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1999 News Releases

News Release #088

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 088

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

The opinions handed down on the 29th day of October, 1999 , are as follows:

BY LEMMON, J. :

99-C - 0934 JOSHUA N. CONE, ET AL v. NATIONAL EMERGENCY SERVICES, INC. ET AL (Parish of Vernon)

The judgments of the lower courts are amended to reduce the award of damages to $1,750,000. As amended, the judgment is affirmed.

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

KIMBALL, J. - dissents for reasons assigned by Knoll, J.

KNOLL, J. - dissents in part for assigned reasons.

PER CURIAM :

98-K - 2078 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JERRY SMITH, GARRICK J. WATTS, BERNARD MYLES (Parish of Ascension)

This case is remanded to the court of appeal to address the remaining assignments of error pretermitted on original appeal.

JUDGMENT REVERSED; CASE REMANDED.

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

JOHNSON, J. - dissents.

99-CA- 2337 CLAUDE M. PENN, JR., GLADNEY L. MANUEL, JR., FELICIANA VENTURES INC. AND MANUEL'S I-10 AUTO-TRUCK STOP, INC. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH THE HONORABLE MURPHY J. FOSTER, JR., GOVERNOR, THE HONORABLE RICHARD P. IEYOUB, ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS, LOUISIANA GAMING CONTROL BOARD (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

The judgment of the district court is AFFIRMED. LSA-R.S. 18:1505.2(L)(3)(a)(i), and LSA-R.S. 18:1505.2(L)(3)(b)(i) insofar as it applies to LSA-R.S. 18:1505.2(L)(3)(a)(i), are declared unconstitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. Rule 107 of Title 42 of the Louisiana Administrative Code, in so far as it precludes candidate and political committee contributions by video draw poker licensees, is likewise invalid, and defendants are permanently enjoined from enforcing the Rule.

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

CALOGERO, C.J. - assigns concurring reasons.

LEMMON, J. - assigns concurring reasons.

KIMBALL, J. - assigns concurring reasons.

JOHNSON, J. - assigns concurring reasons.

VICTORY, J. - dissents and assigns reasons.

TRAYLOR, J. - dissents for the reasons assigned by Justices Victory and Knoll.

KNOLL, J. - dissents and assigns reasons.

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