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2002 News Releases

News Release #014

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 14

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

 

The Opinions handed down on the 26th day of February, 2002 , are as follows:

 

BY KIMBALL, J. :

2000-K- 3437 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LEVY BRISBAN (Parish of Orleans)

(Attempted Possession of Cocaine)

For the reasons discussed above, the decision below is reversed, and defendant's conviction and sentence are reinstated. Because the court of appeal's opinion pretermitted several of defendant's assignments of error, the case is remanded to the court of appeal for consideration of defendant's remaining assignments of error.

JUDGMENT REVERSED; CONVICTION AND SENTENCE REINSTATED; CASE REMANDED TO THE COURT OF APPEAL.

JOHNSON, J., dissents.

 

BY VICTORY, J. :

2001-CC- 1646 LONNIE C. RENFROE, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF THE ESTATE OF ROSE RENFROE AND JUDITH RENFROE PRINCE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA THROUGH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT, ROAD DISTRICT NO. 1 OF THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON, AND THE GREATER NEW ORLEANS EXPRESSWAY COMMISSION (Parish of Jefferson)

For the reasons stated herein, the judgments of the lower courts are reversed and the case is remanded to the trial court for the granting of Road District No. 1's and the GNOEC's exceptions of prescription for the reasons stated herein.

REVERSED AND REMANDED.

JOHNSON, J., dissents.

KNOLL, J., dissents and assigns reasons .

 

BY TRAYLOR, J. :

2001-C- 1765 TERRANCE TUNSTALL v. ELVIN STIERWALD AND TRAVELERS INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)

It is hereby ordered, adjudged and decreed that the judgment of the lower courts is affirmed as to liability only. The judgment is reformed to list only Elvin Stierwald and the Phoenix Insurance Company as defendants. Furthermore, Phoenix's liability to plaintiff is limited to the policy limits of $50,000.

REVERSED AND RENDERED.

JOHNSON, J., concurs.

VICTORY, J., concurs.

 

BY KNOLL, J. :

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

(Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property)

For the foregoing reasons, we reverse the decision of the Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit. In accordance with our determination hereinabove, we reinstate the trial court's denial of defendant's motion to vacate his guilty plea.

REVERSED.

Retired Judge Robert L. Lobrano, assigned as Justice Pro Tempore, participating in the decision.

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

JOHNSON, J., dissents.


 

2000-K- 3459 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILLIE HARRIS, JR. (Parish of Orleans)

(Manslaughter)

For the foregoing reasons, we affirm the defendant's conviction and sentence.

AFFIRMED.



2001-C- 1878 ROY ARRIOLA v. ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD (Parish of Orleans)

For the foregoing reasons, the judgments of the District Court and the Court of Appeal are hereby reversed and vacated, and the decision of the Orleans Parish School Board to terminate Roy Arriola's employment is reinstated.

REVERSED AND RENDERED.

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

VICTORY, J., additionally concurs with reasons assigned by Chief Justice Calogero.

 

BY WEIMER, J. :

2001-C- 1697 MICHAEL E. ROBINSON v. CAROLYN S. HEARD , IMPERIAL ADJUSTMENT CORPORATION, AND INTERSTATE FIRE AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

For the foregoing reasons, the appellate court decision is reversed and the judgment rendered by the district court is reinstated.

REVERSED AND RENDERED.
 

JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigns reasons .

 

PER CURIAM :

2001-C- 0735 LOUISIANA ASSESSORS' RETIREMENT FUND, ET AL. v. CITY OF NEW ORLEANS , ET AL. (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

Because plaintiffs have failed to meet the burden of showing that a delay in obtaining ordinary relief would cause injustice sufficient to warrant the issuance of a writ of mandamus, we reverse the judgment of the court of appeal and recall and annul the writ of mandamus issued by the trial court.

REVERSED. WRIT OF MANDAMUS RECALLED.

Retired Judge Robert L. Lobrano, assigned as Justice Pro Tempore, participating in the decision.

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



 

2001-C- 1329 JEAN BOUDREAUX, ET AL. v. THE STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (Parish of Tangipahoa)

For the foregoing reasons, we dismiss our writ of certiorari and deny DOTD's declinatory exception of lack of subject matter jurisdiction. This matter is remanded to the trial court for determination of damages.

WRIT OF CERTIORARI DISMISSED. DECLINATORY EXCEPTION DENIED.

CASE REMANDED TO THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DETERMINATION OF DAMAGES.

Retired Judge Robert L. Lobrano, assigned as Associate Justice Pro Tempore, participating in the decision.

JOHNSON, J., concurs.

VICTORY, J., concurs.

 

2001-B- 2260 IN RE: LARRY E. BROOME

(Disciplinary Proceedings)

Upon review of the findings and recommendation of the hearing committee and disciplinary board, and considering the record, briefs, and oral argument, it is ordered that Larry E. Broome be suspended from the practice of law in Louisiana for a period of one year and one day. All costs and expenses in the matter are assessed against respondent in accordance with Supreme Court Rule XIX, Section 10.1, with legal interest to commence thirty days from the date of the finality of this court's judgment, until paid.

 

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