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News Release #063

 

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE #063
   
FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA  

 

The Opinions handed down on the 8th day of December, 2015, are as follows:

 

BY KNOLL, J.:

2014-C -2592 HAYES FUND FOR THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF WELSH, LLC, ET AL. v. KERR-MCGEE ROCKY MOUNTAIN, LLC, ET AL. (Parish of Jefferson Davis)

Accordingly, for these reasons, we reverse the judgment of the Court of Appeal and hereby reinstate the judgment of the District Court.
REVERSED; JUDGMENT OF THE DISTRICT COURT REINSTATED.

 

BY HUGHES, J.:

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

Retired Judge Hillary J. Crain, assigned as Justice ad hoc, sitting for Justice Greg G. Guidry, recused.

Accordingly, we reverse the appellate court decision, and we reinstate the district court decision. We remand this matter to the district court for further proceedings consistent with the foregoing.
REVERSED AND REMANDED.

JOHNSON, C.J. additionally concurs and assigns reasons.
KNOLL, J., additionally concurs for reasons assigned by C. J. Johnson
CRICHTON, J. additionally concurs for reasons assigned by C. J. Johnson
GUIDRY, J., recused.

 

PER CURIAMS:

2014-K -1701 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CHRISTOPHER J. WELLS (Parish of Orleans)
(Second Degree Murder)

Accordingly, the ruling of the court of appeal is reversed and the matter is remanded for consideration of defendant’s remaining assignments of error.
REVERSED AND REMANDED.

 

2014-BA-2452 IN RE: COMMITTEE ON BAR ADMISSIONS CFN-52

After reviewing the evidence and considering the law, we conclude petitioner is eligible to be conditionally admitted to the practice of law in Louisiana, subject to a probationary period of one year. Should petitioner commit any misconduct during the period of probation, his conditional right to practice may be terminated or he may be subjected to other discipline pursuant to the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement.
CONDITIONAL ADMISSION GRANTED.

WEIMER, J., additionally concurs.

 

2015-B -0959 IN RE: CHARLES R. JOINER

Upon review of the findings and recommendations of the hearing committee and disciplinary board, and considering the record, briefs, and oral argument, it is ordered that Charles R. Joiner, Louisiana Bar Roll number 16989, be and he hereby is suspended from the practice of law for thirty days. Following completion of the suspension, respondent shall be subject to a one-year period of supervised probation, during which he shall be required to attend the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Trust Accounting School and undergo quarterly trust account audits under the conditions set forth in the disciplinary board’s recommendation. All costs and expenses in this 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.

CLARK, J., concurring in part and dissenting in part.

 

 

 

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