In 2015, Mr. Keller represented a defendant in a personal injury case involving allegations of driving while intoxicated and punitive damages pursuant to La CC Art. 2315.4. After some brief discovery, Mr. Keller filed a Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on the punitive damages claim arguing that plaintiff did not have sufficient evidence to satisfy his evidentiary burden of proof at trial. The trial court denied the motion, but the First Circuit Court of Appeal reversed. The appellate court’s reversal effectively dismissed the punitive damages claim as a matter of law.
LaSalle v. Orlando, Suit No. 125969. Honorable Judge Paul deMahy, 17th JDC