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Louisiana v. Turner  
Date: December 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-KA-1841

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Lee Turner, Jr. was indicted by a grand jury for the first degree murders of Edward Gurtner, III and Randy Chaney, committed while engaged in the perpetration of armed robbery. Following the close of evidence,...

Louisiana v. Wilson  
Date: December 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-K-0908

Justia Opinion Summary: The sheriff discovered two bodies burned beyond recognition from a residential fire. The victims were later identified as the occupants, Donald Wayne Demille Williams (“Demille”) and Kimberly Sims. Autopsies revealed bot...

IN RE: MICHAEL SEAN REID
Date: December 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2018-B-0849
IN RE: GREGORY COOK
Date: December 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2018-B-1076
IN RE: SALVADOR R. PERRICONE
Date: December 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2018-B-1233
Webb v. Webb  
Date: December 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2018-C-0320

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was a post-divorce community property partition. The former husband, Daniel Webb, filed a claim for reimbursement and for the classification of a promissory note of $250,000 as a community obligatio...

Smith v. Robinson  
Date: December 5, 2018
Docket Number: 2018-CA-0728

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Ivan Smith, Jr. and Gloria G. Smith (collectively “Taxpayers”), were Louisiana residents and part owners of several limited liability companies (“LLC”) and Subchapter S corporations (“S corporation”) that tran...

IN RE: PAUL E. BROWN
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-B-1930
LYDIA DEGUEYTER v. FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-C-2163
Louisiana v. Horn  
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-KA-0559

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Brian Horn was indicted by a grand jury for the first-degree murder of 12-year-old Justin Bloxom. Following the close of evidence at trial, a jury unanimously found defendant guilty as charged and, at the concl...

City of New Orleans v. Clark  
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-KK-1453

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, Lawrence Clark was issued a citation for displaying his art for sale on neutral ground at Decatur Street and Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans, in violation of New Orleans Municipal Code. Clark moved to quash th...

Louisiana v. Curley  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-KP-1708

Justia Opinion Summary: This case presented a question of whether the defendant was deprived of effective assistance of counsel where trial counsel failed to investigate and present a cogent defense of “battered woman’s syndrome” (“BWS”), inclu...

Burchfield v. Wright  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-C-1488

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant surgeon ordered pre-operative tests including a chest x-ray and an electrocardiogram (“EKG”) before performing non-emergency gallbladder surgery on the plaintiff. However, defendant did not review the resul...

Gloria's Ranch, LLC. v. Tauren Exploration, Inc.  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-C-1518

Justia Opinion Summary: A landowner brought suit against several mineral lessees for breach of the obligations of the mineral lease. The mortgagee of one of the lessees was also named as a defendant. The lower courts held all lessees and the mo...

Montgomery v. St. Tammany Parish Government  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-C-1811

Justia Opinion Summary: The Louisiana Supreme Court granted certiorari review of this case to determine whether the lower courts erred in finding that the St. Tammany Parish District Attorney was not legally obligated and entitled to serve as “...

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