Thomas has set precedential law in over 30 cases 

AJB Properties, LLC v. Gegenheimer, 8 So.3d 697, 08-669 (La.App. 5 Cir. 2/10/09).  

Issue: Use of mandamus to un-inscribe cancellation of mortgage 

 

 

 Avenal v. State, 886 So.2d 1085, 34 Envtl. L. Rep. 20,122, 2003-3521 (La. 10/19/04), La., October 19, 2004 (NO. 2003-C-3521)  

Issue: Oyster lease takings – Judgment’s effect on hurricane protection (Amicus)  

Banks v. U.S., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2007 WL 1030326, E.D.La., March 28, 2007 (NO. CIV.A. 05-6853)

Issue: §1983 - Frivolous claims – conspiracy to commit murder via Katrina levee failure  

Castello v. City of New Orleans, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2007 WL 30605, E.D.La., January 03, 2007 (NO. CIVA 02-1082)  

Issue: §1983 - Wrongful arrest 

Caro Properties (A), LLC v. City of Gretna, 3 So.3d 29, 08-248 (La.App. 5 Cir. 12/16/08), La.App. 5 Cir., December 16, 2008 (NO. 08-CA-248)  

Issue: Subrogation or assignment of rights as preclusion to right of action  

Cordes v City of New Orleans, La.App.4 Cir., (2010), 09-CA-976.

Issue: Zoning – Non-conforming structure vis-à-vis non-conforming use.  

Council of City of New Orleans v. Sewerage & Water Bd. of New Orleans, 936 So.2d 862, 2005-0384 (La.App. 4 Cir. 7/12/06), La.App. 4 Cir., July 12, 2006 (NO. 2005-CA-0384)  

Issue: Separation of Powers doctrine 

Council of City of New Orleans v. Sewerage And Water Bd. of New Orleans, 953 So.2d 798, 2006-1989 (La. 4/11/07).  

Issue: Separation of Powers doctrine vis-à-vis utility franchise agreements   

Fahrenholtz, Petitioner v. Conrad S. P. Williams, III, et al., U.S. Supreme Court, No. 08-236 (writ denied)  

Issue:  State intrusion into congressional elections  

Fahrenholtz v. Jay Dardenne Secretary of State, U.S. App. 5, No. 08-30779, 337 Fed.Appx. 439, 2009 WL 2222850 (2009).  

Issue:  State intrusion into congressional elections – Res Judicata and abstention   
 

 

Forum for Equality PAC v. McKeithen, 886 So.2d 1172, 2004-2182 (La.App. 1 Cir. 10/13/04), La.App. 1 Cir., October 13, 2004 (NO. 2004 CE 2182)  

Issue: Anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment 

Forum for Equality PAC v. McKeithen, 893 So.2d 715, 2004-2477 (La. 1/19/05), La., January 19, 2005 (NO. 2004-CA-2523, 2004-CA-2477)  

Issue: Anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment 

Forum for Equality PAC v. City of New Orleans, 881 So.2d 777, 2004-1521 (La.App. 4 Cir. 8/30/04), La.App. 4 Cir., August 30, 2004 (NO. 2004-CA-1521) Issue: Anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment 

Gertler v. City of New Orleans, 881 So.2d 792, 2003-2131 (La.App. 4 Cir. 9/1/04), La.App. 4 Cir., September 01, 2004 (NO. 2003-CA-2131)  

Issue: Taxability and ownership of boathouses in municipal harbor 

Hamp's Const., L.L.C. v. City of New Orleans, 924 So.2d 104, 2005-0489 (La. 2/22/06), La., February 22, 2006 (NO. 2005-C-0489)  

Issue; Waiver of non-substantive public bid requirements  

Johnson v. City of Slidell, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2007 WL 956498, E.D.La., March 26, 2007 (NO. CIV.A. 04-1851)  

Issue: 1983 Wrongful incarceration  

Johnson v. City of Slidell, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2006 WL 1207952, E.D.La., April 21, 2006 (NO. CIV.A.04-1851)  

Issue: §1983 – Wrongful incarceration    

Johnson v. City of Slidell, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2006 WL 1968874, E.D.La., June 26, 2006 (NO. CIV.A. 04-1851)  

Issue: §1983 – Wrongful incarceration 

 

Larrieu v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 872 So.2d 1157, 2003-0600 (La.App. 1 Cir. 2/23/04), La.App. 1 Cir., February 23, 2004 (NO. 2003 CA 0600)  

Issue: Class Action Certification for refund of taxes paid 

Larrieu v. Terrebonne Parish Sales and Use Tax, 872 So.2d 1164, 2003-0934 (La.App. 1 Cir. 2/23/04), La.App. 1 Cir., February 23, 2004 (NO. 2003 CA 0934)  Issue: Exhaustion of administrative remedies as condition precedent to right of    action and vesting of jurisdiction 

Lindy Development, L.L.C. v. Degan, 874 So.2d 252, 2003-1078 (La.App. 4 Cir. 4/21/04), La.App. 4 Cir., April 21, 2004 (NO. 2003-CA-1078)  

Issue: Paying taxes under protest as condition precedent to filing tax challenge 
 

Mayeux v. Rocky & Carlo, Inc., 984 So.2d 177, 2007-0687 (La.App. 4 Cir. 4/23/08), La.App. 4 Cir., April 23, 2008 (NO. 2007-CA-0687)  

Issue: Additur and Quantum on food poisoning 

Nichols v. Williams, 898 So.2d 581, 2004-1025 (La.App. 4 Cir. 3/2/05), La.App. 4 Cir., March 02, 2005 (NO. 2004-CA-1025)  

Issue: Bond-for-Deed purchasers receiving homestead exemptions 

Pumphrey v. City of New Orleans, 925 So.2d 1202, 2005-979 (La. 4/4/06), La., April 04, 2006 (NO. 2005-C-979)  

Issue: Application of Insurance laws to Municipalities & Law of the Case doctrine  

Ralph v. City of New Orleans, 921 So.2d 988, 2004-1270 (La.App. 4 Cir. 12/14/05), La.App. 4 Cir., December 14, 2005 (NO. 2004-CA-1270)  

Issue: Domestic Partnerships  

Reynolds v. New Orleans City, 272 Fed.Appx. 331, 2008 WL 853591, (Not Selected for publication in the Federal Reporter), C.A.5 (La.), April 01, 2008 (NO. 06-31122)  Issue: Authority of Mayor to evacuate the City during hurricanes  

Riera v. City of New Orleans, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2003 WL 22244691, E.D.La., September 26, 2003 (NO. CIV.A. 01-2958)  

Issue: Liability for back taxes and tax sale of real property 

Robichaux v. Shields, 990 So.2d 1289, 237 Ed. Law Rep. 550, 2008-0960 (La.App. 4 Cir. 8/1/08).  

Issue: candidate eligibility challenge 

Robichaux v. Shields, 990 So.2d 1274, 2008-1681 (La. 7/31/08), La., July 31, 2008 (NO. 2008-C-1681).  

Issue: candidate eligibility challenge    

Robichaux v. Shields, 991 So.2d 113, 237 Ed. Law Rep. 553, 2008-0960 (La.App. 4 Cir. 7/25/08), La.App. 4 Cir., July 25, 2008 (NO. 2008-CA-0960).  

Issue: candidate eligibility challenge 

Rodgers v. Allstate Ins. Co., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2007 WL 1029480, E.D.La., March 30, 2007 (NO. CIV.A. 06-3685)  

Issue: Flood insurance claim – presumptive receipt of notice of renewal    

Teles v. Liberty Mut. Fire Ins., Slip Copy, 2008 WL 425534, E.D.La., February 12, 2008 (NO. CIV.A. 06-11250)  

Issue: Contract – damage to property in moving 
 

Washington v. City of Slidell, Slip Copy, 2008 WL 4758623, E.D.La., October 27, 2008 (NO. CIVA 06-3836)  

Issue 42 U.S.C. : §1983 – Wrongful arrest 

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