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1999 News Releases

News Release #092

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 092

FROM: CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

On the 5th day of November, 1999, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED WITH ORDER:

99-KK- 3167 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LAVAR RILEY (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
TRAYLOR J., not on panel.
CALOGERO C.J., dissents from this summary grant which reverses the ruling of both the district court and court of appeal in this matter. Some matters are best left for the district court or for the district court with review by the court of appeal. This is especially so in a case such as this where the district court is aware that the late discovered witness is a state sponsored confidential informant who was placed in prison for the purpose of securing incriminating statements from inmates.
JOHNSON J., would deny the writ.

WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

99-KH- 1678 STATE EX REL DARREN D. SHIVERS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)
VICTORY J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1690 STATE EX REL JERRY J. WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Vernon)
KIMBALL J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1694 STATE EX REL JOSEPH POWELL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)
LEMMON J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1698 STATE EX REL WILLIE WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)
MARCUS J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1757 STATE EX REL DAVID SINGLETON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)
LEMMON J., not on panel.



On the 8th day of November, 1999, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

STAY DENIED; WRIT APPLICATION DENIED:

99-KK- 3180 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MAHOGANY, RICHARD JR. (Parish of Orleans)
KNOLL J., not on panel.



On the 10th day of November, 1999, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:



STAY DENIED; WRIT APPLICATION DENIED:

99-CC- 3103 WELTON JOHNSON, VANESSA JOHNSON, AND HAVEN JOHNSON v. CYTEC INDUSTRIES, INC. (Parish of St. Charles)
LEMMON J., not on panel; recused.

WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

99-CC- 3194 ALFREDA SMITH MILLER, ET AL. v. THE LOUISIANA PATIENT'S COMPENSATION FUND, ET AL (Civil District Court)
TRAYLOR J., not on panel.
MARCUS J., would grant the writ.
VICTORY J., would grant the writ.


On the 11th day of November, 1999, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED IN PART:

99-KD- 3215 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ERRAN G. EVANS (Parish of Orleans)
LEMMON J., not on panel; recused.



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


WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED:

99-K - 1482 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOHN A. POSTELL (Parish of Orleans)
KNOLL J., not on panel.

99-C - 2181 INDEPENDENT FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, ELIZABETH CANNON, WIFE OF AND NARY CANNON v. SUNBEAM CORPORATION, SUNBEAM-OSTER COMPANY, INC. AND SUNBEAM OSTER HOUSEWARES, INC. DBA SUNBEAM OUTDOOR PRODUCTS, AND RAY JENKINS AND/ OR OTHA JENKINS DBA JENKINS TOWING AND JENKINS SHELL SERVICE STATION (Parish of St. Tammany)
KIMBALL J., not on panel.

99-C - 2257 INDEPENDENT FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, ELIZABETH CANNON, WIFE OF AND NARY CANNON v. SUNBEAM CORPORATION, SUNBEAM-OSTER COMPANY, INC. AND SUNBEAM OSTER HOUSEWARES, INC. D/B/A SUNBEAM OUTDOOR PRODUCTS, AND RAY JENKINS AND/OR OTHA JENKINS D/B/A JENKINS TOWING AND JENKINS SHELL SERVICE STATION (Parish of St. Tammany)
KIMBALL J., not on panel.

WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED WITH ORDER:

99-CC- 2448 KEVIN JOSEPH ELLIOTT, SR. v. RAND M. VOORHIES, M.D., MARVIN FREEDY, M.D., ET AL (Parish of Orleans)
JOHNSON J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2490 JOHN AND AURA KARAGIANNOPOULOS, PRO SES. v. JUDGE CHARLES V. CUSIMANO, II AND/ OR MARCY MONROSE AND/ OR KAREN BURGER AND/ OR DAWN CHAMPAGNE AND/ OR KAREN MCEVERS (Parish of Jefferson)
LEMMON J., not on panel.
VICTORY J., would deny the writ.
TRAYLOR J., would deny the writ.
KNOLL J., would deny the writ.

WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED IN PART:

99-KH- 0171 STATE EX REL DANIEL RIDEAU v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)
KIMBALL J., not on panel.

99-KH- 2636 STATE EX REL DWAYNE WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)
MARCUS J., not on panel.



CONSENT DISCIPLINE GRANTED; SEE PER CURIAM:

99-B - 2952 IN RE: BERNARD J. HARDY (Disciplinary Board)
KNOLL J., not on panel.
VICTORY J., would reject consent discipline.
TRAYLOR J., would reject consent discipline.

RECONSIDERATION(S) DENIED:

98-KH- 2265 STATE EX REL ALBERT WARNER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)
VICTORY J., not on panel.

99-KH- 0978 STATE EX REL STERLING COLLINS A/K/A JAMES TAYLOR v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)
LEMMON J., not on panel.

99-K - 1042 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DONTAE JONES (Parish of St. Martin)
CALOGERO C.J., not on panel.

99-C - 1571 THEODORE H. HOLMES v. DAYBROOK FISHERIES, INC. (Parish of Plaquemines)
JOHNSON J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1634 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MOSES A. SAULSBERRY (Parish of Orleans)
VICTORY J., not on panel.

APPLICATION(S) NOT CONSIDERED:

99-C - 2382 EVELYN GAVIN & GLORIA VERRETT v. USAA CASUALTY INSURANCE, STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANY, AND ANDRE CANNON (Parish of Orleans)
JOHNSON J., not on panel.

99-KK- 2481 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOHN TATE (Parish of Orleans)
LEMMON J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2913 EARL J. FRANZ v. FIRST BANK SYSTEM INC. ET AL (Parish of Orleans)
LEMMON J., not on panel.

RECONSIDERATION NOT CONSIDERED:

99-C - 1496 PAMELA HART v. TRANSIT MANAGEMENT OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA (Office Of Workmans' Comp. N.O.-Eastern Div. #8)
JOHNSON J., not on panel.

WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

99-K - 0438 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. OSCAR M. LEWIS (Parish of Jefferson Davis)
MARCUS J., not on panel.
KNOLL J., would grant the writ.

99-KH- 0496 STATE EX REL KENNETH W. RICE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafayette)
KIMBALL J., not on panel.

99-KO- 1315 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DERRICK G. HOPSON (Parish of St. Charles)
KIMBALL J., not on panel.
LEMMON J., would grant the writ.
JOHNSON J., would grant the writ.

99-KO- 1329 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DERRICK JEROME MAXIE (11th Judicial District Court)
KNOLL J., not on panel.

99-K - 1422 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TYRONNE DAVID AND FRANK TRAMMELL (Parish of Orleans)
VICTORY J., not on panel.

99-K - 1462 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOSEPH BROOKS (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
KIMBALL J., not on panel.
KNOLL J., would grant the writ.

99-K - 1599 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOHN DAVID DANIELS (Parish of Ouachita)
TRAYLOR J., not on panel.

99-KO- 1654 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LANCE BARTON (Parish of Livingston)
LEMMON J., not on panel.

99-KP- 1674 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOHN L. JONES (Parish of Lafayette)
MARCUS J., not on panel.

99-KP- 1684 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ALBERT MATTHEWS (Parish of Ouachita)
MARCUS J., not on panel.

99-KO- 1687 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. THOMAS NORMAND (Parish of Jefferson)
KNOLL J., not on panel.

99-KO- 1688 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. POLLIS HERNANDEZ (Parish of Jefferson)
MARCUS J., not on panel.

99-KO- 1689 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CARLOS D. JOHNSON (Parish of Bossier)
LEMMON J., not on panel.

99-KP- 1784 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHRIS ALPHONSO, SR. (Parish of Orleans)
JOHNSON J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1840 STATE EX REL BILLY MAC McCOY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
KIMBALL J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1842 STATE EX REL LAMAR DAWSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Washington)
VICTORY J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1846 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CRAIG A. SINGLETON (Parish of Orleans)
KNOLL J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1847 STATE EX REL EDDIE CLAY, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)
CALOGERO C.J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1872 STATE EX REL TED CAMPISO v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)
TRAYLOR J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1889 STATE EX REL LIONEL ADAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Landry)
VICTORY J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1899 STATE EX REL JUSTON DRAKE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Calcasieu)
VICTORY J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1909 STATE EX REL MICHAEL O. HOUSTON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Ouachita)
JOHNSON J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1913 STATE EX REL GLORIA SIMON AUCOIN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafayette)
LEMMON J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1914 STATE EX REL JAMES HUFF v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)
KIMBALL J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1955 STATE EX REL HENRY CHRIS BIAS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Mary)
KIMBALL J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1956 STATE EX REL DARRELL AUCOIN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafayette)
JOHNSON J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1957 STATE EX REL BUFORD ANTHONY DUPUY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Avoyelles)
KNOLL J., not on panel; recused.

99-KH- 1958 STATE EX REL MICHAEL LEBLANC v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
TRAYLOR J., not on panel.

99-CI- 1959 RICHARD LAY v. 1ST CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
KNOLL J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1960 STATE EX REL ALFRED STEWART v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)
CALOGERO C.J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1963 STATE EX REL RAY RATTLER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)
KIMBALL J., not on panel.

99-KH- 1973 STATE EX REL MORRIS DYSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)
VICTORY J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2087 LORETTA MARY v. GHOLAM PEYMAN, M.D., THE STATE OF LOUISIANA THROUGH, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALS (Parish of Orleans)
JOHNSON J., not on panel.
TRAYLOR J., would grant the writ.

99-C - 2196 TERRY DARDAR AND SHARON DARDAR v. PRUDENTIAL PROPERTY & CASUALTY INSURANCE CO. (Parish of St. Mary)
KIMBALL J., not on panel.

99-C - 2225 PATRICK BRANCH v. GAYLORD CONTAINER CORPORATION (Office Of Workers' Compensation District 06)
JOHNSON J., not on panel.
VICTORY J., would grant the writ.
TRAYLOR J., would grant the writ.

99-C - 2289 BILLY RAY BREELAND v. FALCON DRILLING COMPANY, INC. (Parish of Vermilion)
VICTORY J., not on panel.
CALOGERO C.J., would grant the writ.

99-C - 2290 CELESTE FOSTER v. ADAM MICHAEL COHEN AND STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Lafayette)
TRAYLOR J., not on panel.
VICTORY J., would grant the writ.
KNOLL J., would grant the writ.

99-C - 2293 TELERECOVERY OF LOUISIANA, INC. / VS. / CRAIG A. MAJOR /
CONSOLIDATED WITH / TELERECOVERY OF LOUISIANA, INC. v. CRAIG A. MAJOR (Parish of Pointe Coupee)
KNOLL J., not on panel.
VICTORY J., would grant the writ.

99-C - 2296 RONALD PORET v. HAROLD QUEBEDEAUX, ET AL. (Parish of Avoyelles)
KNOLL J., not on panel, recused.

99-C - 2297 SAMUEL W. PARRY, M.D., ET AL. v. THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THE TULANE EDUCATIONAL FUND, D/B/A TULANE MEDICAL SCHOOL (Parish of Orleans)
CALOGERO C.J., not on panel.
MARCUS J., would grant the writ.
TRAYLOR J., would grant the writ.
VICTORY J., would grant the writ.

99-C - 2316 HILDA L. GOINGS v. TERRY L. HABIG, M.D., CLAUDE S. WILLIAMS, M.D., SOUTHERN BAPTIST HOSPITAL, JANE DOE, R.N., ABC INS. CO., XYZ INS. CO. & DEF. INS. CO. (Parish of Orleans)
KIMBALL J., not on panel.
CALOGERO C.J., would grant the writ.
JOHNSON J., would grant the writ.

99-C - 2318 JANICE IVY v. SAFEWAY INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Natchitoches)
VICTORY J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2321 MARCI RICCA, ET AL. v. PAUL GANLEY, MARTIN LUMBER COMPANY, AND LUMBERMEN'S UNDERWRITING ALLIANCE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Ascension)
CALOGERO C.J., not on panel.
TRAYLOR J., would grant the writ.

99-C - 2330 JAMES ANTHONY BEN v. STATE OF LOUISANA, THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS, E & M SPORTS CENTER, BIKE ATHLETIC INC. RAWLINGS SPORTING GOODS, INC., MAXPRO, INC. AND/OR LEWIS ESTEES D/B/A/ MAXPRO, WILSON SPORTING GOODS COMPANY INC., CHAMPION , INC. AND RIDDELL, INC. (19th Judicial District Court)
TRAYLOR J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2384 EUGENE ABBY, ET AL v. GAF CORP., ET AL (Parish of Orleans)
TRAYLOR J., not on panel.

99-C - 2390 WENDY GENOVESE, Wife of/and JOSEPH GENOVESE v. COYLE FERRY GOOD, LOUISIANA GAS SERVICE COMPANY, ETC. (Parish of St. Charles)
VICTORY J., not on panel.

99-C - 2398 CARLENA WAPPAS AND JOSEPH CAMARATA v. UNKNOWN XYZ INSURANCE COMPANY, LEE DORSEY, RAY MONFILS, D/B/A RAY'S MANAGEMENT SERVICE IDEAL TRAILER COURT, INC. (Parish of Jefferson)
KNOLL J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2404 VALERIE BROWN, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NATURAL TUTRIX AND GUARDIAN OF HER CHILD, LAVON HOWARD; INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF A CLASS OF THOSE SIMILARLY SITUATED v. NORMAL LIFE OF LOUISIANA INC., JOHN FREDERICK SIMON AND XYZ INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Jefferson)
TRAYLOR J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2405 VALERIE BROWN, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NATURAL TUTRIX AND GUARDIAN OF HER CHILD, LAVON HOWARD; INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF A CLASS OF THOSE SIMILARLY SITUATED v. NORMAL LIFE OF LOUISIANA INC., JOHN FREDERICK SIMON AND XYZ INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Jefferson)
TRAYLOR J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2417 ALICE FRUGE v. ST. PAUL FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL. (Parish of Calcasieu)
LEMMON J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2421 FREDERICK E. BLANCHARD, JR., ET AL v. FRANK AND CHARLOTTE SIMONCIONI , ET AL (Parish of Orleans)
KNOLL J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2426 W. CRAIG HERRING / VERSUS LOUISIANA GAMING CORPORATION, ET AL / CONSOLIDATED WITH / CASHBACK, INC,. / VERSUS W. CRAIG HERRING, ET AL CONSOLIDATED WITH / HAROLD L. ROSBOTTOM, JR. v. W. CRAIG HERRING, ET AL AND OTHER CONSOLIDATED CASES (Parish of Caddo)
JOHNSON J., not on panel.

99-CP- 2458 RICHARD LAY v. 22ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF ST. TAMMANY (Parish of St. Tammany)
KNOLL J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2462 RONALD CAMPBELL v. SHOWBOAT STAR PARTNERSHIP (14th Judicial District Court)
TRAYLOR J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2463 JOHN AND AURA KARAGIANNOPOULOS v. JUDGE CHARLES V. CUSIMANO, II AND/ OR MARCY MONROSE AND/ OR KAREN BURGER AND/ OR DAWN CHAMPAGNE AND/ OR KAREN MCEVERS (Parish of Jefferson)
LEMMON J., not on panel.

99-C - 2473 JOAN CORDELL v. PRYTANIA PARK HOTEL, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)
KIMBALL J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2474 REGINALD GRIFFIN v. GERALD CHRIST, JACOBS CONSTRUCTORS, INC., AND CIGNA INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
JOHNSON J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2477 OFFICER GARY GUIDRY, SERGEANT PAMELA B. KIDD, AND CORPORAL SHARON KIRBY v. CITY OF BATON ROUGE AND THE STATE OF LOUISIANA THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (19th Judicial District Court)
KIMBALL J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2479 VIRGINIA EWING, INDIVIDUALLY, ON BEHALF OF HER MINOR SON, AARON MYLES v. WAYNE F. MCELVEEN, SHERIFF OF CALCASIEU PARISH, ETAL (Parish of Calcasieu)
VICTORY J., not on panel.

TRAYLOR J., would grant the writ.

99-CC- 2496 JOHN P. ROMANO, JR. v. C.J. STEAKHOUSE, INC. AND JOHNNIE SCHRAM (Parish of St. Tammany)
MARCUS J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2500 JEAN SCRUBBS, WIFE OF/AND THOMAS SCRUBBS v. KENNY M. DOUCET, GUIDRY BROTHERS TOWING COMPANY, INC. AND ALSTATE INSURANCE INDEMNITY COMPANY (Parish of Jefferson)
TRAYLOR J., not on panel.

99-CC- 2501 TOMI POMES v. DR. CHRISTOPHER FOX (Parish of St. Tammany)
JOHNSON J., not on panel.

99-C - 2523 CLARENCE WINFREY v. BELLA DONNA (LWCC) (Office Of Workers' Compensation District 8)
JOHNSON J., not on panel.

99-KP- 2612 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHRIS ALPHONSO (Parish of Orleans)
JOHNSON J., not on panel.

99-CC- 3023 IN RE: GERALD J. ROCCAFORTE AND SALLY ROCCAFORTE , INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF THEIR MINOR SON, GERALD "JOEY" ROCCAFORTE v. NINTENDO OF AMERICA, INC., ALFALFA MOVIES AND MUSIC, INC., AND BLOCKBUSTER, INC. (Parish of Jefferson)
VICTORY J., not on panel.
CALOGERO C.J., would grant the writ.
LEMMON J., would grant the writ.

99-CC- 3030 GERALD ROCCAFORTE, SALLY ROCCAFORTE AND GERALD "JOEY" ROCCAFORTE v. NINTENDO OF AMERICA, INC. (Parish of Jefferson)
VICTORY J., not on panel.

99-KH- 3105 STATE EX REL WALTER J. KOON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
MARCUS J., not on panel.

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