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1.Judgment on claims against severed defendants not a final judgment.
Strother v. Continental Casualty Company, 06-C-0302 (La. 6/2/06) [4 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 14, Issue 6
          Plaintiffs filed suit against multiple defendants, including Continental Casualty Insurance Company and its insureds ("the Continental defen... view full summary
2.Blanket order sealing the record is overbroad.
Copeland v. Copeland, 06-CC-1023 (La. 6/2/06) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 14, Issue 6
          In these divorce and child custody proceedings, the parties filed a joint motion to seal the record. The district court treated the joint mo... view full summary
3.New trial ex proprio motu was proper, in district court's discretion.
Horton v. Mayeaux, 05-CC-1704 (La. 5/30/06) [16 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 14, Issue 6
          Plaintiff Horton filed suit against Mayeaux for personal injuries arising out of a four-car collision. Following jury selection and opening ... view full summary
4.Federal civil procedure for discovery of trade secrets adopted.
In re: The Texas Matter of the Marriage of Kuntz,06-C-0487 (5/26/06) [1p.]
From LSCR Volume 14, Issue 6
          "Writ granted. The judgments of the trial court and the court of appeal are reversed. ... Once a party establishes the information sought is... view full summary

5.Consolidation of cases not improper because of "other crimes" evidence.
State v. Crochet, 05-K-0123 (6/23/06) [10 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 14, Issue 6
          The State charged defendant by bill of information with one count of molestation of a juvenile -- i.e., defendant's daughter, M.C. See La.R.... view full summary
6.State's intentional violation of pretrial Prieur ruling reviewed under harmless error standard.
State v. Henry Lee Leonard, 05-K-1382 (La. 6/16/06) [6 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 14, Issue 6
          Defendant was charged with the second degree murder of the boyfriend of his ex-wife at her place of employment. The major issue at trial, as... view full summary