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BAR / DISCIPLINARY / ETHICS

1.Court outlines lawyers' obligations in limited representation context.
In Re: Donald Z. Zuber and Catherine Smith Nobile, 2012-B-0916 (La. 10/16/12) [13 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 11

          This disciplinary matter stemmed from a medical malpractice claim brought against Michael Teague, M.D. in 1995. Dr. Teague's malpracti... view full summary
2.Permanent disbarment for attorney convicted of bribing judges in Mississippi.
In Re: Paul S. Minor, 2012-B-1006 (La. 10/16/12) [9 pp.]
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          In 2007, a federal jury in Mississippi found respondent guilty of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, racketeer... view full summary
3.Former Jefferson Parish President Broussard permanently resigns from practice of law.
In Re: Aaron F. Broussard, 2012-OB-2194 (La. 10/14/12) [1 p.]
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          In September 2012, respondent, an attorney and former Jefferson Parish President, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and theft charges in Lo... view full summary
CIVIL PROCEDURE

4.Filiation requirements applied to wrongful death and survival actions; plaintiff pled sufficient facts to state avowal action.
Fidel Udomeh v. Sandra Joseph, 2011-C-2839 (La. 10/26/12) [25 pp.]
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          Plaintiff alleges that he and defendant were the biological parents of S.U., a minor child born in 1997. Although plaintiff and de... view full summary
5.Putative class member who files individual claim before ruling on class certification is entitled to suspension of prescription; individual claim does not amount to "opt-out" of class action.
Helen Duckworth v. Louisiana Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company c/w Tony Smith v. Louisiana Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, 2011-C-2835 (La. 11/02/12) [30 pp.]
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          Plaintiffs were owners of immovable property insured through homeowner's policies issued by defendant when Hurricane Katrin... view full summary
6.Putative class member who files individual claim after ruling on class certification is entitled to suspension of prescription; but no suspension occurs when class action is filed in federal court.
David Quinn v. Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., 2012-CC-0152 (La. 11/02/12) [23 pp.]
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          After their property was damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, plaintiffs filed suit against their homeowner's insurer in the 24th J... view full summary
INSURANCE

7.Car dealer had no duty to secure affidavit from purchaser regarding procurement of insurance.
Thelma M. Hodges v. Michael Taylor, 2012-C-1581 (La. 11/02/12) [4 pp.]
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          On November 7, 2007, defendant bought a Chevrolet Silverado from Navarre Chevrolet. The next month, he was involved in an auto acciden... view full summary
CONTRACT

8.Fire damage claim against contractor encompassed by arbitration clause.
Mrs. Sybil Morial v. BPI Home Builder, LLC, 2012-CC-2195 c/w 2012-CC-2238 (La. 11/02/12) [2 pp.]
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          Plaintiff sued defendant for damages caused by a fire in her home during a renovation. Arguing that the matter was subject to arbitrat... view full summary
CRIMINAL

9.District court could not suppress evidence based on sua sponte finding that statute was unconstitutional.
State v. Dearieus Duheart, 2012-KA-0085 (La. 10/26/12) [5 pp.]
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          Defendant was stopped for a traffic violation. When the officer conducted a pat-down search of defendant, he found a firearm. Defendan... view full summary
10.Forfeiture of truck used to facilitate possession of cocaine was warranted despite criminal acquittal.
State v. 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer, 2012-K-1148 (La. 11/16/12) [5 pp.]
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          Acting on a tip from an informant, Detective Durel orchestrated a controlled purchase of two rocks of cocaine by the informant from de... view full summary
11.Officers were warranted in pushing front door further open to secure house after resident was arrested.
State v. Frederick Washington, 2012-KK-2203 (La. 11/16/12) [8 pp.]
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          Defendant ran from a traffic stop by police officers and ultimately was subdued by taser in the street in front of his residence. He m... view full summary
12.First degree murder and death sentence upheld in brutal attack on homeless man and companion.
State v. Garcia, 2009-KA-1578 (La. 11/16/12) [94 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 11

          In 2006, Matthew Millican and his female companion, M.T., lived a voluntarily homeless lifestyle, traveling throughout the U.S. by pan... view full summary