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Online tools for trial and appellate court case law research provide the most up to date and comprehensive personal injury options available to Louisiana lawyers. Our tools are designed by and for practicing lawyers
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CompQuantum's email news service delivers the latest critical cases to your inbox with concise summaries and commentary. Send registration request to incode@compquantum.com.

Begining January 2018, CompQuantum's Newsletter summarizes hearings, trials and appellate opinions of the preceding month.


The LAw Blog

The CompQuantum LAw Blog is where lawyers keep up and catch up with Louisiana personal injury litigation. Whether it is the latest groundbreaking reversal from Louisiana's Supreme Court, a U.S. Fifth Circuit opinion or a surprise jury verdict in Rapides, we've got you covered for courthouse news and current events.


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Recent Trials

Total trials this year in CompQuantum
Bench: 103
Jury: 50
Walton v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 19th JDC
MVA, Defense verdict/judgment on fault
Bench Trial July 20, 2018
Huval v. The Louisiana State University Police Dept., U.S. District Court - Middle District of LA
Civil rights (42 U.S.C. § 1983), False arrest/detention, Excessive use of force, Battery, Quantum
Jury Trial July 20, 2018
Warren v. Laurent, 19th JDC
MVA, Quantum
Jury Trial July 18, 2018
LaFleur v. Knight, U.S. District Court - Middle District of LA
Civil rights (42 U.S.C. § 1983), Excessive use of force, Prisoner Suit, Defense judgment
Jury Trial July 17, 2018
Dean v. Sea Supply, Inc., U.S. District Court - Eastern District of LA
Jones Act, Maritime law, Slip and fall, Defense judgment
Bench Trial July 13, 2018
Stenzel v. GEICO Gen. Ins. Co., 24th JDC
MVA, Quantum
Bench Trial July 11, 2018
Johnson v. Fountainbleau Management Services, L.L.C., 19th JDC
Premises Liability (residence/apartment), Trip and Fall, Defense verdict/judgment on fault, Involuntary dismissal
Bench Trial July 10, 2018
Whittington v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 15th JDC
MVA - bicycle, Quantum
Jury Trial July 2, 2018
Camalo v. Courtois, 15th JDC
Fraud/Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Property damage, Breach of contract, Quantum
Bench Trial June 28, 2018
De Marcias v. Lebrane, 24th JDC
MVA, Defense verdict/judgment on fault, Quantum
Bench Trial June 28, 2018
Shields v. The Parish of Jefferson, 24th JDC
Fraud/Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Defense judgment - plaintiff failed to appear for trial, Involuntary dismissal
Jury Trial June 27, 2018
Howard v. Norton, 19th JDC
MVA, Police/First Responder Liability, Quantum
Jury Trial June 27, 2018
Cooper v. GEICO Indemnity Co., Civil District Court
MVA, UM, Quantum
Bench Trial June 26, 2018
Mayfield v. Fothergill, 15th JDC
MVA, Defense verdict/judgment on damages
Jury Trial June 22, 2018
Hawkins v. Shelton, 19th JDC
MVA, Commercial Liability, Quantum
Jury Trial June 22, 2018
Burns v. White, 1st JDC
MVA - Public transit bus, Defense judgment - plaintiff failed to appear for trial
Bench Trial June 22, 2018

Recent Quantum Cases



Huval v. The Louisiana State University Police Dept.
Civil rights (42 U.S.C. § 1983), False arrest/detention, Excessive use of force, Battery, Quantum
  • $40,000 - Huval, Blake : Award on jury verdict form described as "Compensatory Damages" - no indication of whether any portion of award was for pecuniary losses
    • TMJ injury
    • Cervical strain
    • Severe emotional distress - "shaking, crying, insomnia, lack of focus, anxiety, depression, and an inability to feel pleasure"
    • Electrical shock from Taser and other soft-tissue injuries to various parts of the body, including back, knee ribs and elbow

USDC-MDLA July 20, 2018
Mouton v. AAA Cooper Transportation
MVA - 18 wheeler/tour bus, Commercial Liability, Quantum
  • $150,000 - Mouton, Curley : General damages increased on JNOV from jury award of $50,000.
    • Survival action damages awarded for death caused by "positional asphyxiation" and "multiple traumatic injuries" following motor vehicle accident - evidence that decedent survived approximately 30 minutes from time of crash

  • $300,000 - Mouton, Linda
    • Wrongful death of husband

  • $150,000 - Mouton, Corey
    • Wrongful death of father

Third Circuit July 18, 2018
Warren v. Laurent
MVA, Quantum
  • $60,000 - Warren, Courtney Renee

    19th JDC July 18, 2018
    Broussard v. Multi-Chem Group, LLC
    Toxic tort, Quantum
    • $15,000 - Maturin, Ryan
      • Eye irritation, severe headaches for three to four months, nose bleeds for two months, and congestion which continued until the time of trial

    • $7,000 - Maturin, Ryan
      • Fear of developing cancer - "a credible fear of developing cancer in the future due to his close proximity and direct exposure to the smoke"

    • $17,000 - Boudreaux, Dodie
      • Eye irritation, coughing, nose bleed, nausea and headaches

    • $7,000 - Boudreaux, Dodie
      • Fear of developing cancer - "credible fear of developing cancer in the future due to her close proximity and direct exposure to the smoke"

    • $15,000 - Mergist, Rickey
      • Eye irritation, coughing, shortness of breath, rash on forearms that persisted for some time

    • $7,000 - Mergist, Rickey
      • Fear of developing cancer - specifically testified that he had health concerns, including a fear of developing cancer, particularly after hearing the evidence regarding the involved chemicals

    • $15,000 - LeBlanc, Trey
      • Burning of the eyes, nose, and throat for several days afterward, coughed for "a couple of days" and headaches for "a couple of weeks"

    • $7,000 - LeBlanc, Trey
      • Fear of developing cancer - mental anguish from fear of developing cancer, observing his proximity to the fire and smoke

    • $15,000 - Antoine, Charles
      • Difficulty breathing, eye irritation, dizziness, and nausea - sought medical care "after approximately two months. By that time his primary complaints were scratchy throat, nausea, and chest burning." - residual breathing problems, headaches and scratchy throat - "injuries of approximately three months"

    • $7,000 - Antoine, Charles
      • Fear of developing cancer - he had been told that such an occurrence was a possibility and that it has caused worry

    • $7,000 - Iles, Sheral
      • Plaintiff "smelled a strong odor, which made her dizzy, drowsy, and produced a headache as well as a dry mouth" - "the fact that her symptoms occurred immediately following her exposure leads the court to believe that they were more probably than not caused by such exposure, whether or not they were new symptoms or ... aggravation of her pre-existing conditions"

    • $0 - Iles, Sheral : Trial court award of $5,000 reversed
      • No evidence to support alleged fear of cancer

    • $5,000 - Tilman, Julia
      • Plaintiff "became nauseated and, although not hurting, she felt poorly" - symptoms resolved after two weeks

    • $0 - Tilman, Julia : Trial court award of $5,000 reversed
      • Alleged fear of developing cancer - plaintiff "was not in sufficiently close proximity to the explosion to have reasonably felt a fear for her safety"

    • $5,000 - Honore, Michael, Sr.
      • Immediate onset of nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and headaches - conditions lasted for weeks

    • $5,000 - Honore, Michael, Sr.
      • Fear of developing cancer

    • $5,000 - Curley, Adam
      • Plaintiff reported eye irritation possibly related to prior injury - he "experienced physical discomfort due to exposure to the fire's substances, 'whether such discomfort was a new symptom or simply the aggravation of his pre-existing eye condition.'"

    • $0 - Curley, Adam : Trial court award of $5,000 reversed
      • Alleged fear of developing cancer - record lacked evidence to support award

    • $2,500 - Lopez, Dorothy
      • Upset stomach and dry mouth after eating fruits and vegetables from garden that were possibly contaminated by particulate matter - "experience when eating the fruit soon after the Multi-Chem fire leads this court to find that, more probable than not, the vegetation in Mrs. Lopez's backyard was exposed to the particulate matter and chemicals carried by the plume of smoke[.]"

    • $0 - Lopez, Dorothy : Trial court award of $2,500 reversed
      • Alleged fear of developing cancer - no testimony regarding "fear of developing cancer in the future as a result of this exposure"

    • $2,500 - Lopez, John, Sr.
      • Eye irritation - plaintiff "detected an odor and suffered an immediate onset of symptoms" supporting "trial court's opinion regarding exposure" - "sufficiently close to the fire to have seen its smoke, ultimately concluding that he was more probably than not exposed to the particulate matter and chemicals carried by that plume of smoke"

    • $5,000 - Lopez, John, Sr.
      • Fear of developing cancer - plaintiff "had concerns as he did not know what the contents of the smoke could do to his future health"

    • $2,000 - Armstead, Clarisse
      • Throat irritation, nausea and headache - "diagnosed with bronchitis" - most "symptoms improved two weeks after visiting the emergency room, her asthma has not improved"

    • $0 - Armstead, Clarisse : Trial court award of $2,000 reversed
      • Alleged fear of developing cancer - "no basis for the trial court's award of $2,000.00 for fear of developing cancer"

    Third Circuit July 11, 2018
    Kupke v. Shelter Ins. Co.
    MVA, Commercial Liability, Quantum
    • $37,500 - Kupke, Walter
      • Aggravation of prior hearing condition/loss
      • Aggravation of pre-existing minor TBI issues
      • Neck and back complaints

    Third Circuit July 11, 2018