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News Release #045

 

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE #045
   
FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA  

 

The Opinions handed down on the 3rd day of September, 2014, are as follows:

 

BY KNOLL, J.:

2013-K -1794 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DAVID E. BENDER (Parish of Orleans)
(Simple Burglary of a Vehicle)

Accordingly, we reverse the judgment of the Court of Appeal, reinstate defendant's conviction and sentence, and overrule Knighten only insofar as it pertains to the Knighten "rule.”
REVERSED.

JOHNSON, C.J., dissents.
VICTORY, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
HUGHES, J., concurs with reasons.

 

BY WEIMER, J.:

2012-KA-2539 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ERIC DALE MICKELSON (Parish of Caddo)
(First Degree Murder)

The defendant's conviction and sentence are reversed. The case is remanded to the district court for a new trial.
REVERSED; CONVICTION AND SENTENCE VACATED; REMANDED FOR NEW TRIAL.

JOHNSON, C.J., dissents and assigns reasons.
VICTORY, J., additionally concurs and assigns reasons.
KNOLL, J., dissents in part for reasons assigned.
WEIMER, J., additionally concurs with reasons.
GUIDRY, J., concurs and assigns reasons.
CLARK, J., dissents.
HUGHES, J. additionally concurs and assigns reasons.

 

2014-C -0090 MAW ENTERPRISES L.L.C., ET AL. v. CITY OF MARKSVILLE, ET AL. (Parish of Avoyelles)

Retired Judge H. Charles Gaudin, assigned as Justice ad hoc, sitting for Justice Jeannette T. Knoll, recused.

For the reasons assigned, we find that Couvillon has not stated a claim for which it can receive legal remedy under the applicable substantive law and that, as a result, the lower courts erred in overruling the City's peremptory exception of no cause of action. The decisions of the court of appeal and the district court are hereby reversed, and judgment is rendered sustaining the City's exception of no cause of action and dismissing Couvillon's claims at its costs. REVERSED AND RENDERED.

CLARK, J., dissents for reasons assigned.
HUGHES, J., dissents with reasons.

 

 

PER CURIAM:

2013-K -1917 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOSEPH PERKINS (Parish of Orleans)
(Possession of a “Shank” by a Convicted Felon)

For these reasons, we hold the Court of appeal erred in reversing defendant's conviction and vacating his sentence. Therefore, we reverse the judgment of the Court of Appeal and reinstate defendant's conviction and sentence. Because the Court of Appeal pretermitted consideration of defendant's other assignment of error, we remand this case to the Court of Appeal to consider defendant's remaining assignment of error.
REVERSED AND REMANDED TO THE COURT OF APPEAL.

JOHNSON, C.J., dissents.
HUGHES, J., dissents with reasons.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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