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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
Castille v. St. Martin Parish Sch. Bd.  
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-C-1028

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Gerald Castille worked as a school bus driver for the St. Martin Parish School Board. During his first few years, plaintiff drove two "undesirable" routes, as they "required the assigned bus driver to travel ve...

Gulley v. Hope Youth Ranch  
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-C-1112

Justia Opinion Summary: A workers’ compensation claimant sought review of a judgment from the Office of Workers’ Compensation affirming the decision of the Medical Director denying his physician’s request for trial of a spinal cord stimulator....

Pitts v. Louisiana Medical Mutual Ins. Co.  
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-C-1232

Justia Opinion Summary: This medical malpractice case arose from the death of Lyric Pitts, seven month old daughter of plaintiffs David Pitts, Jr. and Kenyetta Gurley. A jury found in favor of defendant Dr. Rhoda Jones. Plaintiffs moved for a J...

Entergy Louisiana, LLC v. Louisiana Public Svc. Comm'n  
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-CA-0424

Justia Opinion Summary: This action arose out of the construction of a facility by United Plant Services (UPS), in Trout, to which Entergy Louisiana, LLC (Entergy) provided electric services. Entergy’s competitor, Concordia Electric Cooperative...

Coulon v. Endurance Risk Partners, Inc.  
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-CC-1146

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs alleged that an infection developed after negligent medical treatment was provided by the defendants. Accordingly, they filed a Request for Medical Review Panel and, subsequently, a lawsuit. The Supreme Court...

Louisiana v. Gray  
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-KK-0687

Justia Opinion Summary: Derroceus Abney was murdered on or about February 10, 2007. His body was found on or about February 23, 2007 hidden in an inoperable freezer. Investigators determined that the body had been moved to the freezer immediate...

Louisiana v. Guidry  
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-KK-1412

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Corei Guidry was charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute Tramadol, and...

IN RE: FRANCIS C. BROUSSARD
Date: January 25, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-B-1441
Radcliffe 10, LLC v. Burger  
Date: January 25, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-C-0768

Justia Opinion Summary: This action for nullity was brought by a judgment creditor against a judgment debtor and his wife. At issue was whether the couple’s failure to file a codally-required joint petition to commence the termination of their...

Thibodeaux v. Donnell  
Date: January 20, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-C-0570

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, plaintiff Kimberly Thibodeaux became pregnant with her fourth child. Dr. James Donnell was her obstetrician-gynecologist throughout her pregnancy. During the course of the pregnancy, plaintiff was diagnosed with...

In re: Judge Darryl Derbigny  
Date: January 20, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-O-0921

Justia Opinion Summary: This matter arose from a recommendation of the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana (“Commission”) that Judge Darryl Derbigny be publicly censured, ordered to reimburse the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judicial Ex...

Louisiana v. Clark  
Date: December 19, 2016
Docket Number: 2012-KA-0508

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jeffrey Clark and a number of fellow inmates incarcerated at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana (“Angola”) conspired to escape from prison. In furtherance of that plot, on the evening of Dece...

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