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STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1.Off-duty injuries of firemen must be compensated.
Johnson v. Marrero-Estelle Vol. Fire Company No. 1, 2004-C-2124 (La. 4/12/05) [12 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 5
Defendant Marrero-Estelle Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 ("Marrero-Estelle") is a Louisiana not-for-profit corporation under contract with a Jefferson Parish Fire Protection District to provide f... view full summary
CRIMINAL

2."Hybrid representation" not erroneous; capital sentence affirmed.
State v. Brown, 2003-KA-0897 (La. 4/12/05) [53 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 5
LSCR Vol. 13, No. 5 8 May, 2005 Off-duty injuries of firemen must be compensated. Johnson v. Marrero-Estelle Vol. Fire Company No. 1, 2004-C-2124 (La. 4/12/05) [12 pp.] Defendant Marrero-Estelle Volu... view full summary
TORTS

3.Timber trespass statute construed.
Barry Hornsby v. Bayou Jack Logging, 2004-C-1297 (La. 05/06/05) [20 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 5
           Plaintiffs filed this suit to recover damages to their immovable property as a result of illegal timber harvesting. In 2001, Bayou Jack Log... view full summary
CIVIL PROCEDURE

4.Insurer's foreign liquidation entitled to exclusive jurisdiction over insurer's assets.
All Star Advertising Agency v. Reliance Ins. Co. in Liquidation, 2004-C-1544 (La. 4/12/05) [20 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 5
           Plaintiff All Star Advertising Agency ("All Star") purchased policies of automobile liability coverage and workers' compensation ... view full summary
5.Claim for correction of retirement benefits prescribes in 3 years; laches not available in Louisiana.
Fishbein v. State, LSU Health Sciences Cntr., 2004-C-2482 (La. 4/12/05) [24 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 5
Plaintiff Dr. Judith Fishbein filed this suit against LSU and the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana ("TRSL") seeking mandamus, declaratory, and/or injunctive relief for her retiremen... view full summary
6.Pro hac vice admission denied; supervisory writ granted.
Finova Capital Corp. v. Short's Pharmacy, 05-O-0666 (La. 4/12/05) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 5
Pro hac vice admission denied; supervisory writ granted.','YES','Finova Capital Corp. v. Short's Pharmacy, 05-O-0666 (La. 4/12/05) [3 pp.]','          ... view full summary
INSURANCE

7."Ultrahazardous activity" insurance and indemnification construed.
Suire v. Lafayette City-Parish Consol. Gov't, 2004-C-1459 (La. 4/12/05) [36 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 5
           Plaintiff Suire filed this suit to recover damages for injury to his property caused by a construction project undertaken by the Lafayette ... view full summary
BAR / DISCIPLINARY / ETHICS

8.Judicial fund-raising violation.
In re: Cannizzaro, 2005-O-0524 (La. 5/6/05) [6 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 5
Respondent Judge Leon A. Cannizzaro, Jr. sits on the Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit. In July, 2002, the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana ("Commission") received an anonymous complaint con... view full summary
9.Attorney suspended for overconfident representations to criminal defendant.
In re: Henry Lafont, Jr., 2604-B-2064 [La. 04-0105]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 5
           Respondent Henry Lafont represented Robert Bone in a particularly heinous second degree murder charge. When State refused to let Bone plead... view full summary
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

10.Physician without La. license not eligible for PCF; neither is medical staffing agency.
O'Brien v. Rizvi, 2004-C-2252 (La. 4/12/05) [14 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 5
           Plaintiff O'Brien filed this suit to recover damages for personal injuries allegedly resulting from medical malpractice during treatment by... view full summary
CRIMINAL

11.Capital sentence reversed: testimony of intoxicated, sole eyewitness insufficient to prove aggravating circumstance of robbery.
State v. Higgins, 2003-KA-1980 (La. 04/01/05) [41 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 5
           Defendant Higgins appeals his capital conviction and sentence of death. On the night in question, Donald Price cashed in his winnings at Bo... view full summary