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 2014 News Releases

News Release #035

 

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE #035
   
FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA  

 

The Opinions handed down on the 1st day of July, 2014, are as follows:

 

BY JOHNSON, C.J.:

2013-CC-1977 SHELTER MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY v. RIMKUS CONSULTING GROUP, INC. OF LOUISIANA, ET AL. (Parish of Lafayette)

Accordingly, for the foregoing reasons, the judgments of the lower courts overruling Rimkus’ declinatory exception of venue are reversed.
REVERSED AND RENDERED.

VICTORY, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
KNOLL, J., dissents for reasons assigned by Justice Victory.
WEIMER, J., dissents for the reasons assigned by Justice Victory.
HUGHES, J., concurs in the result.

 

BY KNOLL, J.:

2013-CC-2788 TENESHA SMITH, ET AL. v. TRANSPORT SERVICES COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

Accordingly, we reverse the judgment of the Court of Appeal and overrule defendants' exception of prescription. This is remanded to the District Court for further proceedings.

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

 

BY WEIMER, J.:

2013-C -1734 JOYCE GORMAN v. CITY OF OPELOUSAS, ET AL. (Parish of St. Landry)

That portion of the decision of the appellate court that reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Lexington as to Gorman is reversed, and the trial court’s judgment in this regard is reinstated. The matter is remanded to the trial court for further proceedings.
REVERSED IN PART; JUDGMENT REINSTATED IN PART; REMANDED TO THE TRIAL COURT.

JOHNSON, C.J., dissents for the reasons assigned by Justice Knoll.
KNOLL, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
HUGHES, J., dissents for reasons assigned by Justice Knoll.

 

BY GUIDRY, J.:

2013-CK-1023 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. I.C.S. C/W STATE OF LOUISIANA v. C.M.S. (Parish of Bossier)(La. Rev. Stat. 15:542(A)

For the reasons set forth above, we conclude under the plain language of the sex offender and notification statute, La. Rev. Stat. 15:542(A), the defendants meet the requirement of “[a]ny adult residing in this state who has pled guilty to … a sex offense as defined in R.S. 15:541…” and, therefore, must register as sex offenders pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. 15:542(A)(1). Accordingly, the rulings of the lower courts are affirmed.
AFFIRMED.

WEIMER, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
HUGHES, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

 

BY CLARK, J.:

2013-CC-2970 YANA ANDERSON v. OCHSNER HEALTH SYSTEM AND OCHSNER CLINIC FOUNDATION (Parish of Jefferson)

Accordingly, we affirm the lower courts’ denial of summary judgment and remand for proceedings consistent with this opinion.
AFFIRMED AND REMANDED.

VICTORY, J., dissents for the reasons assigned by Justice Guidry.
GUIDRY, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

2013-CC-2985 AARON EMIGH, ET AL. v. WEST CALCASIEU CAMERON HOSPITAL, ET AL. (Parish of Calcasieu)

For the reasons provided herein, we affirm the trial court’s ruling overruling Blue Cross’s exception and remand for proceedings consistent with this opinion.
AFFIRMED AND REMANDED.

VICTORY, J., dissents for the reasons assigned by Justice Guidry.
GUIDRY, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

 

BY HUGHES, J.:

2013-KK-2306 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JAMAL C. TAYLOR AND KELIN A. STEVENS (Parish of Jefferson) STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHRISTOPHER EBERHARDT (Parish of St. Tammany)(Constitutionality of LSA-R.S. 14:95.1))

C/W

2014-KA-0209 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JAMAL C. TAYLOR AND KELIN A. STEVENS (Parish of Jefferson)

For the reasons assigned, we reverse the judgment of the Jefferson Parish district court, rendered in favor of the defendants, Jamal C. Taylor and Kelin A. Stevens, which declared LSA-R.S. 14:95.1 unconstitutional and granted these defendants’ motions to quash. We further affirm the judgment of the St. Tammany Parish district court, rendered in favor of the State of Louisiana, which upheld the constitutionality of LSA-R.S. 14:95.1 and denied the motion to quash filed by Christopher Eberhardt.
TWENTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT REVERSED; TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT AFFIRMED.

 

PER CURIAM:

2011-OB-1973 IN RE: COMMITTEE ON BAR ADMISSIONS CFN-8920

Accordingly, it is ordered that the application for admission be and hereby is denied.

HUGHES, J., dissents and would grant admission.

2013-C -2982 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LEONARD CARDENAS, III (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

We express no opinion here whether respondent may be entitled to expungement of his record of arrest and conviction for domestic abuse battery under this latest expression of legislative will. DECISION OF THE FIRST CIRCUIT REVERSED; ORDERS OF EXPUNGEMENT VACATED.

HUGHES, J., dissents and would deny the application and affirm the decisions of the lower courts.


 

 

 

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