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1.Bar admission denied although petitioner completed pre-trial diversion program and was not convicted of felony.
In Re: Philip R. Pilie, 2012-OB-1846 (La. 09/28/12) [4 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 9

          Petitioner, a 2007 graduate of a Georgia law school, applied to sit for the July 2007 Louisiana bar exam. In June 2007, he made intern... view full summary

2.Summary judgment appropriate: plaintiff failed to present evidence that her slip and fall was due to defect in premises.
Leila Mansoor v. Jazz Casino Company, LLC d/b/a Harrah's New Orleans, 2012-CC-1546 (La. 09/21/12) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 9

          Plaintiff alleged that, while on defendant's premises, she tripped and was injured. During discovery, she admitted she did not know wh... view full summary
3.Dismissal of defamation claim warranted: plaintiff presented no evidence of malice or lack of good faith.
Phil Williams v. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 2012-CC-1201 (La. 09/21/12) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 9

          Plaintiff was employed as a carpenter by Freeman Decorating. He was involved in a scuffle with his supervisor while working at the Ern... view full summary

4.Summary judgment for employer warranted: wrongful death plaintiff produced no evidence that employer knew death was substantially certain to occur.
Deanna Moreau v. Moreau's Material Yard, 2012-CC-1096 (La. 09/21/12) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 9

          Plaintiff's husband was working for defendant when a crane toppled over and trapped him underneath, killing him. Plaintif... view full summary

5.Court reasserts holding that district court cannot consider constitutionality of jury trial waiver provision sua sponte.
State v. Sharoy Camese, 2011-KA-2534 (La. 09/12/12) [4 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 9

          Defendant was charged with distribution of cocaine and waived her right to a jury trial. More than two months later, she sought to wit... view full summary
6.Petition to reduce period of sex offender's registration must be filed in parish of conviction.
Alton J. Boutte, Jr. v. State of Louisiana, 2012-CC-1239 (La. 09/28/12) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 9

          Under La. R.S. Section 15:544(D)(1), an offender may seek to reduce his period of registration as a sex offender by filing a petition ... view full summary