ALBERT LUQUETTE, JR., ET AL.
SAMSON CONTOUR ENERGY E&P, LLC, ET AL.
FROM THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF
VERMILION, NO. 92595, DIVISION "B" HONORABLE JULES
DAVIS EDWARDS, DISTRICT JUDGE
Charles deLaunay COUNSEL FOR: Plaintiffs/Appellants - Albert
Luquette, Jr., Joetta Weaver, Donna Faul, and Shannon
Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. Duval, Funderburk, Sundbery, Richard
& Watkins COUNSEL FOR: Defendant/Appellee - Baby Oil,
B. Zuckerman Matthew C. Juneau Baker Donelson Bearman
Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC COUNSEL FOR: Defendant/Appellee
- Samson Contour Energy E&P, LLC
Jacques P. Soileau Soileau Law Offices COUNSEL FOR:
Plaintiffs/Appellants - Albert Luquette, Jr., Joetta Weaver,
Donna Faul, and Shannon Luquette
composed of Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux, Chief Judge, Phyllis M.
Keaty, and D. Kent Savoie, Judges.
ULYSSES GENE THIBODEAUX CHIEF JUDGE
Albert Luquette, Jr.; Joetta Weaver; Donna Faul; and Shannon
Luquette (hereinafter referred to as "Plaintiffs"),
appeal the October 15, 2018 judgment in favor of Defendants,
Samson Contour Energy E&P, LLC (SCE) and Baby Oil, Inc.
(Baby Oil) (hereinafter referred to as
"Defendants"). Plaintiffs seek review and reversal
of the trial court's judgment of dismissal in favor of
Defendants on grounds of abandonment. For the following
reasons, we affirm the trial court's dismissal and find
that the underlying case was abandoned effective as of August
(1) whether the trial court manifestly erred in granting
Defendants' motion to dismiss based on abandonment;
(2) whether Plaintiffs submitted sufficient evidence at the
trial court level for this court to find that Defendants'
alleged post-abandonment acknowledgement served as a waiver
of their right to claim abandonment; and
(3) whether a post-abandonment supplemental and amended
petition filed by Plaintiffs constitutes a step in the
prosecution to ...