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News Release #023

 

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE #023
   
FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA  

 

The Opinions handed down on the 5th day of May, 2015, are as follows:

 

BY KNOLL, J.:

2014-C -2243 PRENTISS BAKER AND SHERYL WIGINTON, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED v. PHC-MINDEN, L.P. D/B/A MINDEN MEDICAL CENTER (Parish of Webster)

For these reasons, we reverse the judgment of the Court of Appeal and hereby reinstate the judgment of the District Court. This case is remanded to the District Court for further proceedings REVERSED; JUDGMENT OF THE DISTRICT COURT REINSTATED AND REMANDED.

GUIDRY, J., additionally concurs and assigns reasons.

 

BY WEIMER, J.:

2014-CQ-1921 DANNY KELLY v. STATE FARM FIRE & CASUALTY COMPANY (United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals)

We answer the certified questions as set forth in this opinion. Pursuant to Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XII, the judgment rendered by this court on the questions certified shall be sent by the clerk of this court under its seal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and to the parties.
CERTIFIED QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

 

BY GUIDRY, J.:

2013-C -2878 C/W 2013-C -2981 JAMES CLIFFORD ARRANT, ET AL. v. GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC., ET AL. C/W MARVIN JACK BARNETT, JR., ET AL. v. GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC., ET AL. C/W KENNETH NOEL BAIN, SR., ET AL. v. GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC., ET AL. C/W GEORGE EMORY BUTLER, ET AL. v. GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC., ET AL. C/W W.H. AUTTONBERRT, ET AL. v. GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC., ET AL. C/W JIMMIE DEWAYNE BAUGH, ET AL. v. GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC., ET AL. C/W MELVIN ELLIS BORDELON, ET AL. v. GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC., ET AL. (Parish of Ouachita)

Accordingly, the court of appeal properly reversed the judgment of the district court and dismissed the plaintiffs’ claims. The judgment of the court of appeal dismissing the plaintiffs’ tort claims with prejudice is affirmed.

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

 

 

BY CLARK, J.:

2014-C -1499 JOHN WALTER BOUDREAUX v. PAUL CHRISTOPHER CUMMINGS (Parish of Vermilion)

Retired Judge H. Charles Griffin, assigned as Justice ad hoc, sitting for Guidry, J., recused.

For the foregoing reasons, we find Boudreaux was a precarious possessor of the predial servitude, who never gave actual notice of his intent to possess on his own. Accordingly, acquisitive prescription could not and did not run in his favor. We reverse the court of appeal’s judgment and render judgment in favor of Cummings.
REVERSED AND RENDERED

KNOLL, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
WEIMER, J., concurs and assigns reasons.
HUGHES, J., dissents for reasons assigned by Knoll and Crichton.
CRICHTON, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

 

BY HUGHES, J.:

2014-CC-1025 STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, IN THE INTEREST OF A.L. v. THOMAS ROBERT LOWRIE (Parish of Jefferson)

Judge Scott J. Crichton, assigned as Justice ad hoc, sitting for Justice Jeffrey P. Victory, for oral argument. He now sits as an elected Associate Justice at the time this opinion is rendered.

Accordingly, we reverse the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court’s February 24, 2014 judgment of dismissal, and we remand this matter to the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court for further proceedings consistent with the foregoing.
REVERSED AND REMANDED.

WEIMER, J., additionally concurs with reasons.
GUIDRY, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

 

PER CURIAM:

2013-KH-0072 STATE EX REL. HERBERT NICHOLSON v. STATE OF LOUISIANA (Parish of Orleans)

The Department of Corrections is directed to amend relator’s master prison record in accord with the views expressed herein.

CRICHTON, J., additionally concurs and assigns reasons.

 

2014-C -1964 CLYDE SNIDER, JR., ET UX v. LOUISIANA MEDICAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL. (Parish of Beauregard)

For the reasons assigned, the judgment of the court of appeal is reversed. The case is remanded to the court of appeal for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

JOHNSON, C.J., dissents.
KNOLL, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
CRICHTON, J., additionally concurs and assigns reasons.

 

2014-B -2544 IN RE: REJOHNNA BROWN-MITCHELL (Disciplinary Board)

Upon review of the findings and recommendations of the hearing committee and disciplinary board, and considering the record, the brief filed by the ODC, and oral argument, it is ordered that ReJohnna Brown-Mitchell, Louisiana Bar Roll number 17487, be and she hereby is disbarred. Her name shall be stricken from the roll of attorneys and her license to practice law in the State of Louisiana shall be revoked. It is further ordered that respondent shall make restitution as set forth in this opinion. All costs and expenses in the matter are assessed against respondent in accordance with Supreme Court Rule XIX, § 10.1, with legal interest to commence thirty days from the date of finality of this court’s judgment until paid.

CRICHTON, J., concurs in part and dissents in part and assigns reasons.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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