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 2006 News Releases

News Release #018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 018

FROM: CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


The Opinions handed down on the 4th day of April, 2006, are as follows:


BY CALOGERO, C.J.:

2005-C -1192     GABRIEL LEWIS, JR. v. SUCCESSION OF MATTHEW JOHNSON, ET AL. (Parish of St. Landry)
We reverse the judgment of the Court of Appeal. We declare the tax sale to plaintiff, Gabriel Lewis, as absolute nullity with regard to Matthew Johnson, Sr., Myrtle Johnson Franklin, Deola Mae Johnson James and Aaron Perry Johnson, Sr.'s individual one-fourth interests in the property. We, therefore, annul the tax sale.
REVERSED.



BY TRAYLOR, J.:

2005-K -0964     STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JACK S. SPEARS (Parish of Lincoln)
(Misapplication of Payments)
For the foregoing reasons, we reverse the ruling of the court of appeal and remand the case to the court of appeal for consideration of the defendant's remaining assignments of error pretermitted on original appeal.
REVERSED AND REMANDED.



BY KNOLL, J.:

2005-K -0779     STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DANNY RAY SHERMAN (Parish of Rapides)
(Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance With Intent to Distribute)
The judgment of the court of appeal is reversed and the judgment of thetrial court is reinstated. This case is remanded to the trial court for further proceedings consistent with the views expressed in this opinion.
REVERSED.

JOHNSON, J., dissent.


2005-C -0979     KATHLEEN PUMPHREY v. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS C/W DARLENE RIZZUTO v. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS C/W FRED FARVE, JR. v. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS C/W MICHAEL RICKS AND VIVIAN RICKS v. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS C/W BARBARA ELLIS v. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS C/W HERBERT CRAIG v. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS C/W A. RAY PIATTOLY v. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS C/W PATRICK MURPHY v. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS C/W IGNATIUS JAMES v. THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS (Parish of Orleans)
For the foregoing reasons, we reverse the judgment of the court of appeal and render declaratory judgment in favor of defendant, the City of New Orleans.
REVERSED.


BY WEIMER, J.:


2005-CC-1963     JULIA S. MOSS, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF HER DECEASED HUSBAND, MICHAEL MOSS, CAITRIN H. MOSS AND SEAN M. MOSS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA AND STATE OF LOUISIANA THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
For the reasons expressed above, the decisions of the court of appealand the district court are reversed. This matter is remanded to thedistrict court for purposes of conducting a contradictory hearing,consistent with the guidelines announced herein, on DOTD's motionpursuant to LSA-R.S. 13:3715.1(B)(5).
REVERSED and REMANDED.

JOHNSON, J., concurs.


PER CURIAM:


2004-OB-1819     IN RE: LILIANA G. ROJAS
(Committee on Bar Admissions)
Accordingly, it ordered that the application by petitioner seekingpermission to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination be and hereby ispermanently denied.


2004-OB-2364     IN RE: VALENTINA LAMONT
(Committee on Bar Admissions)
Accordingly, it ordered that the application by petitioner seeking permission to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination be and hereby is permanently denied.


2005-K -0835     STATE OF LOUISIANA v. KALVIN B. LEE (Parish of Jefferson)
(Armed Robbery)
Accordingly, we recall our order of December 9, 2005, as improvidently granted, and we deny the State’s application.

VICTORY, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
TRAYLOR, J., dissents for the reasons assigned by Victory, J.
WEIMER, J., dissents for the reasons assigned by Victory, J.


2005-C -1136     CULPEPPER & CARROLL, PLLC v. CONNIE D. COLE
(Parish of Lincoln)
For the reasons assigned, the judgment of the court of appeal is hereby reversed. All costs in this court are assessed against plaintiff.

 

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