Selected Cases of Appeals Lawyer Mark D. Plaisance
Mark Plaisance has handled scores of appeals and writ applications. Here are a few selected cases:
Medical Review Panel of Davis v. Louisiana State University Medical Health and Sciences Center - Shreveport, 41,273 (La. App. 2 Cir. 8/25/06). Represented plaintiff on appeal of trial court grant of exception of prescription. Appellate court reversed, ruling that payment of filing fee for a request for a medical review panel by express mail triggered the mailbox rule.
East Baton Rouge School Board v. Wilson, 2008-0536 (La. App. 1 Cir. 6/6/08), 992 So.2d 537. As co-counsel represented newly formed Central Community School System on appeal of trial court grant in favor of parish school system as tax collector. Appellate court reversed, ruling that new school system was proper taxing authority and parish school system was not entitled to receive any portion of ad valorem taxes within geographic limits of area school system in year in which the two school systems separated.
Wolfe v. Hanson, 2006-1434 (La. App. 1 Cir. 5/2/08) 991 So.2d 13. Represented father in appeal of trial court judgement that awarded joint custody, but named neither parent domiciliary parent. On appeal, judge amended to name father as domiciliary parent.
City of Baker School Board v. East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, 1999-2505 (La. App. 1 Cir. 2/18/00), 754 So.2d 291. Represented newly created school district in appeal of trial court ruling that system held title to school property within its district. On appeal, for first time in Louisiana, court affirmed, holding that new board was successor title holder of school property within its district and was not required to compensate school board.