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TORTS

1.Co-counsel do not owe each other fiduciary duty.
William J. Scheffler, III v. Adams and Reese, 06-CC-1774 (La. 2/22/07) [17 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 3
          Plaintiff Scheffler is an attorney who was retained by Boomtown Casino Westbank ("Boomtown") to defend personal injury claims filed against ... view full summary
INSURANCE

2.No duty to defend lawsuit by former partner and co-counsel alleging "malpractice."
Howard P. Elliott v. Continental Casualty Company, 06-CC-1505 (La. 2/22/07) [14 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 3
          Plaintiff Howard P. Elliott, Jr. practiced law on various cases together with attorney Madro Bandaries. Fee disputes arose between the two; ... view full summary
CIVIL PROCEDURE

3.Surveillance video not strictly impeachment evidence and must be produced.
Bell v. Treasure Chest Casino, 06-CC-1538 (La. 2/22/07]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 3
          Plaintiff Bell was allegedly injured when struck in the back with a pushcart operated by Juanita Morgan, an employee of defendant Treasure C... view full summary
EVIDENCE

4."Prior bad act" evidence admissible.
State v. Randy Rose, 06-K-0402 (La. 2/22/07) [18 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 3
          Defendant Rose was charged with second degree murder of his wife, Lisa James Rose. The State filed a notice of intent to use evidence of oth... view full summary
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

5.Tax redemption by any person inures to the benefit of the record owner of the property
Sid Hebert, Sheriff v. Katie M. Hollier, 06-C-1077 (La. 3/9/07) [7 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 3
          In September, 2002, defendant Katie Hollier purchased a one-tenth ownership interest in a tract of immovable property for the sum of $3,762.... view full summary
6.Legal issues raised more than 30 days after passage of bond ordinance are perempted.
Naquin v. Lafayette City-parish Consolidated Government, 2006-C-2227 (La. 2/22/07) [29 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 3
          Taxpayers of the City of Lafayette moved to invalidate a bonds issued by the Lafayette City-Parish Government ("Lafayette") to develop a sta... view full summary
CRIMINAL

7.Ameliorative changes to criminal penalty does not mean normal sentence is excessive.
State v. Robert, 06-K-1872 (La. 3/9/07) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 3
          Defendant appealed his habitual offender sentence as excessive, in light of the ameliorative changes in the penalty for distribution of mari... view full summary