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1.Court issues Hurricane Laura emergency orders suspending prescription, peremption, and abandonment periods for thirty days.
Order of the Supreme Court of Louisiana (La. 08/28/2020) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 28, Issue 8
     In light of the state of emergency declared by Governor Edwards as a result of Hurricane Laura, the Court issued an order suspending statewide all periods of prescripti... view full summary

2.Court reinstates candidacy for constable race after district court applied wrong burden of proof.
Allison Nocito v. Kendall Bussey, Sr., 2020-C-986 (La. 08/15/2020) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 28, Issue 8
     On July 24, 2020, Kendall Bussey, Sr. qualified to run for Constable of the Second District Court in Jefferson Parish by signing and filing his notice of candidacy wit... view full summary
3.Candidate for judge disqualified because period of suspension from practice of law did not count toward constitutionally required eight years of admission to bar.
James Ryan Newhart v. Diedre Pierce Kelly c/w C. Gary Wainwright v. Diedre Pierce Kelly, 2020-C-01001 (La. 08/17/2020) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 28, Issue 8
     Plaintiffs challenged the candidacy of Diedre Pierce Kelly for Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge. The Louisiana Constitution states that potential candidates... view full summary

4.Court allows withdrawal of guilty plea.
State v. Kiara Rideau, 2019-KH-02092 (La. 08/14/2020) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 28, Issue 8
     After pleading guilty to charges in connection with a shooting in St. Landry Parish, defendant sought to withdraw his guilty plea. The Court granted a supervi... view full summary