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 2000 News Releases

News Release #016

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 16

FROM : CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

The Opinions handed down on the 29th day of February, 2000 , are as follows:

BY MARCUS, J. :

1999-C- 2061 IRAY LEDOUX v. CITY OF BATON ROUGE, PARISH OF EAST BATON ROUGE, ET AL. (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

For the reasons assigned, the judgment of the court of appeal in favor of the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge and the Greater Baton Rouge Airport District granting the exception of prescription and dismissing Iray Ledoux's suit is reversed. The judgment of the trial court denying the exception of prescription is reinstated. The case is remanded to the court of appeal to consider the issues not reached in its previous opinion. All costs are assessed against defendants.

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

 

BY LEMMON, J. :

1998-C - 1977 RICKY G. SPRADLIN v. ACADIA-ST. LANDRY MEDICAL FOUNDATION (Parish of Acadia)

For these reasons, the judgment of the court of appeal is affirmed.

KIMBALL, J., not on panel. Rule IV, part 2, §3.

 

BY JOHNSON, J. :

1999-K- 1272 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ANWAR HADDAD SENTENCED AS ("ANWAR G. HADDAD") (Parish of Jefferson)

(Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon)

Accordingly, we reverse the conviction and sentence and remand this matter to the trial court for a new trial.

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

TRAYLOR, J., dissents for reasons assigned by Knoll, J.

KNOLL, J., dissents and assigns reasons .

 

BY VICTORY, J. :

1999-C- 2181 C/W 1999-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. DBA SUNBEAM OUTDOOR PRODUCTS, AND RAY JENKINS AND/OR OTHA JENKINS DBA JENKINS TOWING AND JENKINS SHELL SERVICE STATION (Parish of St. Tammany)

The decisions of the lower courts granting Jenkins Shell's motion for summary judgment are reversed and this case is remanded to the trial court for trial on the merits.

REVERSED AND REMANDED.

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

TRAYLOR, J., dissents for reasons assigned by Knoll, J.

KNOLL, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

 

PER CURIAM :

1999-B- 2779 IN RE: LEONARD J. CLINE

(DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS)

Upon review of the findings and recommendations of the hearing committee and the disciplinary board, and considering the record, briefs, and oral argument, it is ordered that Leonard J. Cline be suspended from the practice of law in Louisiana for a period of six months. Three months of said suspension shall be deferred, subject to the conditions recommended by the disciplinary board. All costs and expenses in this matter are assessed against respondent in accordance with Supreme Court Rule XIX, §10.1 , with legal interest to commence thirty days from the date of finality of this court's judgment until paid.

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

LEMMON, J., dissents in part, and votes to defer the entire suspension, as recommended by the hearing committee.

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