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 2015 News Releases

News Release #006

 

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE #006
   
FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA  

 

On the 4th day of February, 2015, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO TAKE THE BAR EXAM DENIED:

2015-BA-0239 IN RE: COMMITTEE ON BAR ADMISSIONS NO. CFN-1163

 

On the 6th day of February, 2015, the following action was taken by the Supreme Court of Louisiana in the case(s) listed below:

ADMISSION GRANTED; SEE PER CURIAM:

2014-BA-1094 IN RE: COMMITTEE ON BAR ADMISSIONS CFN-2137
WEIMER, J., recused.
GUIDRY, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
CLARK, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED:

2014-KP-0055 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DENNIS BRADY (Parish of Orleans)

2014-K -0945 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WILLIE JAMES ROBERTSON (Parish of Lafayette)

2014-C -1899 HOLLY D. SWAYZE, ET AL. v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL. (Parish of Ouachita)

2014-C -2225 WILLIAM HENRY SHANE v. THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA, AND THE JEFFERSON PARISH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (Parish of Jefferson)
GUIDRY, J., recused.

WRIT APPLICATION(S) GRANTED WITH ORDER:

2014-CC-2247 VELMA CLAUDINE MALLET, CURATRIX FOR HEATHER LEVISEE, ROSITTA MCNAIR, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF HER MINOR CHILDREN, ALEXIS G. MCNAIR, TRISTON T. ECHOLS, AND BRADLEY MCNAIR v. PARISH OF IBERVILLE, ABC INS. CO., IBERVILLE PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE, DEF INS. CO., LOUISIANA THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT, ANDRE WASHINGTON AND AMERICAN STANDARD INS. CO. C/W CRYSTAL THOMPSON v. PARISH OF IBERVILLE (Parish of Iberville)
CRICHTON, J., additionally concurs and assigns reasons.
JOHNSON, C.J., would deny.

2014-C -2262 MAXUM OFFSHORE SERVICES, L.L.C. v. LARIS INSURANCE AGENCY, L.L.C., AND ABC INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Lafourche)
WEIMER, J., would deny.
GUIDRY, J., would deny.

JOINT PETITION FOR CONSENT DISCIPLINE ACCEPTED; SEE PER CURIAM:

2014-B -2606 IN RE: JOHN E. SETTLE, JR.
CRICHTON, J., recused.
JOHNSON, C.J., would reject the consent discipline.

2014-B -2676 IN RE: M. CRAIG COLWART
WEIMER, J., recused.
JOHNSON, C.J., would reject the consent discipline.

SUSPENSION IMPOSED; SEE PER CURIAM:

2014-B -2442 IN RE: RICHARD C. TEISSIER

 

LEAVE TO APPEAL DENIED:

2014-OB-2501 IN RE: APPEAL OF THE DECISION OF THE DISCIPLINARY BOARD NO. 13-PDB-121

2014-OB-2504 IN RE: APPEAL OF THE DECISION OF THE DISCIPLINARY BOARD NO. 14-PDB-058
KNOLL, J., recused.

RECONSIDERATION(S) DENIED:

2013-KH-1373 STATE EX REL. TINA EMERSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Jefferson)

REHEARING(S) DENIED:

2014-KK-1862 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. HENRY CAMPBELL (Parish of Orleans)
GUIDRY, J., would grant rehearing.
CLARK, J., would grant rehearing.

WRIT APPLICATION(S) DENIED:

2014-KP-0792 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. KENDRICK SCOTT (Parish of Avoyelles)

2014-KH-0866 STATE EX REL. SIMON LEWIS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Lafayette)

2014-KH-0867 STATE EX REL. JEREMY JONES v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2014-KH-0869 STATE EX REL. VIDALE G. TASBY v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Caddo)

2014-KH-0875 STATE EX REL. ELDRICK COOK A/K/A ELDRICK COON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2014-KH-0878 STATE EX REL. PHILLIP A. WATTS v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of St. Tammany)

2014-KP-0882 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. MARIO SURUS (Parish of Lafayette)
JOHNSON, C.J., KNOLL and CRICHTON, J.J., additionally concur. Relator fails to satisfy the custody requirement for applications for post-conviction relief. See La.C.Cr.P. art. 924(2) ("'Custody' means detention or confinement, or probation or parole supervision ...."). See also State v. Smith, 96-1798, p. 4-6 (La.10/21/97), 700 So.2d 493, 495-96 (analyzing the custody requirement in light of State ex rel. Becnel v. Blackburn, 410 So.2d 1015 (La.1982)).

2014-KH-0910 STATE EX REL. ARTHUR BIAS, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Iberia)

2014-KH-0913 STATE EX REL. PRESTON G. DEMOUCHETTE, JR. v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of West Feliciana)

2014-KH-0914 STATE EX REL. JONATHAN VEAL v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

2014-KP-0977 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. PATRICK WARREN MATTHEWS (Parish of St. Tammany)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant.

2014-OK-1175 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. BYRON RILEY (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant.

2014-KO-1245 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. SPENCE ADAMS (Parish of St. John)

2014-KO-1256 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. KENAN ALLEN (Parish of Orleans)

2014-K -1274 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DUSTIN PRICE (Parish of Red River)
HUGHES, J., would grant as to the sentence to be imposed.

2014-K -1280 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. AKEEM GAILES (Parish of Iberville)

2014-KO-1309 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DANIEL JOSEPH HARMON (Parish of Lafayette)

2014-KO-1312 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DEREK DEWAYNE HARRIS (Parish of Caddo)

2014-KO-1315 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JOHN E. SPELLMAN (Parish of Jefferson)

2014-KO-1321 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. COREY EXPOSE (Parish of Orleans)

2014-K -1429 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. WENDELL PRICE (Parish of Acadia)

2014-K -1442 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RODNEY L. JOHNSON, SR. (Parish of Avoyelles)
KNOLL, J., recused.
HUGHES, J., would grant.

2014-C -2296 MARC BORDELON v. LAFAYETTE CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT (Office of Workers’ Compensation District 4)
HUGHES, J., would grant as per J. Saunder's dissent.

2014-C -2315 BASS, LTD. v. CITY OF NEW IBERIA, ET AL. (Parish of Iberia)

2014-C -2316 SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM FOUNDATION v. RALPH SLAUGHTER (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

2014-CC-2317 HARRY CAMINITA AND PATTY CAMINITA v. STATE OF LOUISIANA THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT C/W REGINA CAMINITA, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF HER MINOR CHILD, KELSIE CAMINITA v. STATE OF LOUISIANA THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT (Parish of Ascension)
CRICHTON, J., additionally concurs with reasons.

2014-CC-2318 GREIG P. CHAUFFE AND CHRISTINA MARTIN CHAUFFE v. ACADIAN AMBULANCE SERVICE, INC., STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AND LAFOURCHE PARISH COMMUNICATIONS DISTRICT (Parish of Lafourche)

2014-CC-2339 LEOLA ISAAC v. LAPALCO COURT APARTMENTS PARTNERS, LTD., ET AL. (Parish of Jefferson)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant.
KNOLL, J., would grant.
HUGHES, J., would grant.

2014-CC-2343 CLARA LEE GRANT v. CAPITAL AREA TRANSIT SYSTEM AND SHIRLEY A. DUNCAN (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
JOHNSON, C.J., would grant.
HUGHES, J., would grant.

2014-C -2344 UNIVERISTY OF LOUISIANA MONROE FACILITIES, INC. v. JPI APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT, L.P., AND XYZ INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Ouachita)

2014-C -2346 KEVIN WENDEL AND HIS WIFE, VICKIE WENDEL, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF THE ESTATE OF THEIR MINOR CHILDREN LAINE AND CHLOE WENDEL v. TRAVELERS INSURANCE COMPANY, TERRELL GILBERT AND ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Orleans)
CRICHTON, J., would grant.

2014-C -2350 2400 CANAL, L.L.C. v. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERISTY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE AND JOHN LOMBARDI (Parish of Orleans)

2014-CC-2351 NITA D. WOODRUFF AND JEFF WOODRUFF v. TRAVIS STEAD, SCHULTZ SUMMERS ENGINEERING, AND COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Jefferson)

2014-C -2363 LILLIAN E. LANDAICHE ROY, ET AL. v. SHERIFF BILL BELT, ET AL. (Parish of Avoyelles)
KNOLL, J., recused.
HUGHES, J., would grant.

2014-C -2364 BASS CUSTOM SIGNS, LLC v. LAFAYETTE CITY-PARISH CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT, ET AL. (Parish of Lafayette)
KNOLL, J., would grant.
HUGHES, J., would grant.

2014-C -2365 MARSHALL TROGLEN v. HYDRAULIC WELL CONTROL, ET AL. (Parish of Cameron)

2014-C -2366 UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA MONROE FACILITIES, INC. v. JPI APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT, L.P., AND XYZ INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of Ouachita)

2014-CC-2370 SHIRLEY SMITH FAVORS AND JOSEPH SMITH v. TRAVELERS PROPERTY CASUALTY COMPANY OF AMERICA, ET AL. (Parish of Calcasieu)

2014-C -2382 CURTIS LAWRENCE v. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INSURANCE COMPANY AND AUSTIN MARKS (Parish of Orleans)

2014-CC-2387 ON LEONG CHINESE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION v. SHUN CHUNG, THOMAS YEE, MICHAEL YEE, DURCO CONSTRUCTION, LLC AND TONY BREWER C/W ON LEONG CHINESE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION v. JAMES DURHAM, ANGELA DURHAM AND HEAVY IRON EQUIPMENT, INC. (Parish of Jefferson)

2014-C -2388 BEN CLARK AND MICHAEL TAYLOR v. DAVASKA SAVOY, STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, AND NATIONAL FIRE & MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
HUGHES, J., would grant.

2014-C -2389 BASS, LTD. v. CITY OF NEW IBERIA, ET AL. (Parish of Iberia)

2014-CC-2390 JOHN MAESTRI, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF HIS MINOR CHILDREN v. ENTERGY CORPORATION, ET AL. (Parish of Jefferson)

2014-CC-2391 ELEANOR BROWN v. BEAU BOX COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE, LLC (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
HUGHES, J., would grant.

2014-C -2405 BASS, LTD. v. CITY OF NEW IBERIA, ET AL. (Parish of Iberia)

2014-CC-2440 SHAUN C. BISHOP v. RICHARD CONSTRUCTION, INC. AND ARGONAUT INSURANCE COMPANY (Office of Workers’ Compensation District 7)

2014-C -2484 LIONEL HARRIS SR., ET AL v. LOUISIANA CITIZENS PROPERTY INSURANCE COMPANY (Parish of St. Charles)
HUGHES, J., would grant and docket.

2014-CC-2681 MICHELE D. ALLEN-HART, ET AL. v. SAMUEL K. SMITH, ET AL. (Parish of Orleans)

2015-KK-0071 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LEON BAKER (Parish of St. Martin)

2015-CC-0216 MONROE SURGICAL HOSPITAL, LLC v. ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER, INC., ST. FRANCIS NORTH HOSPITAL, INC., REDFIELD E. BRYAN, M.D., K. SCOTT WESTER AND LISA BRADLEY (Parish of Ouachita)
CLARK, J., recused.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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