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The Do Family — Maritime Law- Intoxicated Driving-Wrongful death

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A head on collision between two vehicles resulted in the death of both drivers early one morning in Cameron Parish. As a result of intoxication, one of the drivers had crossed the centerline into oncoming traffic. The intoxicated driver had been over-served with alcohol by the casino while he gambled all night. Casino employees allowed the intoxicated driver to gain access to his vehicle and drive off of the premises. 

In pretrial rulings that were litigated and affirmed all the way to the Louisiana Supreme Court, Broussard & Hart was successful at having the courts determine that maritime law applied rather than Louisiana’s dram shop immunity statute, and that maritime punitive damages were available. The pretrial rulings on the applicable law were critical to the case resolution.

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“Like many cases, a pre-trial courtroom battle about the law decided the outcome. We pride ourselves on being ready for trial, but the truth is most cases are won before the trial ever takes place through hard work and tenacious litigation. "

STEVE BROUSSARD

Lead Trial Attorney

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