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Louisiana v. McGhee  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-K-2140

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Chadwick McGhee was found guilty as a principal to the simple kidnapping of Jessica Guillot, in response to a charge of second degree kidnapping. Guillot disappeared in September 2013 after she was last seen be...

Louisiana v. Moultrie  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-K-2144

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Joseph Moultrie was found guilty as charged of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, based on approximately two ounces of crack cocaine found by officers in a barbeque grill in a driveway between two tr...

Central Properties v. Fairway Gardenhomes, LLC  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-C-1855

Justia Opinion Summary: Tax sale purchasers of three condominium units brought actions to quiet title following the tax debtor’s failure to pay ad valorem taxes on the units. The district court found the tax sale purchasers had provided insuffi...

Robinson v. Bd. of Supervisors University of Louisiana System  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-C-2145

Justia Opinion Summary: In a suit for alleged age discrimination brought by plaintiff, James Robinson against his employer, the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System (ULL), the Louisiana Supreme Court granted review of the...

Burgess v. Sewerage & Water Bd. of New Orleans  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-C-2267

Justia Opinion Summary: In a workers’ compensation case, the claimant, Darvel Burgess, filed a Disputed Claim for Compensation after his employer, Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (“S&WB”), refused to pay a $13,110.02 outstanding bill for...

Clavier v. Coburn Supply Company, Inc.  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-CC-0625

Justia Opinion Summary: The workers’ compensation claimant in this case, Paula Clavier, injured her neck, shoulder, and back while attempting to lift what she thought was a lightweight box, but which actually contained a heavy cast iron sink. T...

Boren v. Taylor  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-CC-2078

Justia Opinion Summary: This case presents the res nova issue of whether an attorney, representing an incarcerated felon, is subject to the provisions of La. R.S. 44:31.1, when making a public records request to obtain information relative to a...

Louisiana v. Green  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-K-0107

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Thayer Green was adjudicated a third felony offender and sentenced under the Habitual Offender Law to a term of life in prison without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence, for a home inva...

Louisiana v. Karey  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-K-0377

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved an alleged “agreement not to prosecute,” under which the defense claimed that in exchange for the defense providing the names of witnesses who would testify before the grand jury, the sharing of defens...

IN RE: CHARLES L. DIRKS, III
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-B-0067
IN RE: HEATHER M. MURPHY
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-B-0068
Louisiana in the Interest of A.C.  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-CK-0182

Justia Opinion Summary: The state filed a petition alleging A.C., at the age of 14 years, committed the felony-grade delinquent acts of aggravated rape of a victim under the age of 13 years, and indecent behavior with a juvenile. Pursuant to La...

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...

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