Louisiana Supreme Court - 400 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 | Tel: 504-310-2300 Hon. Bernette J. Johnson. Chief Justice.  John Tarlton Olivier., Clerk of Court.  Sandra A. Vujnovich. Judicial Administrator
1x1
1x1 1x1 1x1 1x1 1x1
Search
Advanced Search | Translate
About The Court

  History
  Biographies of Justices
  Maps of Judicial Districts
  FAQ About the Court
  Judiciary Budget

Judicial Administrator's Office
  Judicial Administrator
  Forms for Judges
Law Library & Legal Resources
  Library Information
  Library Catalog
  Online Resource Center
  Forms-Supreme Court
Louisiana Judicial Entities
  Judiciary Commission
  Judicial Council
  Judicial College
  Attorney Disciplinary Board
  Bar Admissions Committee
  Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Press Room
  Policy for Media
  Press Releases
  Bar Exam Results
  Publications
Community Outreach  
  Law Day
  Education
  Kid's Page
Employment 
  Job Opportunities
  Current Openings
  ADA Statement
  EEO Policy
Court Managed Programs 
  Children and Families
  Court Interpreters
  Drug Courts
  Grants for Courts
  Louisiana Protective Order
  Registry
(LPOR)
Court Administrators Association
  LA Court Administrators
  Association
 Additional Information
  Judicial Campaign Oversight
  Committee

  Records Custodians
  Invitations to Comment
  Links: Other Courts and
  Associations

  Judicial Compensation
  Commission
  Site Map
  In Memoriam
  Contact Us
Translate 

  Disclaimer

 2016 News Releases

News Release #025

 

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE #025
   
FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA  

 

The Opinions handed down on the 3rd day of May, 2016, are as follows:

 

BY JOHNSON, C.J.:

2015-CC-2039 TERESA WALLNER CABALLERO v. DAVID FERNANDO CABALLERO (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)

For the above reasons, we hereby reverse the ruling of the court of appeal and reinstate the Family Court’s judgment, overruling Home’s exception of lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
REVERSED AND REMANDED TO THE DISTRICT COURT FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS.

HUGHES, J., dissents in part and assigns reasons.

 

BY WEIMER, J.:

2016-O -0078 IN RE: JUSTICE OF THE PEACE STACIE P. MYERS POINTE COUPEE PARISH, DISTRICT 4 STATE OF LOUISIANA

For the foregoing reasons, it is ordered, adjudged, and decreed that Respondent, Justice of the Peace Stacie P. Myers, District 4, Parish of Pointe Coupee, State of Louisiana, be, and is hereby, removed from office for violating La. Const. art. V, § 25(C) and the Code of Judicial Conduct and that her office be, and is hereby, declared to be vacant. Further, Respondent is ordered pursuant to La. Sup.Ct. Rule XXIII, § 26 to refrain from qualifying as a candidate for judicial office for five years and until certified by this court as eligible to become a candidate for judicial office. Finally, pursuant to La. Sup.Ct. Rule XXIII, § 22, we cast Respondent with $288 in favor of the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana for the costs incurred in the investigation and prosecution of her case, which costs are in addition to the penalties and costs previously imposed.
REMOVAL FROM JUDICIAL OFFICE ORDERED.

 

BY CLARK, J.:

2015-C -1439 CYNTHIA BRIDGES, SEC., DEPT. OF REV., STATE OF LOUISIANA v. NELSON INDUSTRIAL STEAM CO. C/W NELSON INDUSTRIAL STEAM CO. v. CALCASIEU PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM SALES AND USE TAX DEPT., ET AL. C/W CYNTHIA BRIDGES, SEC., DEPT. OF REV., STATE OF LOUISIANA v. NELSON INDUSTRIAL STEAM CO. C/W NELSON INDUSTRIAL STEAM CO. v. CALCASIEU PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM SALES AND USE TAX DEPT., ET AL. (Parish of Calcasieu)

For the reasons expressed herein and consistent with the liberal statutory construction that is afforded to a taxpayer claiming an exclusion, we reverse and rule in favor of NISCO. We remand the matter to the trial court to fix the amount of the judgment in a manner consistent with this opinion.
REVERSED AND REMANDED.

KNOLL, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
WEIMER, J., concurs in part and dissents in part and assigns reasons.
HUGHES, J., concurs in part and dissents in part for the reasons of Weimer, J.

 

BY CRICHTON, J.:

2015-C -0785 PIERCE FOUNDATIONS, INC. v. JAROY CONSTRUCTION, INC. (Parish of Jefferson)

Pursuant to the foregoing, we hold that Pierce’s lawsuit was timely filed against the general contractor and its surety, Ohio Casualty, and that the failure of the plaintiff to perfect its privilege against the public authority (as found by the trial court) does not defeat its right of action against the surety. The decision of the court of appeal is reversed and the decision of the trial court is reinstated.
REVERSED.

KNOLL, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
GUIDRY, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
HUGHES, J., dissents for the reasons assigned by Guidry, J., and assigns additional reasons.

2015-CC-1718 CITY OF ALEXANDRIA v. KENDALL DIXON (Parish of Rapides)

For the reasons set forth herein, we find the court of appeal erred in overturning the trial court’s application of Pullin, and reverse the court of appeal in that regard, specifically reinstating the trial court’s finding that Pullin applies under these circumstances. We also reinstate the trial court’s order of remand to the Board for consideration of Dixon’s alleged failed breath alcohol test results. Although we also find the City did not adhere to its own Substance Abuse Policy and thus reverse that finding by the trial court, we nevertheless determine that, based on Pullin, the test results are admissible subject to whatever the weight the Board may choose to assign to the test results.
AFFIRMED IN PART; REVERSED IN PART; REMANDED.

 

PER CURIAM:

2015-C -1430 LAMAR CONTRACTORS, INC. v. KACCO, INC. (Parish of St. Bernard)

For the reasons assigned, the judgment of the court of appeal is vacated insofar as it affirms the district court’s judgment reducing the award of damages in favor of Lamar Contractors, Inc. The case is remanded to the district court for the sole purpose of entering an amended judgment in favor of Lamar Contractors, Inc. for the full amount of damages previously determined with no reduction for contributory negligence. In all other respects, the judgment of the court of appeal is affirmed. All costs in this court are assessed against defendant, Kacco, Inc.

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

void image

| HOME | COURT RULES | NEWS RELEASES | DOCKET | CLERK'S OFFICE |

Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Clerk of Court's Office (504) 310-2300
Judicial Administrator's Office (504) 310-2550
Law Library of Louisiana (504) 310-2400
Email: webmaster@lasc.org

Employee Access