|FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
|FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA
The Opinions handed down on the 31st day of March, 2017, are as follows:
BY CLARK, J.:
SOUTH LAFOURCHE LEVEE DISTRICT v. CHAD M. JARREAU, ET AL. (Parish of Lafourche)
Judge James T. Genovese, assigned as Justice ad hoc, sitting for Knoll, J., for oral argument. He now sits as an elected Justice at the time this opinion is rendered.
Retired Judge James L. Cannella assigned as Justice pro tempore, sitting for Guidry, J., who was recused.
Accordingly, for the above reasons, the judgment of the court of appeal is reversed, in part, insofar as it awarded Jarreau and Bayou Construction attorneys' fees of $142,551.50. All other portions of the court of appeal judgment are affirmed. We hereby render judgment in favor of Jarreau and Bayou Construction and against the Levee District for attorneys' fees in the amount of $2,635.57.
AFFIRMED IN PART; REVERSED IN PART AND RENDERED.
WEIMER, J., additionally concurs and assigns reasons.
HUGHES, J., dissents with reasons.
CANNELLA, J., additionally concurs with the reasons of Justice Weimer.