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 2008 News Releases

News Release #044

 

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 044

FROM: CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

The Opinions handed down on the 1st day of July, 2008, are as follows:

 

BY KIMBALL, J.:

2007-KA-2377 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RAY HATTON (Parish of Calcasieu)
(Computer-Aided Solicitation for Sexual Purposes)
The trial court's grant of defendant's Motion to Quash on the basis that La. R.S. 14:81.3(C)(3)is unconstitutional in violation of La. Const. Art. I, § 22 and La. Const. art. I, § 13 was in error. Accordingly, the trial court's ruling granting the defendant's Motion to Quash is reversed and the trial court's ruling vacated in its entirety. This matter is remanded to the trial court for furtherproceedings not inconsistent with this opinion.
REVERSED, VACATED, AND REMANDED.

 

BY VICTORY, J.:

2007-C- 2312 MARCUS RYAN v. ZURICH AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL. (Parish of Calcasieu)
For the reasons stated herein, the judgment of the court of appeal increasing the award for loss of earning capacity from zero to $1,118,298.00 is reversed and the jury's verdict for loss of earningcapacity is reinstated. In all other respects, the judgment of the court of appeal is affirmed.
REVERSED IN PART AND AFFIRMED IN PART.

CALOGERO, C.J., concurs in part, dissents in part and assigns reasons.
KIMBALL, J., concurs in part, dissents in part and assigns reasons.

JOHNSON, J., dissents.

 

BY TRAYLOR, J.:

2008-CA- 0284 ENTERGY LOUISIANA, LLC v. LOUISIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, ET AL. (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
For the reasons set forth above, we hold that Louisiana Public Service Commission Order U-20925-A (RRF2004), dated May 16, 2006, is not arbitrary or capricious and is supported by the record. The judgment of the trial court is affirmed.
AFFIRMED.

 

 

BY KNOLL, J.:

2007-C -2224 PARMA MATTHIS HOWARD AND JANE MATTHIS SMITH v. ADMINISTRATORS OF THE TULANE EDUCATIONAL FUND
For the foregoing reasons, we vacate the judgment of the court of appeal, sustain the exception of no right of action, and remand this matter to the district court to allow the plaintiffs to amend their petition.
VACATED AND REMANDED.

CALOGERO, C.J., assigns additional concurring reasons.
JOHNSON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
WEIMER, J., dissents with reasons.

 

2007-CA-2371 M. J. FARMS, LTD. v. EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION ET AL. (Parish of
Catahoula)

Retired Judge Robert Klees, assigned as Associate Justice Ad Hoc sitting for Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, recused.

For the foregoing reasons, the judgment of the district court which declared 2006 La. Acts 312 unconstitutional is reversed and set aside. This matter is remanded to the trial court for further proceedings consistent with the views expressed in this opinion.
REVERSED AND REMANDED.

JOHNSON, J., concurs and assigns reasons.



2008-CA-0076 C/W 2008-CA-0087 A. REMY FRANSEN, JR. AND ALLAIN F. HARDIN v. CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)
For the foregoing reasons, we affirm in part the judgment of the court of appeal. We hold Ordinance No. 18637, codified in the New Orleans, Code of Ordinances, Chapter 150, Article II, §§ 150-46.1 through 150-46.6 unconstitutional with respect to any provisions that permit the City to proceed in any manner other than by the constitutionally mandated manner of tax sales to collect delinquent ad valorem property taxes on immovables and that permit the City to impose penalties, other than interest, upon delinquent ad valorem property taxes on immovables. The remainder of the court of appeal judgment is vacated, and this matter remanded to the trial court for further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion.
AFFIRMED IN PART, VACATED IN PART, AND REMANDED.

 

BY WEIMER, J.

2007-C -0419 MINOS BOREL, SR., ET AL. v. DR. CLINTON YOUNG AND LOUISIANA MEDICALMUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY. (Parish of Lafayette)
ON REHEARING
The judgment of the court of appeal is affirmed.
AFFIRMED.

CALOGERO, C.J., concurs in part, dissents in part and assigns reasons.
JOHNSON, J., dissents.
TRAYLOR, J., concurs with reasons in the result only.
KNOLL, J., concurs in result only and assigns reasons.

 

PER CURIAM:

2007-K- 2140 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LIONEL ROMAR (Parish of St. Tammany)
(Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated - Third Offense)
Accordingly, the decisions of the courts below are reversed, the prosecution is reinstated, and this case is remanded to the district court for all further proceedings consistent with the views expressed herein.
JUDGMENTS OF THE COURT OF APPEAL AND DISTRICT COURT REVERSED; PROSECUTION REINSTATED; CASE REMANDED.

 


 

 

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