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David Melancon’s contributions to the Louisiana Premises Law Blog are always clear and right to the point. His posts are usually related to the experience he has garnered working at Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC, and like the rest of the firm, he has a wide array of experience. Mr. Melancon deals mostly with personal injury and property damage claims within the firm, and the varied nature of the cases he has dealt with have given him a unique view.
Patricia Richardson was visiting Boomtown Casino when she slipped and fell on a die on the floor. The accident occurred while Richardson was walking by the craps table and talking to her brother. Richardson filed suit against the casino operators, alleging that she sustained injury as the...
Jason Berry took part in a paintball game hosted by his adult friend Joseph Dvorak. The event took place on property owned by Joseph’s parents. Prior to the commencement of the game, Joseph did not provide any instructions or warnings to the participants about how to properly...
The Mooty Blues: Plaintiff's failure to identify what caused tripping injury leaves premises owner singing!
After shopping for a gift for her great-granddaughter’s wedding, 93-year-old Emelda Mooty tripped and fell in the parking lot of a shopping center in Harvey, Louisiana. Mrs. Mooty subsequently filed a lawsuit against the shopping center—Mooty, et al. v. Centre at Westbank LLC,. In the...
Lisa Taylor filed suit against Wal-Mart seeking to recover for injuries she allegedly sustained after she slipped on a wet substance on the floor near the checkout area of the Wal-Mart in New Orleans. Ms. Taylor’s lawsuit is governed by the Louisiana Slip and Fall Statute (pdf). Under this...
While leaving a co-worker’s funeral with a friend in Moreauville, Louisiana, Arlene Chambers tripped on a section of sidewalk and fell. As a result of the accident, Ms. Chambers suffered a fracture of the radius of her right arm, which required surgery. Although the surgery and subsequent...