Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I'm trying desperately not to turn this blog into a place where I talk about boring ol' law all day long since studying for the bar takes up enough of my time. I try to treat this blog as a way of forcing me to notice things, even if they aren't the most magical things, and then commiting them to type so maybe about 5-6 other people can enjoy them too.
But I feel some of the recent Louisiana law I've learned would qualify for that enjoyment and reminds me of why I like this state.
From my "torts" course outline:
"There is limited liability/immunity for injuries incurred as a result of actions of:
1) Krewes for Mardi Gras parades and festivities and other parades and festivals;
2) St. Patrick's Day or ethnic parades"
So, too bad for any tourists who gleefully head south in search of a personal injury case that involves being conked on the head with a cabbage or a bag of beads. Of course, on the flip side, too bad for anyone here who gets beaned as a result of a malevolent float-rider. And there are a few.
This provision gives me another reason to stay on the sidewalk with a riding helmet on during parade time. I think you should too.
My not-yet-legal advice.
Oh, the policy issues!