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STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1.City ordinance authorizing private collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes and imposing collection fee violated Louisiana Constitution.
Jimmie J. Jackson v. The City of New Orleans, 2012-CA-2742 c/w 2012-CA-2743 (La. 01/28/14) [31 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 22, Issue 2

          Plaintiffs are Orleans Parish property owners who untimely paid ad valorem taxes to the City of New Orleans and contested a penalty an... view full summary
WORKERS' COMPENSATION

2.Employer entitled to summary judgment where plaintiffs could not meet high burden of proving intentional tort.
Rhonda Danos v. Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC, 2013-CC-2605 (La. 02/07/14) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 22, Issue 2

          While working in the course of his employment with defendant, Ronald Martin was directed to use a cutting saw to cut a pipe that was l... view full summary
TORTS

3.Court reinstated district court judgment finding contributory negligence and denying future medical damages in school bus accident case.
Shenan Smith Purvis v. Grant Parish School Board, 2013-C-1424 (La. 02/14/14) [16 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 22, Issue 2

          Plaintiff was driving her automobile in rural Grant Parish southbound along a narrow, unpaved road with no striped centerline of demar... view full summary
JUVENILE

4.Statutes restricting juvenile's right to bear arms and to conceal firearm on his person survived strict scrutiny analysis.
State in the Interest of J.M., 2013-CK-1717 c/w 2013-KA-1772 (La. 01/28/14) [19 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 22, Issue 2

          Prior to its recent amendment, La. Const. art. I, Section 11 provided, "The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be a... view full summary
CRIMINAL

5.District court committed reversible error in admitting evidence of tracking by bloodhounds; defendant entitled to new trial.
State v. Corey W. Oliphant, 2013-K-2973 (La. 02/21/14) [10 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 22, Issue 2

          A man armed with a pistol robbed the Tobacco Warehouse in Natchitoches one afternoon in 2005. A store employee described the robber as... view full summary