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CONTRACTS

1.Error to apply "minority discount" to minority partnership interest.
Kenneth Cannon v. Lenard Bertrand, 2008-C-1073 (La. 1/21/09) [8 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 2
          Plaintiff Cannon and defendants Bertrand and Leger, created LBC, L.L.P. (LBC), a limited liability partnership, by written agreement, with e... view full summary
TORTS

2.Resurfacing project not a "reconstruction" of the road by DOTD.
Forbes v. Cockerham, 2008-C-0762 (La. 1/21/09) [46 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 2
          Plaintiff, 9-year-old Joshua Forbes, filed this suit to recover damages for serious injuries he suffered when the car in which he was riding... view full summary
3.Writ granted, summary judgment granted, defamation claim dismissed.
Cyprien v. Bd. of Supers. of La. Univ., 2008-CC-1067 (La. 1/21/09) [12 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 2
          Plaintiff Glenn Cyprien filed this suit for defamation and bad faith breach of contract after defendant the University of Louisiana at Lafay... view full summary
BAR / DISCIPLINARY / ETHICS

4.Judge disciplined for ordering drug fines to be paid to schools and charities.
In re: Johnson, 2008-O-2397 (La. 1/21/09) [25pp.]
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 2

          Respondent Judge Johnson was elected to the district bench in 1999, and in 2003 took over the drug court of the 19th Judicial District C... view full summary
CIVIL PROCEDURE

5.Request for service of process must be received by clerk within 90 days.
Tranchant v. State of Louisiana, 2008-C-978 (La. 1/21/09) [13 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 2
          On August 3, 2006, plaintiffs filed a petition for damages arising out of alleged medical malpractice, and named as defendant, inter alia, t... view full summary
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

6."Temporary" reimbursement rule becomes permanent, when no permanent rule is passed.
Women's and Children's Hosp. v. State, Dept. of Health and Hosp., 08-C-946 (La. 1/21/09) [20 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 2
          Plaintiff Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) in Lafayette, Louisiana filed this suit to contest an administrative ruling regarding its re... view full summary
CRIMINAL

7.State's going to trial on only one count operates as an acquittal of joined, untried counts.
State v. Ricardo C. Stevenson, 08-KO-0885 (La. 1/16/09) [9 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 2
          Defendant was charged in a single bill of information with violations of La.R.S. SS 14:95.1 (felon in possession of a firearm), and 14:67.10... view full summary
8.Intentionally driving against traffic is aggravated obstruction of highway.
State v. Cox, 2008-K-0492 (La. 1/21/09) [11 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 2
          The State appeals the reversal of a conviction of manslaughter (La.R.S. S 14:31) and aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce (La.R.S... view full summary
9.Totality of circumstances supports conviction for possession of stolen things.
State v. Karen Marie Calloway, 07-K-2306 (La. 1/21/09) [19 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 2
          In August 2005, Defendant Karen Calloway, her son, Demond Calloway, and other family members lived in Marrero, Louisiana. In the immediate a... view full summary
ADMINISTRATIVE

10.No reasonable suspicion existed to test police officer for drugs; officer reinstated.
Richard v. Lafayette Fire and Police Civil Service Bd., 08-C-1044 (La. 2/6/09) [30 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 17, Issue 2
          Plaintiff John Keith Richard was terminated from his position with the Lafayette City Police Department, on the grounds that he had tested p... view full summary