Man sues dance group claiming permanent disability over 2011 Mardi Gras parade incident

Kyle Barnett Feb. 27, 2012, 9:23am


GRETNA – A St. Bernard Parish man is suing a dance team and its chaperone for injuries he says he received during a Mardi Gras 2011 parade.

Laurin Munsch filed suit on Feb. 24 in 24th Judicial District Court against Michael Anderson, the Pure Envy Dance Group and their insurer.

Munsch claims he attended the Krewe of Atlas parade on Feb. 25, 2011 and was crossing the Veteran's Boulevard near Houma with a companion and a seven-year-old girl when Anderson charged into him and struck his upper torso and shoulder. The plaintiff asserts the impact from the strike torqued his torso and shoulder.

Munsch alleges Anderson intended to intervene in the plaintiff's street crossing because he came between the Pure Envy dance group and their trailing vehicle. The plaintiff claims that Anderson was reckless and careless, failed to keep himself under proper control and failed to keep a lookout.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, mental anguish, permanent disability and loss of enjoyment of life.

Munsch is being represented by Lloyd N. Frischhertz of New Orleans-based Frischhertz and Associates.

Case number 711735 has been assigned to Division D Judge Robert M. Murphy.

Case number 711735

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