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TORTS

1.Jury award of future medicals need not agree with expert; failure to award general damages reversed.
Green v. K-Mart Corp., 2003-C-2496 (La. 5/25/04) [8 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 6
          Plaintiff sued to recover damages for personal injuries she sustained when merchandise fell on her head in a K-Mart store, causing permanent... view full summary
2.Parent corporation not responsible for worker safety in subsidiary.
Bujol v. Entergy Services, Inc., 2003-C-0492 c/w 2003-C-0502 (La. 5/25/04) [38 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 6
          Defendant Air Liquide, S.A. ("ALSA"), headquartered in France, with facilities in more than 60 countries, operates an "air separation" busin... view full summary
3.DOTD 80% at fault; drunk driver 20%.
Toston v. Pardon, 2003-C-1747 (La. 4/23/04) [21 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 6
          Annette Toston filed this suit as curatrix of her daughter Syvella, to recover damages for personal injuries suffered by Syvella when the ca... view full summary
BAR / DISCIPLINARY / ETHICS

4.District judge removed from office for intoxication.
In re Monty L. Doggett, 2004-O-0319 (La. 5/25/04) [20 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 6

          Judge Monty L. Doggett of the 10th Judicial District Court, Parish of Natchitoches, was elected to judicial office in 1996, and was re-e... view full summary
EVIDENCE

5.Criminal trespass while taking surveillance video not grounds for exclusion of tape.
Scott v. Poole's Classic Travels, Inc., 2003-C-2748 (La. 5/25/04) [8 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 6
          Plaintiff filed this suit to recover damages for personal injuries he allegedly suffered when a bus owned by defendant rear-ended plaintiff'... view full summary
WORKERS' COMPENSATION

6.Employer-employee compensation reimbursement agreement unenforceable.
Jones v. General Motors Corporation, 2003-C-1766 (La. 4/20/04) [20 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 6
          Claimant Alma M. Jones sustained a work-related injury at the General Motors Corporation assembly plant in Shreveport on January 15, 1999, n... view full summary
CRIMINAL

7.Brady violation results in reversal of murder conviction.
State v. Bright, 02-KP-2793 (La. 5/25/04) [11 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 6
          Defendant was convicted and sentenced to life in 1996 for a murder during an armed robbery at a bar. The only evidence linking defendant wit... view full summary
8.Request for extradition of out-of-state defendant, without more, does not interrupt prescription of prosecution.
State v. Thomas Bobo, 2003-KK-2362 (La. 4/30/04) [17 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 6
          In September and October, 1998, Thomas Bobo, living in Stafford, Texas, sold heroin by mail to an individual in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. ... view full summary