New Orleans-Based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling on if a Smartphone Manufacturer Can be Held Liable for Causing a Car Accident Death

Published by The Pellegrin Firm July 25, 2020

On December 18, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit based in New Orleans ruled that a smartphone manufacturer cannot be held responsible for a car accident under Texas law because its device made a sound that allegedly caused an accident.

Can Fraternity Members Be Held Civilly Liable When a Sleep-Deprived Pledge Hits and Kills Someone While Driving?

Published by The Pellegrin Firm March 5, 2020

In an interesting case decided by the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal in October 2019, the court ruled that members of a fraternity’s executive board could be held individually liable for a fatal car accident allegedly caused by a sleep-deprived pledge forced to act as a designated driver for intoxicated fraternity members.