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 2000 News Releases

News Release #006

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 006

FROM : CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

The Opinions handed down on the 19th day of January, 2000 , are as follows:

BY CALOGERO, C.J. :

1999-C- 1046 LINDA L. JOSEPH AND ANDREW J. JOSEPH v. JUDITH W. DICKERSON,

C/W CHRISTINA A. DICKERSON, AND MIDLAND RISK INSURANCE COMPANY

1999-C- 1188 (Parish of Orleans)

Accordingly, the court of appeal judgment is reversed insofar as it affirms the city court judgment in favor of the plaintiffs and against Judith. Plaintiffs' claims against Judith Dickerson are therefore dismissed with prejudice at the plaintiffs' cost.

Furthermore, the court of appeal and city court judgments are affirmed insofar as the judgments deny the plaintiffs recovery against Midland Risk Insurance Company.

REVERSED IN PART, AFFIRMED IN PART and RENDERED.

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

JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.



BY MARCUS, J. :

1999-C- 1423 FREDERICK COLLINS v. THE PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)

For the reasons assigned, the judgment of the court of appeal is reversed. The appeal taken by the plaintiff, Frederick Collins, is dismissed. The orders of the trial judge compelling arbitration and staying all actions in the instant proceedings pending the final results of an arbitration to be instituted by plaintiff are reinstated.

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

LEMMON, J., subscribes to the opinion and assigns additional reasons .

KIMBALL, J., concurs and assigns reasons.

JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigns reason.

BY LEMMON, J. :

1999-C- 1410 VICTOR C. BENWARE v. JESSE MEANS, JR. AND LLOYDS UNDERWRITERS AT LONDON (Parish of West Feliciana)

Accordingly, the portion of the judgment of the court of appeal reversing the trial court's judgment that granted the motion to circumscribe is reversed, and the judgment of the trial court on the motion to circumscribe is reinstated. The portion of the judgment of the court of appeal vacating the judgment of the trial court on the merits is set aside, and the case is remanded to the court of appeal for review of that judgment.

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



BY KIMBALL, J. :

1999-O- 1313 IN RE: JUDGE LARRY D. JEFFERSON MONROE CITY COURT STATE OF LOUISIANA (JUDICIARY COMMISSION OF LOUISIANA)

Accordingly, it is ordered, adjudged, and decreed that respondent, Judge Larry Jefferson, of the City Court of Monroe, Parish of Ouachita, State of Louisiana, be, and is hereby removed from office; and that his office be, and is hereby, declared vacant. Respondent is cast with costs in the amount of $4,333.00 pursuant to Supreme Court Rule XXIII, Section 22.

REMOVAL FROM JUDICIAL OFFICE ORDERED.

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

JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

CALOGERO, C.J., concurs in part and dissents in part, and assigns reasons.



BY JOHNSON, J. :

1999-C- 2215 COLE-MIERS POST 3619 V.F.W. OF DERIDDER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE & TAXATION, OFFICE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL (Parish of Beauregard)

For the foregoing reasons, the decision of the Court of Appeal is reversed and the decision of the trial court is reninstated. We find that the exception contained in La. R.S. 26:81(E) does not apply to those subdivisions of the state that have prohibited the sale of alcohol by referendum vote under La. R.S. 26:582.

REVERSED.

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

CALOGERO, C.J., subscribes to the opinion and will assign additional reasons.

LEMMON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

KIMBALL, J., dissents for reasons assigned by Lemmon, J.



BY VICTORY, J. :

1999-C- 1625 STEPHEN J. CALOGERO v. SAFEWAY INSURANCE COMPANY OF LOUISIANA AND JENNIFER MENARD (Parish of Lafayette)

For the reasons stated herein, the judgment of the court of appeal awarding plaintiff an additional $5,000 in penalties for violating La. R.S. 22:1220B(1) is reversed. In all other respects, the judgment of the court of appeal is affirmed.

AFFIRMED IN PART; REVERSED IN PART.

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



BY TRAYLOR, J. :

1999-C- 1584 RICHARD BRASSEAUX, ET UX v. THE TOWN OF MAMOU, ET AL (Parish of St. Landry)

For the foregoing reasons, we reverse the judgments of the lower courts and dismiss plaintiffs' demands against the Town of Mamou.

REVERSED AND RENDERED.

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

LEMMON, J., concurs and assigns reasons.

JOHNSON, J., concurs in result.



BY KNOLL, J. :

1999-KK- 1004 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DAVID E. JOSHLIN (Parish of East Feliciana) (Insurance Fraud)

For the foregoing reasons, the judgment of the appellate court as it relates to Count 2 of the bill of information is reversed and set aside, and this matter is remanded to the trial court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. In all other respects, the judgment of the appellate court is affirmed.

REVERSED, IN PART, AND REMANDED.

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

CALOGERO, C.J., dissents with reasons.

LEMMON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

KIMBALL, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

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