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 2004 News Releases

News Release #022

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE  


NEWS RELEASE # 022


FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA



The Opinions handed down on the 25th day of February, 2004, are as follows:



BY JOHNSON, J.:

 

2003-CC-1801       SCOTTY L. MAYO AND MELISSA DENISE MAYO v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL. (Parish of Rapides)

For the foregoing reasons, the judgment of the court of appeal is reversed, and the judgment of the trial court denying State Farm's motion for summary judgment is reinstated. Because of our conclusions, this matter is remanded to the trial court for further proceedings.

REVERSED AND REMANDED.

VICTORY, J., concurs in the result.



BY TRAYLOR, J.:

 

2003-KA-1404       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. IFIANY OBRINNA UMEZULIKE (Parish of Lafayette) (Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia)

Accordingly, we remand this case back to the trial court to hold a hearing on the merits of defendant's motion to suppress before a duly elected judge.

REVERSED AND REMANDED.

VICTORY, J., concurs in the result.

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



BY KNOLL, J.:


2003-C -1767       NANCY LOCKETT AND RONNY LOCKETT, HUSBAND AND WIFE v. THE STATE OF LOUISIANA , DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

For the foregoing reasons, we affirm the judgments of the trial court and court of appeal.

AFFIRMED.

VICTORY, J., dissents and assigns reasons.



PER CURIAM:


2003-B -2738       IN RE: JOSEPH W. THOMAS

(Disciplinary Proceedings)

Upon review of the findings and recommendations of the hearing committee and disciplinary board, and considering the record, it is ordered that Joseph W. Thomas, Louisiana Bar Roll number 8163, be suspended from the practice of law for a period of three years. All costs and expenses in the matter are assessed against respondent in accordance with Supreme Court Rule XIX, §10.1, with legal interest to commence thirty days from the date of finality of this court's judgment until paid.

JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

 
 
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