Reginald Simon, et al. v. BASS, LLC
Michael R. Sistrunk and Kyle P. Kirsch won a victory in favor of Anheuser Busch, Inc. in the case entitled Reginald Simon, et al. v. BASS, LLC, et al. in 17th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Lafourche. Plaintiffs sued Anheuser Busch, Inc. and other defendants for a severe back injury which required surgery that he sustained in a boating accident during the 2003 Bassmaster Classic. Plaintiffs’ claims against Anheuser Busch, Inc. were based on Anheuser Busch, Inc. being a promoter/sponsor of the 2003 Bassmaster Classic. The Motion for Summary Judgment was opposed by not only the plaintiff but also the defendants. However, the trial court ruled in favor of Anheuser Busch, Inc. placing stringent guidelines on when a promoter/sponsor of an event can be held responsible.