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2000 News Releases

News Release #77

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 77

FROM : CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

 

The Opinions handed down on the 30th day of October, 2000 , are as follows:


BY JOHNSON, J. :

2000-C- 0066 BOBBY DUNCAN, ET AL. v. KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN RAILWAY CO., ET AL (Parish of Beauregard)

For the aforementioned reasons, the decision of the court of appeal insofar as it finds KCS at fault and in the awarding of general damages is affirmed. We reverse the percentages of fault of KCS and Mitchell, to 33.3% and 66.7%, respectively, and the award of future medical expenses for Rachel Duncan is reduced to $10,528,722. We also reduce the award of general damages to Rachel Duncan to $6,000,000. The case is remanded to the trail court to confect appropriate monetary judgments based upon the fault percentages.

AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, REMANDED.

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

VICTORY, J., concurs in result and assigns reasons .

TRAYLOR, J., concurs for reasons assigned by Victory, J.

KNOLL, J., concurs in part and dissents in part with reasons.

 

BY KNOLL, J. :

2000-C- 0628 FLOYD JOSEPH v. BROUSSARD RICE MILL, INC. ET AL (Parish of Calcasieu)

For the foregoing reasons, we affirm that part of the JNOV which found Floyd Joseph free from fault. We further reverse that portion of the JNOV which held Broussard Rice Mill 100% at fault and which increased the damage award. We reinstate the jury's damage award as amended in the appellate court's judgment which increased damages to $584,485. In accordance with our findings herein, we reallocate fault 15.5% to Broussard Rice Mill and 84.5% fault to Lake Charles Stevedores.

AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND RENDERED AS AMENDED.

JOHNSON, J., concurs in part and dissents in part and assigns reasons.

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

 

PER CURIAM :

1999-K- 3471 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. NOEL E. DAUZART (Parish of Jefferson)

(Armed Robbery, Two Counts)

Accordingly, relator's convictions and sentences are reversed and this case is remanded to the district court for further proceedings in accord with the law.

CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCES REVERSED; CASE REMANDED.

SHORTESS, J., Ad Hoc, sitting for Calogero, C.J., recused.

 

2000-KK- 0562 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ARTEMIO LOPEZ (Parish of Calcasieu)

(Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute)

Accordingly, the judgment of the district court is reversed and this case is remanded for further proceedings consistent with the views expressed herein.

JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

 

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