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TORTS

1.Inspections do not render DOTD liable for dangerous bridge.
Hebert v. Rapides Parish Police Jury, 06-C-2001 (La. 4/11/07) [25 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 5
          Plaintiffs the Heberts brought a wrongful death and survival action against the State through DOTD and the Rapides Parish Police Jury ("RPPJ... view full summary
2.Court of appeal erred in increasing damages.
Kaiser v. Hardin, 06-C-2092 (La. 4/11/07) [14 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 5
          Plaintiffs Thurman and Rosemary Kaiser were involved in a total of three separate automobile accidents during the span of 4 weeks. On Decemb... view full summary
BAR / DISCIPLINARY / ETHICS

3.Attorney paid employee of opposing party for inside information; discipline imposed.
In re: Joseph M. Bruno, 06-B-2791 (La. 5/11/07) [12 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 5

          In 1989, respondent was appointed one of eight members of the Plaintiffs' Legal Committee ("PLC") in the federal class action litigation... view full summary
CIVIL PROCEDURE

4.Case remanded to district court to allow party to plead unconstitutionality of a statute.
M.J. Farms v. Exxon Mobil, 07-CA-0450 (La. 4/27/07) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 5
          Appellants the State of Louisiana and Exxon Mobil Corporation applied for a direct appeal pursuant to La. Const. art. V, S 5(D), on the grou... view full summary
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

5.Louisiana Public Service Commission rules construed.
Washington St. Tammany Elec. Coop. v. La. Pub. Service Comm'n, 06CA2814 c/w 07CA0109 [La. 4/11/07]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 5
          This case is before the court on direct appeal from a district court judgment affirming a ruling by the Louisiana Public Service Commission ... view full summary
CRIMINAL

6.District attorney properly recused.
State v. George King, 2006-KK-2383 (La. 4/27/07) [21 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 5
          The State appeals an order recusing the district attorney. On October 6, 2003, James Robbins, the mayor of Jena, struck Gary Compton, a memb... view full summary
7.Capital conviction affirmed.
State v. Blank, 04-KA-0204 (La. 4/11/07) [66 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 5
          Defendant appeals his capital conviction and sentence of death. The victim, 71-year-old Lillian Philippe, was found on the floor near her be... view full summary