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PROPERTY

1."Societal expectations" test reinstated by legislature.
Willis-Knighton Medical Cntr. v. Caddo-Shreveport Sales and Use Tax Comm'n, 04-C-0473 (La. 6/22/05) (on reh'g) [8 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 7
          In Willis-Knighton Med. Cntr. v. Caddo-Shreveport Sales and Use Tax Comm'n, 2004-C-0473 (La. 4/1/05) ("Willis-Knighton I"), reported in the ... view full summary
BAR / DISCIPLINARY / ETHICS

2.Discipline imposed for accusations of impropriety against judge.
In re J. Clemille Simon, 2004-B-2947 (La. 06/29/05) [26 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 7

          The ODC filed formal charges in three counts against respondent attorney Simon:
        &nbs... view full summary
CIVIL PROCEDURE

3.Failure to request service within 90 days requires dismissal, even after answer has been filed.
Lea Sinclair Filson v. Windsor Court Hotel, 2004-CC-2893 (La. 06/29/05) [18 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 7
          Plaintiffs filed a petition on March 25, 2003 against several defendants, including Keta Construction ("Keta"), and requested that service b... view full summary
CRIMINAL

4.Capital conviction affirmed: erroneous refusal to admit exculpatory letter harmless.
State v. Juniors, 03-KA-2425 (La. 6/29/05) [76 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 7
          Defendant Juniors appeals his capital conviction and sentence. Juniors's partner in the crime, Williams, pled guilty and turned State's evid... view full summary
5.Capital conviction affirmed: Hearsay "other crimes" evidence was harmless error.
State v. Allen, 2003-KA-2418 (La. 6/29/05) [40 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 7
          Defendant Allen was convicted and sentenced to death for the stabbing murder of a bait shop owner in Coushatta. At trial, witnesses testifie... view full summary
6.Written consent to warrantless search is not inadmissible hearsay.
State v. Smith, 04-KK-3140 (La. 6/24/05) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 13, Issue 7
          The district court granted a motion to suppress seized evidence, on the grounds that the witness who consented to the search for the evidenc... view full summary