• New Orleans Attorneys Obtain Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Case
  • February 1, 2018 | Author: John E. Galloway
  • Law Firm: Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith A Professional Law Corporation - New Orleans Office
  • A Louisiana state court recently entered summary judgment in favor of the firm’s client, a New Orleans hotel, on the grounds that the hotel did not owe a duty to protect plaintiffs from third-party criminal activity. New Orleans attorneys James Prather and Mark Seamster successfully argued that the crime encountered by plaintiffs was not foreseeable since the hotel did not have a history of similar criminal activity on its premises. Because Louisiana businesses only owe a duty to protect others from third-party criminal activity that is reasonably foreseeable, the court dismissed the case against the hotel.