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TORTS

1.Genuine issues of fact existed in wrongful death case as to whether wife knew husband was likely to drive her vehicle in an impaired state.
Randy J. Toups v. James G. Dantin, 2015-C-1635 (La. 11/06/15 ) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 23, Issue 11

          By 2011 James Dantin had a history of drug and alcohol related charges stretching back more than thirty years, including more than fif... view full summary
2.Claim for damages as a result of probation officer's erroneously forcing plaintiff to register as a sex offender was prescribed.
Meiko Prevo v. State of Louisiana, 2015-C-0823 (La. 11/20/15) [19 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 23, Issue 11

          In April 2000 plaintiff was arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish for the felony offense of crime against nature. She ultimately pleaded... view full summary
INSURANCE

3.Insured selected reduced UM coverage on CSL policy by altering form provided by State.
Frank Tuson v. Merlyn Rodgers, 2015-C-1334 (La. 10/30/15) [5 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 23, Issue 11

          In 2007 Compass Behavioral Clinic purchased an automobile liability policy from Progressive Insurance Company. Instead of c... view full summary
DOMESTIC RELATIONS

4.Child custody ruling could not be challenged by motion to vacate judgment.
Deliysee Daggs Jupiter v. Kendrick D. Jupiter, 2015-OC-1742 (La. 11/16/15) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 23, Issue 11

          In this domestic matter, the district court issued a child custody ruling in October 2013, and the judgment became final. Later seekin... view full summary
EVIDENCE

5.Twenty-five-year-old letter referring to purported conclusion by now- deceased forensic specialist was properly excluded as inadmissable hearsay.
State v. Joenell Rubin, 2015-KK-1753 (La. 11/06/15) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 23, Issue 11

          More than twenty years after a rape and murder, defendant was charged with the crimes based on DNA evidence. The State filed a motion ... view full summary
CRIMINAL

6.Court clarifies likely end to state collateral review proceedings for defendant sentenced to death.
State v. James Tyler, III, 2013-KP-0913 (La. 11/06/15) [11 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 23, Issue 11

          In 1995 defendant robbed a Pizza Hut in Shreveport and, after taking money from the register, forced the manager and two other employe... view full summary
7.Thirty-year sentence for seventy-two-year-old, non-violent, habitual offender grandmother was unconstitutionally excessive.
State v. Doretha Mosby, 2014-K-2704 (La. 11/20/15) [7 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 23, Issue 11

          Defendant was charged with distribution of cocaine, a violation of La. R.S. Section 40:967A(2), at the age of seventy-two, after an of... view full summary