Penalties may be imposed against insurer without actual damages; resolving a split in the circuits.
The Sultana Corp. d/b/a Hannon Jewelers v. Jewelers Mut. Ins. Co., 03-C-0360 (La. 12/3/03) [10 pp.] From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 12
The Sultana Corporation d/b/a Hannon Jewelers (Sultana) sued its insurer, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company (Jewelers), over an issue of ins... view full summary
Defense counsel who had previously represented the arresting officer had unwaivable conflict; capital conviction reversed.
State v. Thomas F. Cisco, Jr., 2001-KA-2732 (La.12/03/03) [26 pp.] From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 12
Defendant Cisco appeals his conviction of murder and sentence of death. One year after three people were killed in an armed robbery of a con... view full summary
Incomplete trial transcript not prejudicial where trial was a swearing match. State v. Boatner, 03-K-0485 (La. 12/3/03) [11 pp.] From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 12
Defendant was convicted by a jury of second-degree murder in a shooting outside a bar. Two eyewitnesses testified at trial that the defendan... view full summary
Court of appeal erred in reversing sentence as excessive. State v. Taves, 2003-K-1518 (La. 12/3/03) [8 pp.] From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 12
Defendant appeals his conviction of false imprisonment and second degree kidnapping, as a result of a month-long incident in February, 2000.... view full summary
Specific intent can be formed in an instant; capital conviction affirmed. State v. Legrand, 2002-KA-1462 (La.12/03/03) [28 pp.] From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 12
Defendant Legrand was 26 years old in May, 1999, when he stabbed an acquaintance over 25 times with a variety of utensils, including knives,... view full summary