Expert witnesses not immune from malpractice liability to their litigant-clients.
Marrogi v. Howard, 2001-CQ-1106 (La. 1/15/02) [24 pp.] From LSCR Volume 10, Issue 1
This is a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit: "Under Louisiana law, does witness immunity bar a claim a... view full summary
Seat belt nonuse not admissible to show comparative fault in any lawsuit, but may be admissible to show automobile crashworthiness.
Rougeau v. Hyundai Motor America, et al., 01-CC-1182 (La. 1/15/02) [17 pp.] From LSCR Volume 10, Issue 1
Plaintiff filed this suit to recover damages for personal injuries she suffered when her car veered without warning into a utility pole.... view full summary
Emergency personnel liable only for gross negligence when engaged in certain activities. Lenard v. Dilley, 01-CC-1522 (La. 1/15/02) [8 pp.] From LSCR Volume 10, Issue 1
Plaintiff's decedent was killed when the car she was driving struck an ambulance that was parked partially in the left lane of traffic while... view full summary
Policy not ambiguous merely because the declarations page is modified by exemptions from coverage.
Succession of Fannaly v. Lafayette Ins. Co., 01-C-1144 (La. 1/15/02) [9 pp.] From LSCR Volume 10, Issue 1
Defendant insurer appeals judgment for plaintiffs in a declaratory action for automobile liability coverage. Plaintiffs and their decedents ... view full summary