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2005 News Releases

News Release #63
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 063

FROM: CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA



On the 22nd day of November, 2005, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

INTERIM SUSPENSION(S) ORDERED:

2005-B -2273 IN RE: JOHN S. KELLER
See Order.

2005-B -2309 IN RE: MATTHEW M. COURTMAN
See Order.

STAY LIFTED; WRIT GRANTED IN PART WITH ORDER; DENIED IN PART:


2005-KK-2335 CHARLES KIMBROUGH, ET AL v. LYNN COOPER, WARDEN, ET AL. (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
JOHNSON, J., concurs in part, dissents in part, and will assign reasons.
KNOLL, J., would vacate the stay order and deny the writ application.


On the 29th day of November, 2005, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED:

2005-K -0779 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DANNY RAY SHERMAN (Parish of Rapides)

WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED WITH ORDER:

2005-C -1042 MARTHA SUIRE, WIFE OF/AND WILLIAM SUIRE v. THE WILLIAM G. HELIS COMPANY, L.L.C. (Parish of Orleans)
See Per Curiam.
CALOGERO, C.J., dissents with reasons.
JOHNSON, J., would deny the writ.

WRIT APPLICATION TRANSFERRED TO THE DISTRICT COURT:

2005-KH-2173 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. THATCHER MCELVEEN (Parish of Orleans)

PERMANENT DISBARMENT ORDERED; SEE PER CURIAM:

2005-B -1188 IN RE: PHILIP M. BRADLEY

DISCIPLINE ORDERED; SEE PER CURIAM:

2005-B -1189 IN RE: JOHN JOSEPH ARBOUR

CONSENT DISCIPLINE ACCEPTED:

2005-B -1664 IN RE: WALTER E. MAY, JR.
See Per Curiam.

2005-B -1701 IN RE: ARCENIOUS FRANCIS ARMOND, JR.
See Per Curiam.
JOHNSON, J., would reject the consent discipline.
TRAYLOR, J., would reject the consent discipline.

2005-B -1822 IN RE: GILDA R. SMALL
See Per Curiam.

RECONSIDERATION(S) DENIED:

2004-KH-2264 STATE EX REL PRESTON RUSSELL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2004-KH-2588 STATE EX REL HANSEL CHAIRS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2004-KH-2614 STATE EX REL. IRVIN BROOKS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2005-KO-0543 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. EDWARD JAMES MCKINNEY (Parish of Caddo)

RECONSIDERATION NOT CONSIDERED:

2005-CP-1135 JIMMY OWENS v. CCA WINN CORRECTIONAL CENTER (ALLEN CORRECTIONAL CENTER DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, CHIEF PRISON OFFICER) (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

2002-KO-3227 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. PORTER MAJOR, JR. (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2004-KH-3160 STATE EX REL. BERNARD JOSEPH v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2004-KH-3163 STATE EX REL. LIEUTENANT COWART v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2004-KH-3164 STATE EX REL CLARENCE SOPHUS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Mary)

2004-KH-3165 STATE EX REL JEFF ANDREW HAGGINS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St.
Martin)

2004-KH-3166 STATE EX REL HERBERT A. PIERRE, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of
Jefferson)

2004-KH-3167 STATE EX REL PRINCE FULTON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)

2004-KH-3208 STATE EX REL MARK TRIGGS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2004-KH-3209 STATE EX REL. RAY GRIFFIN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Bossier)

2004-KH-3210 STATE EX REL. JEROME GREEN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2004-KH-3211 STATE EX REL RAY SIMMONS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2004-KH-3212 STATE EX REL. LAMONT SYLVESTER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2004-KH-3213 STATE EX REL. JERRY BENTLEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2004-KH-3214 STATE EX REL JERRY OSBERRY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2004-KH-3215 STATE EX REL CARL WATSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Tangipahoa)
WEIMER, J., recused.

2005-KH-0012 STATE EX REL FRED W. LAMBERT v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Calcasieu)

2005-KH-0013 STATE EX REL FLOYD POINDEXTER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafourche)

2005-KH-0018 STATE EX REL MICHAEL DYER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2005-KH-0019 STATE EX REL GARY BOUDREAUX v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Vermilion)
KNOLL, J., recused.

2005-KH-0020 STATE EX REL. JESSIE SIMMONS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2005-KH-0021 STATE EX REL REGINALD MAGEE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2005-KH-0022 STATE EX REL WILLIS STEVENSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafayette)

2005-CI-0023 BENJAMIN LEE v. BURL CAIN, WARDEN OF L.S.P.; RICHARD STALDER, SECRETARY OF LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2005-KH-0024 STATE EX REL. RAYMOND ROSS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Terrebonne)

2005-KH-0036 STATE EX REL. ANTROWN DANGELO MCGARR v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Richland)

2005-KH-0037 STATE EX REL CHRISTY ROBINETTE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Beauregard)
KNOLL, J., recused.

2005-KH-0038 STATE OF LOUISIANA EX REL ERIC BOLTON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Washington)

2005-KH-0039 STATE EX REL CURTIS MARCHAND v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2005-KH-0040 STATE EX REL. DAN RILEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2005-KH-0041 STATE OF LOUISIANA EX REL KENNY OUZTS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2005-KH-0042 STATE EX REL WILLIAM WHITE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of West Feliciana)

2005-KH-0043 STATE EX REL CONNIE L. SLEDGE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jackson)

2005-KH-0044 STATE EX REL. SHAWN ANDERSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Bernard)

2005-KH-0053 STATE EX REL. STEVEN ROY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2005-KH-0054 STATE EX REL. JAMES JASMINE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2005-KH-0055 STATE EX REL. MARK JEFF v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
WEIMER, J., recused.

2005-KH-0056 STATE EX REL DANNY CAUSEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2005-KH-0057 STATE EX REL ALMETRIC DEBROW v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2005-KH-0058 STATE EX REL. NORVEL LASSERE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. John)

2005-KH-0060 STATE EX REL REGINALD BIRCH v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2005-KH-0061 STATE EX REL JUSTO E. ROQUE, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Iberville)

2005-KH-0559 STATE EX REL JESSIE SIMMONS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2005-KP-0842 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DERRICK WYATT (Parish of Orleans)

2005-K -0843 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. THEODORE ARITA (Parish of Jefferson)

2005-K -0845 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. FRED ELVIS RICHARDSON (Parish of Caddo)

2005-K -0870 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DOMINICK "BOZO" DIGILORMO (Parish of Natchitoches)

2005-K -0873 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. HOWARD THOMAS BURGESS (Parish of Ascension)

2005-KP-0879 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ALVIN GREEN (Parish of Orleans)

2005-KP-0898 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JEFFREY ARMSTRONG (Parish of Jefferson)
CALOGERO, C.J., recused.
JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.

2005-KP-0899 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DENNIS A. GAAL (Parish of Jefferson)
CALOGERO, C.J., recused.

2005-K -0909 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. NOLAN J. BAJOIE, JR. (Parish of Orleans)

2005-KP-0911 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. VERNON J. HUNT (Parish of Jefferson)

2005-K -0915 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ANDREW BERNARD FRICKE (Parish of St. Tammany)

2005-C -1209 RONALD DALE BARRINGER v. DR. ROBERT RAUSCH (Parish of Caddo)

2005-CC-1211 MADELINE MAUNOIR v. BOOMTOWN L.L.C., LOUISIANA-1 GAMING, PINNACLE ENTERTAINMENT, INC. (D/B/A BOOMTOWN CASINO) (Parish of Jefferson)
KNOLL, J., would grant.
VICTORY, J., would grant.

2005-CC-1216 WILLIAM T. NIMMONS, ELIZABETH NIMMONS AND ANGIE STUBBS ON BEHALF OF THE MINOR CHILD REBECCA ALYSE NIMMONS v. ESTATE OF KHALEEDAH T. BRYANT, FARM BUREAU INSURANCE COMPANY, STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY,WEST AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, V. F. JEANSWEAR, INC. AND AMERICAN HOME INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Ouachita)

2005-CC-1222 EUGENE ABBEY, ET AL. v. GAF CORPORATION, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

2005-CC-1223 PATRICIA KIRSCH DUBOUE v. ROLANDO DUBOUE (Parish of Jefferson)

2005-OC-1228 ALCE JOHN NASH v. PUMPELLY OIL, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Calcasieu)

2005-KK-1229 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WENDELL JAMES (Parish of St. John)

2005-CC-1230 CHERYL PAYNE, ET AL. v. DR. H. SPRAGUE EUSTIS, JR., ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

2005-CC-1236 HUBER, INC. v. NEPTUNE SCIENCES, INC. (Parish of Jefferson)

2005-C -1243 CRESCENT CITY PHYSICIANS, INC. v. JEAN DESSE, M.D. AND GENERAL MEYER AVENUE FAMILY CLINIC, INC. (Parish of Orleans)

2005-CC-1244 ROBERT MAGBIE v. ERNEST CASTLE, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

2005-CC-1258 MR. AND MRS. ADAM THOMAS SR.,ET AL v. MOBIL OIL CORPORATION, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)
TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.

2005-CC-1873 BENNIE DEWAYNE DICKERSON AND MARY DICKERSON IN THEIR CAPACITY AS LEGAL GUARDIANS OF THE MINOR CHILDREN, WILLIAM ANDREW WETZLER AND WILLIAM AUGUST WETZLER v. DUANE BLAIR, IN HIS CAPACITY AS SHERIFF FOR THE PARISH OF WASHINGTON, ABC AND DEF INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND PARISH OF WASHINGTON (Parish of Washington)
WEIMER, J., recused.
JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.
KNOLL, J., would grant the writ.

2005-CC-1937 BENNY DEWAYNE DICKERSON AND MARY ELLEN DICKERSON, IN THEIR CAPACITY AS LEGAL GUARDIANS OF THE MINOR CHILDREN, WILLIAM ANDREW WETZLER AND WILLIAM AUGUST WETZLER v. DUANE BLAIR, IN HIS CAPACITY AS SHERIFF FOR THE PARISH OF WASHINGTON, ABC AND DEF INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND PARISH OF WASHINGTON (Parish of Washington)
WEIMER, J., recused.
JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.
KNOLL, J., would grant the writ.

2005-KH-2147 STATE EX REL RICHARD LAY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)
WEIMER, J., recused.

2005-KH-2148 STATE EX REL VICTOR MCCLENDON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2005-KH-2175 STATE EX REL. DAVID J. JOHNSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA



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