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 2004 News Releases

News Release #090

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE  


NEWS RELEASE # 090


FROM: CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


On the 30th day of November, 2004 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:


WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

2004-KK-2896       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. GERALD FRANKLIN (Parish of

Tangipahoa)


On the 6th day of December, 2004 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:


WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

2004-CC-2972       BELINDA FORBES v. RODNEY COCKERHAM C/W

GEORGE FORGES, ET AL. v. WADE SONNIER, ET AL. (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)



On the 8th day of December, 2004 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:


WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED WITH ORDER:

2004-C -2134       ESTELLE W. COOK, INDIVIDUALLY AND LORRAINE

COOK DENINA, SHERON COOK BAYARD AND KIM COOK LEGER ON BEHALF OF ESTELLE W. COOK v. JEFFERSON PARISH HOSPITAL SERVICE DISTRICT NO. 2 D/B/A EAST JEFFERSON GENERAL HOSPITAL (Parish of Jefferson)


INTERIM SUSPENSION ORDERED:

2004-B -2855       IN RE: KERRI F. DUNN

See Order.


TRANSFERRED TO DISABILITY INACTIVE STATUS:

2004-OB-2874       IN RE: BYRLYNE VAN DYKE

See Order.



On the 10th day of December, 2004 , the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:


WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED:

2004-C -2252       DONALD E. O'BRIEN, ET AL. v. DR. AKBAR RIZVI, ET AL.

(Parish of Rapides)

2004-C -2257       DONALD E. O'BRIEN, ET AL. v. DR. AKBAR RIZVI, ET AL.

(Parish of Rapides)


TRANSFERRED TO THE COURT OF APPEAL:

2004-OC-2374       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILLIAM EARL DEGRATE

(Parish of Ouachita)

Second Circuit.


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

2004-K -1893       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. THOMAS HAYNES

(Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

See Per Curiam.


REMANDED TO DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL. SEE ORDER:

2004-B -2631       IN RE: WILLIAM E. LEWIS


CONSENT DISCIPLINE ORDERED:

2004-B -2722       IN RE: WILLIAM YARNO, JR.

See Per Curiam.



APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO TAKE THE BAR EXAM GRANTED WITH ORDER:

2004-OB-2715       IN RE: JOSEPH AIAVOLASITI KOTT

JOHNSON, J., would appoint a commissioner to take evidence prior to taking the Bar Examination.


APPLICATION FOR REHEARING(S) DENIED:

2004-KP-0382       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MELVIN SMITH (Parish of Orleans)


APPLICATION(S) FOR RECONSIDERATION DENIED:

2003-KH-2290       STATE EX REL DREW MICHAEL PIZZO v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2003-KH-2435       STATE EX REL KIM GARRISON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Jefferson)

2004-K -1189       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILBERT C. COLEMAN (Parish of

Orleans)


APPLICATION(S) NOT CONSIDERED :

2004-CC-2362       LONNIE WILKINSON v. CHRISTOPHER MAYEAUX AND

ALLSTATE PROPERTY CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2004-C -2450       CERTAIN UNDERWRITERS AT LLOYD'S, LONDON v.

AMY M. WALLACE AND THERESA HECKMAN (Parish of Orleans)

2004-C -2463       KENNITH W. ROBERTS v. THE NEW ORLEANS SYMPHONY

AND THE CONTINENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)


WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED :

2003-KH-2989       STATE EX REL CHARLES LEWIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

WEIMER, J., recused.

2003-KH-3004       STATE EX REL GERALD A. WORACHEK v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2003-KH-3011       STATE EX REL JOE SMITH, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Madison)

TRAYLOR, J., recused.

2003-KH-3054       STATE EX REL LEVY BRISBAN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Orleans)

2003-KH-3063       STATE EX REL WILLIS TROSCLAIR, JR. v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Terrebonne)

2003-KH-3080       STATE EX REL WILLIE MEYERS (MYERS) v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2003-KH-3084       STATE EX REL ERA SANDERS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Jefferson)

2003-KH-3086       STATE EX REL ROBERT KEVIN MCCARTNEY v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Rapides)

2003-KH-3087       STATE EX REL ANGELO A. GONZALES v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2003-KH-3099       STATE EX REL RUSSELL KIRKLAND v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2003-KH-3101       STATE EX REL JOHN BRUCE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Jefferson)

2003-KH-3105       STATE EX REL KENNETH JAMES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Orleans)

2003-KH-3106       STATE EX REL ANTHONY D. MARTIN v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Ouachita)

2003-KH-3115       STATE EX REL HAROLD HEBERT, JR. v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2003-KH-3119       STATE EX REL AARON TOLLIVER v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Ouachita)

2003-KH-3120       STATE EX REL CLARENCE BOLDEN v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of St. John)

2003-KH-3139       STATE EX REL TRAVIS SHELVIN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Vermilion)

2003-KH-3144       STATE EX REL STEPHEN WRIGHT v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Bossier)

2003-KH-3155       STATE EX REL STEVEN BRANCH v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Orleans)

2003-KH-3197       STATE EX REL FAISAL PUCKETT v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Orleans)

2003-KH-3242       STATE EX REL OLLIE LEE HARRIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Morehouse)

2003-KH-3382       STATE EX REL STEVEN D. GOBERT v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Calcasieu)

JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.

2003-KH-3423       STATE EX REL MATTHEW BARTLEY v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2003-KH-3440       STATE EX REL CHARLES W. EZEB, JR. v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.

2003-KH-3442       STATE EX REL SHAWN SEGURA v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Lafayette)

2003-KH-3454       STATE EX REL LARRY BESSIE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2003-KH-3456       STATE EX REL GERALD JOSEPH v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Orleans)

2003-KH-3457       STATE EX REL GREGORY P. FINNEY v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.

2003-KH-3459       STATE EX REL LINDSEY ROBINSON v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2003-KH-3461       STATE EX REL LAWRENCE S. HALL, SR. v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Bossier)

2003-KH-3472       STATE EX REL JEFF B. PARKER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Lafayette)

2003-KH-3473       STATE EX REL CASTADELL RUFFIN v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2003-KH-3474       STATE EX REL MARCEL O'CONNER v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2003-KH-3476       STATE EX REL. GEORGE E. DUGARS, JR. v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2003-KH-3479       STATE EX REL KAREN YATES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Morehouse)

2003-KH-3485       STATE EX REL DENEAL EVERSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

(Parish of Jefferson)

2003-KH-3496       STATE EX REL. JEFFREY DALE HILBURN v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA (Parish of Richland)

2004-KO-1304       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. BOBBY SMITH (Parish of E. Baton

Rouge)

CALOGERO, C.J., would grant to consider relator's claims: (1) the state introduced for impeachment purposes prior inconsistent statements made by two co-perpetrators and then improperly used them as substantive evidence of relator's guilt, see State v. Cousin, 96-2973 (La. 4/14/98), 710 So.2d 1065, and (2)the State improperly used its peremptory challenges to remove African-American jurors from the jury panel in violation of Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986).

JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.

WEIMER, J., would grant the writ.

2004-C -1807       ELENA DAVILLIER v. PHYSICIANS ASSOCIATION OF

LOUISIANA, INC. (Parish of Orleans)

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

JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.

2004-KP-1848       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CLIFFORD J. DUPLESSY

(Parish of Jefferson)

CALOGERO, C.J., recused.

2004-KO-1873       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CURTIS SMITH (Parish of

Vermilion)

2004-KO-1874       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MANUEL HOOKER

(Parish of Orleans)

2004-KO-1875       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DEMETHRIUS O. BARNES

(Parish of Jefferson)

2004-K -1914       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RUSSELL JOUBERT (Parish of

St. Tammany)

2004-K -1915       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. VICTOR RAYMOND VERDUN,

JR. (Parish of St. Tammany)

2004-K -1916       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHARLES EDWARD PITTMAN

(Parish of Washington)

2004-K -1917       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CURTIS B. GONSOULIN

(Parish of St. Tammany)

2004-K -1929       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MARCEL MCCLAIN (Parish of

Jefferson)

CALOGERO, C.J., recused.

2004-C -2335       GARNETT A. BROWN, REGINALD D. BROWN, CHADWICK

L. WILLIAMS, AND COREY A. WILLIAMS v. ASCENSION PARISH, ASCENSION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD, AND EAST ASCENSION PARISH HIGH SCHOOL (Parish of Ascension)

2004-KP-2355       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. PATRICIA H. WOOD

(Parish of Livingston)

2004-CC-2356       STARLETTE GORDON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA,

THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS, JOHNNIE JONES, AND LOETIA YOUNG (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2004-CC-2358       JEFFERY BROWNSBERGER v. DELCHAMPS, INC.,

JITNEY-JUNGLE STORES OF AMERICA, SCOTTSDALE INSURANCE CO., ET AL (Parish of Jefferson)

2004-C -2360       ETHEL BROWN ON BEHALF OF CRAIG BROWN v.

STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALS C/W ETHEL BROWN, ON BEHALF OF CRAIG BROWN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALS (Parish of Plaquemines)

2004-CC-2369       HERMAN CARRIER, ET AL. v. CITY OF AMITE,

ET AL. (Parish of Tangipahoa)

2004-C -2371       DON M. BARRON CONTRACTOR, INC. v. CITY OF

NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA (Parish of Natchitoches)

KNOLL, J., would grant the writ.

2004-CC-2386       SANDRA DOWLES v. CONAGRA, INC. (Parish of Union)

2004-CC-2387       LONI PEPPERS GREEN, ET AL. v. DENNIS WARWICK,

ET AL. (Parish of Lasalle)

2004-KK-2388       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. SHAWN DWIGHT GOFF

(Parish of Rapides)

2004-CC-2391       DOROTHY KELLY, ET AL. v. THOMAS RANDALL

MAGLONE, ET AL. (Parish of East Feliciana)

2004-CP-2396       LANCE HANSEN AYRES v. ALLEN CORRECTIONAL

CENTER, ET AL (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2004-CC-2413       RODERICK SYLVAS, ET AL. v. JOHN L. WEBB (Parish of

Orleans)

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.

WEIMER, J., would grant the writ.

2004-C -2415       ETHEL MELERINE v. AMERICAN MULTI-CINEMA,

INC. AND ABC INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Jefferson)

2004-CC-2416       MIKEL CROSSEN v. EDWARD L. GOLDMAN

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.

2004-C -2417       TLC NOVELTY COMPANY, INC. v. PERINO'S, INC.,

PERINO'S BOILING POT, INC., AND PERINO'S BOILING POT, II, INC. (Parish of Jefferson)

2004-CC-2419       DIANA JOSEPH v. RACQUEL CADE, ORLEANS

PARISH SCHOOL BOARD AND WESTPORT INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)

2004-KK-2421       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LAWRENCE JACOBS

(Parish of Jefferson)

2004-KK-2422       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LAWRENCE JACOBS

(Parish of Jefferson)

2004-CC-2428       MARTIN COELLO v. MAHARREY-HOUSTON

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY AND HAROLD WRAY AND ABC INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of St. Charles)

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.

2004-O -2429       IN RE: MRS. JOSEPH S. BECKER (Parish of Jefferson)

2004-C -2432       KELVIN E. BROOKS v. TRADESMEN INTERNATIONAL,

INC. (Office of Workers' Compensation Dist. 8)

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.

TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.

2004-KK-2453       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. EDWARD HARRIS

(Parish of Jefferson)

2004-CP-2461       TIMOTHY MICHAEL ALBRITTON v. GREG PHARES,

CHIEF OF POLICE, CITY OF BATON ROUGE, AND BATON ROUGE CITY POLICE (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2004-KK-2464       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. KATHY CUTRER

(Parish of Livingston)

2004-KP-2466       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. SUZIETTE TRAVASOS

(Parish of Livingston)

2004-CC-2467       BETTY P. CARRERE v. JOYCE P. EUSTIS O'CONNOR,

GEOFFREY EDWARD EUSTIS, AND FLORA ANN EUSTIS (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2004-CC-2470       YOLANDA HANKTON, ET AL. v. STATE OF

LOUISIANA, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

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

KNOLL, J., would grant the writ.

2004-CC-2476       LOUIS (LEE) MADERE, JR. v. PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE

COMPANY, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

2004-CC-2480       COLISEUM SQUARE ASSOCIATION, ET AL v. THE

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, INC. (Parish of Orleans)

2004-C -2481       ARABIE BROTHERS TRUCKING CO. AND AMERICAN

INTERSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY v. PATRICK GAUTREAUX, GRAHAM NEILL, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS OWNER OF A & G TREE AND STUMP REMOVAL, A & G TREE AND STUMP REMOVAL, AND TTC, INC. (Office of Workers' Compensation Dist. 9)

2004-CC-2487       CASEY BILLIESON, ET AL. v. CITY OF NEW ORLEANS,

ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

VICTORY, J., would grant the writ.

2004-C -2497       ROSALYN M. WEBER, WIFE OF/AND JAY WEBER v. RAY

BRANDT NISSAN, INC., NEW HAMPSHIRE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)

2004-CC-2500       DRYADES SAVINGS BANK, FSB v. GULF STATES

FILTRATION, LLC, JOSEPH NEMER AND ELAINE KAY RUFFIN NEMER (Parish of Jefferson)

2004-KK-2743       STATE OF LOUISIANA v. EDWARD HARRIS (Parish of

Jefferson)

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