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 2003 News Releases

News Release #086

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE  

NEWS RELEASE # 86


FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA



The Opinions handed down on the 12th day of December, 2003 , are as follows:



BY TRAYLOR, J. :

 

2003-C -0590       SUSAN MCKNEELY FOWLER v. CLAUDE ED FOWLER (Parish of Livingston)

For the reasons assigned, the judgments of the lower courts are affirmed.

 AFFIRMED.



BY KNOLL, J. :

 

2003-CA-0732       UNWIRED TELECOM CORP., FORMERLY KNOWN AS UNWIRED, INC. AND SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY MERGER TO MERCURY CELLULAR TELEPHONE COMPANY v. PARISH OF CALCASIEU, LOUISIANA; THE CALCASIEU PARISH SCHOOL BOARD; THE CALCASIEU PARISH POLICE JURY; THE CALCASIEU PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM; THE TREASURER OF THE CALCASIEU PARISH SCHOOL BOARD; AND THE TREASURER'S DESIGNATED AGENTS, INCLUDING RUFUS R. FRUGE, JR., IN HIS CAPACITY AS DIRECTOR OF THE CALCASIEU PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM, SALES AND USE TAX DEPARTMENT (Parish of Calcasieu)

For the foregoing reasons, the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Third Circuit, is vacated and set aside. This matter is remanded to the trial court for the filing of pleadings to assert the unconstitutionality of 2002 La. Acts No. 85, §3 and to conduct further proceedings in conformity with the views expressed herein. If the  taking of evidence is required, the parties may be given the opportunity to introduce evidence in the district court for a determination of the constitutionality of the statute at issue.

VACATED AND CASE REMANDED TO TRIAL COURT

 

CALOGERO, C.J., dissents for reasons assigned by Weimer, J.

VICTORY, J., dissents for the reasons assigned by Justice Weimer.

WEIMER, J., dissents and assigns reasons.


 

2003-C -0814       BYRON ELLIS TALBOT v. BERNICE ELLEN HARANG TALBOT (Parish of Lafourche)

For the foregoing reasons, we reverse the court of appeal's judgment on the community nature of the Hibernia and Bank One bank stocks and reinstate the district court's judgment. On all other issues, the court of appeal is affirmed.

REVERSED IN PART OTHERWISE AFFIRMED.

 

Retired Judge Lemmie O. Hightower, assigned as Justice ad hoc, sitting in place of Justice John L. Weimer, recused.

 

JOHNSON, J., concurs in part and dissents in part for reasons assigned by Traylor, J.

TRAYLOR, J., concurs in part and dissents in part and assigns reasons.

HIGHTOWER, J., concurs in part and dissents in part and assigns reasons.



PER CURIAM :

 

2002-KH- 1244      STATE EX REL. TRUMAN CLAVELLE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Iberia) (Probation Revocation)

Under these particular circumstances, the court of appeal erred in failing to afford relator review of the merits of his claims regarding revocation of his probation. This case is therefore remanded to the court of appeal for purposes of providing relator with reasonable time in which to file for review of his revocation hearing and for a ruling on the merits of his claims.

 
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