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2002 News Releases

News Release #022

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE


NEWS RELEASE # 022

FROM: CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

On the 15th day of March, 2002, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

2002-C - 0570 CHRISANDA MEREDITH, ET AL. v. ASBESTOS CORPORATION, LTD., ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J., would grant the writ.

2002-CC- 0750 CHRISANDA MEREDITH, ET AL. v. ASBESTOS CORPORATION, LTD., ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ with the following order:

Relators have demonstrated they have been unable to obtain evidence material to their case despite due diligence. La. Code Civ. P. art. 1602. Under the facts presented, the trial court's proposed severance of the survival action claims is not a suitable substitute for a continuance. Accordingly, the judgment of the trial court is reversed, and the trial court is ordered to grant relators a reasonable continuance pending receipt of the DNA test results.



On the 18th day of March, 2002, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

STAY DENIED; WRIT APPLICATION DENIED:

2002-KK- 0788 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILBERT COLEMAN (Parish of Orleans)

WEIMER, J., would grant the stay and the writ.

JOHNSON, J., would grant the stay and the writ.

KIMBALL, J., would grant the stay and the writ.



On the 20th day of March, 2002, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED WITH ORDER:

2002-OB- 0560 IN RE: RICHARD H. MORGAN

TRAYLOR, J., would deny the writ.



STAY DENIED; WRIT APPLICATION DENIED:

2002-CC- 0710 THE MITCHELL COMPANY v. MUCAVIL, INC. ETC. (Parish of Rapides)

STAY RECALLED; WRIT APPLICATION DENIED:

2002-CC- 0718 MELANIE LAFFETY, ET VIR v. ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL (Parish of Caldwell)



On the 22th day of March, 2002, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:



WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED:

2001-K - 0785 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. IRVIN BROOKS (Parish of Jefferson)

2001-C - 3180 JOHN H. WYATT v. AVOYELLES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD (Parish of Avoyelles)

KNOLL, J., recused.

2001-KK- 3196 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ALAIRIS PAYNE (Parish of Bossier)

2001-C - 3224 MICHAEL LAFLEUR, MANUEL CURRY AND RAYMOND KELLY, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF THE CLASS OF ALL POLICE OFFICERS IDENTIFIED HEREIN v. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS (Parish of Orleans)

2002-C - 0131 LORRAINE SEISS v. AVOYELLES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD PETER MARCOTTE, KEITH A. MORROW, JAMES K. BEST, WILBERT CARMOUCHE, DRUSILLA GOODY, ALBIN M. LEMOINE, JR., RICHARD MAYEAUX AND SUSAN B. ROY v. AVOYELLES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD (Parish of Avoyelles)

KNOLL, J., recused.

2002-C - 0259 PETER MARCOTTE, KEITH A. MORROW, JAMES K. BEST, WILBERT CARMOUCHE, DRUSILLA GOODY, ALBIN M. LEMOINE, JR., RICHARD MAYEAUX AND SUSAN B. ROY v. AVOYELLES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD, LORRAINE SEISS v. AVOYELLES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD (Parish of Avoyelles)

KNOLL, J., recused.



PETITION TO ALLOW A LATE REGISTRATION FOR THE BAR EXAM GRANTED WITH ORDER:

2002-OB- 0471 IN RE: RICHARD S. CRISLER

TRAYLOR, J., would deny.

KIMBALL, J., would deny.



WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED WITH ORDER:

2001-K - 1033 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MICHAEL J. FROSCH (Parish of Orleans)

See Per Curiam.

2002-CC- 0090 IN RE: SUCCESSION OF NOEL RICKS (Parish of St. Tammany)

KNOLL, J., dissents and finds the writ untimely.

2002-CC- 0181 IN RE: SUCCESSION OF NOEL RICKS (Parish of St. Tammany)

KNOLL, J., would deny the writ.

2002-CC- 0607 JAMES EARL MATTHEWS v. PAMELA VINEY MATTHEWS (Parish of Calcasieu)



TRANSFERRED TO THE COURT OF APPEAL FIFTH CIRCUIT:

2002-CP- 0147 PETER R. BRIGANDI, JR. v. DENAUD EGANA ET AL. (Parish of Jefferson)



DISBARMENT ORDERED; SEE PER CURIAM:

2001-B - 2863 IN RE: TYRONE C. BROWN



APPEAL OF DECISION OF DISCIPLINARY BOARD DENIED:

2001-OB- 3359 IN RE: APPEAL OF DECISION OF DISCIPLINARY BOARD(BOARD NO. 01-PDB-151)



REHEARING(S) DENIED:

2001-KK- 2736 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROGEST FEDISON AND MONTRESA JOHNSON (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J., would grant and docket.

2001-KK- 3358 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DARREN GREEN (Parish of Iberville)



RECONSIDERATION NOT CONSIDERED:

2001-CC- 3248 MCCREARY ENTERPRISES, L.L.C. D/B/A NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT v. CHARLES AND LEONOR HEMMANS (Parish of Jefferson)



RECONSIDERATION(S) DENIED:

2001-KO- 0310 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOSEPH BALLARD (Parish of Terrebonne)

2001-KO- 0700 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LEROY JOHNSON (Parish of Orleans)

2001-CK- 2733 STATE OF LOUISIANA IN THE INTEREST OF A. H. (Parish of Jefferson)

2001-C - 2762 DWIGHT YOUNG AND GLORIA HARKINS YOUNG v. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SHREVEPORT, ET AL. (Parish of Desoto)

2001-C - 2782 JAMES HONORE v. EUGENE J. GOMES, D.D.S. ET AL. C/W JAMES HONORE v. EUGENE J. GOMES, D.D.S. AND THE MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J., would grant the reconsideration.

2001-C - 3094 JOHNNIE K. LEE v. ALTON OCHSNER MEDICAL FOUNDATION (Office Of Workers' Compensation District 7)

2001-C - 3189 JOHN DAVID SAWYER v. MELISSA DIANE SAWYER, NEE KELLY (Parish of Morehouse)

2002-KH- 0033 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WARREN SCOTT, III (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

WEIMER, J., recused.



APPLICATION(S) NOT CONSIDERED:

2002-C - 0124 CHRISTINA MICHELLE MATRANA v. ARGONAUT GREAT CENTRAL INSURANCE COMPANY, LOUISIANA UNITED BUSINESS SELF-INSURED FUND, AND LABORIE FOOD MART, INC., D/B/A LABORIE SUPERMARKET (Parish of Jefferson)

2002-C - 0134 BYLES WELDING & TRACTOR CO. v. FEDERATED MUTUAL INSURANCE CO. (Parish of Sabine)

2002-C - 0139 GLENN TAYLOR v. NEW ORLEANS POLICE DEPARTMENT (City Civil Service Commission Orleans)

2002-C - 0167 BRUCE ROY AND SHARLENE ROY v. ROSALINE AUGUSTINE, ELAINE HUDSON AND PROGRESSIVE SECURITY INSURANCE CO. (Parish of Avoyelles)



WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

2001-K - 0663 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHARLES LAMBERT (Parish of Orleans)

2001-K - 0945 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JEMETRIC DEBROW, LAKEITH DEBROW, CLIFFORD OWENS (Parish of Caddo)

2001-K - 0992 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILFRED WAYNE CLARK (Parish of St. Landry)

2001-K - 1027 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. REGINALD JACKSON, TAMAKIA MCCOY, AND ROLESA CLAVERIE (Parish of Orleans)

2001-K - 1089 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TRAVIS SHELVIN (Parish of Vermilion)

2001-K - 1102 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. THOMAS L. FURGERSON (Parish of Caddo)

2001-K - 1143 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RONALD W. CAJOE (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.

2001-K - 1190 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JEREMIAH JOHNSON (Parish of Jefferson)

JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.

2001-K - 1243 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MICHAEL CRUSE (Parish of Ascension)

2001-K - 1247 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. GREGORY R. JULIAN AND WILLIAM C. WHITLEY C/W STATE OF LOUISIANA v. GREGORY JULIAN (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J., would grant the writ.

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

2001-KO- 1259 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROY MURPHY (Parish of Ouachita)

2001-KO- 1260 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. FRANCIS BRAUNER (Parish of Orleans)

2001-KO- 1261 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LOUIS DORSEY (Parish of Orleans)

2001-K - 1277 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. KENDRICK PETERS (Parish of Washington)

2001-KP- 1300 STATE OF LOUISIANA EX REL WILLIAM SIMMONS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Tangipahoa)

WEIMER, J., recused.

2001-KO- 1308 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TROY SMITH (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2001-KH- 1620 STATE OF LOUISIANA EX REL WILLIAM DENNING v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2001-KH- 1797 STATE OF LOUISIANA EX REL WILLIAM ANTHONY HARPER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2001-KH- 1809 STATE OF LOUISIANA EX REL. BOBBY J. TURNER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)

WEIMER, J., recused.

2001-KH- 1810 STATE EX REL ROY HARRIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Calcasieu)

2001-KH- 1811 STATE EX REL. WILLIE FULLILOVE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2001-KH- 1812 STATE OF LOUISIANA EX REL DONALD J. LUMPKIN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Iberia)

2001-KH- 1814 STATE EX REL TIMOTHY SHAW v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Ouachita)

2001-KH- 1822 STATE OF LOUISIANA EX REL. TYRONE BANKS v. STATE (Parish of Concordia)

2001-KH- 1826 STATE EX REL JACKSON WHITE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Grant)

2001-KH- 1830 STATE EX REL RAINARD J. DOUGLAS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2001-KH- 1831 STATE EX REL DARRYL G. SOILEAU v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Calcasieu)

2001-KH- 1832 STATE OF LOUISIANA EX REL PERRY LEO SIMMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Landry)

2001-KH- 1833 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ODESSA ROBINSON (Parish of Orleans)

2001-KH- 1839 STATE EX REL. TROY BIENIEMY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2001-KH- 1840 STATE EX REL. MARVIN ADGER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Bossier)

2001-KH- 1841 STATE OF LOUISIANA EX REL BRENT LACOUR v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Pointe Coupee)

2001-KH- 1843 STATE EX REL. DENNIS STRONG v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Ouachita)

2001-KH- 1894 DARNELL J. HUNTLEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Vermilion)

2001-KH- 1986 STATE EX REL EARNEST REYNOLDS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Carroll)

2001-KH- 2045 STATE EX REL EARNEST REYNOLDS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of East Carroll)

2001-KH- 2316 STATE EX REL HYMEL VARNADO v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2001-C - 3008 MRS. NHUNG D. DANG v. NEW HAMPSHIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, GENUINE PARTS COMPANY AND CESAR A. NUNEZ (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.

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

2002-C - 0015 JANIE WHATLEY v. CITY OF WINNFIELD, LOUISIANA AND OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT (Parish of Winn)

2002-C - 0040 RUTH LAVERNE WELCH HICKS, ALVIS A. HICKS, JR., DANNY LEE HICKS, DAVID ALAN HICKS. BENNIE RAY HICKS AND ELIZABETH HICKS DORTCH v. STATE OF LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT, ET AL. (Parish of Caldwell)

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.

2002-C - 0092 SUSAN GAIL HESTER v. WILLIAM EWING HESTER, III (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.

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

2002-C - 0097 DEMENTIA CARE, INC. v. STEVEN CREEKMORE, III AND MEDICAL HOLDINGS, LTD. (Parish of Calcasieu)

2002-C - 0101 SHAWN FRANCIS v. BFI (Office Of Workers' Comp. Dist. 4)

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.

2002-C - 0103 RONALD B. COLSON, JR. (II), RONALD B. COLSON AND VIRGINIA COLSON v. ERIC JOHNSON, ET AL (Parish of Rapides)

2002-C - 0119 VICTORIA MEYERS v. FAIRFIELD INN (Office Of Workers' Compensation District 3)

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.

KIMBALL, J., would grant the writ.

2002-C - 0132 LILLIE M. CRAFT v. WAL-MART STORES, INC. AND PAUL BRUNER (Parish of Beauregard)

2002-C - 0133 CHRISTOPHER C. BENDER v. DARIN J. CRON, ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY, AND STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Jefferson)

2002-C - 0135 MAXWELL C. MCDONALD, JR. v. WILTON ROBERT CASON AND C & B SALES AND SERVICE, INC. (Parish of Lafayette)

2002-OC- 0137 GLENDA KAY COCHRAN v. THOMAS EUGENE COCHRAN (Parish of Vernon)

WEIMER, J., would grant the writ.

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

2002-C - 0170 RANDALL GUNN, SR. INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF HIS MINOR CHILDREN, RACHELL GUNN, RENEE GUNN, AND RANDALL GUNN, JR. AND HIS WIFE LISA GUNN v. JAMES M. ROBERTSON AND STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Jefferson)

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.

2002-C - 0176 RANDALL GUNN, SR. INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF HIS MINOR CHILDREN, RACHELL GUNN, RENEE GUNN, AND RANDALL GUNN, JR. AND HIS WIFE LISA GUNN v. JAMES M. ROBERTSON AND STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Jefferson)

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.

2002-C - 0183 LARRY LOMBAS, ET AL. v. NEW ORLEANS POLICE DEPARTMENT (City Civil Service Commission Orleans)

2002-C - 0184 SHERI FORSYTH, WIFE OF, AND MARK FORSYTH v. CARLOS BROWN AND CYNTHIA RAGGIO (Parish of Orleans)

2002-C - 0186 COMMERCIAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT v. B.F. CARVIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. (Parish of Orleans)

2002-C - 0192 BRENDA ROBINSON v. DR. DOUGLAS BROWN (Office Of Workers' Compensation District 01e)

2002-C - 0243 JOSEPH HEBERT v. NEW ORLEANS POLICE DEPARTMENT (City Civil Service Commission Orleans)

2002-C - 0251 GUITTA C. HAIK v. ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY AND DAVID W. MILLER (Parish of St. Tammany)

2002-C - 0316 GUITTA C. HAIK v. ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY AND DAVID W. MILLER (Parish of St. Tammany)

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.

2002-KK- 0405 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. KELVIS SMITH (Parish of St. Martin)

CALOGERO, C.J., recused.

2002-CC- 0821 TOTAL BENEFIT SERVICES, INC. v. CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)



 

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