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1.District judge removed from office.
In re: Benge, 2009-O-1617 (La. 11/6/09) [42 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 11

          Respondent Judge Benge was elected to the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court in 2001. Upon taking the bench, she was assigned a pendi... view full summary

2.Action for remediation of land under Mineral Code does not require notice and opportunity to cure.
Broussard v. Hilcorp Energy Co., 09- C-0449 (La. 10/20/09) []
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 11
          Plaintiffs granted mineral, surface, and subsurface leases to various corporate entities to conduct oil and gas operations upon land in Verm... view full summary
3.Nonresident driving on La. roads has not "appointed an agent for service of process," for venue purposes.
Green v. Auto Club Group Insurance Company, 2008-CC-2868 (La.10/28/09) [9 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 11
          On December 13, 2006, Michael Green (Green) filed suit in Orleans Parish, the parish of his domicile, against defendants Mary Plangger (Plan... view full summary
4.Suit challenging the state's ministerial or administrative action must be brought in East Baton Rouge.
Leblanc v. Thomas, 08-CC-2869 (La. 10/20/09) [12 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 11
          Plaintiffs filed this class action suit in the Parish of Orleans against several defendants who allegedly closed the state hospital in New O... view full summary

5.State not entitled to reimbursement of salary from dual office holder.
Foti v. Holliday, 2009-C-0093 (La. 10/30/09) [20 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 11
          Sarah Holliday was employed on a full-time basis as a judicial assistant and deputy clerk for the Nineteenth Judicial District Court for the... view full summary

6.Recess, rather than mistrial, was sufficient for defense to prepare for newly-disclosed medical evidence.
State v. Carter, 09-KK-2345 (La. 10/28/09) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 11
          Defendant Carter was charged with the crime of aggravated battery in violation of La.R.S. Section 14:34, i.e., with the "intentional use of ... view full summary