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1.On rehearing, Court changes course: children given in adoption may not bring wrongful death and survival actions for biological relatives.
Khristy Goins Rismiller v. Gemini Insurance Co., 2020-CA-00313 (La. 06/30/2021) [14 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 29, Issue 7
     In October 2015 an eighteen-wheeler collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Richard Stewart, Jr., who was killed, along with his two minor child... view full summary
TORTS

2.Claim related to oilfield contamination not prescribed, but jury should not have awarded remediation damages.
State v. Louisiana Land & Exploration Co., 2020-C-00685 (La. 06/30/2021) [21 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 29, Issue 7
     This suit was brought by the Vermillion Parish School Board (VPSB) individually and on behalf of the State of Louisiana. VPSB controlled certain p... view full summary
3.Court accepts certification of questions in case brought by officer injured in Baton Rouge protests.
Officer John Doe v. DeRay Mckesson, 2021-CQ-00929 (La. 07/08/2021) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 29, Issue 7
     This case arose out of a Baton Rouge protest alleged to have been organized and led by defendant DeRay Mckesson in response to the police shooting of Alton... view full summary
CIVIL PROCEDURE

4.District court properly denied motion for cost bond filed after answer.
Brenda Bergeron v. Donald Richardson, M.D., 2020-CC-01409 (La. 06/30/2021) [13 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 29, Issue 7
     Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of her husband, filed a medical malpractice action against Donald Richardson, M.D., and Paul Hubbell, III, M.D. The medical review... view full summary
5.Court orders in camera inspection of discovery responses.
Bryant George, M.D. v. Christus Health Southwestern La., 2021-CC-00883 (La. 07/02/2021) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 29, Issue 7
     In this contract dispute between a neurosurgeon and St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles, the district court ordered defendants to respond to plaintiffs' discovery requ... view full summary
6.Issues of material fact precluded summary judgment.
David Stephens v. Lawrence Pickett, 2021-CC-01004 (La. 07/26/2021) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 29, Issue 7
     Defendants moved for partial summary judgment, which was denied by the district court.
     The Second Circuit reversed in an unpublished decree.... view full summary
EVIDENCE

7.Defendant entitled to new trial because district court improperly excluded evidence of victim's violent character.
State v. Randall Paul Burton, 2019-K-01079 (La. 06/30/2021) [13 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 29, Issue 7
     During the early morning hours of February 1, 2017, defendant and his girlfriend began to argue in the trailer where they lived. Cody Fletcher, a friend and ... view full summary
INSURANCE

8.UM coverage written into renewed policy when insured returned incomplete waiver form to insurer.
Martin Baack v. Michael McIntosh, 2020-C-01054 (La. 06/30/2021) [26 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 29, Issue 7
     This case arose from an automobile accident between Martin Baack, who was driving his work vehicle, and Michael McIntosh, found to be solely at fault for the acc... view full summary
SUCCESSIONS

9.On rehearing, Court changes course: attestation clause substantially complied with Civil Code.
Succession of James Conway Liner, III, 2019-C-02011 (La. 06/30/2021) [17 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 29, Issue 7
     James Liner executed a notarial testament in 2013 dividing his property equally among his three adult children, Conway, Jeffrey, and Laura. In 2015 Liner executed anoth... view full summary