Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
W. Arthur Abercrombie, Jr., John S. Tharp, Gerald L. Walter, Jr., Baton Rouge, Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, for Applicant.
Gary A. Bezet, Carol Galloway, Baton Rouge, Kean, Miller, Hawthorne, D'Armond, McCowan & Jarman; David I. Bordelon, Ungarino & Eckert; Donald R. Smith, Baton Rouge, Smith & Brumfeld, for Respondent.
Supreme Court of Louisiana.
This is a wrongful death case that concerns a duck hunter who accidentally shot and killed another duck hunter. We are called upon to address two significant areas of tort law, namely, vicarious liability of an employer and the immunity afforded by Louisiana's Recreational Use Immunity Statutes.1 Plaintiffs, the widow and child of the deceased, alleged the employer was vicariously liable and/or liable for its own negligence...
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