Coconuts, parades, and barricades

January 18, 2013

  • 315T Public Amusement and Entertainment
  • 315TIII Personal Injuries
  • 315TIII(B) Defenses, Mitigating Circumstances and Statutory Limitations of Liability
  • 315Tk133 Statutory Limitations of Liability
  • 315Tk134 k. In General.

315T Public Amusement and EntertainmentMardi Gras float crew, parade organizer, and their insurers were entitled to statutory limitation of liability for loss connected with Mardi Gras parades, even if coconut thrown by member of float crew struck spectator; there was no indication crew member threw coconut in a way that was negligent or foreseeably injurious to a spectator, spectator was standing next to police barricade at time she was allegedly struck, and crew member allegedly threw coconut in direction of person calling his name from the crowd behind the barricades.
Palmer v. Zulu Soc. Aid & Pleasure Club, Inc., 63 So. 3d 131 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2010)
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