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 2007 News Releases

News Release #015

 

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 015

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

 


The Opinions handed down on the 22nd day of February, 2007, are as follows:

BY CALOGERO, C.J.:

2006-C -2227 ELIZABETH W. NAQUIN, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED v. LAFAYETTE CITY-PARISH CONSOLIDATED GOVENMENT, CITY OF LAFAYETTE, AND LAFAYETTE PUBLIC UTILITIES AUTHORITY (Parish of Lafayette)
For the foregoing reasons, the court of appeal decision enjoining the issuance of the bonds authorized by Bond Ordinance 0-053-2006 is reversed and the plaintiffs' demand that the issuance of the bonds beenjoined is denied.
REVERSED; DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT REINSTATED.


BY KIMBALL, J.:

2006-K -0402 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RANDY ROSE (Parish of Orleans)
(Second Degree Murder)
For the above reasons, we conclude the trial court did not err in admitting the other crimes evidence at issue. The court of appeal's judgment that the crimes were too dissimilar to be properly introduced under La. C.E. art. 404(B) and Prieur is in error. Accordingly, the judgment of the court of appeal is reversed and defendant's conviction and sentence are reinstated. The matter is remanded to the court of appeal for it to consider defendant's remaining assignment of error that was pretermitted on appeal.
REVERSED AND REMANDED.

 

BY JOHNSON, J.:

2005-KK-2248 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TALVIN WARREN (Parish of Iberia)
Thus, we find the court of appeal erred in affirming the trial court's ruling granting the defendant's motion to suppress the evidence. Accordingly, the decisions of the lower courts are reversed and this matter is remanded to the district court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
REVERSED AND REMANDED.

CALOGERO, C.J., concurs and assigns reasons.
KIMBALL, J., dissents for the legal reasons cited by Traylor, J.
VICTORY, J., concurs in the result by Weimer, J.
TRAYLOR, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
WEIMER, J., concurs in the result and assigns reasons.

 

BY VICTORY, J.:

2006-C -1883 GOLDIE JACK v. ALBERTO-CULVER USA, INC. (Parish of Evangeline)
For the reasons stated herein, the judgments of the trial court and thecourt of appeal are reversed and the case is dismissed.
REVERSED.

JOHNSON, J., dissents.


 

BY TRAYLOR, J.:

2006-CC-1505 HOWARD P. ELLIOTT, JR. v. CONTINENTAL CASUALTY COMPANY (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
Accordingly, for the foregoing reasons, the trial court's denial of summary judgment is reversed and summary judgment is hereby granted in favor of Continental.
REVERSED.

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

2006-CC-1538 LINDA DUNCAN BELL v. TREASURE CHEST CASINO, L.L.C. AND JUANITA MORGAN (Parish of Jefferson)
For the foregoing reasons, we reverse the ruling of the court of appealand reinstate the judgment of the trial court.
REVERSED AND REMANDED.

CALOGERO, C.J., concurs and assigns reasons.

 

BY WEIMER, J.:

2006-CC-1774 WILLIAM J. SCHEFFLER, III v. ADAMS AND REESE, LLP, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)
For the foregoing reasons, the judgment of the district court is reversed insofar as it overrules the exception of no cause of action as to plaintiff's claim for breach of fiduciary duty.
REVERSED.

 

PER CURIAM:

2006-OB-0136 IN RE: DAVID CHRISTIAN BROWN
(Committee on Bar Admissions)
Accordingly, it is ordered that the application for admission be and hereby is denied.

2006-B -1707 IN RE: VAN F. ELLENDER
(Office of the Disciplinary Board)
Accordingly, it is the judgment of this court that the formal charges against respondent be dismissed.

KIMBALL, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
JOHNSON, J., dissents.
TRAYLOR, J., dissents.

2006-B -2283 IN RE: JASPER N. PHARR
(Disciplinary Proceedings)
Upon review of the findings and recommendations of the hearing committee and disciplinary board, and considering the record, it is ordered that Jasper N. Pharr, Louisiana Bar Roll number 9949, be and he hereby is suspended from the practice of law for a period of three years. It is further ordered that all but one year and one day of the suspension shall be deferred. Respondent shall pay all sums remaining due and owing to Perry Johnson. All costs and expenses in the matter are assessed against respondent in accordance with Supreme Court Rule XIX, § 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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