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1.Statute withholding portion of dilatory judge's salary deemed unconstitutional.
Dionysia Prejean v. Robert T. Barousse, 2012-C-1177 (La. 01/29/13) [10 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 21, Issue 2

          Plaintiff is a party in a child custody proceeding pending in the 15th JDC. When the district court failed to render judgment in the m... view full summary
2.7th JDC Judge suspended for one year.
In Re: Judge Leo Boothe, 2012-O-1821 (La. 01/29/13) [46 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 21, Issue 2

          Judge Leo Boothe has served as district judge in the 7th JDC, Parishes of Catahoula and Concordia, since January 1, 1991. His most rec... view full summary

3.R.S. Section 30:29 did not preclude recovery of excess remediation damages; summary judgment inappropriate as to successor status of defendant.
State v. Louisiana Land and Exploration Company, 2012-C-0884 (La. 01/30/13) [44 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 21, Issue 2

          Plaintiffs, the State and the Vermillion Parish School Board, filed suit against several defendants seeking damages and remediation... view full summary

4.Statutes affecting Louisiana High School Athletic Association struck down as unconstitutional.
Louisiana High School Athletics Association, Inc. v. State, 2012-CA-1471 (La. 01/29/13) [42 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 21, Issue 2

          In 1920 the Louisiana High School Athletics Association (LHSAA) was organized by a group of principals. It operated as an unincorporat... view full summary
5.The State has plenary power to prohibit convicted felons from taking office, without regard to time delays of Election Code.
State v. Tony J. Gibson, 2012-C-1145 (La. 01/29/13) [15 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 21, Issue 2

          Article I, Section 10 of the Louisiana Constitution prohibits a convicted felon from qualifying for or taking public office unless ... view full summary

6.In tax collection proceeding, application for rehearing did not extend deadline for writ application; delay for suspensive appeal ran from rendition of judgment, not mailing of notice.
Caldwell Parish School Board v. Louisiana Machinery Rentals, L.L.C., 2012-C-1383 c/w 2012-C-1762 (La. 01/29/13) [15 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 21, Issue 2

          Pursuant to Louisiana Constitution art. VII, Section 3(B), the Concordia Parish School Board (the Collector) is the singl... view full summary

7.Prosecutorial misconduct by Bodenheimer did not warrant vacating defendant's death sentence.
State v. Manuel Ortiz, 2011-KP-2799 (La. 01/29/13) [17 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 21, Issue 2

          In 1995, defendant was convicted of first degree murder for the killing of his wife, Tracie Williams, in a murder-for-hire scheme moti... view full summary