Andrey Burin May 21, 2015, 1:17pm


NEW ORLEANS – A woman is suing City Park and the State of Louisiana on behalf of her son, claiming he was hit by the train that circles the park.

Tabrina Huntington filed suit against the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, New Orleans City Park Improvement Association and Michael T. Picone in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on April 20, 2015.

The plaintiff claims that on April 20, 2014, the defendant Michael T. Picone was operating the City Park train when he suddenly and without warning struck the plaintiff's son.

The defendant is accused of failing to keep a proper lookout, operating his vehicle in a reckless manner and failing to exercise care in operating the vehicle.
The plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount in damages for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

The plaintiff is represented by Pete Lewis and Barrett R. Stephens of New Orleans-based Lewis & Caplan.

This case has been assigned to Div. F Judge Christopher J. Bruno.

Case no. 2015-03724.

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