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1.Jury shield withstood criminal conduct by juror during trial recess.
State v. Bobby Ray Ingram, 2010-K-2274 (La. 03/25/11) [14 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 19, Issue 4

          A jury convicted defendant of manslaughter for shooting his ex-wife, Kimberly. The couple had three children and had been married for ... view full summary

2.Court issues nearly 200 page opinion in suit brought by insurance commissioner regarding sale of HMOs.
J. Robert Wooley v. Thomas S. Lucksinger, No. 2009-C-0584 c/w 2009-C-0585 c/w 2009-C-0586 (La. 04/01/11) [200 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 19, Issue 4

          Health Net, Inc. was the owner of three health maintenance organizations (HMOs) in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Because the HMOs we... view full summary

3.Lack of majority opinion from court of appeal resulted in remand for en banc review.
Joe Oliver v. Magnolia Clinic, 2010-C-2766 c/w 2010-C-2782 c/w 2010-C-2785 (La. 03/25/11) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 19, Issue 4

          The Court issued a very brief order indicating a decree issued by the Third Circuit in this case did not reflect a majority judgment o... view full summary
4.Failure to serve defendant within ninety days resulted in dismissal.
George Igbinoghene v. St. Paul Travelers Ins. Co., 2011-CC-0124 (La. 04/01/11) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 19, Issue 4

          La. Code of Civ. Proc. art. 1201(C) requires that service be requested within ninety days of the filing of a petition. Plaintiffs ... view full summary

5.Appeal court erred in ruling sua sponte without allowing for briefing.
Carrie Burse Merrill v. Greyhound Lines, Inc., 1020-C-2827 (La. 04/29/11) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 19, Issue 4

          Plaintiff, a bus driver, filed a compensation claim against defendant, her employer, seeking indemnity benefits as a result of a work-... view full summary

6.Disqualification of prosecutor not justified.
State v. Brett Ward, 2011-KK-0438 (La. 04/25/11) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 19, Issue 4

          The assistant attorney general prosecuting this case interviewed the victim on one occasion without an investigator present. Defendant... view full summary
7.Marijuana seizure justified by plain view exception to warrant requirement.
State v. Matthew Arnold, 2011-KK-0626 (La. 04/27/11) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 19, Issue 4

          After arresting defendant for a traffic violation, an officer entered defendant's vehicle to secure it by rolling up the windows and t... view full summary
8.Police conduct justified; automobile inventory search upheld.
State v. Sandra Welch, 2011-KK-0274, (04/29/11) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 19, Issue 4

          Defendant's husband was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and freely offered statements implicating defendant, who had fled. ... view full summary