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 2001 News Releases

News Release #036

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 36

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

The Opinions handed down on the 25th day of April, 2001 , are as follows:

BY CALOGERO, C.J. :

2000-C- 2457 AMERICAN DEPOSIT INSURANCE COMPANY v. IVORY MYLES, BOBBIE MYLES, WINDY MYLES AND COURTNEY MYLES (Parish of Orleans)

For the foregoing reasons, the decision of the Court of Appeal is affirmed. American Deposit Insurance Company's motion for summary judgment is denied and the case is remanded to the First City Court of the City of New Orleans for further proceedings.

AFFIRMED AND REMANDED.

LEMMON, J., concurs and assigns reasons. [note: not yet available]

VICTORY, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

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

BY VICTORY, J. :

2000-C- 1699 MATTHEW BERG v. PHILIP ZUMMO, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

For the reasons stated above, that portion of the judgment of the court of appeal which reversed the judgment of the trial court awarding plaintiff general damages against The Boot is reversed and the trial court's judgment is reinstated; that portion of the judgment of the court of appeal which reversed the judgment of the trial court assessing punitive damages against The Boot is affirmed.

REVERSED IN PART; AFFIRMED IN PART.

James C. Gulotta, Justice Pro Tempore, sitting for Associate Justice Harry T. Lemmon.

CALOGERO, C.J., dissents and assigns reasons .

JOHNSON, J., dissents.

GULOTTA, J., dissents.

PER CURIAM :

2000-B- 2732 IN RE: CHARLES H. WHITE

Upon review of the findings and recommendation of the hearing committee and disciplinary board, and considering the record, briefs, and oral argument, it is the decision of this court that respondent be disbarred from the practice of law in the State of Louisiana. Because respondent is already disbarred, it is ordered that the minimum five-year period for applying for readmission from the disbarment imposed in this case will not commence until five years have expired from the effective date of respondent's prior disbarment in In re: White , 97-2731 (La. 2/6/98), 706 So.2d 964. Respondent is ordered to make restitution to Bennie Scott for undisbursed settlement funds. All costs and expenses in the 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 the finality of this court's judgment until paid.

Philip C. Ciaccio, Justice Pro Tempore, sitting for Associate Justice Harry T. Lemmon.

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