FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE # 15
FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA
The Opinions handed down on the 26th day of February, 2008, are as follows:
BY CALOGERO, C.J.:
2007-CC-1670 WILLIAM GRAY, ET UX v. AMERICAN NATIONAL PROPERTY & CASUALTY CO., ET AL. (Parish of Beauregard)
Accordingly, the district court judgment is affirmed and the case is remanded to the district court.
AFFIRMED AND REMANDED.
VICTORY, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
TRAYLOR, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
WEIMER, J., concurs in the result and assigns reasons.
BY KIMBALL, J.:
2007-C -1785 PETERSON M. YOKUM AND POLLY ELIZABETH ANDERSON v. 615 BOURBON STREET, L.L.C. D/B/A THE ROCK, OLD OPERA HOUSE, INC. D/B/A OLD OPERA HOUSE AND WILLIE MINTZ (Parish of Orleans)
Retired Judge Philip C. Ciaccio, assigned as Associate Justice Ad Hoc., sitting for Associate Justice Chet D. Traylor, recused.
Accordingly, the decision of the Court of Appeal is reversed and the case is remanded to the trial court for further proceedings.
REVERSED AND REMANDED.
BY VICTORY, J.:
2007-C -1014 KELLY G. AUCOIN, ET AL. v. SOUTHERN QUALITY HOMES,LLC, ET AL. (Parish of Iberia)
For the reasons expressed herein, the judgment of the court of appeal is affirmed in part and reversed in part and the case is remanded to the trial court for further proceedings.
AFFIRMED IN PART; REVERSED IN PART; REMANDED TO TRIAL COURT.
KNOLL, J., dissents in part and assigns reasons.
2007-CJ-1487 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOHN MELVIN WATKINS (Parish of Caddo)
For the reasons stated herein, the judgment of the court of appeal is reversed and the judgment of the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court is reinstated.
JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
BY TRAYLOR, J.:
2007-C -1726 DARRYL SAMAHA, HUSBAND OF/AND KARMAN SAMAHA v. DAVID J. RAU, M.D. (Parish of Terrebonne)
For the reasons stated herein, the judgment of the court of appeal is reversed, and the judgment of the trial court granting defendant's motion for summary judgment is reinstated.
2007-K -0219 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RANCE DUNBAR (Parish of Orleans)
(Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle - Third Felony Offender)
Accordingly, the decision of the court of appeal is reversed and this case is remanded for consideration of the defendant's remaining assignments of error pretermitted on original appeal.
DECISION OF COURT OF APPEAL REVERSED; CASE REMANDED.
2007-K -0931 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DEJOSHUA L. WILLIAMS (Parish of Jefferson) (Aggravated Flight From an Officer)
Accordingly, the decision of the court of appeal is reversed, defendant's conviction and sentence are reinstated, and this case is remanded to the district court for execution of sentence.
2007-CC-1091 FREY PLUMBING COMPANY, INC. v. CELESTE FOSTER
(First City Court For The City Of New Orleans)
For the reasons assigned, the judgment of the trial court granting partial summary judgment in favor of Celeste Foster is reversed. The case is remanded to the trial court for further proceedings consistentwith this opinion. All costs in this court are assessed against Celeste Foster.
2007-B -2061 IN RE: RICHARD E. LEE
Upon review of the findings and recommendations of the hearing committee and disciplinary board, and considering the record, briefs, and oral argument, it is ordered that Richard E. Lee, Louisiana Bar Roll number 7904, be and he hereby is suspended from the practice of law for six months, with all but forty-five days deferred, subject to the conditions set forth in this opinion. Any failure of respondent to comply with these conditions may be grounds for making the deferred portion of the suspension executory, or imposing additional discipline, as appropriate. 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.