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1."Credit agreement" statute of frauds protects bank employees, but not real estate appraiser.
King v. Parish Nat. Bank, 2004-C-0337 (La. 10/19/04) [17 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 10
          Plaintiff King filed this suit to recover damages against his lender, Parish National Bank ("PNB"). In 1990, King consolidated loans on vari... view full summary

2.Granting JNOV to increase damages was abuse of discretion
Trunk v. Medical Cntr. of Louisiana, 2004-C-0181 (La. 10/19/04]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 10
          Plaintiff Trunk was a third year medical student who was completing a required rotation in the psychiatric ward at the Medical Center of Lou... view full summary

3.Probation cannot be revoked solely for an arrest.
State v. Smith, 03-KP-3464 (La. 10/7/04) []
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 10
          "Writ granted; revocation of probation reversed. Proof of an arrest alone, without any evidence of the conduct that led to arrest, does not ... view full summary
4.Recharging defendant who refused to testify violates double jeopardy.
State v. Peyrefitte, 04-KK-0742 (La. 10/15/04) []
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 10
          Defendant entered into a plea agreement with the State, in which he agreed to cooperate. At his Boykin colloquy, the assistant district atto... view full summary
5.Denial of voir dire challenge of police lab technician not erroneous.
State v. Jones, 2003-K-2542 (La. 10/19/04) [17 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 10
          Defendant was convicted of first degree murder. In the jury venire was Edward Delery, a police department crime lab technician. Defendant ch... view full summary
6.Capital sentence affirmed.
State v. Manning, 2003-KA-1982 (La. 10/19/04) [90 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 10
          On December 18, 2000, Bossier Parish Sheriff's Deputy Jimmy Chreene was on routine patrol driving west on Highway 160 when he saw an east bo... view full summary