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Recent Decisions From the Louisiana Supreme Court

Louisiana v. Stewart  
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2015-K-1845, 2015-K-1846

Justia Opinion Summary: The Louisiana Supreme Court granted certiorari review in two consolidated matters to examine the timeliness of a prosecution following defendant’s failure to appear in court after receiving actual notice and whether the...

Louisiana v. Lemoine  
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-K-1120

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue presented for the Supreme Court’s review in this case was whether the court of appeal correctly found the evidence insufficient to support the jury’s determination that defendant committed money laundering purs...

Louisiana v. Howard  
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-KO-1404

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, defendant Gary Howard was arrested in his girlfriend’s home pursuant to an arrest warrant for violating his probation and parole. Officers had received a tip that defendant could be found at that location, which...

Larson v. XYZ Ins. Co.  
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-C-0745

Justia Opinion Summary: The Louisiana Supreme Court granted review to determine the applicability of La. R.S. 9:2795.3, the Equine Immunity Statute. The trial court granted a motion for summary judgment filed by Equest Farm, LLC, finding that t...

Acurio v. Acurio  
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-C-1395

Justia Opinion Summary: The Louisiana Supreme Court granted review in this case to resolve a split among the appellate courts regarding the proper interpretation of La. Civ. Code art. 2331. Specifically, the question to resolve involved determi...

Successions of Jeanette Toney  
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-C-1534

Justia Opinion Summary: The Louisiana Supreme Court granted review of this succession case to determine whether the testament at issue iwass valid under Louisiana law, where the first two pages of the testament were initialed rather than signed...

Jazz Casino Co, LLC v. Bridges  
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-C-1663

Justia Opinion Summary: In connection with its operation of a land-based casino in New Orleans, Jazz Casino Company, L.L.C. (Jazz) entered into contracts with various hotels for rooms made available to casino patrons on a complimentary or disco...

New Orleans Bulldog Society v. Louisiana Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-C-1809

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted review of this matter to determine whether the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (“LSPCA”) was subject to the Louisiana Public Records Law. More specifically, the issue...

Huval v. Louisiana  
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-CC-1857

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Todd Huval and Chad Boyer were former Louisiana State Troopers employed by the State of Louisiana, Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of State Police. In 2007, they were terminated based on an...

Borcik v. Crosby Tugs, LLC  
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-CQ-1372

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit asked the Louisiana Supreme Court: “What is the meaning of ‘good faith’ as that term is used in the Louisiana Environmental Quality Act, Louisiana Revised Statutes...

Louisiana v. Cook  
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-KK-1518

Justia Opinion Summary: Although he bore various diagnoses, the 56-year-old respondent suffered from severe chronic mental illness involving at times paranoia, delusional and disordered thought processes, and mood instability. He had been in an...

South Lafourche Levee Dist. v. Jarreau  
Date: March 31, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-C-0788

Justia Opinion Summary: Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Louisiana legislature in 2006 passed Act 853 and Act 567, which amended the laws governing compensation for levee servitude appropriations with a particular focus on appropriati...

Louisiana v. Davis  
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-K-1949

Justia Opinion Summary: The Louisiana Supreme Court granted review of this matter to determine whether the appellate court erroneously applied the domestic abuse battery statute, La. R.S. 14:35.3. The appellate court determined there was insuff...

IN RE: ASHTON R. O'DWYER
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-B-1848
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