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Manson Gulf, LLC v. Modern American Recycling Service, Inc., 15-3627 (USDC-EDLA 09/04/18),


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Trial Court:  U.S. District Court - Eastern District of LA

Bench Trial


Judge(s)
Judge: Barbier, Carl J. trial court judge
Attorney(s)
G Beauregard Gelpi Defense Counsel
Michael H. Bagot , Jr. Defense Counsel
Kenneth D. St. Pé Plaintiff Counsel
Christopher T. Lee Plaintiff Counsel

Expert Witness
William George, Ph.D Toxicology and Pharmacology Defense Expert

Case Tags: Maritime law, Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, Oilfield accident, Oilfield operations, Quantum,



Related Opinions

Prior Opinions/Judgments:
Manson Gulf, LLC v. Modern American Recycling Service, Inc., United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal (Dec. 18, 2017) , 17-30007



Damages Summary

B.L.

Age: 15

General Damages: $500,000    (CPI inflation adjusted: $500,000)
CPI adjustments calculated using U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index values for case/judgment date and the most recent update.

Primary Injury:
  • Wrongful death of father
    Description tags: Death of father

Itemized general damages
Wrongful Death $500,000.00

D.L.

Age: 16

General Damages: $500,000    (CPI inflation adjusted: $500,000)
CPI adjustments calculated using U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index values for case/judgment date and the most recent update.

Primary Injury:
  • Wrongful death of father
    Description tags: Death of father

Itemized general damages
Wrongful Death $500,000.00

L.L.

Age: 14

General Damages: $500,000    (CPI inflation adjusted: $500,000)
CPI adjustments calculated using U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index values for case/judgment date and the most recent update.

Primary Injury:
  • Wrongful death of father
    Description tags: Death of father

Itemized general damages
Wrongful Death $500,000.00

LaFleur, Angie

General Damages: $1,500,000    (CPI inflation adjusted: $1,500,000)
CPI adjustments calculated using U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index values for case/judgment date and the most recent update.

Primary Injury:
  • Wrongful death of husband
    Description tags: Death of husband

Itemized general damages
Wrongful Death $1,500,000.00

Case Notes

Plaintiff claims originally dismissed by trial court on defense Motion for Summary Judgment based on "open and obvious" argument in opposition to premises liability claim. The judgment was reversed by the United States Fifth Circuit and remanded for trial on the merits.

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