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1.Distribution of cy pres funds to Louisiana Bar Foundation did not violate Code of Judicial Conduct.
Leonard Adams v. CSX Railroads, 2012-C-0139 (La. 04/13/12) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 4

          This case involves the cy pres distribution of settlement funds paid by defendants. Such funds typically result from cla... view full summary

2.Execution of judgment was proper, even considering plaintiffs' stipulation.
Geraldine Oubre v. Louisiana Citizens Fair Plan, 2011-C-0097, 2012-OC-0642 (La. 04/09/12) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 4

          On December 16, 2011, the Court reinstated the judgment of the district court against Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Company (L... view full summary
3.Jones Act suit dismissed under forum non conveniens.
George Osborn v. Ergon Marine & Industrial Supply, Inc., 2012-CC-0183 (La. 04/13/12) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 4

          In this Jones Act suit, plaintiff alleged he was injured while working on a vessel owned by defendant and located in Mississippi t... view full summary
4.Court of appeal should have referred bond forfeiture case to five-judge panel.
State v. Generio Allen, 2011-K-2843 (La. 04/13/12) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 4

          In this criminal matter, the district court set aside two bond forfeiture judgments in favor of the State. A three-judge panel of the ... view full summary

5.Prescription on mineral interest claim suspended by contra non valentem.
James P. Wells v. Donald J. Zadeck, 2011-C-1232 (La. 03/30/12) [21 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 4

          In 1949, Mr. and Mrs. Wells conveyed 120 acres of property in DeSoto Parish to Mrs. and Mrs. Holmes and established a mineral servitud... view full summary

6.Other crimes evidence should not have been suppressed.
State v. Emory Walters, 2012-KK-0667 (La. 03/28/12) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 4

          The State provided defendant notice of its intent to introduce other crimes evidence at trial. The district court granted defendant's ... view full summary
7.Intoxication did not render defendant's inculpatory statements involuntary.
State v. Ashleigh Thornton, 2012-KK-0095 (La. 03/30/2012) [5 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 4

          In this second-degree murder case, police stopped defendant in her vehicle after receiving reports that she was driving erratically. S... view full summary