West Headnote of the Day – November 16, 2009

November 16, 2009

West's Key 315T Public Amusement and Entertainment
West's Key 315TIII Personal Injuries
West's Key 315TIII(A) In General
West's Key 315Tk101 Spectators and Other Non-Participants, Injuries to
West's Key 315Tk103 k. Exterior Grounds in General.

Racetrack was not strictly liable to patron who was bit by snake in racetrack’s parking lot; there was no allegation to prove that racetrack owned the snake, and thus, racetrack was not liable under statute rendering an owner of an animal answerable for damage animal has caused and mere fact that racetrack owned parking lot and snake was on lot did not create strict liability on part of racetrack; moreover, snake was not vice or defect in parking lot.
Bradford v. Louisiana Downs, Inc., 606 So. 2d 1370 (La. Ct. App. 1992)
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Suggested by Marie Erickson; Law Library of Louisiana; New Orleans, LA

315T Public Amusement and Entertainment