (Parish of Avoyelles)

KNOLL, J. - not on panel; recused.

99-C - 0656 U. WAYNE KERSHAW v. CLARENCE VIDRINE, ROGER RICHARD, AND CAMERON PARISH SCHOOL BOARD (Parish of Cameron)

VICTORY, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0657 STALLINGS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. THE LEMOINE COMPANY, INC. AND STALLINGS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.AND THE LEMOINE COMPANY INCORPORATED, A JOINT VENTURE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA THROUGH THE LOUISIANA STADIUM AND EXPOSITION DISTRICT (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel.

99-C - 0681 HEBERT BROTHERS ENGINEERS, INC. v. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

99-KH- 1008 STATE EX REL GARRY NEIL PRATER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Beauregard)

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel.

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