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1.Justice of the peace removed from office for violations of Code of Judicial Conduct in handling peace bond matters.
In Re: Justice of the Peace Leroy J. Laiche, 2015-O-1691 (La. 03/15/16) [40 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 24, Issue 3

          Respondent, an attorney admitted to practice law in Louisiana since 1989, assumed the office of Ascension Parish Second Justice of the... view full summary

2.Faxed requests for review of malpractice claim deemed filed on date that they are received by fax in office of DOA, even if not stamped and certified by DOA until the following day.
In Re: Medical Review Panel Claim of Rose Tillman, 2015-CC-1114 c/w In Re: Medical Review Panel Claim of Peighton Miller, 2015-CC-1263 (La. 03/15/16) [22 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 24, Issue 3

          Louisiana's Medical Malpractice Act directs that a request for review of a malpractice claim "shall be deemed filed on the date of rec... view full summary
3.Allegation that defendant hospital failed to properly maintain equipment used in sterilization process fell under MMA.
Richard Dupuy v. NMC Operating Co., LLC d/b/a The Spine Surgery Hospital of Louisiana, 2015-CC- 1754 (La. 03/15/16) [16 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 24, Issue 3

          Plaintiffs, Mr. and Mrs. Dupuy, filed suit against the defendant hospital seeking damages as a result of Mr. Dupuy's alleged develop... view full summary

4.Court upholds regulation extending tax exemption to materials used to reconstruct vessel destroyed by fire.
Coastal Drilling Company, LLC v. Barry J. Dufrene, 2015-C-1793 (La. 03/15/16) [22 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 24, Issue 3

          Plaintiff owns an inland marine drilling barge that caught fire in St. Mary Parish. The fire burned for thirteen hours and caused exte... view full summary

5.Court sets out standard for increasing custody of biological parent when grandparent is stipulated domiciliary parent of child.
Tracie F. v. Francisco D., 2015-CJ-1812 (La. 03/15/16) [35 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 24, Issue 3

          Tracie and Francisco met in 2005 and did not have a committed relationship. Tracie became pregnant and indicated Francisco was the chi... view full summary

6.Defendant required to register as a sex offender in Louisiana for his lifetime although he had fulfilled registration requirements in state where offense occurred before lifetime registration requirement went into effect.
State v. Mike Rutherford, 2015-K-0636 (La. 03/04/16) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 24, Issue 3

          In 1992 Mike Rutherford was convicted in Oklahoma of lewd molestation, the Louisiana equivalent of sexual battery of a child under the... view full summary
7.Multiple felony offender sentence mooted defendant's argument that he should have been tried by jury of twelve on DWI fourth offense charge.
State v. Gerald W. Dahlem, 2014-KO-1555 (La. 03/15/16) [25 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 24, Issue 3

          Defendant was charged with driving while intoxicated, fourth offense, a violation of La. R.S. Section 14:98. The prosecution and defen... view full summary