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1.Former Orleans Parish School Board member disbarred after criminal charges.
In Re: James Louis Fahrenholtz, 2017-B-0261 (La. 04/07/17) [11 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 25, Issue 4
     Respondent was admitted to the practice of law in Louisiana in 1996 and has served as a member of the Orleans Parish School Board and worked as a lobbyist. In 2009 he was ... view full summary

2.Appeal was timely based on date notice was served by sheriff.
Chauvin v. Shell Oil Company, 2017-OC-43 (La. 03/31/17) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 25, Issue 4
     Plaintiffs filed suit alleging trespass and illegal construction of pipelines on their St. Charles Parish property. The district court granted motions for summary judgment... view full summary

3.LA Constitution requires payment of fair market value to owner whose property is appropriated for levee improvements.
South Lafourche Levee District v. Chad M. Jarreau, 2016-C-0788 c/w 2016-C-0904 (La. 03/31/17) [29 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 25, Issue 4
     In January 2010, in an effort to upgrade the size of the existing permanent levee servitude for flood protection, the Board of Commissioners of the South Lafourche Levee D... view full summary

4.No suppression: traffic stop not unreasonably prolonged for dog sniff.
State v. Dustin Mantia, 2017-KK-0240 (La. 03/31/17) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 25, Issue 4
     Defendant was involved in a traffic stop, during which officers employed a drug-sniffing dog. The dog alerted, causing officers to discover drugs in the vehicl... view full summary
5.Judgment effecting forfeiture of seized cash was null: State had custody of defendant so that service attempt at prior address was unreasonable.
State v. 1330 in U.S. Currency, 2016-OK-360 (La. 04/07/17) [5 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 25, Issue 4
     Robert Mincey was arrested and charged with second degree murder. When he was arrested, $1,330 in cash was found in his shoe and seized. Mincey was... view full summary
6.Defendant not required to wait five years to seek return of cash seized at arrest and used as evidence at trial.
Roger Wallace v. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff, 2016-OK-0682 (La. 04/07/17) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 25, Issue 4
     Roger Wallace was charged with the creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory for the unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. At the time of his arrest in 2009, th... view full summary
7.Plea agreement imposing sentence based on wrong version of statute was null and void.
State v. Charles Babineaux, 2016-OK-0694 (La. 04/24/17) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 25, Issue 4
     Defendant pled guilty to the crime of oral sexual battery, a violation of La. R.S. Section 14:43.3, pursuant to a plea agreement. In accordance with the plea ... view full summary