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1.Funeral services insurance policy construed.
Helen C. Sims v. Mulhearn Funeral Home, 07-CA-0054 (La. 5/22/07) [24 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 6
          This is an action on a funeral services life insurance policy. Claude Sims purchased two industrial life insurance policies from Mulhearn Pr... view full summary

2.Med Mal claim against nurse has prescribed, while claim against doctor has not.
In re: Medical Review Panel, Matter of Stephanie Noe, 05-C-2275 (La. 5/22/07) [32 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 6
          Plaintiff Stephanie Noe sought treatment on June 11, 2001 from her physician, Dr. Hill, for sinus congestion. Dr. Hill ordered a Celestone i... view full summary

3.Watercraft exclusion applies to accident on stationary barge.
Henry v. South Louisiana Sugars Cooperative, 06-C-2764 (La. 5/22/07) [9 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 6
          Plaintiff Henry filed suit seeking damages for personal injuries he suffered while working at the South Louisiana Sugars Cooperative ("SLS")... view full summary
4.Commercial umbrella policy provides excess insurance.
Huggins v. Gerry Lane Enterprises, 06-C-2816 c/w 06-C-2843 (La. 5/22/07) [7 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 6
          Plaintiff Huggins filed suit to recover damages for a trip-and-fall on the premises of Gerry Lane Enterprises ("Gerry Lane"). Gerry Lane's l... view full summary
5."Products completed operations hazard" does not cover replacement of insured's own work. Supreme Services
and Specialty Co. v. Sonny Greer, 2006-C-1827 (La. 05/22/07)[18 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 6
          Supreme Services ("Supreme") contracted with Sonny Greer, Inc. ("Greer") to construct an oilfield service facility in Iberia Parish. Greer e... view full summary

6.Death penalty for rape is constitutional; capital conviction affirmed.
State v. Patrick Kennedy, 05-KA-1981 (La. 5/22/07) [127 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 6
          On May 7, 1998, Patrick Kennedy was indicted by a grand jury for the rape of his 8-year-old stepdaughter ("L.H.") in violation of La.R.S. S ... view full summary
7.Use of a stolen vehicle constitutes unauthorized use of a vehicle.
State v. Wayne Macon, 06-K-0481(La. 6/1/07) [12 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 6
          The State seeks review of the district court's order of a new trial. In January, 2002, Avilla Kern reported that her blue, 1996 Chevrolet Lu... view full summary
8.Absence of the trial judge is not a structural error.
State v. Langley, 06-KK-1041 (La. 5/22/07) [20 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 6
          Langley was indicted on a charge of first degree murder. A jury rejected Langley's insanity defense and convicted him of the lesser included... view full summary
9.Failure to file motion to suppress does not waive Crosby reservation on that issue.
State v. Guillory, 06-K-2544 (La. 6/1/07) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 6
          Defendant entered his guilty plea in the present case pursuant to State v. Crosby, 338 So.2d 584 (La. 1976), reserving his right to appeal o... view full summary