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1.Attestation clause in notarial testament was insufficient, rendering testament null.
Succession of Lee Mark Hanna, Jr., 2019-C-01449 (La. 11/25/19) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 11
     Decedent created a testament dated September 19, 2012, naming his granddaughter Savannah as his sole legatee. On October 18, 2012, he signed another testament... view full summary

2.Court grants exception of lis pendens in suit involving Louisiana AG.
Dwayne G. Alexander v. Jeff Landry, 2019-CC-1358 (La. 11/05/19) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 11
     This matter involves two lawsuits between Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Dwayne Alexander, who contended he was owed money by Landry for campaign... view full summary
3.Notices of appeal of Civil Service Commission decision were sufficient.
Terrance Saulny v. New Orleans Police Department, 2019-C-01366 (La. 11/12/19) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 11
     The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) terminated Officer Terrance Saulny after a 2014 incident in which he was alleged to have engaged in behavior tha... view full summary
4.Plaintiff's claims against banking and accounting entities survived exception of no cause of action.
Agrifund, LLC v. Radar Ridge Planting Co., Inc., 2019-C-1528 (La. 11/25/19) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 11
     This case was brought by a lender against a farming entity that allegedly failed to repay agricultural loans. Plaintiff's original and first amende... view full summary

5.Court allowed submission of physician's records although physician was unavailable as a witness.
Mark Odom v. Luis Alberto Flores, 2019-CC-01237 (La. 11/05/19) [4 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 11
     Plaintiff was involved in a car accident. One of his treating physicians, Dr. John Bolter, opined in a letter that plaintiff was completely disabled and unable... view full summary

6.Motion to dismiss adjudication as untimely should have been granted.
State in the Interest of C.G., 2019-CK-01653 (La. 11/05/19) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 11
     The juvenile filed a motion to dismiss because the adjudication hearing had not commenced within the delays allowed by La. Children's Code art. 877. The juvenile court ... view full summary

7.District court erred in sua sponte declaring that split jury verdict scheme was unconstitutional.
State v. Valentino Ramon Hodge, 2019-KA-0568 c/w 2019-KA-0569 (La. 11/19/19) [18 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 11
     Defendant was charged with one count of domestic abuse battery by strangulation in the presence of a minor and with one count of possession of a firearm by a con... view full summary
8.District court erred in granting without contradictory hearing a pro se motion for speedy trial.
State v. Shane Ray Archangel, 2019-KK-01206 (La. 11/19/19) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 11
     At an untranscribed pretrial conference five days before a hearing date, the district court ordered the pro se defendant released. The district court reasoned that ... view full summary
9.Court reinstates district court judgment concluding defendant was not capable of waiving his Miranda rights.
State v. Richard Michael Deidrich, 2019-KK-1481 (La. 11/25/19) [4 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 11
     Defendant was the subject of a video-taped custodial interrogation. He was a 17-year-old special education student with no prior experience with law enforcement ... view full summary
10.Defendant was sentenced under wrong version of Habitual Offender Law.
State v. Maurice Anderson, 2019-KK-0442 (La. 11/25/19) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 11
     In a one-sentence per curiam, the Court vacated defendant's habitual offender adjudication and sentence and remanded for a new adjudication and sentence in light of Sta... view full summary