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 2001 News Releases

News Release #073

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 073

FROM: CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

On the 14th day of September, 2001 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

STAY ISSUED :

2001-K - 2544 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JAMES E. DIVERS (Parish of Ouachita)

On the 18th day of September, 2001 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

ALL PROCEEDINGS STAYED :

2001-CC- 2569 MARGARET HUDDLESTON, ET AL. v. VANCE D. LUTHER, ET AL.

See Order.

(Parish of Rapides)

 

On the 19th day of September, 2001 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

 

WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED WITH ORDER :

2001-O - 2556 IN THE MATTER ENTITLED STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ELIZABETH SPILLERS IN RE: GANNETT COMPANY INC. D/B/A THE ADVERTISER (Parish of St. Martin)

CALOGERO, C.J., concurs although he would prefer to grant and docket.

APPLICATION DISMISSED ON RELATOR'S MOTION :

2000-K - 2880 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. THOMAS WILLIAM HAIDER (Parish of Lafayette)

PETITION FOR VOLUNTARY RESIGNATION DENIED : SEE ORDER

2000-B - 3104 IN RE: JAMES S. DENHOLLEM

WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED :

2001-CC- 2464 IN RE: KAISER PLANT EXPLOSION AT KAISER (Parish of St. James)

2001-C - 2552 VIEUX CARRE PROPERTY OWNERS, RESIDENTS AND ASSOCIATES, INC., AND FRENCH QUARTER CITIZENS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF RESIDENTIAL QUALITY, INC. v. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, THE NEW ORLEANS CITY COUNCIL, THE NEW ORLEANS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION, THE NEW ORLEANS DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY AND PERMITS CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT HISTORIC DISTRICT LANDMARKS COMMISSION, BOURBON HOTEL, LLC, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

 

On the 21st day of September, 2001 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED :

2000-KP- 2739 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ARNOLDO MONTALBAN (Parish of Jefferson)

2000-K - 2836 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ZACHARY LIPSCOMB (Parish of Orleans)

2000-K - 2899 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOHNELL PAYTON (Parish of Orleans)

2000-K - 2900 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. KEVIN P. JONES (Parish of Orleans)

2001-C - 1560 EVA PARTIN v. MERCHANTS & FARMERS BANK (Office Of Workers' Comp. Dist. 2)

2001-CJ- 2441 STATE OF LOUISIANA IN THE INTEREST OF L.C.B. (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED WITH ORDER :

2001-C - 1585 VANESSA DODSON, AS TUTRIX OF THE MINOR CHILD, BRANDON DODSON v. SMITH & CORE, INC., ET AL. (Parish of St. Tammany)

CALOGERO, C.J., would grant and docket.

VICTORY, J., would deny the writ.

TRAYLOR, J., would deny the writ.

2001-CC- 1601 QUINZETTA WASHINGTON v. DR. MOHAMED FUSTOK, WEST JEFFERSON MEDICAL CENTER AND VALLEY LAB, INC. (Parish of Jefferson)

CALOGERO, C.J., I would grant and docket in order to reconsider the issue resolved in LeBreton v. Rabito, 97-2221 (La. 7/8/98), 714 So.2d 1226. As set forth in my dissent in LeBreton, I find no conflict between the provisions to Civil Code article 3462 and LSA-R.S. 40:1299.47(A)(2)(a), as both provisions can easily be harmonized with the result of each provision being given full effect. The purpose for denying claims that are prescribed is to avoid denying the defendant a timely opportunity to investigate a matter and prepare a defense. That purpose is not served here, where the defendant was sued less than one year from the occurrence of plaintiff's injury.

KIMBALL, J., would grant and docket.

JOHNSON, J., would grant and docket.

2001-CC- 2332 ROLMAR NICKERSON v. JORGE A. ROMERO, M.D. AND OCHSNER CLINIC OF BATON ROUGE (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)


DISBARMENT ORDERED; SEE PER CURIAM :

2001-B - 1628 IN RE: JOHN D. COLLINSWORTH

KNOLL, J., concurs with reasons.

DISCIPLINE REJECTED; SEE ORDER :

2001-B - 1935 IN RE: KARL JAN KIRCHBERG

CALOGERO, C.J., would accept consent discipline.

LOBRANO, J., would accept consent discipline.

SUSPENSION(S) ORDERED:

2001-B - 1642 IN RE: CHARLES R. ROWE

See Per Curiam.

2001-B - 1645 IN RE: TOMMIE L. LOCKHART, II

See Per Curiam.

TRAYLOR, J., dissents.

KNOLL, J., dissents.

RECONSIDERATION(S) GRANTED; WRIT GRANTED :

2001-C - 1355 SUCCESSION OF VIRGINIA FANNALY, MARK AINSWORTH, AND BRETT AINSWORTH v. LAFAYETTE INSURANCE COMPANY, DOYLE BROWN, AND ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Tangipahoa) (Consolidated with 2001-C-1144, 2001-C-1343 and 2001-C-1360)

REHEARING(S) DENIED :

2001-C - 0886 ROBERT LEE SMITH, ET UX v. TANNER HEAVY EQUIPMENT CO., INC. (Parish of Allen)

CALOGERO, C.J., would grant the rehearing.

KNOLL, J., would grant the rehearing.

APPLICATION(S) NOT CONSIDERED :

2001-CC- 1657 NORWEL EQUIPMENT CO. LIMITED PARTNERSHIP v. KATHLEEN EUNICE, BRENT HEBERT, MIKE MYLES AND JOHN PROFIT C/W NORWEL EQUIPMENT CO. LIMITED PARTNERSHIP v. AUDUBON INDEMNITY COMPANY (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED :

2000-KP- 0388 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LEO JACKSON (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J., would grant, with reasons .

2000-KH- 1186 STATE EX REL LARRY JONES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

CALOGERO, C.J., would grant the writ and dissents from the denial of the writ application. I would grant in part and order the district court to appoint counsel and hold a hearing at which it will determine whether the police had a reasonable basis for believing that relator would destroy the evidence when the police undertook their warrantless entry of relator's motel room, or if, on the other hand, they lacked that reasonable basis and so lacked the required exigent circumstances to excuse the warrant requirement under the Fourth Amendment and La. Const. art. I, Section 5. See State v. Killian, 95-0826, p. 5 (La. App. 3 Cir. 5/8/96), 677 So.2d 487, 491; State v. Wimberly, 588 So.2d 1343, 1347 (La. App. 2nd Cir. 1991).

KIMBALL, J., would grant the writ.

JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.

2000-KO- 1877 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROBERT L. LAIR (Parish of Rapides)

2000-KO- 1886 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JEROME J. HAYDEN (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.

2000-KO- 1943 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DONALD WASHINGTON (Parish of Jefferson)

2000-KO- 1944 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROOSEVELT DEDMOND (Parish of Orleans)

2000-KO- 1945 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RONALD JOE JEFFERSON (Parish of Caddo)

2000-KO- 1946 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LEONARD HARRIS (Parish of Orleans)

2000-KO- 1947 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. BYRON NEAL (Parish of Livingston)

2000-KO- 1948 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DANA A. JACKSON (Parish of Jefferson)

2000-KO- 1949 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILLIE CALVIN JOHNSON (Parish of Lincoln)

2000-KO- 2010 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOHN K. HILL (Parish of Orleans)

2000-KO- 2021 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. STEPHEN WINDSOR (Parish of Orleans)

2000-KO- 2022 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHARLES WILLIAMS (Parish of Orleans)

2000-KO- 2023 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MICHELLE NICKS (Parish of Orleans)

2000-KO- 2051 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DAVID WOMMACK (Parish of Beauregard)

2000-K - 2720 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RONALD WARREN (Parish of Orleans)

2000-K - 2788 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOSEPH DARVILLE (Parish of Ascension)

2000-K - 2798 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROBERT YOUNG (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.

KNOLL, J., would grant the writ.

2000-K - 2833 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ELMO LEE (Parish of Orleans)

2000-K - 2918 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TROY ANTHONY FILER (Parish of St. Martin)

2000-K - 2919 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MICHAEL HARVEY (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J., would grant. The sentence is constitutionally excessive.

2000-K - 2922 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JARROD WOODARD (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2000-K - 2924 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JIMMY P. CARTER (Parish of St. Mary)

JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.

2000-KP- 2931 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILLIE FOLEY (Parish of Orleans)

2000-K - 2940 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROBERT E. COFFELT (Parish of Orleans)

2000-K - 2942 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. KERRY L. JOE (Parish of St. Mary)

2000-KH- 3465 STATE EX REL JOHN M. DAVIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Madison)

2000-KH- 3545 STATE EX REL LESLEY GRANT v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2001-KH- 0015 STATE EX REL ELDRIDGE FREY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2001-KH- 0017 STATE EX REL DERRICK COUSIN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)

2001-KH- 0056 STATE EX REL SIDNEY GILLS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2001-KH- 0057 STATE EX REL DERRICK COUSIN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)

2001-OK- 0075 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOHN BROOKS (Parish of Orleans)

2001-KH- 0085 STATE EX REL NICK TAYLOR v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2001-KH- 0090 STATE EX REL ALTON P. CUREAUX v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.

2001-KH- 0091 STATE EX REL LLOYD BERTRAND v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Landry)

2001-KH- 0093 STATE EX REL NOLAN ANTHONY SCHOUEST v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafourche)

2001-KH- 0094 STATE EX REL VINCENT SMITH v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2001-KH- 0095 STATE EX REL KENDRICK O'NEAL HENDERSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Ouachita)

2001-KH- 0123 STATE EX REL NATHANIAL ROSE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Plaquemines)

2001-KH- 0138 STATE EX REL WILBERT ROBERTSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2001-KH- 0139 STATE EX REL MICHAEL SAMPEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2001-KH- 0140 STATE EX REL CHARLES STRACENER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Beauregard)

2001-KH- 0141 STATE EX REL LATERRANCE HIGGINS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Ouachita)

2001-KH- 0142 STATE EX REL RONNIE K. HONGO v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Sabine)

2001-KH- 0143 STATE EX REL MICHAEL PHILIPS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2001-KO- 0154 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOHN BROOKS (Parish of Orleans)

2001-KH- 0180 STATE EX REL MICHAEL WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2001-KH- 0188 STATE EX REL ADAM J. ARMENTOR, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Calcasieu)

2001-KH- 0258 STATE EX REL DARRELL JARREL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)

2001-KH- 0260 STATE EX REL HOWARD LEE FINE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Mary)

2001-KH- 0261 STATE EX REL ALVIN MEAD v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2001-KH- 0262 STATE EX REL BRUCE JONES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2001-KH- 0263 STATE EX REL DONALD SNEED v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Union)

2001-KH- 0265 STATE EX REL DONALD RAY THOMAS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2001-CI- 0266 GREGORY P. BENNETT v. CUSTODIAN/ WARDEN OF THE WASHINGTON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE, LOUISIANA LEGISLATURE, LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY & CORRECTIONS, LOUISIANA BOARD OF PAROLE, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY & CORRECTIONS SECRETARY, RICHARD STALDER, ET AL. (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2001-KH- 0269 STATE EX REL AUTREY GUILLORY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Calcasieu)

2001-KH- 0352 STATE EX REL SANDRA GIBSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2001-KH- 0355 STATE EX REL DONALD WIGGINS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafayette)

2001-KH- 0858 STATE EX REL JACOB AMAR v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2001-KH- 1440 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DAVID LEFEVRE (Parish of Jefferson)

2001-C - 1597 ATHAN M. JARRELL, ET AL. v. SERVICE CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL, INC., LOUISIANA FUNERAL SERVICES, INC., AND LIBERTY INSURANCE SERVICES CORPORATION (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.

LOBRANO, J., would grant the writ.

2001-CC- 1612 PAUL MOUTON, SR., ET UX, ETC. v. TOWN OF LAKE ARTHUR (Parish of Jefferson Davis)

2001-CC- 1625 NATIONAL SAFETY CONSULTANTS, INC. v. DENVOR H. MARTIN, ET AL. (Parish of St. Tammany)

2001-CC- 1639 STEVEN MAYEUX AND MARIA MAYEUX v. EAST JEFFERSON LEVEE DISTRICT AND BERTUCCI CONTRACTING CORPORATION (Parish of Jefferson)

2001-C - 1647 KIRBY NEWCOMB v. BUDDY COLEY CONSTRUCTION (Office Of Workers Compensation District 6)

2001-CC- 1652 TERRY M. CROY, ET AL. v. LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL. (Parish of Rapides)

CALOGERO, C.J., would grant the writ.

2001-C - 1653 MINDEN BANK & TRUST COMPANY v. DEMPSEY L. TRAINER A/K/A D. L. TRAINER AND ROBERT A. BOOTH, JR. (Parish of Caddo)

2001-CC- 1654 SEBASTIEN KING v. UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Rapides

2001-C - 1656 BEST FISHING, INC. v. PAUL RANCATORE, JR. AND KATORE INDUSTRIES, INC . (Parish of St. Tammany)

CALOGERO, C.J., would grant the writ.

2001-C - 1662 DALE CLAVIER, ET AL. v. KENNETH J. ROBERTS, ET AL. (Parish of St. Landry)

2001-C - 1663 STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, OFFICE OF FAMILY SUPPORT, IN THE INTEREST OF K.C.W., MINOR CHILD OF TOMMIE E. WALKER v. EDWARD BRADFORD (Parish of Caddo)

2001-CC- 1664 JOSEPH VALEX GUIDRY v. ROBERT KALTENBACH (Parish of Lafayette)

2001-CC- 1672 J. RAY THOMAS v. SISTERS OF CHARITY OF THE INCARNATE WORLD D/B/A SCHUMPERT MEDICAL CENTER (Parish of Caddo)

2001-C - 1673 JULIAN CHACON v. HARCO NATIONAL INSURANCE CO., TRIPLE M. TRUCKING COMPANY, GEICO, MICHAEL P. MALONE AND JERRY W. RHINEHART (Parish of St. Tammany)

2001-C - 1675 LORETTA POWELL v. LEONEL MICHAEL FUENTES, ET AL. (Parish of Winn)

2001-C - 1677 ROBERT A. VARNADO v. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE AND LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2001-C - 1678 CLEVELAND G. TOWNSEND v. STEVEN H. URIE (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2001-CC- 1680 STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH DOTD v. CITY OF ALEXANDRIA (Parish of Rapides)

2001-C - 1681 JOHN DAVID COOPER AND JULIE COOPER v. DAVID F. COOPER, III, ET AL (Parish of Madison)

2001-C - 1682 MICHAEL RAY CARR v. OAKE TREE APARTMENTS AND CROSS COUNTRY MANAGEMENT, INC. (Parish of Webster)

2001-C - 1684 FULEASHA ALEXANDER v. ROY O. MARTIN LUMBER COMPANY AS MANAGING PARTNER OF MARTCCO (Office Of Workers' Comp. Dist. 5)

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.

2001-C - 1685 MERCAN INC. v. CITY OF BATON ROUGE AND THE PARISH OF EAST BATON ROUGE (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2001-C - 1686 MARY MARCANTEL BELLARD, ET AL. v. WILLIS-KINGHTON MEDICAL CENTER (Parish of Caddo)

2001-C - 1692 STEVE CHANEY v. CITY/PARISH OF EAST BATON ROUGE AND THE MUNICIPAL FIRE AND POLICE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2001-C - 1693 JIM WEILBAECHER v. LAKEVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Office Of Workers' Compensation Administration)

2001-C - 1694 MATHILDA CURRY v. MUTUAL SERVICE CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY, HUNG VU AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (Parish of Ascension)

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.

2001-C - 1696 CHARLES RELAN v. B E & K CONSTRUCTION CO., AND CABOT CORPORATION (Parish of St. Mary)

2001-CC- 1704 PAMELA B. DUCOTE v. KAVINNA DEROZAN, ET AL. (Parish of Avoyelles)

2001-CI- 2019 JACOB AMAR v. DORA RABALAIS, ET AL. (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2001-KH- 2328 STATE EX REL AUTREY GUILLORY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Calcasieu)

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