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 2006 News Releases

News Release #063

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 63

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

On the 27th day of October, 2006, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the cases listed below:

STAY DENIED; WRIT APPLICATION DENIED:

2006-CC-2583 DORE ENERGY CORPORATION v. CARTER-LANGHAM, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Cameron)
VICTORY, J., would grant stay; grant writ.

WRIT APPLICATION DISMISSED ON JOINT MOTION:

2006-CC-1737 MARY ANN TAYLOR, INDIVIDUALLY AND THE SURVIVING SPOUSE AND EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE WILLIAM TAYLOR v. THOMAS BERENDSON, SAFECO INSURANCE COMPANY, AND NEW HAMPSHIRE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

 

On the 30th day of October, 2006, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case listed below:

STAY DENIED; WRIT APPLICATION DENIED:

2006-CC-2601 DORE ENERGY CORPORATION v. CARTER-LANGHAM, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Cameron)
CALOGERO, C.J., would grant the writ application, stay the trial, and remand the matter to the court of appeal for expedited consideration of relator's arguments. If this difficult and no doubt lengthy trial is conducted without relator being given the opportunity to have the court and jury entertain its claim for punitive damages simultaneously with the other issues, there is little likelihood relator will ever get that chance. Furthermore, judicial economy dictates that the issue here be resolved before the case is tried.
KNOLL, J., would grant for the reasons assigned by Chief Justice Calogero.

 

On the 31st day of October, 2006, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case listed below:

CONSENT DISCIPLINE REJECTED; SEE ORDER:

2006-B -2491 IN RE: CONFIDENTIAL PARTY

 

On the 1st day of November, 2006, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case listed below:

INTERIM DISQUALIFICATION GRANTED; SEE ORDER:

2006-O -2474 IN RE: JUSTICE OF THE PEACE WADE COOK

 

On the 3rd day of November, 2006, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the cases listed below:

WRIT APPLICATIONS GRANTED:

2006-C -1077 SID HEBERT, SHERIFF v. KATIE M. HOLLIER, ET AL. (Parish of Iberia)
TRAYLOR, J., recused.

2006-C -1883 GOLDIE JACK v. ALBERTO-CULVER USA, INC. (Parish of Evangeline)

WRIT APPLICATIONS GRANTED WITH ORDER:

2006-K -0975 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROBERT "BOB" ODOM (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
See Per Curiam.
CALOGERO, C.J., would grant and docket.
KIMBALL, J., would grant and docket.

2006-CC-1928 SONYA J. WILLIAMSON, ET AL. v. HAYNES BEST WESTERN OF ALEXANDRIA, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)
CALOGERO, C.J., would grant and docket.
JOHNSON, J., would deny.

WRIT APPLICATIONS GRANTED IN PART WITH ORDER; DENIED IN PART:

2006-CC-1618 WANDA LAFLEUR, INDIVIDUALLY, ET AL. v. AFTCO ENTERPRISES, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Lafayette)
KIMBALL, J., would deny.

2006-CC-1631 WANDA LAFLEUR, INDIVIDUALLY, ET AL. v. AFTCO ENTERPRISES, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Lafayette)

2006-CC-1632 WANDA LAFLEUR, INDIVIDUALLY, ET AL. v. AFTCO ENTERPRISES, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Lafayette)
KIMBALL, J., would deny.

2006-CC-1633 WANDA LAFLEUR, INDIVIDUALLY, ET AL. v. AFTCO ENTERPRISES, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Lafayette)
KIMBALL, J., would deny.

APPLICATIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION DENIED:

2006-KP-0292 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DANNY CALDWELL (Parish of Tangipahoa)

2006-KH-0552 STATE EX REL. RUDOLPH GASPER, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2006-KH-0826 STATE EX REL. JERROD A. WILSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson Davis)

2006-CI-1574 CHARLES CARTER v. BURL CAIN, WARDEN, L.S.P., DORA RABALAIS, WARDEN'S DESIGNEE, SGT. SEALS, SECURITY (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

WRIT APPLICATION NOT CONSIDERED:

2006-CC-2002 SUSAN JOHNSON, ET AL. v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE CO., ET AL. C/W LYDIA GILTON, ET AL. v. PATRICK WAGUESPACK, ET AL. (Parish of St. James)

SUSPENSION ORDERED; SEE PER CURIAM:

2006-B -1202 IN RE: FREDERICK P. HEISLER
TRAYLOR, J., would reject.

CONSENT DISCIPLINE ACCEPTED; SEE PER CURIAM:

2006-B -2356 IN RE: DONITA BROOKS COLLINS
KIMBALL, J., would reject the consent discipline.
TRAYLOR, J., would reject the consent discipline.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO BAR DENIED:

2006-OB-2478 IN RE: JOHN A. WOODARD

APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF JUDGE AD HOC DENIED:

2006-O -2379 TOURO INFIRMARY AND WOLDENBERG VILLAGE, INC. v. SIZELER ARCHITECTS, A PROFESSIONAL CORP. ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

2006-OC-2420 FAY THIBODEAUX DANOS, ET AL. v. AVONDALE INDUSTRIES, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

WRIT APPLICATIONS DENIED:

2005-K -1106 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOSEPH BEAN (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2006-C -0878 EDWARD F. LEWIS v. CHARLES C. FOTI, JR., AS ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE STATE OF LOUISIANA, AND FOLGER'S COFFEE COMPANY (Parish of St. Tammany)

2006-C -0937 ERICKA & JAMAL HUNTER BOTH INDIVIDUALLY & ON BEHALF OF JAMAL HUNTER, II v. STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH THE LSU MEDICAL SCHOOL & EARL K. LONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
CALOGERO, C.J., would grant the writ.
JOHNSON, J., would grant the writ.

2006-KH-0949 STATE EX REL. JOHN POULLARD v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Landry)
KNOLL, J., recused.

2006-KH-0956 STATE EX REL. KENNETH VINCENT v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2006-KH-0973 STATE EX REL. BERNARD WILLIAMS, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2006-K -0976 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CARL G. MOUTON (Parish of Lafayette)

2006-K -0979 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DARNELL LEWIS (Parish of Orleans)
TRAYLOR, J., would grant.

2006-K -0980 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TORIUS SCROGGINS (Parish of Caddo)

2006-KH-0984 STATE EX REL. GEORGE DAVID TOKMAN v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Beauregard)

2006-KO-0990 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ALBERT BERNARD (Parish of Iberia)

2006-K -1001 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. BARBARA JEAN GERBER (Parish of St. Tammany)

2006-KH-1009 STATE EX REL. ROBERT E. SCOTT v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Red River)

2006-KH-1010 STATE EX REL. JEFFERY TAYLOR v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Tangipahoa)

2006-KH-1015 STATE EX REL. JOSEPH MUNSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2006-KH-1016 STATE EX REL. JOSEPH V. FOSTER, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Livingston)

2006-KH-1020 STATE EX REL. GREGORY WARNER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Washington)

2006-KH-1021 STATE EX REL. PATRICIA ANN THOMAS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Richland)

2006-KH-1024 STATE EX REL. XAVIER J. KINSEY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2006-KH-1025 STATE EX REL. JEFFERSON W. GILL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Beauregard)

2006-KH-1026 STATE EX REL. LEON EPHION v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2006-KH-1027 STATE EX REL. DONALD BRIGGS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Vermilion)

2006-KO-1029 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DESZIE WILLIAMS (Parish of Orleans)

2006-K -1035 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MELINDA ANN LAPEYROUSE (Parish of Terrebonne)

2006-K -1036 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TERRY LATHERS (Parish of Pointe Coupee)

2006-KH-1038 STATE EX REL. NATHANIEL LAMBERT v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2006-K -1042 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MANUEL CHAPA (Parish of St. Tammany)

2006-KO-1052 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHRIS POLIZZI (Parish of Jefferson)

2006-KH-1086 STATE EX REL. JOSEPH HELAIRE v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafayette)

2006-KH-1089 STATE EX REL. ERIC BANKS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2006-KH-1090 STATE EX REL. TED ADDISON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

2006-KK-1110 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. HENRY M. WEEKS (Parish of St. Tammany)

2006-KH-1365 STATE EX REL. JOHN POULLARD v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Landry)
KNOLL, J., recused.

2006-C -1425 IMOGENE KHAN AND RICHARD E. EARLY v. ELTON B. RICHEY AND CHARLES E. GRUBB (Parish of Caddo)

2006-CC-1534 IN RE: CHEMICAL RELEASE AT BOGALUSA C/W JEROME MILTON SHORT, GURVIS PORTER, ET AL. v. ANDREWS TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, NOBEL INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL. AND TMI ENTERPRISES, INC. (Parish of Washington)

2006-CC-1567 IN RE: CHEMICAL RELEASE AT BOGALUSA C/W JEROME MILTON SHORT, GURVIS PORTER, ET AL. v. ANDREWS TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, NOBEL INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL. AND TMI ENTERPRISES, INC. (Parish of Washington)

2006-C -1688 DONNA DILLON, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF HER MINOR CHILD, CANDACE ALLEN v. BRIAN K. WILLIS, M.D., AND SPRINGHILL MEDICAL CENTER (Parish of Webster)

2006-C -1724 AMY MEAUX v. DR. AYDIN ONEL AND HIS INSURER, PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE COMPANY, USAA CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY, AND UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (Parish of St. Tammany)

2006-KK-1731 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MARCUS GOMEZ (Parish of St. John)
CALOGERO, C.J, & KIMBALL, J., would grant the writ.
VICTORY, TRAYLOR, WEIMER, JJ., concur in the writ denial and assign reasons: The trial court's policy of denying a defendant's right to a preliminary examination because of the absence of the defendant is erroneous. See La. C. Cr. P. arts. 831 and 834 which do not require the defendant's presence at a preliminary examination. Based on these provisions and the constitutionally (La. Const. art. I, Secction 14) and statutorily (La. C. Cr. P. art. 292) recognized right to a preliminary examination, the trial court cannot initiate a policy which deprives an absent defendant of a preliminary examination when the defendant's presence is not required and can be waived. However, in this matter, the minutes do not reflect a contemporaneous objection and no writ was taken from the trial court's initial denial of the preliminary examination. Consequently, the writ should be denied on the showing made.

2006-C -1760 PHYLLIS KAY ROBY DOERR, WIFE OF/AND KENNETH JOHN DOERR, JULIETTE D. LOVERDE, DONNA JO TOPEY LOVERDE WIFE OF/AND KENNETH L. LOVERDE, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF THEIR MINOR CHILD, KAYE LEE LOVERDE v. MOBIL OIL CORPORATION AND CHALMETTE REFINING, L.L.C. (Parish of St. Bernard)
VICTORY, J., would grant.

2006-CC-1767 VAN ALLEN GALE v. DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF JEFFERSON, DR. ROBERT DEHNE, AND DR. ROBERT WEILBACHER (Parish of Jefferson)
TRAYLOR, J., would grant the writ.

2006-CC-1878 GOLZIE DANOS AND FAYE THIBODEAUX DANOS v. AVONDALE INDUSTRIES, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)
CALOGERO, C.J., would grant.

2006-C -1907 JOSH HUNTER AND SHEILA HUNTER v. CITY OF SHREVEPORT, ET AL. C/W MARK CRENSHAW, AS CURATOR FOR MARY LORENE CRENSHAW v. CITY OF SHREVEPORT, ET AL. (Parish of Caddo)

2006-C -1908 JOSH HUNTER AND SHEILA HUNTER v. CITY OF SHREVEPORT, ET AL C/W MARK CRENSHAW, AS CURATOR FOR MARY LORENE CRENSHAW v. CITY OF SHREVEPORT, ET AL. (Parish of Caddo)

2006-C -1909 MARIA PALACIOS, ET AL. v. LOUISIANA & DELTA RAILROAD, INC. ET AL. (Parish of Iberia)

2006-C -1910 WILEY STEWART v. CALCASIEU PARISH SCHOOL BOARD, ET AL. (Parish of Calcasieu)

2006-CC-1911 GERALD WAYNE JEANE AND CAROL ANN JEANE v. RAPIDES HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, L.L.C., ET AL. (Parish of Rapides)
TRAYLOR, J., would grant.

2006-CC-1912 GERALD WAYNE JEANE AND CAROL ANN JEANE v. RAPIDES HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, L.L.C., ET AL. (Parish of Rapides)

2006-CC-1915 HENRY SAUVIAC III v. JAMES MICHAEL DOBBINS, ETC., ET AL. (Parish of Jefferson)

2006-CC-1916 FAY THIBODEAUX DANOS, ET AL. v. AVONDALE INDUSTRIES, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

2006-C -1925 BRIGGITTE YVETTE ARDOIN v. BRIAN CRAIG ARDOIN (Parish of Evangeline)

2006-KK-1929 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DAVID M. JOHNSON (Parish of Jefferson)

2006-CC-1944 JOSHUA A. SURRENCY, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF THE MINOR CHILD, RAVEN PEARL SURRENCY v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, RICKEY COLLIGAN, JR., LAWRENCE KRAVA, AND THE STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (Parish of W. Baton Rouge)
VICTORY, J., would grant.

2006-KK-1946 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JORGE MARTELL (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2006-CC-1965 DAVID LAMBERT v. PYTHON CORPORATION (Office of Workers' Compensation District 6)

2006-CC-1967 MRS. REGINA ALLEN DUMACHEST, ET AL. v. MR. JOHNATHAN J. ALLEN, ET AL. (Parish of Lafayette)

2006-CC-1982 FONDA KAY AUTIN v. MARK IVORY, ET AL. C/W SANDRA A. WHITTINGTON v. ALTON JACK, ET AL. C/W HOLLY GAYLYNN WADE v. MARK IVORY, ET AL. C/W MISTY CLARK v. ALTON JACK, ET AL. (Parish of Evangeline)

2006-CC-1983 JENNIFER CAUSEY v. ROBERT PIERCE AND GOSSELIN EXPRESS (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2006-KK-1986 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ROBERT L. SCIORTINO (Parish of Concordia)

2006-C -1988 SYLVIA POPLEON v. LONE STAR STEAKHOUSE & SALOON OF LOUISIANA, INC. AND LIBERTY MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
TRAYLOR, J., would grant.

2006-C -1990 DAVID AND ILONKA BAND v. AUDUBON PARK COMMISSION (Parish of Orleans)

2006-C -1992 CAMERON PARISH POLICE JURY v. HONORABLE JAMES M. WELSH, COMMISSIONER OF CONSERVATION AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2006-C -1995 HOFFMAN, SIEGEL, SEYDEL, BIENVENU & CENTOLA, APLC, PETITIONERS v. DELBERT LEE, ELANA LEE, FIRST BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, AND PAYCHEX, INC., DEFENDANTS (Parish of Orleans)
KNOLL, J., would grant.

2006-C -1998 MEL MCDANIEL v. CARENCRO LIONS CLUB, ET AL (Parish of Lafayette)

2006-CC-1999 TRACY FREDERICK v. ST. PAUL FIRE & MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL. (Parish of Calcasieu)

2006-C -2000 MARK REED, ET AL. v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE CO., ET AL. (Parish of St. Landry)

2006-CC-2003 CINDY LYNN PARDEN v. ROSALIND MANALLA LAMARQUE, ET AL. (Parish of St. Bernard)

2006-CC-2021 STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT SERVICES O/B/O SHEROME GREEN v. JASON J. BARKER (Parish of St. Tammany)
KIMBALL, J., would grant.
WEIMER, J., would grant.

2006-CC-2023 ELAINE ACKER ET AL. v. PEARL RIVER POLYMERS, INC. (Parish of St. Tammany)
KIMBALL, J., would grant.

2006-C -2024 SANDRA JEAN WADE v. TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF LOUISIANA (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
KIMBALL, J., would grant.

2006-CC-2028 STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT SERVICES O/B/O DEZELLA PETERS v. DEWRIGHT PETERS (Parish of Washington)
KIMBALL, J., would grant the writ.
WEIMER, J., would grant the writ.

2006-CC-2029 G. GREGORY GIDMAN AND SANDRA L. GIDMAN v. VENUS CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION C/W PATRICK L. COLVIN AND VENUS CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION v. SANDRA L. GIDMAN (Parish of Lafayette)
VICTORY, J., would grant.
KNOLL, J., would grant.

2006-CC-2091 IN RE: EDC CONTRACTOR INSURANCE LITIGATION (Parish of Calcasieu)

2006-C -2093 WILLIAM C. OVERTON, JR. v. SHELL OIL COMPANY, (A/K/A SHELL OFFSHORE, INC.) FLOYD LANDRY, AND DENNIS A. PILNEY (Parish of Orleans)

2006-CC-2094 VALERIE SMITH, WIFE OF/AND ALBERT SMITH, JR., INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF THEIR MINOR CHILDREN, REGIQUE SMITH AND CORTEZ SMITH v. MICHAEL LEBLANC, ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY, JAMES ROBINSON, WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC. AND CONTINENTAL CASUALTY COMPANY (Parish of Jefferson)
VICTORY, J., would grant.
TRAYLOR, J., would grant.

2006-OC-2426 THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE HAMMOND AREA ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT v. ALL TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWNERS, CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF HAMMOND AND OF THE HAMMOND AREA ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT AND NON-RESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT TO TAXATION IN SAID CITY OR DISTRICT, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED IN OR AFFECTED IN ANY WAY BY THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $15,000,000 OF TAXABLE REVENUE BONDS, (LOUISIANA HOSPITAL CENTER, L.L.C.), SERIES 2004, FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPPING OF A HOSPITAL (Parish of Tangipahoa)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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