Louisiana Plaintiff Can Defeat Third Party Action by Dismissal With Prejudice

The Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal held that the plaintiff has the absolute right to dismiss with prejudice an original defendant and to secure an order prohibiting all defendants from filing subsequent third party demands against the previously dismissed defendant. DiBenedetto v. Noble Drilling Co., 2009-0073, 2009-0464, 2009-1025 (La.App. 4 Cir.10/21/09), ___ So.3d___.

This Louisiana personal injury legal update is provided by Baton Rouge, Louisiana injury lawyer Scott Andrews of the Louisiana accident and injury law firm, Dué, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews.