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2002 News Releases

News Release #074

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 74

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


The Opinions handed down on the 15th day of October, 2002 , are as follows:



BY CALOGERO, C.J.:

2002-C- 0299 DANIEL ROSS, ET AL. v. CONOCO INC. ET AL. C/W CLARENCE LANDON, ET UX v. CONOCO, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Calcasieu)

For these reasons, the decision of the court of appeal is reversed and the district court's judgment granting the defendant's motion for summary judgment is reinstated.

REVERSED; JUDGMENT OF DISTRICT COURT REINSTATED.



BY KIMBALL, J.:

2002-CC- 0563 MARYLIN R. DUMAS, LEROY DUMAS, RUSSELL DUMAS & GLORIA DUMAS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA , THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE, RECREATION TOURISM AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (Parish of Morehouse)

Accordingly, the judgments of the lower courts granting plaintiffs' motion to strike are reversed, and the case is remanded to the district court for further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion.

REVERSED AND REMANDED.

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



2002-C- 1891 MICHAEL LYNDAL CUROLE v. GRACE YIN-YEE WONG CUROLE (Parish of Jefferson)

For the above reasons, we conclude the trial court did not abuse its discretion in finding that the relocation would not be in the children's best interest. The court of appeal's judgment is therefore reversed and the judgment of the trial court is hereby reinstated.

REVERSED. JUDGMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT REINSTATED.

JOHNSON, J., dissents.



BY VICTORY, J.:

2001-K- 1875 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MARY L. TOUPS, A/K/A MARY BILLIOT  
(Parish of Orleans) (Possession of Cocaine)

For the reasons stated herein, the judgment of the court of appeal is reversed and defendant's conviction and sentence are reinstated.

REVERSED; CONVICTION AND SENTENCE REINSTATED.

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

JOHNSON, J., dissents.

KNOLL, J., dissents for the reasons assigned by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal.

 

BY TRAYLOR, J.:

2002-KK- 0898 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. HENRY RAY WILLIAMS (Parish of Terrebonne) (Aggravated Rape)

C/W

2002-KD- 1030 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. VICTOR RAYMOND VERDUN, JR. (Parish of St. Tammany) (Aggravated Rape)

For the reasons assigned herein, the decisions of the Court of Appeal, First Circuit, are AFFIRMED.

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



BY KNOLL, J.:

2002-C- 0189 JOE A. SLOWINSKI, ET UX. v. ENGLAND ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, ET AL. (Parish of Rapides)

For the foregoing reasons, the judgments of the lower courts are reversed and set aside. Judgment is hereby granted in favor of the England Economic and Industrial Development District and Jon. W. Grafton, denying the motion for partial summary judgment filed by plaintiff, Wilson Ewing, Jr. This case is remanded to the district court for further proceedings, consistent with the views expressed herein.

REVERSED AND REMANDED.

JOHNSON, J., concurs.



BY WEIMER, J.:

2002-C- 0012 DONALD EUGENE MOSING, DARIEL PARKER MOSING, AND FRANK'S CASING CREW & RENTAL TOOLS, INC. v. KIRK P. DOMAS AND AUTOMOTIVE CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY C/W DONALD EUGENE MOSING, DARIEL PARKER MOSING, AND FRANK'S CASING CREW &
RENTAL TOOLS, INC. v. STONEWALL SURPLUS LINES INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Lafayette)

For the foregoing reasons, we affirm the decision of the Third Circuit Court of Appeal.

AFFIRMED.

VICTORY, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

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




PER CURIAM:

2000-KH- 2185 STATE EX REL COREY GUISE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of  Orleans) (Second Degree Murder)

In light of the state's recent discovery of notations on the co-defendants' bills of information showing that charges were "dismissed per agreement with state to testify," the case is remanded to the district court for a hearing at which the district court shall review this new evidence and determine whether it either shows the existence of an agreement the state was bound to disclose or shows that counsel rendered ineffective assistance in not discovering the existence of an agreement.

Retired Judge Melvin A. Shortess, assigned as Justice ad hoc, sitting for Associate Justice Jeffrey P. Victory, recused.

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



2000-K- 2228 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RICHARD KEMP (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
(Second Degree Murder)

Accordingly, the decision of the court of appeal is reversed. Relator's conviction and sentence for second degree murder are vacated and this case is remanded to the district court for further proceedings.

DECISION OF THE COURT OF APPEAL REVERSED; CONVICTION AND SENTENCE VACATED; CASE REMANDED.

VICTORY, J., dissents and assigns reasons.



2002-C- 0324 BARNEY BURKS v. CAMBECK & PARTNERS (The Office Of Workers Compensation District 07)

For the reasons assigned, the judgment of the court of appeal is reversed, and the judgment of the Office of Workers' Compensation is hereby reinstated. This case is remanded to the court of appeal for consideration of CNA Insurance Company's remaining assignments of error, All costs in this court are assessed against CNA.

VICTORY, J., concurs.
 

 

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