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 2012 News Releases

News Release #026

 

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE #026
   
FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA  

 

The Opinions handed down on the 8th day of May, 2012, are as follows:

 

BY JOHNSON, J.:

2011-C -1797 GLORIA CLAY v. OUR LADY OF LOURDES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, INC.

REVERSED. RULING OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION HEARING OFFICER TERMINATING BENEFITS AS OF AUGUST 25, 2008, IS REINSTATED.

 

BY VICTORY, J.:

2011-CC-2093 JOSEPH C. TRASCHER, ET AL. v. PETER TERRITO, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

For the reasons stated herein, the judgment of the district court is affirmed in part and reversed in part. The only portion of this deposition that will be admissible at trial is the part referred to in this opinion as meeting the requirements of La. C.E. art. 803(3). The case is remanded to the district court for further proceedings.
AFFIRMED IN PART; REVERSED IN PART; REMANDED.

JOHNSON, J., dissents.
KNOLL, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
WEIMER, J., concurs with reasons.

 

BY KNOLL, J.:

2011-KA-2302 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RUDY TROSCLAIR (Parish of Jefferson)
(Sexual Battery of a Child Under Thirteen Years of Age).

For the foregoing reasons, we hereby grant the State's application for supervisory writ, reverse the judgment of the court of appeal, and reinstate the district court's judgment.
WRIT GRANTED; JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL REVERSED; JUDGMENT OF THE DISTRICT COURT REINSTATED.

 

BY WEIMER, J.:

2011-C -2078 ANR PIPELINE COMPANY, TENNESSEE GAS PIPELINE COMPANY AND SOUTHERN NATURAL GAS COMPANY v. LOUISIANA TAX COMMISSION (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)


For the foregoing reasons, we affirm that portion of the lower court decisions that found that the reassessments were central assessments governed by the provisions of La. Const. art. VII, § 18 and La. R.S. 47:1851, et seq. That portion of those decisions that sustained the taxpayers’ exception of no right of action and dismissed the assessors’ cross-claims and reconventional demands/cross-appeals, is reversed. The exception is overruled and this matter is remanded to the district court for further proceedings.
AFFIRMED IN PART; REVERSED IN PART; EXCEPTION OF NO RIGHT OF ACTION IS OVERRULED; REMANDED.

 

 

BY GUIDRY, J.:

2011-CC-2434 ROSE MANALE MCCANN v. WALTER LESTER MCCANN (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

For the reasons stated, we find the Family Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge did not retain exclusive subject matter jurisdiction over the partition of community property when one of the former spouses died. See La. Rev. Stat. 13:1401(A)(2)(a). Thus, the Family Court erred in overruling the defendant executrix’s exception of lack of subject matter jurisdiction. We therefore reverse that ruling.
REVERSED.

WEIMER, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

 

BY CLARK, J.:

2011-K -0915 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LARRY JOHN THOMPSON (Parish of Caddo)
(Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine).

Accordingly, the trial court correctly denied the defendant’s motion to suppress the evidence. The court of appeal’s decision to the contrary is reversed, the ruling of the trial court is reinstated, and this case is remanded to the court of appeal for its review of the remaining assignment of error raised by the defendant on appeal.
REVERSED AND REMANDED.

JOHNSON, J., concurs in result.

 

PER CURIAM:

2011-C -2382 JERYD ZITO v. ADVANCED EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, INC. AND EMPIRE INDEMNITY INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Plaquemines)

For the reasons assigned, the judgment of the court of appeal affirming the district court's judgment is reversed. Judgment is rendered in favor of Advanced Emergency Medical Services, Inc. and Empire Indemnity Insurance Co., dismissing plaintiff's suit with prejudice at his cost.
REVERSED AND RENDERED.

KNOLL, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

 

2011-C -2079 MICHAEL H. MARTIN, IN HIS CAPACITY AS ASSESSOR FOR LAFOURCHE PARISH v. ANR PIPELINE CO., ET AL. (Parish of Lafourche)


C/W


2011-C -2193 GENE BONVILLAIN, ASSESSOR OF TERREBONNE PARISH v. TENNESSEE GAS PIPELINE COMPANY, ET AL. (IN RE: APPEAL OF ANR PIPELINE COMPANY) (Parish of Terrebonne)

2011-C -2252 IN RE: APPEAL OF ANR PIPELINE CO., MONA KELLEY, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS CAMERON PARISH TAX ASSESSOR v. ANR PIPELINE COMPANY, ET AL. (Parish of Cameron)

2011-C -2266 GENEVA F. ODOM, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS ASSESSOR FOR EAST CARROLL PARISH v. SOUTHERN NATURAL GAS CO. AND TENNESSEE GAS PIPELINE COMPANY C/W DEANNA K. SMITH, IN HER CAPACITY AS ASSESSOR FOR WEST CARROLL PARISH v. ANR PIPELINE COMPANY, SOUTHERN NATURAL GAS COMPANY & LOUISIANA TAX COMMISSION C/W EDDIE GATLIN, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS ASSESSOR FOR JACKSON PARISH v. SOUTHERN NATURAL GAS COMPANY AND TENNESSEE GAS PIPELINE COMPANY (Parish of East Carroll)


2011-CC-2716 KATHRYN BROUSSARD, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS ASSESSOR FOR VERMILION PARISH v. SOUTHERN NATURAL GAS COMPANY (Parish of Vermilion)

For the foregoing reasons, we reverse the lower court decisions in these consolidated cases and render judgment sustaining the peremptory exception of no right of action and dismissing the assessors’ petitions with prejudice.
EXCEPTION OF NO RIGHT ACTION SUSTAINED; DISMISSED.

VICTORY, J., dissents for the reasons assigned by Justice Weimer.
WEIMER, J., dissents and assigns reasons.



 

 

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