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 2004 News Releases

News Release #030

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE  


NEWS RELEASE # 030


FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA



On the 23rd day of March, 2004, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

INTERIM SUSPENSION ORDERED; SEE ORDER:

2004-B -0558       IN RE: VINCENT C. COFIELD



REMANDED TO DISCIPLINARY BOARD:

2004-B -0033       IN RE: VINCENT C. COFIELD

See Order.


2004-B -0398       IN RE: EDDIE STEPHENS

See Order.



On the 24th day of March, 2004, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

REINSTATEMENT(S) GRANTED; SEE ORDER:

2003-OB-3103       IN RE: JO FLEMING



TRANSFERRED TO DISABILITY INACTIVE STATUS; SEE ORDER:

2004-OB-0757       IN RE: DAVID C. WILLARD

CALOGERO, C.J., recused.
WEIMER, J., recused.



APPLICATION DISMISSED ON JOINT MOTION:

2003-CC-2787       PATRICK J. SPEZIO, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE SUCCESSION OF LORRAINE H. SPEZIO v. SUCCESSION OF PHILIP J. SPEZIO, SR., ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)



2003-C -2798       PATRICK J. SPEZIO v. PHILLIP J. SPEZIO, JR. (Parish of Orleans)



WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

2004-C -0595       IN RE: EDGAR MCLARRIN AND CHARLOTTE MCLARRIN APPLYING FOR PRIVATE ADOPTION OF E.K.E. AND O.L.G. (Parish of Morehouse)



2004-KP-0670       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RYAN MATTHEWS (Parish of Jefferson)

KNOLL, J., recused.



On the 25th day of March, 2004, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED WITH ORDER:

2003-KH-2568       STATE EX REL HAROLD O. BROWN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA
(Parish of Orleans)

See Per Curiam.



On the 26th day of March, 2004, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED:

2003-C -3413       MERRILEE G. ALBRIGHT, JULIE M. LAFARGUE, DOLORES GEORGE LAVIGNE, ANN MATHISON MCLAURIN AND JODY L. ROBERTS v. SOUTHERN TRACE COUNTRY CLUB OF SHREVEPORT, INC. AND CLUB CORPORATION OF AMERICA (Parish of Caddo)

KIMBALL, J., recused.
VICTORY, J., recused.
TRAYLOR, J., recused.



2004-C -0066       OCEAN ENERGY, INC. v. PLAQUEMINES PARISH GOVERNMENT (Parish of Plaquemines)



2004-C -0181       LAURA E. TRUNK v. MEDICAL CENTER OF LOUISIANA AT NEW ORLEANS, STATE OF LOUISIANA, LOUISIANA HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY, JOHN DOE AND ABC INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)



WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED WITH ORDER:

2004-CC-0189       PATRICK J. BERRIGAN, ET AL. v. DEUTSCH, KERRIGAN & STILES , LLP (Parish of Orleans)

KIMBALL, J., would deny the writ.
KNOLL, J., would deny the writ.



2004-KP-0454       STATE EX REL RICHARD MAHOGANY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.



2004-KP-0455       STATE EX REL ALBERT REY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J., would deny the writ and assigns reasons.



WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED IN PART WITH ORDER; OTHERWISE DENIED:

2003-KH-0245       STATE EX REL JOSEPH BUTLER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Mary)



ADMISSION GRANTED; SEE PER CURIAM:

2004-OB-0350       IN RE: LARRY S. BANKSTON

VICTORY, J., would deny admission.
WEIMER, J., would deny admission.



JOINT MOTION FOR CONSENT DISCIPLINE GRANTED; SEE PER CURIAM:

2004-B -0532       IN RE: PIERRE F. GAUDIN, JR.



JOINT PETITION FOR CONSENT DISCIPLINE GRANTED; SEE PER CURIAM:

2004-B -0349       IN RE: KENNETH A. DOGGETT


CALOGERO, C.J., dissent for the reasons assigned by Justice Johnson.
JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
TRAYLOR, J., dissent for the reasons assigned by Justice Johnson.



DISBARMENT ORDERED; SEE PER CURIAM:

2003-B -2899       IN RE: PAUL E. GRAUGNARD



DISIPLINE REJECTED:

2004-B -0275       IN RE: CONFIDENTIAL PARTY

KIMBALL, J., would accept the consent discipline.

TRAYLOR, J., would accept the consent discipline.



RECONSIDERATION GRANTED; WRIT DENIED:

2003-CC-2924       BYRON POWELL & DEBBIE POWELL v. WALKER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., ET AL (Parish of Winn)

TRAYLOR, J., recused.
JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.
KNOLL, J., would grant the writ.



RECONSIDERATION(S) DENIED:

2002-CI-3228       CHARLES CARTER v. BURL CAIN, WARDEN, LOUISIANA STATE PENITENTIARY; RICHARD STALDER, SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY & CORRECTIONS; RAPHAEL AUGUSTINE, CLASSIFICATION OFFICER AND SERGEANT WRIGHT, I-B TERM SECURITY (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)



2003-KH-0180       STATE EX REL DARREN HAYWOOD v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)



2003-C -2797       MARY SEITHER, INDIVIDUALLY AND IN HER CAPACITY AS TUTRIX OF THE MINORS, MARK SEITHER AND STEPHEN SEITHER v. WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC., BERNARD J. SEITHER, AIU INSURANCE COMPANY, AND STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.



2003-C -3417       RONNIE G. CLARK v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS, THE LOUISIANA STATE POLICE, LIEUTENANT MICHAEL SUNSERI, SERGEANT WILLIAM DORRIS, ABC INSURANCE COMPANY AND DEF INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of St. Charles)

CALOGERO, C.J., recused.



RECONSIDERATION NOT CONSIDERED:

2003-CC-3208       LAWRENCE MOORE AS THE TUTOR OF PARIS J'NEA LEE v. SUCCESSION OF CHARLES D. GRAVES, JR., ET AL. (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)



APPLICATION(S) NOT CONSIDERED:

2004-CC-0199       KAYWANNA FOLEY v. PUBLIC STORAGE AND PUBLIC STORAGE, INC. (Parish of Orleans)



2004-C -0287       ANGEL K. POPLAR v. DILLARD'S DEPARTMENT STORES, INC. AND ABC INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Jefferson)



2004-OC-0296       RICHARD MURRAY, ET UX v. TOWN OF MANSURA, ET AL. (Parish of Avoyelles)

KIMBALL, J., would deny the writ.



WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

2003-KH-0717       STATE EX REL RONNIE K. HONGO v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Sabine)



2003-KH-0721       STATE EX REL CRAIG B. HAWKINS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)



2003-KH-0723       STATE EX REL TYRONE FORREST v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)



2003-KH-0726       STATE EX REL HENRY C. AKINS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)



2003-KH-0727       STATE EX REL LEVY WILLIAMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)



2003-KH-0728       STATE EX REL JAMES R. WILSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)



2003-KH-0731       STATE EX REL NORRIS JASMINE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)



2003-KH-0735       STATE EX REL CLIFFORD TYSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)



2003-KH-0759       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. GEORGE PONSELL, JR. (Parish of Ouachita)



2003-KH-0760       STATE EX REL RAYMOND MCGARY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Tangipahoa)



2003-KH-0761       STATE EX REL ROBERT BROWN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)



2003-KH-0762       STATE EX REL WILLIE POGUE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of W. Baton Rouge)



2003-KH-0765       STATE EX REL SYLVESTER RAY REED v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)



2003-KH-0766       STATE EX REL RICK FERRINGTON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Ouachita)



2003-KH-0767       STATE EX REL OSCAR FRANK v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Rapides)



2003-KH-0780       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROBERT THOMPSON (Parish of St. Bernard)



2003-KH-0781       STATE EX REL RACEY FORD, SR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Livingston)



2003-KH-0788       STATE EX REL CURTIS GORDON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)



2003-KH-0790       STATE EX REL WILBERT CARTER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Assumption)



2003-KH-0795       EX REL BRUCE BOSLEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Iberville)



2003-KH-0798       STATE EX REL GARY L. CLAY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)



2003-KH-0800       STATE EX REL RICHARD JAMES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Terrebonne)



2003-KH-0801       STATE EX REL CURT ALONZO AND STATE EX REL DAVID ALONZO v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)



2003-KH-0803       STATE EX REL CHARLES LOVING v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Tangipahoa)



2003-KH-0804       STATE EX REL MICHAEL HILTON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)



2003-CI-0806       STATE EX REL JOSEPH MONNIE v. N. BURL CAIN, ET AL. (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)



2003-KH-0824       STATE EX REL THROME LACROIX v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)



WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

2003-KH-0828       STATE EX REL RONALD J. BENSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafayette)

JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.



2003-KH-0830       STATE EX REL IRA JOE MIMS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)



2003-C -1217       KERRY MCCOY AND THERESA MCCOY v. RONNIE LUCIUS AND MILDRED LUCIUS (Parish of Ouachita)



2003-KK-2112       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WALTER OLIVER SANDERS (Parish of Terrebonne)



2003-KK-2176       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WALTER OLIVER SANDERS (Parish of Terrebonne)



2003-KO-3176       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHRISTOPHER D. LEBRETON (Parish of Orleans)



2003-K -3196       STATE OF LOUISIANA EX REL LAMAR DUFFY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Livingston)



2003-KO-3210       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. NOEL BERNIARD (Parish of Jefferson)



2003-K -3224       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. PAUL H. WILL (Parish of Jefferson)



2003-K -3228       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ANNA GREEN (Parish of St. James)



2003-KO-3272       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. BOBBY C. TERRICK (Parish of Jefferson)



2003-KO-3283       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ANDREW T. BOURG (Parish of Terrebonne)



2003-K -3342       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MICHAEL CHARLES MAGDALENO (Parish of Rapides)



2003-KO-3372       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DUSTIN MCLELLAND (Parish of Jefferson)



2003-KO-3400       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. NOLAN C. TURNER, III (Parish of Caddo)

TRAYLOR, J., recused.



2003-C -3512       DAVID ALBERT, JR., ET. AL. v. THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA AND THE ALEXANDRIA CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (Parish of Rapides)



2003-C -3537       THELMA IRVIN, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF HER MINOR CHILD, ROCHELLE JOHNLOUIS v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTO INS. CO., STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANY, LISA M. REYNAUD, AND KIM REYNAUD (Parish of Lafayette)



2004-C -0001       WAYNE SIMONEAUX, ET AL. v. AMOCO PRODUCTION COMPANY, NEWPARK RESOURCES D/B/A NEW PARK ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, JOLEN OPERATING COMPANY, AND SOUTH OAK PRODUCTION CO. (Parish of Assumption)



2004-C -0096       CHARLOTTE ST. ROMAIN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES AND LYLE SONIAT (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

KIMBALL, J., would grant the writ.
KNOLL, J., recused.



2004-CC-0156       LORI HUSSER v. PDS, INC., ET AL. (Parish of St. Martin)

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.
WEIMER, J., would grant the writ.



2004-C -0187       BETTY JEAN HARGROVE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NATURAL TUTRIX OF JESSICA BANKS v. MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILROAD CO., ET AL. (Parish of Jefferson Davis)

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.
TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.



2004-C -0193       MYRTLE K. LATIGUE v. CHRISTUS ST. PATRICK HOSPITAL (Office of Workers' Compensation Dist. #3)

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.



2004-C -0196       EROLL EBEY, ET AL v. AVOYELLES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD AND STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Avoyelles)



2004-C -0197       TOM BROWN v. CRESCENT CITY NISSAN AND KENNETH BARRETT (Parish of Orleans)



2004-CC-0200       RICHARD W. MICHAELSON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF HIS WIFE, AMY J. HALL MICHAELSON, ET AL v. LOUIS ARMSTRONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, F/K/A NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ET AL (Parish of Orleans)



2004-C -0205       LOUISE RACHAL v. TENET HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, D/B/A MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER A/K/A MERCY HOSPITAL (Parish of Orleans)



WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

2004-C -0206       J. ROGER BERGERON, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS DIRECTOR OF THE SALES TAX AND USE DEPARTMENT FOR THE PARISH OF WEST BATON ROUGE v. PRESTON W. ALBERT, JR. (Parish of Iberville)



2004-CC-0210       C. M. THIBODAUX, LTD. v. EXXON MOBIL CORP., ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)



2004-C -0215       LEONARD BLOCKER, ET UX. v. RAPIDES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, ET AL. (Parish of Rapides)

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.



2004-C -0235       MICHAEL GROS v. FRED SETTOON, INC. (Parish of St. Martin)

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.



2004-C -0237       CLEMENTINE FAIRROW, ET AL. v. JAMES E. MARVES, ET AL. (Parish of Rapides)



2004-C -0268       STATE OF LOUISIANA, ET AL. v. FAB IDRIS (Parish of Orleans)



2004-C -0270       TYRONE FLETCHER v. ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY AND EDITH SCHREINER (Parish of Jefferson)



2004-CC-0276       STEPHEN SCHWEITZER, ET AL. v. TRANSIT MANAGEMENT OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)



2004-C -0277       GAYLE LOUISE SCHULTZ, ETC. v. WAVY H. DOYLE, ET AL. (Parish of Rapides)



2004-C -0280       TERI PALERMO WURTZEL v. ROBERT S. WURTZEL (Parish of Jefferson)



2004-CC-0282       DEREK P. EDWARDS, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED v. GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION AND IBERVILLE MOTORS, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Iberville)



2004-C -0285       ANDREW MESSINA, JR. v. ST. CHARLES PARISH COUNCIL (Parish of St. Charles)



2004-C -0286       TROY L. DAVIS, JR. v. AMS TUBE CORPORATION (Office of Workers' Compensation District 6)



2004-C -0298       JOSEPH P. GARDINER, CHARMAINE GARDINER, WIFE OF JOSEPH GARDINER AND ON BEHALF OF THEIR MINOR CHILDREN, JAMIE AND JESSICA GARDINER v. DENIS BERGERON, ST. TAMMANY PARISH SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of St. Tammany)



2004-C -0303       LARRY C. SCHAFFER v. BRAND SCAFFOLD BUILDERS, INC. (Office of Workers' Compensation District #6)

JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.



2004-CC-0305       NEIGHBORHOOD SHIPPING, INC. v. A & B INDUSTRIES OF MORGAN CITY, INC., ET AL. (Parish of St. Mary)



2004-CC-0306       HERMAN WARREN v. ACTION OIL RECOVERY, INC. (Office of Workers' Compensation Dist. 5)



2004-CC-0308       BRENDA BAKER AND GRIFFIN BAKER, III, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF THE ESTATE OF HIS MINOR CHILDREN D-ASHTREIA AND GRIFFIN BAKER, IV v. ZURICH AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, MERLIN J. MILLER, SNL DISTRIBUTION SERVICE COMPANY, OLD REPUBLIC INSURANCE COMPANY AND GEICO INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.



2004-C -0312       RATCLIFF CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, L.L.C. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF FACILITY PLANNING AND CONTROL (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)



2004-C -0313       MICHAEL A. ZUMO AND LISA M. ZUMO v. JAMES M. WALKER, JR., PROGRESSIVE SECURITY INSURANCE COMPANY AND LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)



2004-CC-0537       LURA LEE AND PHILLIP E. SOWA v. COX COMMUNICATIONS NEW ORLEANS, INC., JANE WALKER, WIFE OF, AND JONATHAN MCCALL, BLAIR DUPRE, HELM PAINT & SUPPLY, AND BENJAMIN MOORE & COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)



2004-C -0567       KELVIN WELLS v. PAMELA JOHNSON, JUDGE OF THE JUVENILE COURT (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)



2004-CC-0591       JANE WALKER, WIFE OF, AND JONATHAN MCCALL v. LURA LEE AND PHILLIP E. SOWA (Parish of Orleans)

 
 
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