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CONTRACTS

1.Debtor liable despite third-party forgery, where the debtor failed to notify the bank.
Parish National Bank v. Norm an D. Ott, 2002-C -1562 (La. 2/25/03) [11 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 3
          Defendan ts Dr. Ott and his wife were extended a $100,000 revolving line of credit for their real estate purchase and renovation business, C... view full summary
2.Damages for breach of oil lease not limited to value of the property polluted.
William G. Corbello v. Iowa Production, Shell Oil Co., 2002-C-0826 (La. 2/2 5/03) [38 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 3
          Plaintiffs filed suit against Shell Oil Comp any to recover damages for breach of a lease. Plaintiffs' predecessors in interest had granted ... view full summary
CIVIL PROCEDURE

3.Answer filed in federal court precludes default judgment in state court after remand.
Ma rie Anna Rivet v. Regions Bank, 2002-CC-1813 (La. 2/25/03) [7 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 3
          Plaintiffs are owners of a corporation that owned a leasehold of commercial property in New Orleans. The corporation granted a first mortgag... view full summary
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

4.Public project's contractor not liable for sales and use taxes on materials purchased.
F. M iller & Sons, Inc. v. Calcasieu Parish School Board, 2002-C-1680 (La. 2/25/03) [14 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 3
          Pursuant to the Public Bid Law and La.R.S. S 34:308, the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District a/k/a the Port of Lake Charles (the "Port")... view full summary
WORKERS' COMPENSATION

5.Prescription of medicals claim not interrupted by payment of indemnity, resolving a split in the circuits.
Bouquet v. Tetra Technologies, Inc., 2002-C-1634 (La. 2/25/03) [8 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 3
          Worker's compensation claimant was paid indemnity benefits for ten years, from 1990 to 2000. He did not file a claim for medical benefits, b... view full summary
6.Failure to authorize and prepay for medical treatment subjects employer to penalties, resolving a split in the circuits. Ronald Joseph Authement
v. Shappert Engineering (OW C District 9), 2002-C-1631 (La. 2/25/03) [13 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 3
          Claimant Authement injured his right ankle on the job in May, 1997. In January, 2000, an orthopedist recommended that Authement be given a f... view full summary
DOMESTIC RELATIONS

7.Parental rights reinstated.
State in the Interest of K.G. and T.G., 2002-C J-2886 (La. 3/18/03) [14 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 3
          Defendant Hum phries appeals the termination of his parental rights to his children. Humphries was living with his girlfriend Raven G., the ... view full summary
CRIMINAL

8.Forgery conviction reversed, where defendant did not write the forged check.
State v. Fields, 2002-K-0388 (La. 3/8/03) [8 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 11, Issue 3
          Defendant appeals a conviction of forgery. Defendant entered Mobile One, a stereo store, and selected stereo equipment. He told the salesman... view full summary