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1.Failure to serve petition upon proper defendant within 90 days results in dismissal.
Barnett v. LSU Medical Center, 02-CC-2576 (La. 2/7/03) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 2
          Plaintiff filed his petition on January 24, 2002, then served it on C.T. Corporation Systems as agent for service of process of LSU Medical ... view full summary

2.JNOV in personal injury suit reversed.
Cassandra Robinson v. Chantelle Fontenot, 2002-C-0704 (La. 2/7/03) [11 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 2
          Plaintiff filed suit against a nurse working for an emergency room doctor. The nurse had spilled ice on the floor of the ER, and plaintiff s... view full summary

3.Municipality not entitled to equal protection of the laws.
Louisiana Assessor's Retirement Fund v. City of New Orleans, 02-CA-1435 (La. 2/7/03) [5 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 2
          Plaintiff Fund filed suit for damages against the City of New Orleans, the city's treasurer, and the city's collector of revenue ("City") to... view full summary

4.Continuance for defendant to substitute counsel interrupted one- year period for retrial.
State v. Brooks, 02-K-0792 (La. 2/14/03) [9 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 2
          Defendant was indicted for second-degree murder and convicted of manslaughter; and the conviction was reversed on appeal and remanded. Writs... view full summary
5.Expert opinion inadmissible to counter "lustful disposition" evidence.
State v. Hughes, 02-KK-2455 (La. 1/31/03) [9 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 2
          Defendant was charged with sexual molestation of his stepdaughter over a period of four years. Newly-enacted La. Code Evid. art. 412.2(A) pr... view full summary

6.Supplemental post-conviction application not time-barred.
State v. Sampson, 02-KP-0909 (La. 2/14/03) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 2
          "Whatever the words used in its order, the district court was acting within its discretion when it in effect ordered supplementation of the ... view full summary