Louisiana Supreme Court Decisions 2022

Havard v. JeanLouis, et al.  
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-C-00810

Justia Opinion Summary: The Louisiana Supreme Court granted review in this case to determine whether a stamped signature on an uninsured/underinsured motorist (“UM”) coverage rejection form, affixed by the administrative assistant of the…

In re: Medical Review Panel of Mason Heath  
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-C-01367

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, plaintiffs Isiah and Chrishanna Smith filed a medical malpractice suit on behalf of their minor son, Mason Heath. Dr. Robert Russell, Minden Medical Center and staff, and Dr. Cristal Kirby were named defendants.…

Martin v. Thomas et al.  
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-C-01490

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Reginald Martin named truck driver Rodney Thomas, his employer Greer Logging, LLC, and its insurer National Liability and Fire Insurance Company as defendants in this personal injury case. Plaintiff alleged he…

Nucor Steel Lousiana, LLC v. St. James Parish School Board et al.  
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-C-01814

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, Nucor Steel Louisiana, LLC submitted a tax refund claim to St. James Parish School Board and the St. James Parish Tax Agency (collectively the “Collector”). The claim alleged an overpayment of sales and use tax…

Kazan et al. v. Red Lion Hotels Corporation, et al.  
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-CC-01820

Justia Opinion Summary: Lia Kazan (“Lia”) visited an Alexandria, Louisiana motel to meet some friends. During the course of her visit, she went went to the motel parking lot to retrieve something from her vehicle. Anthony Murray, another motel…

Louisiana v. Brown  
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-K-01336

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Ladarious Brown was arrested for several offenses stemming from a domestic incident, but he was ultimately charged with two crimes: illegal use of weapons; and aggravated flight from an officer. A jury found…

Louisiana v. Clarke  
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-KK-01460

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Brian Clarke was charged with one count of home invasion. He provided notice of his intent to present the affirmative defense of voluntary intoxication at trial. In response, the State filed a motion in limine…

Louisiana v. Gasser  
Date: June 29, 2022
Docket Number: 2022-K-00064

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from a 2016 road rage incident that led to the shooting death of Joseph McKnight. A grand jury indicted the defendant Ronald Gasser for second degree murder. The case proceeded to a trial before a…

Louisiana, et al. v. Louisiana Land & Exploration Co., et al.  
Date: June 1, 2022
Docket Number: 2020-C-00685

Justia Opinion Summary: Vermilion Parish School Board (“VPSB”) filed suit in 2004, alleging oil and gas operations conducted pursuant to a 1935 mineral lease and a 1994 surface lease damaged Section 16 land. VPSB asserted causes of action for…

IN RE: MICHAEL D. COX
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-B-01487
IN RE: MICHELLE ANDRICA CHARLES
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-B-01853
Medical Review Panel for the Claim of Richard Bush  
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-C-00954

Justia Opinion Summary: On November 21, 2017, Richard Bush presented to Saint Bernard Parish Hospital for depression and suicidal ideations. At the hospital, Dr. Miguel Aguilera treated and discharged him. Bush attempted re-admittance with the…

Louisiana v. Clues-Alexander  
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-KK-00831

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Chrystal Clues-Alexander was indicted for the second degree murder of her husband. She made two motions to declare former La.C.Cr.P. art. 782(A) unconstitutional, and require a unanimous jury at trial, which…

Louisiana v. Spell  
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-KK-00876

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Mark Spell was the pastor of a church in Central, Louisiana. On March 31, 2020, he was issued six misdemeanor citations for violating two executive orders issued by Louisiana Governor Edwards in response to the…

IN RE: SEDRIC E. BANKS
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 2022-B-00073
LaBauve, et al. v. Louisiana Medical Mutual Ins. Co., et al.  
Date: April 13, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-C-00763

Justia Opinion Summary: This litigation arose from a medical malpractice suit brought by plaintiffs, individually and on behalf of their minor daughter, against Dr. Daryl Elias, Jr. and his insurer. Plaintiffs alleged Dr. Elias committed…

IN RE: LANE NORWOOD BENNETT
Date: March 25, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-B-01198
IN RE: TIMOTHY DAVID RAY
Date: March 25, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-B-01439
Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson, LLC v. Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation  
Date: March 25, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-C-00566

Justia Opinion Summary: The Louisiana Supreme Court granted certiorari in this case to decide whether the district court had jurisdiction over a claim for penalties against an insurer arising from its failure to provide a defense in workers’…

Leisure Recreation & Entertainment, Inc. v. First Guaranty Bank  
Date: March 25, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-C-00838

Justia Opinion Summary: This summary judgment matter arose from a petition for declaratory judgment seeking a declaration (amongst other things) that defendant First Guaranty Bank (the “Bank”) applied an incorrect interest rate and thus…

Hicks v. USAA General Indemnity Co., et al.  
Date: March 25, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-C-00840

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, plaintiff Ronald Hicks was a passenger in a heavy-duty flatbed truck when it was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Robert Harger, Jr., who was traveling at approximately 60-65 mph and did not brake before…

Kendrick v. Estate of Michael Barre, et al.  
Date: March 25, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-C-00993

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Dejaun Kendrick, individually and on behalf of her minor son, sued the estate of the deceased, Anthony Michael Barre, seeking filiation and child support. The estate filed exceptions of prescription, no cause…

Succession of Dean Bradley  
Date: March 25, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-C-01159

Justia Opinion Summary: The Louisiana Supreme Court granted certiorari in this case to address whether the law in effect at the time a testamentary trust came into existence allowed the settlor of the trust to provide for substitution of…

Mellor, et al. v. Parish of Jefferson  
Date: March 25, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-CA-00858

Justia Opinion Summary: Jefferson Parish directly appealed a trial court’s judgment finding that Jefferson Parish ordinance, Section 36-320, et seq., titled, “School Bus Safety Enforcement Program for Detecting Violations of Overtaking and…

Westlawn Cemeteries, LLC v. Louisiana Cemetery Board  
Date: March 25, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-CA-01414

Justia Opinion Summary: The Louisiana Cemetery Board (“LCB”) challenged a district court’s judgment finding Louisiana Administrative Code 46:XIII.1503 C to be unconstitutional. Whether the Louisiana Supreme Court had appellate jurisdiction was…

Doe v. McKesson et al.  
Date: March 25, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-CQ-00929

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals certified a question of law to the Louisiana Supreme Court in Doe v. Mckesson, 2 F.4th 502 (5th Cir. 2021) (per curiam). The plaintiff in this personal injury case named as defendants…

In re Judge Jerry Denton, Jr.  
Date: March 25, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-O-01801

Justia Opinion Summary: The Judiciary Commission of Louisiana (“the Commission”) recommended to discipline Judge Jerry L. Denton, Jr., City Court Judge of Denham Springs, Louisiana. A complaint against Judge Denton was filed by attorney Maria…

Lousiana v. Brown  
Date: January 28, 2022
Docket Number: 2016-KA-00998

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant David Brown was indicted by grand jury for the first degree murder of Captain David Knapps, a correctional officer at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Defendant was tried by jury which found…

Winmill Tire, LLC et al. v. Colt, Inc., et al.  
Date: January 28, 2022
Docket Numbers: 2020-C-01446, 2020-C-01447, 2020-C-01458, 2020-C-01460

Justia Opinion Summary: The Louisiana Supreme Court granted certiorari to consider whether waste tire processors were prohibited from charging waste tire generators a transportation fee above the fees statutorily provided by Louisiana’s waste…

Landry v. Progressive Security Ins. Co., et al.  
Date: January 28, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-C-00621

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Calvin and Mary Landry filed a petition for damages, alleging they suffered injuries arising out of an automobile collision. Plaintiffs brought the action against defendant-driver Riyad Shaibi, his insurer…

Bolden v. Tisdale et al.  
Date: January 28, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-CC-00224

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2015, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the New Orleans Saints in the New Orleans Superdome. In preparation for the game, the Buccaneers’ Director of Football Security Operations contacted the New Orleans…

Louisiana v. Schmidt  
Date: January 28, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-K-00491

Justia Opinion Summary: The Louisiana Supreme Court granted the State’s application to determine whether the State carried its heavy burden of showing that the two-year limitations period to commence trial on defendant Joseph Schmidt's…

In re: Judge Johnell Matthews  
Date: January 28, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-O-01078

Justia Opinion Summary: This matter arose from the recommendation of the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana (“the Commission”) that Judge Johnell M. Matthews of Baton Rouge City Court be removed from office because she was constitutionally…

Hayes, et al. v. Univ. Health Shreveport, LLC  
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-CC-01601

Justia Opinion Summary: In the latter part of August 2021, University Health Shreveport, LLC d/b/a Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and LSU Health-St. Mary Medical Center, LLC (Employer) notified all employees that they were required to be fully…

THERESA NELSON, ET AL. VS. OCHSNER LAFAYETTE GENERAL
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 2021-CD-01453
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