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1.Attorney publicly reprimanded for verbal altercation in open court.
In re Ike Spears, 2019-B-1895 (La. 03/09/2020) [9 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 28, Issue 3
     On August 20, 2018, Ike Spears, an attorney licensed to practice law in Louisiana, appeared before Judge Robin Pittman of the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court. Mr... view full summary
CIVIL PROCEDURE

2.When a summary judgment motion hearing is continued, the filing deadlines are reset.
Beverly Reed v. Restorative Home Health Care, LLC, 2019-C-01974 (La. 02/26/2020) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 28, Issue 3
     Plaintiffs filed this medical malpractice action in June 2015. In November 2017 one of the defendants filed a motion for summary judgment on the grounds that plaintiffs ha... view full summary
3.District court erred in awarding attorney's fees under Article 1472 on percentage basis.
Juanita W. Fontenot v. Gilchrist Construction Company, LLC, 2019-C-1964 (La. 03/16/2020) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 28, Issue 3
     This case involved complex litigation surrounding defendant's use of plaintiffs' land to complete a $30 million contract with the State to expand U.S. Highway 1... view full summary
WORKERS' COMPENSATION

4.Court reinstates judgment accelerating SEB payments against dilatory employer.
Richard McDonald v. City of Bastrop, 2019-C-01949 (La. 02/26/2020) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 28, Issue 3
     The Office of Workers' Compensation (OWC) awarded plaintiff supplemental earnings benefits (SEBs) as a result of an injury he sustained in the course of his em... view full summary
TORTS

5.Slip-and-fall plaintiff not entitled to summary judgment on liability.
Sheila M. Guidry v. Brookshire Grocery Company, 2019-CC-1999 (La. 02/26/2020) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 28, Issue 3
     Plaintiff filed suit alleging she slipped and fell in a puddle of clear liquid on the floor of defendant's supermarket. She filed a motion for summary ... view full summary
6.Restaurant entitled to summary judgment on bad oyster claim.
Natalian Davis v. A Bar And Grill With A Bite, Inc., 2019-OC-1928 (La. 03/16/2020) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 28, Issue 3
     Plaintiff alleged that she began to feel ill shortly after consuming oysters at defendant's restaurant. She further alleged that a test conducted several m... view full summary
DOMESTIC RELATIONS

7.District court erred in excluding expert testimony.
Shakti Belway v. Gregory Neal Thyssen, 2020-CC-0340 (La. 03/09/2020) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 28, Issue 3
     In this domestic matter the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans excluded the testimony of two experts, Dr. Amy Dickson and Dr. Carole ... view full summary
8.First Circuit ordered to act on writ application.
Jane Doe v. Kyle S. Poulicek, 2020-CD-00341 (La. 03/09/2020) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 28, Issue 3
     The Court granted a supervisory writ in part and ordered the First Circuit to act expeditiously on plaintiff's writ application to the extent it sought re... view full summary
CRIMINAL

9.Third Circuit ordered to act on writ application.
State v. Michael Worley, 2020-KH-0309 (La. 03/02/2020) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 28, Issue 3
     Defendant represented to the Court that the Third Circuit had failed to act timely on an application for supervisory writs filed on or about Marc... view full summary
10.District court ordered to address issue of seized property.
State v. Eric Paul McNeil, 2020-KK-0039 (La. 03/16/2020) [4 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 28, Issue 3
     Defendant sought the return of seized property, including firearms, ammunition, and containers. The Court granted a supervisory writ in part. To the extent de... view full summary