___v. Motel 6 (Orleans Parish)
(March 2012)

In March of 2012, Devin Fadaol obtained a dismissal of plaintiff’s false-arrest lawsuit through Motion for Summary Judgment in New Orleans, Louisiana. The plaintiff argued that Motel 6 was liable for his emotional distress and physical injuries from being wrongfully incarcerated. Hotel employees called the police and reported a suspected crime based on an odor emanating from the plaintiff’s hotel room. The court granted the MSJ based on testimony from the arresting officers that they had probable cause to make the arrest when they noticed drug paraphernalia in the plaintiff’s hotel room.