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 2007 News Releases

News Release #079

 

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 079

FROM: CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

 

The Opinions handed down on the 7th day of December, 2007, are as follows:

 

BY CALOGERO, C.J.:

2006-C -2191 C/W 2006-C -2204 LOUISIANA STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM (LASERS) vs. JANE MCWILLIAMS, JOELLE MCWILLIAMS, AND DIANNE (MCWILLIAMS)SANDERS
(Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
Accordingly, we affirm the portion of the court of appeal judgment finding that Dianne is not entitled to receive any portion of LASERSsurvivors' benefits in this case. We reverse the portion of the court of appeal judgment ordering LASERS to refund half the accumulated contributions attributable to Dianne's community with Joel. The case is remanded to the district court for release to the qualified survivors, Jane and Joelle, of the funds LASERS has placed into the court registry.
AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, REMANDED.

CALOGERO, C.J., assigns additional concurring reasons.
KIMBALL, J., assigns additional concurring reasons.
JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
VICTORY, J., dissents in part, concurs in part and assigns reasons.
KNOLL, J., dissents.

 

PER CURIAM:

2006-OB-0844 IN RE: JOHN F. CRAWFORD, II
(Committee on Bar Admissions)
CONDITIONAL ADMISSION GRANTED.

2006-OB-2395 IN RE: ERIC F. WRIGHT
(Committee on Bar Admissions)
CONDITIONAL ADMISSION GRANTED.

 

 

 

 

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