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1.Defendant who negligently damages power lines is liable to utility's customers
Cleco Corp. v. Leonard Johnson, No. 2001-CC-0175 (La. 9/18/01) [8 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 9, Issue 9
          Plaintiff Cleco Corp. brought this action for damages suffered by its customers when defendant driver ran his dump truck into a utility pole... view full summary

2.Prescription of tax collection by the government is continuously interrupted by filing of fraudulent return
Elevating Boats, Inc. v. St. Bernard Parish, et al., No. 00-C-3518 (La. 9-5-01) [34 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 9, Issue 9
          Plaintiff Elevating Boats, Inc. filed two petitions for refund of taxes paid under protest, and the two suits were consolidated. Elevating B... view full summary

3.Bills regulating public trusts as state agencies are constitutional
Louisiana Public Facilities Authority v. Murphy J. "Mike" Foster, Jr., No. 01-CA-0009 (La. 9/18/01) [18 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 9, Issue 9

          Plaintiff the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority ("LPFA") was created in 1974 pursuant to the Public Trusts Act, La.R.S. SS 9:2341, e... view full summary

4.Validity of waiver of counsel and guilty plea is based upon entire record
State v. Vaughn E. Hinson, No. 01-KK-1548 (La. 9/14/01) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 9, Issue 9
          The Court granted certiorari and reversed the trial court's granting of the defendant's motion to quash the bill of information and ruling t... view full summary
5.Double jeopardy permits conviction on more than one count, when separate acts violate the same statute
State v. Earnest L. Murray, No. 00-K-1258 (La. 9/18/01) [6 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 9, Issue 9
          Defendant was convicted of two counts of attempted first degree murder, La.R.S. Section 14:30(A)(3) ("[w]hen the offender has a specific int... view full summary