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  • Useman vs. Useman, 2004 CU 1881 (La. App. 1st Cir. 09/22/04), 883 So. 2d 544, a memorandum decision Mr. Barnes succeeded in reversing a trial judge decision nullifying a judgment of custody. The case was remanded for further proceedings. A judgment awarding damages against Mr. Barnes’ client was reversed.
  • State of Louisiana vs. A.P., (C.J. 2372, 06/20/03), 858 So.2d 499, holding that the best interests of a child may be best served by not allowing DNA testing of a man unknown to the child, where the child had known another man as her father before the mother’s action to collect child support from the unknown man following the disability of the legal father.
  • Dixon vs. Dixon, 99/CA/1325 (La. App. 1st Cir. 06/23/2000), 762 So.2d 731, where Mr. Barnes was successful in reversing a trial court judge that found that LSU football tickets were community property when in fact the parties had a prenuptial contract which caused the ownership interest in the tickets to be vested solely in Mr. Barnes’ client.
  • McMorris vs. McMorris, 94-0590 (La. App. 1st Cir. 04/10/1995), 654 So.2d 742; Mr. Barnes was successful in overturning a trial judge who found that the wife was not entitled to recover for separate funds invested into the community regime and applying rules of co-ownership which were enacted by the legislature. Mr. Barnes’ success with this judgment was capitalized upon in later proceedings by one of the spouses against the property insurer following a loss by fire.
  • Fontenot vs. Noble, (La. App. 1st Cir. 05/11/2001) 786 So.2d 335, finding that a father had not properly stated a cause of action to have a child carry his name where the parties were not married at the time of the child’s birth.
  • Succession of Festus Brown, 84-CA-0198 (La. App. 1st Cir. 04/16/1985), 468 So.2d 794, wherein Mr. Barnes succeeded in overturning a trial court judgment holding that succession property should be divided in accordance with community property laws, where the deceased and his wife had not entered a property settlement prior to the death of the husband and holding that the procedure for dividing succession property was the proper procedure even under the circumstances of divorce.
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