The firm’s attorneys have defended claims against retailers, hotels, hospitals, and public entities. Its clients include some of the largest and most well known retailers and hotel chains in the country. Most of the significant Louisiana appellate decisions involving merchant liability claims have arisen from cases handled by the firm’s attorneys.
Tina Pinedexter v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.(CV-16-547 Middle Dist. of LA) – Wal-Mart dismissed via MSJ as the Court agreed that the record was void of any positive evidence to satisfy Plaintiff’s burden of proving the temporal element of constructive notice for premises liability pursuant to L.R.S. 9:2800.6, dismissing plaintiff’s claims.
Breunetter Wright v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al, U.S.D.C, Eastern District of LA, Civil Action No. 2:17-cv-00887, a federal jury found no negligence on Wal-Mart for a slip and fall incident occurring at the Gentilly Boulevard store, despite plaintiff Wright undergoing left knee arthroscopic surgery and ulnar nerve transposition surgery [...]
Casey Krueger vs. La Quinta Inn & Suites (April 2017) Mike Sistrunk obtained a defense verdict for LQ Management, LLC (La Quinta’s management company) following a 3 day jury trial in the 19th Judicial District Court for East Baton Rouge Parish. On August 22, 2010, Krueger was injured when [...]
Hazel Martin v. Piggly Wiggly of Independence and The Republic Group (August 2015) Devin Fadaol obtained a defense verdict on liability in a lawsuit alleging multiple herniated discs throughout the lumbar spine and a surgery recommendation as a result of a slip-and-fall in a Piggly Wiggly grocery store. The [...]
Jorge A. Espinosa v. Accor North America, Inc., Et Al. (July 2015) Michael R. Sistrunk and Heather M. Nagel secured a summary judgment in favor of Accor Franchising North America, LLC n/k/a G6 Hospitality LLC (hereinafter “G6 Hospitality”), which was upheld on appeal by the Louisiana Court of Appeals [...]
Mary Boyd v. Winn Dixie (July 2015) Devin Fadaol won a victory for Winn Dixie Montgomery, LLC, in a personal injury lawsuit alleging herniated discs to the lumbar spine as a result of a slip and fall in Jefferson Parish. Defendants filed a Motion for Summary Judgment on the [...]