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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

1.PCF may not appeal liability vel non, where defendant medical provider has paid the judgment.
Hanks v. Seale, 2004-C-1485 (La. 6/17/05) [25 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 6
          Plaintiff Hanks filed suit to recover damages for personal injuries he suffered, allegedly as a result of medical malpractice by defendants,... view full summary
BAR / DISCIPLINARY / ETHICS

2.Decisional delay not proved against judge.
In re: Judge Pamela Taylor Johnson, 2004-O-2973 (La. 6/3/05) [51 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 6

          This complaint was made against respondent Judge Pamela Johnson, a judge in East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court, for, inter alia, fai... view full summary
CIVIL PROCEDURE

3.Motion for involuntary dismissal can be made only after the close of plaintiff's case.
Taylor v. Tommie's Gaming, 2004-C-2254 (La. 5/24/05) [9 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 6
          Complainant Taylor claimed to suffer a back injury while in the course and scope of his employment with Tommie's Gaming. Taylor claimed that... view full summary
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

4.Redrawn electoral district lines nullify prior local option vote.
Sabine Parish Police Jury v. Comm'r of Alcohol & Tobacco Control, 2004-C-1833 (La. 04/12/05) [30 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 6
          In 1977, the voters of Ward 3 of Sabine Parish voted in a local option election to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages in Ward 3, which... view full summary
5.Two senate vacancies do not affect the number required to form a quorum or majority.
Marionneaux v. Hines, 2005-OC-1191 (La. 5/17/05) [10 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 6
          Certain Louisiana senators filed this suit against the president and the parliamentarian of the Louisiana Senate, to determine how many sena... view full summary
CRIMINAL

6."Criminalist report" statute constitutional; but "good faith" certification is "featherweight"
State v. Cunningham, 2004-KA-2200 (La. 6/11/05) [29 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 6
          Defendant Cunningham was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. At trial before an Orleans Parish Magistrate Judge, pursuant to L... view full summary