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 2006 News Releases

News Release #003

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 003

FROM: CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


The Opinions handed down on the 19th day of January, 2006, are as follows:


BY CALOGERO, C.J.:

2005-K -0213      STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RUBEN SOSA (Parish of Jefferson)
(Arson With Intent to Defraud)

Retired Judge Phillip C. Ciaccio, assigned as Justice Pro Tempore, sitting for Associate Justice Catherine D. Kimball.

For these reasons, we reverse the decision of the court of appeal and remand the case to that court for consideration of the assignments oferror pretermitted below.
REVERSED AND REMANDED.    

JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.


BY KIMBALL, J.:

2004-KA-1312     STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ANTHONY SCOTT
(Parish of Assumption)
(First Degree Murder)
For the reasons assigned, we affirm defendant's conviction for the murders of Lisa Dupuis and Jacqueline Guillot Blanchard. We pretermit review of the penalty phase of defendant's trial and remand to the district court for a hearing in conformity with this opinion to determine whether defendant is mentally retarded.
CONVICTION AFFIRMED. CASE REMANDED FOR EVIDENTIARY HEARING CONSISTENT WITH THIS OPINION TO DETERMINE WHETHER DEFENDANT IS MENTALLY RETARDED.

CALOGERO, C.J., dissents and assigns reasons.
JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
WEIMER, J., concurs and assigns reasons.


BY JOHNSON, J.:

2004-C -2904     CLADDIE SAVAGE D/B/A PINEY WOODS GAME CLUB AND ARK-LA-TEX GAME CLUB, INC. v. STEVE PRATOR, SHERIFF OF CADDO PARISH AND THE CADDO PARISH COMMISSION (Parish of Caddo)
Accordingly, we reverse the rulings of the lower courts, vacate the preliminary injunction, and remand this case to the trial court for further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion.
REVERSED; INJUNCTION VACATED; REMANDED TO DISTRICT COURT.


2005-CC-0069     JESSICA WHARTON, ETC. v. MICHAEL RIDGELL, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)
For the reasons set forth herein, we find that venue is proper in Orleans Parish for this wrongful death action under LSA-R.S. 13:5104(B). Therefore, the judgment of the court of appeal is hereby affirmed, and this case is remanded to the trial court for further proceedings.

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



BY VICTORY, J.:

2005-CC-0390     JEROME AND PAMELA CARTER v. GLEN DUHE, DUHE CONSTRUCTION, INC., CERTAINTEED ROOFING COMPANY, AND JACKSON INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish ofSt. John)

Retired Judge Philip C. Ciaccio, assigned as Justice Pro Tempore, sitting for Associate Justice Catherine D. Kimball.

For the reasons stated herein, the judgment of the court of appeal is reversed, the judgment of trial court granting exception of no cause ofaction is reinstated, and the case is remanded for the trial court todetermine whether case is perempted considering the allegations contained in the Carter's First Supplemental and Amending Petition filed on January 10, 2005.
REVERSED AND REMANDED.

JOHNSON, J., dissents for reasons assigned by Knoll, J.
KNOLL, J., dissents and assigns reasons.


BY TRAYLOR, J.:

2005-C -0297     TERRY LEBLANC AND MICHELLE S. LEBLANC v. GAIL B. AYSENNE AND THE HANOVER INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of St. Mary)

Retired Judge Philip C. Ciaccio, assigned as Justice Pro Tempore, sitting for Associate Justice Catherine D. Kimball.

For the reasons set forth above, the judgment of the district court awarding Terry W. LeBanc and Michelle S. LeBlanc $100,000 along with legal interest on that amount from the date of judicial demand until paid is reinstated.
JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL REVERSED IN PART AND AFFIRMED IN PART. JUDGMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT REINSTATED.

VICTORY, J., concurs in the results and assigns reasons.
WEIMER, J., concurs with the result for the reasons assigned by Victory, J.



2005-O -1499     IN RE: JUDGE CHARLES ELLOIE
(Judiciary Commission of Louisiana)

Retired Judge Phillip C. Ciaccio, assigned as Justice Pro Tempore, sitting for Associate Justice Catherine D. Kimball.

For the foregoing reasons, it is ordered that Judge Charles Elloie be,and he hereby is, publicly censured for violation of Canons 1 and 2A ofthe Code of Judicial Conduct and La. Const. Art. V, § 25C. Costs of $689.50 incurred in the investigation and prosecution of the case are to be reimbursed by respondent.

JOHNSON, J., concurs.


BY KNOLL, J.:

2005-C -0002     LEON L. GIORGIO, JR. v. ALLIANCE OPERATING CORPORATION, GULFSTREAM RESOURCES, INC., BURLINGTON RESOURCES, ET AL., CHEVRON USA, INC., SUPERIOR OILFIELD SERVICES, INC., STATE OF LOUISIANA THROUGH ITS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, LLOYDS UNDERWRITERS AT LLOYDS, ET AL. C/W JACQUES A. SANBORN v. ALLIANCE OPERATING CORPORATION, GULFSTREAMRESOURCES, INC., BURLINGTON RESOURCES, ET AL., CHEVRON USA, INC., SUPERIOR OILFIELD SERVICES, INC., STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH ITS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, LLOYDS UNDERWRITERS AT LLOYDS, ET AL.(Parish of Plaquemines)

Retired Judge Phillip C. Ciaccio, assigned as Justice Pro Tempore, sitting for Associate Justice Catherine D. Kimball.

For the foregoing reasons, we reverse the court of appeal's judgment.
REVERSED.


BY WEIMER, J.:

2004-K -3222     STATE OF LOUISIANA v. SYLVESTER TRACKLING (Parish of Orleans)
(Attempted Sexual Battery)

Retired Judge Phillip C. Ciaccio, sitting ad hoc for Justice Catherine D. Kimball, not on panel.

For the reasons assigned, the decision of the court of appeal is reversed. This matter is remanded to the court of appeal for consideration of the defendant's remaining assignments of error.
REVERSED AND REMANDED TO THE COURT OF APPEAL.

PER CURIAM:

2003-C -0492 C/W 2003-C -0502     JOSEPH BUJOL, III, ET AL. v. ENTERGY SERVICES, INC., ET AL. C/W DON A. PERKINS, ET AL v. ENTERGY SERVICES, INC., ET AL (Parish of Iberville)

ON REHEARING

Judge Philip C. Ciaccio, retired, sitting pro tempore, for Justice John L. Weimer, recused.

Thus, our original decision reversing the jury verdict in favor of the plaintiffs is reaffirmed.

JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
KNOLL, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

 

 

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