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TORTS

1.Hospital's failure to have storm procedures in place does not sound in Med Mal.
Lacoste v. Pendleton Methodist Hospital, 07-CC-0008 c/w 07-CC-0016 (La. 9/5/07) [24 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 9
          Plaintiffs' decedent, Althea LaCoste, was admitted to defendant hospital on or about August 28, 2005, at which time she was recovering from ... view full summary
2.Breach of testimonial privilege is not grounds for tort claim.
Coutee v. Beurlot, 06-C-2943 (La. 9/5/07) [16 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 9
          Plaintiff Coutee was employed as a roughneck by Global Marine Drilling Company ("Global"), and was injured while working offshore. He filed ... view full summary
EVIDENCE

3.Res ipsa loquitur does not apply where there is direct evidence of the tort.
Linnear v. CenterPoint Energy, 06-C-3030 (La. 9/5/07) [13 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 9
          Plaintiff Dronzy Linnear alleged that she injured herself when she stepped into a sinkhole next to her driveway, and sank up to her knee, as... view full summary
CRIMINAL

4.Sentence invalid, exceeded scope of criminal statute.
State v. Wallace, 06-KH-2555(La. 8/31/07) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 15, Issue 9
          "Writ granted. Relator's sentence is amended to delete the term `without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence' from his s... view full summary