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TORTS

1.Decedent's formal acknowledgment of plaintiff rebutted by posthumous DNA test.
Turner v. Busby, 2003-C-3444 (La. 9/9/04) [23 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 9
          Decedent Stroughter was killed in an automobile accident. Plaintiff Onterio McWright was born to Gladysteen Harris ("Harris") on June 8, 197... view full summary
BAR / DISCIPLINARY / ETHICS

2.Aggregate settlement requires individual consent by all clients; advance consent is not sufficient.
In re: Hoffman, 03-B-2499 (La. 9/9/04) [17 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 9

          Respondent Hoffman was hired by Jack W. to represent him in contesting his legacy from the estate of his uncle, Milton Lorning. Lorning ... view full summary
INSURANCE

3."No pay/no play" insurance law construed, resolving a split in the circuits.
Bryant v. United Services Auto. Ass'n, 2003-C-3491 c/w 2004-C-0028 (La. 9/9/04) [19 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 9
          Both of these consolidated cases involve automobile collisions in which the plaintiff was the owner of the vehicle that was struck, but the ... view full summary
CRIMINAL

4.Good faith reliance on warrant saves evidence from exclusion.
State v. Long, 2003-KK-2592 (La. 9/9/04) [22 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 12, Issue 9
          Defendant Long was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Police applied for a search warrant for Long's home, stat... view full summary