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 2006 News Releases

News Release #012

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 12

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


The Opinions handed down on the 10th day of March, 2006 are as follows:


BY KIMBALL, J.:

2005-KK- 1060 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JAMES CARL CRANDELL (Parish of Bossier)
(First Degree Murder)
For the above reasons, we find defendant's application was untimely
filed and recall the writ as improvidently granted. The case is remanded to the district court for further proceedings.
WRIT RECALLED. CASE REMANDED TO DISTRICT COURT FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS.
CALOGERO, C.J., dissents and assigns reasons.
KIMBALL, J., additionally concurs for reasons assigned by Victory, J.
JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigned reasons.
VICTORY, J., additionally concurs with reasons.
TRAYLOR, J., additionally concurs for reasons assigned by Victory, J.
KNOLL, J., concurs for reasons assigned by Victory, J.
WEIMER, J., dissents and assigns reasons.


BY WEIMER, J:

2005-CC-1095 PETER T. LEMANN AND NANCY NAFE LEMANN v. ESSEN LANE DAIQUIRIS, INC., ET AL. (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
Accordingly, for the reasons expressed above, the portion of the
district court's judgment denying summary judgment to Louis Berthier and Farol Champlin, as well as the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge through the Department of Emergency Medical Services, is reversed; summary judgment is rendered, dismissing plaintiffs' suit against these defendants.
CALOGERO, C.J., dissents and assigns reasons.
KIMBALL, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
JOHNSON, J., dissents.



PER CURIAM:

2004-OB-2431 IN RE: THOMAS “TOMMY” EASTERLING
(Committee on Bar Admissions)
Accordingly, it is ordered that the application for admission be
and hereby is denied.
JOHNSON, J., concurs.


2005-K -1111 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. COREY MILLER (Parish of Jefferson)
(Second Degree Murder)
CALOGERO, C.J., recused.
The decision of the court of appeal is reversed, the judgment of the district court granting relator a new trial is reinstated, and this case is remanded to the district court for further proceedings.
JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL REVERSED; JUDGMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT GRANTING A NEW TRIAL REINSTATED; CASE REMANDED.


2005-B -1736 IN RE: JOEL G. PORTER
(Disciplinary Proceedings)
Upon review of the findings and recommendations of the hearing committee and disciplinary board, and considering the record, briefs, and oral argument, it is ordered that Joel Gerard Porter, Louisiana Bar Roll number 21825, be suspended from the practice of law for one year. All costs and expenses in the matter are assessed against respondent in accordance with Supreme Court Rule XIX, Section 10.1, with legal interest to commence thirty days from the date of finality of this court's judgment until paid.


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